I love city breaks. The past 3 holidays I’ve been on have been of the city break variety and each time I fall a little bit more in love with spending a few days exploring, city guide in hand. While I enjoy a beach holiday as much as the next person (and I am hoping to see some sun this year) it’s the short and sweet city break that has my heart.
One thing that seems to be a January tradition is booking a holiday. Whether it’s the post Christmas blues, the awful weather or the reality that you’re back to the 9-5 for another year, most of us like to get something booked and in the diary. After all, it’s always fab to have things to look forward to. Sometimes though, getting away from it all isn’t quite enough. Sometimes you need to get away from everyone else as well (mentioning no names…) Although I’ve never done it myself I’ve been toying with the idea of a solo trip and my list of pro’s is really starting to outweigh the cons…
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.
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.