Unexpected plans Sometimes things don’t go to plan and that’s OK. You adapt and make new, and sometimes, even better plans. Let’s skip back to March 2020. Myself and my partner were on a train to Holyhead and very much looking forward to a long weekend in Dublin when the government announced the start …

How close is too close to home to stay in a hotel? I’ve always been of the opinion that travelling a short distance (less than an hour) is okay. You’re away from your local area, but can still get back relatively quickly when your trip is over. But what if a particular accommodation option …

What do you look for in a city centre hotel? I don’t know about you, but I spend far too much time pondering about city break hotel stays. More often than not, you’ll end up with an expensive hotel that doesn’t really offer great value in terms of the room rate. Recently when visiting …

A romantic notion Lying in bed and gazing up at the stars, watching the Aurora Borealis dancing around in the sky. How many of us have imagined the opportunity of being able to do that? I’m guessing the answer is quite a few. It was definitely one of my bucket list items – one …

External photo of Glass Igloo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

The bucket list Lapland experience I doubt that there is anyone who uses the internet that hasn’t seen the image of the Glass Igloos nestled in the forests of Finnish Lapland? It was years ago when I first saw them, and I was in awe. How amazing would it be to stay in one …

A weekend in Lille What do you look for in a hotel for a weekend city break? For me, I am at the point in my life where a cheap and basic hotel doesn’t quite cut the mustard any more. If I need a base to explore a city for a couple of days …

A collection of pastel coloured buildings ta Portmeirion Village

Earlier this year we took a little road trip around some of the finer parts of North Wales. If you are a regular reader, you may be aware that I originate from that part of the world and am always looking for a reason to share some of the local delights with you. This …

Do you remember that time when I went to the Dolomites for six days? No? Well, here is a link to the article which covered that awesome part of the world. Anyway, you may be thinking six days is a bit of a strange number isn’t it – why not just make it a …

Living in the UK, if you are thinking about visiting a European theme park, then I am guessing the first place that springs to mind is Disneyland Paris? Or maybe Port Aventura located just outside the popular Spanish resort of Salou? Both great destinations and theme parks, but have you ever seen any advertising …

If you are looking for that picture perfect scenic lakeside break, where is the first place you think of? How about Lake Garda in Italy? That looks lovely doesn’t it. Or, what about Lake Louise in Western Canada? Perfection. Well, I have been in search of that idyllic lakeside location for a little while …