Boutique luxury in Nuremberg, Germany

Whilst looking for a place to stay in for our weekend in Nuremberg, I had a couple of options in mind. I knew I wanted to find somewhere centrally located, beautifully designed and a place where we felt we could relax. Luckily, I didn’t have to look too far once I found the perfect place […]

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A guide to a weekend in Nuremberg

Do you ever get those moments when you just really want to get away and explore a new city? After reading through the list of destinations in a low-cost airline promotional email (which isn’t as cheap as expected once you add on a return flight), I was torn about where we should go for our […]

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A New Year walk on the Wirral

Growing up on the Wirral, I was absolutely spoilt with beautiful views and things to do. However, despite living there for 20 odd years, I didn’t always make the most of it. So while we were home over the Christmas break, I was determined to do exactly that and so we ventured to the beach […]

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A weekend in a Shepherd’s Hut

Sometimes you just need to get away from the madness of life in a busy city. Thankfully, weekend breaks are the perfect balance between saving up your annual leave and exploring places nearby. So on a breezy Friday afternoon, we got in our car and travelled four hours south to Wales, where we stayed in your […]

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Checking in to Torel Palace, Lisbon

Imagine this – we arrive at the train station in Lisbon, sweating profusely with frizzy hair, wearing a creased dress and shirt, before making our way to an old palace. Yep, you read that right – a palace. It wasn’t the way I particularly imagined us arriving, but that’s just how we rolled. For the […]

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A day trip to Sintra, Portugal

During the first half of our trip in Lisbon, we decided to venture to Sintra – a picturesque Portuguese town located in the foothills of the Sintra mountains. Moving away from the busy yet charming city of Lisbon, Sintra was like a fairytale town perched high in what felt like a completely different part of […]

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Our stay at Casa Mae, Lagos

Casa Mae, Lagos Portugal

Lagos (or Lagosh as I learnt to say) was one of the highlights from our recent trip to Portugal. All expectations however, were exceeded when we checked into the boutique hotel of Casa Mae. Boasting beautiful suites, home-grown fruits and friendly staff, we knew our stay here would be a special one and how right […]

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Living like locals in Lisbon, Portugal

Alfama, Lisbon, Visit Portugal, Portugal, Travel blog, Blog

For our first stop in Lisbon, we stayed in Alfama – the oldest neighbourhood of the capital. A place full of charming alleyways, beautiful tiles and real people, which made an unforgettable experience. Over the four days we stayed in Alfama we met lots of amazing people and had a few memorable moments which I […]

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Things you may think and do if you live in a rental apartment

Living in a rented apartment has its pros and cons. On one side it’s great because we have the flexibility of a rolling contract and don’t need to stress too much about calling engineers to fix the washing machine (again). On the other side, it brings its share fair of doom and gloom – some […]

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