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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 […]

When was the last time you took a vacation that was truly about just switching off and relaxing?  Since my last family holiday with my parents —in 2002!— I don’t think I’ve ever gone away with the sole purpose of doing absolutely nothing. ‘Holidays’ since then have been all about exploring as much as possible; […]

I can’t believe it’s taken me over a year since returning from our epic trip around Guatemala to begin compiling content from it!  Truth be told, the start to 2022 wasn’t quite what I’d envisioned; being quarantined for 10 days in an ensuite bedroom with my boyfriend, having tested positive for Covid (while not experiencing […]

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 […]

Marrakech has been on my list of places to visit for what feels like a lifetime. Long before my first trip to Morocco, where I visited Rabat and Casablanca in the North, and my second visiting Tangiers and Asilah, I knew one day I was destined to wander the winding dusty red-tinted alleys of the […]

Stylish multi-purpose boutique hotels seem to be a dime a dozen down in London, but up here in Manchester I’ve really struggled to come across a venue that rivals the likes of the capital’s Ace, Hoxton or CitizenM. Then along came Whitworth Locke.  Opened late last year, Whitworth Locke has become one of my favourite […]

I ventured over the Peaks by train to Sheffield last month with very few preconceptions, other than the assertion from a number of my friends that the city was ‘pretty cool’. It was a beautifully sunny day, early in springtime, and proved to be a perfect time for a visit. Known the world over for […]

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 […]

I’d not been to Madrid before and —bemusing to me now— it had never been a city that registered high up on my (admittedly already ridiculously long) must-visit list. Strange, because as soon as I was invited (by Palladium Hotel Group, who open a new hotel concept brand in the city later this month), I […]

So, this guide has been a long time coming. I moved to Salford Quays almost 18 months ago now (where has the time gone??!) and those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I frequently post shots of my glorious surroundings on my feed – it truly is a wonderfully photogenic place. […]

It’s not every day you come across a hotel in the city you live and want to immediately book a night’s stay.  Having stumbled upon the Northern Quarter’s newest hotel establishment a few weeks ago though, I’ve been gushing to anyone and everyone about how stunning it’s slick interior and stylish accents are, as well […]

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely fascinated by the role technology plays in our daily lives and just how much ‘smart technology’ has developed over the past four or five years. Can you remember a time when we didn’t all track our exercise regime or sleep patterns via a wristband, or control music […]

now that i no longer live in the city i’ve called home for over thirty years (yes, i really am that old!), it’s refreshing to be able to head back south for a few days and enjoy london as a little bit of an outsider. sure, i’ve only been gone a few weeks, and still know […]

i’ve been living out of a suitcase a lot recently, first in london, then manchester, and now i’m headed off to valencia for a few days to soak up some rays of long-forgotten sunshine whilst exploring the beautiful hometown of tile brand porcelanosa. given my nomadic lifestyle of late i thought it would be nice […]

despite having lived in london my whole life, it wasn’t until this summer that i truly discovered the charming delights of regent’s canal; a nine mile waterway that winds its way quietly through the capital, from the river thames at limehouse  all the way to warwick avenue. my newfound awareness came courtesy of my friend calypso, founder of the […]