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Tag: AD — Press Trip

Costa Dorada, unwrapped.

When I think about Catalonia, I instinctively land in Barcelona; the land of Gaudí, street festivals and, of course, football.  But just 100km southwest of Barcelona, the Costa Dorada is a strip of Mediterranean coastline best known for its calm, shallow waters, and golden sandy beaches. It’s not a destination I’d had on my radar before Jet2 invited me to visit but, having spent five wonderful days exploring so much of what the region has to offer, I can now

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Beyond the Old Town.

Prague. A romantic, fairytale city of higgledy-piggledy streets, spires and bridges. And a perfect destination for a mid-Winter city break!  After a wonderful press trip to Dubrovnik with Jet2 in 2022, I was eager to check out which European City Breaks were on offer with Jet2Holidays, since my first experience travelling with them had been so hassle-free and enjoyable. They have plenty of fantastic destinations you can fly to direct from Manchester (our local airport), including Barcelona, Berlin and Cologne, but

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Discover the Dubrovnik Riviera.

I’ve long had the Dalmation Coast of Croatia on my bucket list for a summer holiday spent island-hopping across the Adriatic on a catamaran. Less on my radar – until now – was a trip to explore the Croatian mainland; namely, the Dubrovnik Riviera.At the southern tip of Croatia’s long coastline, Dubrovnik has long been known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, and offers a wonderful combination of culture, heritage and natural beauty – which makes it a fantastic destination

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Delivering the perfect night’s sleep.

In my last post I shared my experience making pillows and duvets with Herbert Parkinson as part of a press trip with John Lewis & Partners. The next stop on our Northern adventure was Hornington Manor, set within the grounds of Harrison Spinks farm. The farm boasts 300 acres of beautiful Yorkshire pasture and arable land, and is home to a flock of Texel, Suffolk, Zwartble and Wensleydale sheep, which are reared in exchange for their woolly fleeces. The farm

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Dreaming of a duvet day.

Back in early July I was invited on a very exciting press trip with John Lewis & Partners, planned around one of my favourite activities – sleep!  Better yet, the trip was up here in the North, and introduced us to the brilliant people who make John Lewis’ sleep products, showcasing the unique materials they use and the tradition and innovation that drives them. Our first stop was Lancashire – Darwen, to be precise – and the home of Herbert

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Hotel Indigo.

Now that I’m settled up in Manchester, I’m often asked by friends and family to recommend a great place for them to stay in the city when they visit. But given that I live here and don’t have need to stay in a hotel myself, I’ve never been able to give a tried-and-tested answer.. until now!  I was recently invited along by Hotel Indigo to spend the night in their new Victoria Station outpost, and experience a slap-up three-course dinner

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