Jamaica Travels – Staying at the Hilton Rose Hall Montego Bay

A week off during Spring Break saw us sifting through the ‘same old’ to pounce on the deal of a lifetime. One week sun-worshipping in the beautiful Montego Bay. One missed flight later, we were there. Our first glimpse of the Caribbean in all of its glory. Read on for how we did it, and what we got up to whilst we were there.

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Exploring Goodrich Castle – Skirting the Welsh Border

Another weekend, another day trip. This weekend took us in and out of the Welsh border with a quick hop over for an hour or so later on in the day. Completely hidden from view from the road, we were beginning to doubt whether there really was a castle here at all. Where was the imposing fortress the guide book has promised us? Showing our cards we wandered up the bank and as we turned the corner, we suddenly realised what all of the fuss was about.

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The Ultimate European Travel Bucket List

It’s that time of year again, as the new year looms our resolutions have risen once again to the forefront. Making travel your goal for 2019? Check out my ultimate European travel bucket list for my top European travel experiences you should tick off in the next year.

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In Search of Christmas: Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the Sky Garden

Wander the tree-lined pathways of London’s Hyde Park this winter and you will be greeted by a mass of sparkling lights and the smells food from across the globe, all come together to celebrate on a mammoth scale. Full of oversized Christmas trees, Bavarian beer tents and all of the weird and wonderful things the world can find, this year’s Winter Wonderland event is bigger and better than ever.

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Exploring London – ZSL a Zoo Within a Park

Visiting London recently as part of the media team for TheatreCraft 2018, we decided to make it a weekend of firsts. A night at the theatre to watch Mousetrap was one ticked off our list, our next was one more animal-orientated. Journeying into the park we made our way to ZSL, a welcome respite after the morning’s work-based interlude.

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A First-Timer’s Guide to TheatreCraft 2018

With workshops on everything from costume design to crafting an online presence, TheatreCraft 2018 was the biggest yet. Supplying some of the biggest name drops including Royal Shakespeare Company’s Lead Producer (insert fangirl shriek here) and Tony & Olivier-award-winner Christopher Oram, this year’s event was a year of firsts. Taking over mammoth spaces including the iconic Waldorf Hotel, the Adelphi, Lyceum and Novello theatres with everything newbies (and not-so-newbies) to the industry could possibly need. And the best part? It’s completely free! Read on for what I got up to during my day there.

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How to Survive Rome on a Budget

One of the most romantic and historically significant cities in the world can often come at quite a price for unsuspecting travellers. But, having spent a weekend there for barely anything, we found that you really don’t need to splash the cash to have the city break of your dreams. Read on for your one-step survival guide to visiting this incredible city on a budget.

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Long Mynd – Walking the Shropshire Hills

Since England has been blessed with one more sunny spell before autumn sets in, we decided to make the most of our weekend with a walk through the Shropshire Hills, enjoying a wander along the beautiful Long Mynd and its surrounding valleys. Here’s how to walk this breath-taking route with a few of the different paths on offer.

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Last-Minute Amsterdam on a Budget

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A short while ago I found myself stuck in an airport with my Mum having to somehow book and plan a trip within a few hours after we missed our flight to Stuttgart. Thankfully it all worked out and we managed to find flights for that afternoon to Amsterdam! 😀 You can read all about what happened and read my last-minute booking tips here.

The purpose of this post is to give you ideas on what to do, where to go, how to get there and lots of other ideas about visiting Amsterdam based on my own experiences. This is not a be-all-and-end-all guide to Amsterdam merely tricks I have learned on my travels and places I have loved.

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Booking a last minute (and low cost) trip away at the airport.

 

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Picture the scene. It is my Mum’s 50th birthday and I have booked us a trip to Stuttgart to celebrate and meet up with a friend whilst we are there, flights booked, trains booked, hotel booked and the two of us on our way to the train station taking multiple selfies captioned “On our way!”. One and a half hours later we are still stuck on the train and a conductor tells us that the train is cancelled and we will have to catch the next train! After waiting a while and being told that the next train was delayed we put in a panicked call to my Grandpa to drive us to the airport and after hectic traffic FINALLY arrived at the airport to pass through security.

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