Europe, Travel

Review: Hotel Dukes’ Palace, Bruges

4th February, 2017

Once I saw photos of Hotel Dukes’ Palace, I knew there were was nowhere else I’d want to stay during our trip to Bruges. I could never pass up the opportunity to live in a fifteenth-century castle for a couple of nights! Formerly the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy, this hotel is ideally located […]

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Europe, Life

January Re-cap: Castle hunting, escape room and winter lights

1st February, 2017

What’s been happening this month I got my Historic Houses Association membership in December and used it for the first time at Hever Castle. It had been on my list of places I wanted to visit for a long time so I’m glad I’ve finally ticked it off. I visited over the New Years Day […]

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Europe, Travel

5 Things to do in Bruges

28th January, 2017

My first visit to Bruges back at the beginning of 2012 was only for a couple of hours. It was merely a brief stop en route from Amsterdam to London. Even though I didn’t get to spend much time there I loved the parts I did see and vowed to return and explore the town […]

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A spa weekend at Luton Hoo

21st January, 2017 Luton Hoo hotel room

On a Thursday evening, my boyfriend and I were feeling spontaneous and wanted to escape London for the weekend on a spa break. After researching a few options we decided on the “Luxury Spa Escape” package at Luton Hoo which included accommodation for one night, a 55 minute spa treatment for both of us, a […]

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Introducing Sunsets and Suitcases

11th January, 2017 London at sunset

It’s here! I hinted back in August that I’d be migrating my blog to a new domain. It has taken a couple of months longer than I expected to make it happen – life and work got in the way a bit. I decided to postpone it until the Christmas break when I had a […]

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16 highlights from 2016

31st December, 2016

At the end of each year I like to do a re-cap post of my travel and personal highlights from the year (you can check out my 2015, 2014 and 2013 posts if you’re interested). This year I’ve decided to do a slightly different format and have come up with 16 highlights from 2016, mostly […]

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