A Pristine Paradise

Our romantic multi-beach break in the Whitsundays.

“Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat” – Unknown

The Whitsundays, Australia

Considered to have some of the most stunning beaches in the world, the Whitsundays are nothing short of picture-perfect. On Queensland’s east coast, this region consists of many mainland must-dos and 74 idylic islands. No visit to Australia would be complete without time to explore and marvel at the natural beauty held here. This Christmas, we enjoyed 7 nights of Whitsunday magic as part of our road trip from New South Wales. Here’s what we loved and why we recommend this location for every style of traveller. Continue reading “A Pristine Paradise”

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Spirit and Surf

Getting lost and falling in love in Byron Bay.

“Travel brings power and love back to your life” – Rumi

Byron Bay, Australia

On the most eastern point of Australia’s mainland, lies beautiful and bewitching Byron Bay. This place is a must-stop destination in any Aussie itinerary. Whether you love the beach, food, art or exercise, Byron has the most unique feel and a very cool vibe. It’s the type of place you visit when you want to escape reality or renew your senses. Sit back, relax and let’s get to know Byron Bay. Continue reading “Spirit and Surf”

Kisses and Castles

Our romantic break in medieval Vianden.

“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”

Alpine Views and Authenticity

Why my new favourite style of holiday involves snow in Austria.

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

 Zell am See, Austria

Winter in Europe has actually become one of my favourite things. Why? SNOW. I used to be a hot-holiday only type of girl. If the destination wasn’t warmer than the UK, no thank you! Now, I love a winter destination and this has broadened my travel horizons to encompass pretty much every type of destination on the planet. If the old me sounds a little familiar, I 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 traveller’s collection. For my first trip of 2017, I travelled to Zell am See in Austria for a 7 night package holiday to get my winter fix. Continue reading “Alpine Views and Authenticity”

A Rural Retreat

Prioritising wellbeing and relaxation in Thetford Forest.

“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”

Fairytales and Festivities

Christmas markets and mulled wine in Copenhagen.

“To Travel Is To Live” – Hans Christian Anderson

Copenhagen, Denmark

At the beginning of December, I visited Denmark’s idyllic city Copenhagen. Any city in Europe will get you in the Christmas spirit at this time of year but Copenhagen was particularly magical. I was instantly surrounded by tasteful Christmas lights, multiple Christmas markets and even managed to get well acquainted with the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ (to be cosy in both body and soul). Continue reading “Fairytales and Festivities”