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”

Brazilian Beach Holiday For Two

A romantic beach destination that’s great for couples and perfect for post-Carnaval relaxation in Brazil.

“Life is better in flip flops” – Unknown

Armação dos Búzios, Brazil

Having crammed as much as possible into lively Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, and after an 11.5 hour flight from the UK, we recommend ending your time in Brazil with a romantic beach break. After all the early starts of city exploring and late nights of street dancing in the city of Rio, this is exactly what you will need. A friend of ours who used to live in Rio recommended Búzios for some quiet beach time and it was perfect. Here we share the easiest way to book this destination as part of your carnival package, which hotel to choose and our ‘best bits’ for this location. Continue reading “Brazilian Beach Holiday For Two”

Experiencing Rio Carnival

How to enjoy a couple-friendly long weekend at Rio Carnival with Tucan Travel.

“Life is for those who know how to celebrate” – Osho

A Carnival Tour For Couples

Every year, we look at the flights and hotels in Rio around Carnival and groan at how expensive it becomes at this popular time. Next year, we say. But if you always say ‘next year’ it will never happen. So, despite not really being able to afford this one, last summer we booked flights and a tour package to Rio de Janeiro for February 2017! Sometimes, the things we look forward to the most and for the longest, can never live up to our incredibly high expectations. ‘Carnaval’ was everything we’d dreamt of … and more. We feel so blessed to be able to share with you this month a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Some people may not think of Rio Carnival as a couple’s destination. However, we feel it’s a fantastic travel bucket list item for couples who enjoy music, colour and fun. Here you can learn all about Rio Carnival itself, why we booked a tour with Tucan Travel and the ‘best bits’ for couples to enjoy together.

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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”