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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Introducing Travelex's New Search Engine: Luxury for Less

On Thursday 14th July Travelex launched their exciting new travel search engine, Luxury for Less. Luxury for Less is your one-stop shop for luxurious holiday planning on a budget as well as the ultimate in travel inspiration! Working with Skyscanner, Luxury for Less pulls together the cost of flights and hotels, combined with Travelex exchange rate figures and the average spend of past holiday makers to help users create a luxury holiday to suit their budget! Luxury means different things to different people and Travelex's has used new research to define what 'luxury holiday' means in order to launch their exciting new travel inspiration search engine which is a single source of information that does all the hard work for the holiday planner. Luxury for Less is not just a booking site; it’s an inspiration engine. You simply tell it a few essential things, like where you’re traveling from and when you want to travel, and they'll show you dream destinations around the world where you can live it up for less!

Luxury Hotel Kos Greek Islands

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Falling Head Over Heels in Love with Santorini

Santorini has always been at the top of my bucket list. It has been ever since I first saw a photograph of this picturesque island with its white buildings built into the sides of cliffs, its beautiful blue domed churches and the gorgeous blue water of the caldera that meets the endlessly blue skies. Santorini is romantic, charming, beautiful... it is everything I had hoped and more. We spent our days strolling Oia, relaxing in our gorgeous cave hotel, cruising around the island on Quad bikes and finishing our days with unforgettable sunsets and bottles of fantastic local wine. Our time on Santorini was so perfect that it almost feels like a dream.

Blue Domes Oia Santorini

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

An Unforgettable Stay on Santorini at Romantic Nostos Apartments

Santorini has always been at the top of my bucket list. Ever since I first saw a picture of those picture perfect white towns dotted on the cliffs, the beautiful blue domes, the awe-inspiring caldera and the romantic cave hotels with infinity pools. It is not often that you visit a place you've always wanted to and it is even better than you could have possibly imagined and I'm happy to say that Santorini exceeded all my (very high) expectations, I truly fell in love with this picture perfect, romantic, beautiful island. Our stay on Santorini was made perfect by our incredible stay at Nostos Apartments in Oia and it was one of the most beautiful, magical places we've stayed in all our travels and truly made our time on Santorini unforgettable.

Nostos Apartments Oia Santorini

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Luxury Greek Island Getaway at Neptune Hotels - Resort, Convention Centre & Spa, Kos

Neptune Hotels - Resort, Convention Centre & Spa is located on the northern coast of Kos, on a beautiful, long sandy beach. The resort is situated on beautiful grounds with perfectly manicured gardens, a large number of swimming pools and enough recreational and entertainment facilities to keep the whole family occupied throughout your entire holiday. There are also a number of fantastic restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine and eight bars located in the resort. Neptune Hotels is a luxurious holiday resort where everything you could possibly need during your stay is available including rental cars, WiFi, a shopping arcade with hair salon, mini market, ATM and even a doctor's office! We loved every moment of our time on beautiful Kos at Neptune Hotels and left feeling wonderfully relaxed, full from all the delicious food and happy from a fantastic holiday!

Swimming pool Neptune Hotel Kos

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hidden Gems Around the World Worth Visiting

Everyone knows about the Pyramids of Egypt or the Eiffel Tower in France. But what about those hidden gems? You know, the ones that make great tourist spots despite the fact nobody really knows about them? If you are a regular reader then you'll know we absolutely love discovering hidden gems on our travels and last year we fell in love with Grindelwald in Switzerland! Here's another five incredible hidden gems around the world that are well worth making the journey to visit!


Monday, July 11, 2016

A Guide to Travelling in Summer with Contact Lenses

Vision Direct is Europe's largest online contact lens supplier, stocking over 1 million lenses from world leading brands including Focus Dailies, Air Optix and Acuvue Moist. Vision Direct's fantastic summer campaign highlights the ease of ordering contact lenses online when you are travelling internationally and away from home. I personally had no idea that it was possible to get your contact lenses delivered whilst you were abroad and that most contact lenses can be delivered to European destinations within 2 to 3 days and so in collaboration with Vision Direct we're sharing our top tips for travelling with contact lenses!

Summer Palm Trees

Friday, July 8, 2016

Luxury Sailing in Turkey with Neyzen Yachting

After an unforgettable few weeks exploring Turkey's mainland with Neyzen we arrived in Bodrum ready to board our luxury yacht for a week sailing along the Turquoise Coasts of Turkey and Greece! Neyzen Yachting were established in 1987 and are the leading provider of luxury vacations and yacht charters in Turkey. Neyzen specialise in tours with a cultural emphasis that are designed for the discerning traveller and operate an exclusive fleet of four luxury yachts that offer luxury private and cabin charter cruises of the Aegean coastline and Greek Dodecanese Islands. They were the first company in the region to offer high-end cabin charters with all the 5-star comfort and luxury amenities of private charters and we loved every aspect of our cabin charter holiday!

Luxury Sailing in Turkey with Neyzen Yachting

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bodrum with Neyzen: A Charming, Historic Harbour City

After a busy 24 hours in beautiful Pamukkale and Hierapolis we arrived in Bodrum late afternoon. Bodrum is known for its year round hot temperatures, flashy international marinas, pumping nightlife, elegant shopping boutiques, top dining establishments and many other experiences which attract people to this vibrant harbour city! Bodrum is a beautiful city with white buildings that ooze charm and an incredible amount of history which add a fantastic dimension to this otherwise resort city. Bodrum is home to a 15th century Crusader castle, the world class Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which is one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World!

Balcony View from Marmara Bodrum

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Ticking Beautiful Pamukkale off my Bucket List with Neyzen

Pamukkale is a destination which has been on my bucket list ever since the first time I saw a photo of the so called 'Cotton Castle' in Turkey. It is located an hour from Aphrodisias and is a world famous site with 17 incredible natural thermal springs with calcite-laden waters that flow from 520 ft high cliffs! Pamukkale is made up of carbonate mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins which create a surreal and unique icy-white landscape that is truly breathtaking! It is a pretty incredible experience to tick a destination off that has been on your bucket list for as long as you can remember and I am so grateful to Neyzen Travel for allowing us to do just that!