European Winter Holiday Planning

European Winter Holiday Planning

I am dying to jet away from my responsibilities and adulthood in Manchester to somewhere other than North Northumberland for a few days.  I want to breathe in freezing cold air, say yes to a beer washed down with piping hot chocolate, pretend to be cultured walking around art galleries and ultimately feel Christmassy.   [...]

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checking in: riu tikdia dunas, morocco

checking in: riu tikdia dunas, morocco

The last few years have seen me discarding the annual lethargic, relaxing summer holiday and opting to scurry across Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter or troop across Pathos in aid of finding croissants (that oh-so-Cypriot delicacy) instead.  While I have fallen in love with the city hoping and inevitably jumping on the wrong underground, this summer `I [...]

european eating: steel vintage bikes, berlin

european eating: steel vintage bikes, berlin

If you are in dire search of a guilt-free, scrummy breakfast fix and you just-so-happen to be wandering the streets of Berlin, holding your stomach in pain; then Steel Vintage Bikes is the answer to your prayers. While my boyfriend and I were not Berlin's biggest fans in general, we became massive adorers of Steel Vintage Bikes [...]

travel: how to pack light this summer

travel: how to pack light this summer

Lugging over-stuffed suitcases around an airport, hoisting baggage repeatedly up-and-down stairs or yanking bags through minuscule side-streets in sticky 30+ degree heat? Definitely no-ones idea of fun!  I will be damned if that is how you get your kicks. Breeze through your packing this summer, and completely avoid the huffing-and-puffing next time your holiday looms, by following my [...]