Most people are all about the sun when they’re choosing holiday destinations. That’s understandable when you’re living in Britain and summer only lasts about half an hour I suppose. We don’t get much sun but we don’t get much snow either. It’s just drizzle most of the time. I remember being a kid and listening to the radio in the mornings when it snowed, hoping that school would be closed so I could spend the day chucking snowballs at my friends. Even Christmas isn’t snowy these days and I probably miss the snow more than the sun. If you’re like me, try one of these holiday destinations to find the winter wonderland that you yearn for.
For some reason, we tend to avoid the big cities until our piggy bank is nice and fat. Not just because flights can be expensive, especially as there are quite a lot of good deals on European capitals now the summer is long gone – but it’s the cities themselves that are so darn costly.
Whether you work 9-5 or have kids at home, you will certainly need a break every now and then. Instead of booking holidays abroad, you could always plan a visit somewhere you’ve had your eye on. From museums to walks and exhibitions, most of us have a “bucket list” that we never get around to doing. Next time you need a change of scenery, why not go out and explore something that is not included in the tour books.
If you’re looking for a great place to experience city life in the UK, other than Liverpool, London is the place to be. One of the most famous, and undoubtedly best, cities in the world, London has a whole lot to offer; the Tower of London, Windsor palace, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and Camden Market – they’re all there. However, if you want to really get a taste of real London life – the kind that tourists don’t often experience – it’s London’s hidden delights that you’ll want to look out for. Here are some of them:
Autumn is officially here, and you can see it all around. The leaves are changing, the vibe in the air is gearing up for the imminent festive period, and the weather is getting cooler by the day. While there is always so much to do close to home and a life still to live, it’s understandable that at times we feel a change of scene is necessary for our wellbeing. A chance to relax and unwind from busy work schedules, or simply just to gain a clearer perspective on life moving forward. So if you are getting itchy feet and are considering bouncing off somewhere different for a few days break or holiday I wanted to share with you some of the things to consider.
When trying to decide where to go away for a few days in September we quite literally went around the world. Barcelona, Lisbon and even a mini tour of Italy were all thrown into the mix (and FYI they are all still firmly on the travel bucket list) until we finally settled on Stockholm. Practically every person we mentioned our holiday destination to replied with ‘oh that’s different’ or ‘isn’t Sweden expensive?’ which wasn’t filling me with too much hope. A weekend filled with a whole lot of sight-seeing, eating and ABBA later however and I’m dubbing Stockholm as my new favourite city. BOOM.
“Some people think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom people find sin.” Long-tarnished by a seedy reputation (you know the one) it’s easy to think Amsterdam is only good for groups of guys (and girls!) looking for a rowdy weekend away. The time I spent in Amsterdam however highlighted how this couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading “A weekend in Amsterdam”