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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

30 Places to Catch the World's Best Sunsets

They say there no sunset is ever the same & there's truly something magical about watching sunsets. One of our favourite things to do when travelling is watch the sun set and rise in each destination.
Here's our list of the top 30 places around the world to catch amazing sunsets.

Spring has (finally) sprung in the UK

Being an Australian and blessed with (mostly) beautiful weather all year round, I'd never really noticed the changing of seasons.

Fast forward to moving to the UK and I am in awe of the distinct, obvious change in the seasons. I've never appreciated the sunshine, warmth and spring time as much as I have this year.

Rio de Janeiro Photo Diary

Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest city in the Americas and is a crazy, exciting city of contrasts. From its iconic, stunning Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and tropical rain forests such as Tijuca National Park to its football fanatics, carnival partying to its contrasts between rich, lavish lifestyles and the heartbreaking favelas. We filled our days with adventures up Sugarloaf Mountain to watch one of the best sunsets of my life, hang gliding over the city, visiting Christ the Redeemer, exploring Tijuca National Park, experiencing a football game at Maracana Stadium, basking in the sunshine at Ipanema Beach and sampling many of the local Caipirinha's. A city bursting with culture, beauty, passion and adventure, Rio truly is an amazing city... somewhere you'll never forget.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What to expect when travelling in Morocco during Ramadan

A few weeks before we were due to arrive in Morocco last year we discovered that our trip fell during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Whilst we were aware (vaguely) of what Ramadan was we were a little worried about as to how it may affect our trip! So here’s our experience, a little about what you should expect and a few tips to help you fully enjoy your Moroccan experience (as it is an INCREDIBLE country)!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Romantic Stay at The Moreland B&B in Brighton, England

We recently visited the iconic seaside town of Brighton where we chose to stay at The Moreland, a beautiful, modern and luxurious B&B located on a quiet residential side street just minutes from the city centre and a short two minute stroll to the seafront! We couldn't have picked a more perfect place for our luxury, romantic weekend away at the beach. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dive into 10 of the world's best hotel pools

We are water babies and our favourite hotels are without a doubt those with pools! Here's 10 of the top hotel pools we'd love to dive into right now!

5 Star Luxury and Romance at Hotel Napoleon in Paris

Hotel Napoleon is a luxury hotel centrally located in the heart of Paris. Hotel Napoleon was the perfect choice for our romantic, anniversary weekend getaway to Paris. Just steps away from the famous Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe you couldn't dream of a more perfect location in Paris. With an interesting and exciting history along with it's peaceful, elegant ambiance and top notch service, it truly is deserving of it's 5 star rating.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wala, Vanuatu

Beautiful Wala is remote tropical island at its best.

How lucky were we that our table at breakfast overlooked this incredible view and to say that we were excited for a another day of island adventures would certainly be an understatement!

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Cosy, Luxurious Weekend at Beudy Mawr Cottage in Snowdonia, Wales

We ventured to the Snowdonia region of Wales for my birthday long weekend with the intent to explore the region and climb Mt Snowdon and whilst we did all of that one of our favourite aspects of our trip was in fact our stay in the beautiful Beudy Mawr cottage on Ty Mawr Farm. We could not have picked a more cosy, relaxing and luxurious retreat for our stay in Wales and it is truly one of our favourite places we've stayed in all our travels.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hiking Mt Snowdon in Winter

It was the first weekend in March that we decided to tackle Mt Snowdon, the tallest mountain in England & Wales. With less then favourable weather conditions predicted we really weren't sure how far we'd actually make it up the mountain but we made it to the top & it was such a sense of achievement and the view from the top absolutely incredible!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Zip Lining in Wales at Zip World Titan

On our recent trip to Wales we took the plunge and braved the largest zip line zone in the world. Zip World Titan sees you soar over the North Wales' world famous slate mines, mountains and moors. It is also Europe's only 4 person zip line!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Luxury & Classic French Style at Hotel de Buci, Paris

Stepping off the bustling streets of Paris and through the front doors of the Hotel de Buci, you are instantly transported to a time and place exuding luxury and classic French style.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

La Cave a Fromage; a Cheese Lovers Heaven in Kensington

We stumbled across the gem that is La Cave a Fromage whilst strolling the beautiful streets of Kensington and being two cheese lovers we couldn't resist stopping by...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

25 Real Life Fairytale Castles around the world

When I was little I always wanted to be a princess and live in a fairytale castle when I grew up. Despite castles usually being associated with fairytales, myths and legends there are many real castles that you can visit around the world and here's a list of our top 25 real life fairytale castles...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Belgian Beer Tasting Tour with Global Enterprises

We visited Brussels in December with the intention of spending the whole time exploring the Christmas Markets. At the last minute we booked a Beer tasting tour with Global Enterprises and it proved to be a highlight of the trip!