Jokes and Giants

Discover Irish fun and folklore in Belfast and the picture-perfect Antrim Coast with this 2-night city break itinerary.

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is” – Irish Proverb

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast has an ongoing and recent history of trouble but such a beautiful part of the UK also has so much to offer. A visit to Northern Ireland’s capital is a great idea for a short 2-3 day break. Don’t let the politics put you off. The Irish are happy-go-lucky souls who welcome you with open arms and are proud to show off their part of the world. Just an hour flight from London, it’s a super easy getaway idea for both city-lovers and natural-beauty-admirers. Continue reading “Jokes and Giants”

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Kisses and Castles

We recommend a stay in idyllic Vianden on this romantic short holiday in Luxembourg.

“To die is nothing, but it is terrible not to live” – Victor Hugo

Vianden, Luxembourg

The next time you are looking for a quiet few days away in Europe, have you considered Luxembourg? As one of the smallest countries in the EU, Luxembourg is a quiet destination, one that promises plenty of down-time and an escape from the fast pace of normal life. For the perfect romantic break, get out of the city to Vianden, a small town in the North East with narrow streets and a hill-top castle. This idyllic destination is just a 50 minute flight from London and a 45 minute drive from Luxembourg City. Continue reading “Kisses and Castles”

London By Air – A Helicopter Tour

Get the best views of London on this romantic helicopter tour.

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere” – Vivienne Westwood

London, England

London is a super special place. Full of charisma and chaos, it’s one of the best cities in the world to explore as a local or a visitor. We never tire of our capital city and consider ourselves very fortunate to live under an hour from this cosmopolitan part of England. One of the things we’ve experienced recently and loved is a helicopter tour above London to get a bird’s eye view of the areas we know so well. Here you can find details about this helicopter tour with VVB Aviation, why we chose it and what else there is to enjoy nearby. Continue reading “London By Air – A Helicopter Tour”

An Eye-Opening Experience

A Kraków city break itinerary that includes a day trip to Auschwitz.

“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere” – Elie Wiesel

Kraków, Poland

Not all experiences are happy ones. Sometimes, it’s important we travel in order to appreciate the lives we live and learn about who we are. I have always been keen to visit Auschwitz, a part of history that we are all taught as children, but seldom think about as adults. A city break to Kraków is my chosen destination this month. This beautifully preserved medieval city is well-worth a visit, especially with a vital piece of human history just a couple of hours away. Continue reading “An Eye-Opening Experience”

Visiting Zell Am See In Winter

Tempted by the idea of a snow holiday? Uncover why the authentic Austrian town of Zell am See in Winter is a great place to start.

Let The Happiness In! Lass Die Freude Rein! – Tourism Slogan

 Your Travel Guide to Zell am See, Austria

Winter spent in Europe has quickly become one of our favourite holidays. Why? SNOW. We used to be hot-holiday folks. If the destination wasn’t warmer than the UK, no thank you! Now, we love a winter destination and this has broadened our travel horizons to encompass pretty much every type of destination on the planet. If the old us sounds a little familiar, we urge you to try something different too. A snow holiday is fun-packed and allows you to connect with the outdoors in new and exciting ways. You don’t have to be into extreme sports, you can be the hot-chocolate-and-cosy-fire-type of winter traveller. There’s no denying that those white-blanketed photos are a magical addition to any Bucket List collection. Read on to discover why Austria is our top choice, how to secure the best 7 night package holiday and why Zell am See in Winter is so special. Continue reading “Visiting Zell Am See In Winter”

A Rural Retreat

A rural retreat that prioritises wellbeing and relaxation in Thetford Forest, England.

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order” – John Burroughs

Thetford Forest, England

We can all benefit from a full recharge now and again and the great news is this doesn’t have to cost the earth or take you too far away from home. Everyone should have a local spot to turn to in times of need for pure relaxation and a complete vacation from everyday life. My biggest time of need for such a break often hits me in late December, when the party season has begun to take its toll on my body and bank account and I’m utterly fed up of all the running around that has sadly become normal for this time of year! Continue reading “A Rural Retreat”

How to Spend a Weekend in Copenhagen

Spend a weekend in Copenhagen, the ultimate Christmas city in Europe, full of Christmas markets, fairytale stories and mulled wine.

“To Travel Is To Live” – Hans Christian Anderson

Christmas Markets in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The beginning of December is the ideal time to visit Denmark’s idyllic city Copenhagen. Any city in Europe will get you in the Christmas spirit at this time of year but Copenhagen is particularly magical. Enjoy being surrounded by tasteful Christmas lights, multiple Christmas markets and get well acquainted with the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ (to be cosy in both body and soul). Continue reading “How to Spend a Weekend in Copenhagen”