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Friday, September 30, 2016

A Gold Coast Getaway

Within a few weeks of arriving back in Australia after two years of living in the UK and a few months exploring Europe we were finally settled in and finally over our jet lag! Jet lag is really no fun at all and the jetlag we experienced this time was the worst we had ever experienced. We put it down to the fact that it was because our bodies weren't just in 'holiday mode' but were completely used to the UK time zone and just needed the time to readjust to our new Australian time zone. We had arrived back towards the end of Australian winter and so decided to head North to the Gold Coast for warm weather, plenty of beach time and a few nights of relaxation!

View of Surfers Paradise from Burleigh Heads

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Taste of New York: An Interactive Map of NYC's Top Foodie Spots

One of our favourite ways to explore a new destination and get to know it is through food! Sometimes however this is a little easier said than done and it can be difficult to get off the tourist trail and find the best places to eat! I very quickly fell in love with New York City when I visited in 2012 and can't wait for my next visit, especially now that we've both released our inner foodies through our travels over the last few years. The Taste of New York in partnership with The Times and The Sunday Times Travel have collaborated to create an incredible Interactive Map which showcases the very 'best of the best' places to eat in the iconic New York City!

Girl with Statue of Liberty and Hudson River

Sunday, September 18, 2016

An Unforgettable Dinner at POINT a Restaurant in Athens

During our stay in Athens at the Herodion Hotel we spoilt ourselves with an incredible dinner at POINT a, the elegant roof top bar and restaurant which is located on the 5th floor of the hotel. It was our final night in Europe before we were flying back to Australia and I couldn't think of a better way to spend our evening than indulging in delicious Mediterranean cuisine, sipping on unique, delicious cocktails and enjoying an uninterrupted view of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

POINT a Restaurant Athens

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Herodion Hotel: A Stylish Athenian Hotel with an Acropolis View

We only had two short nights in Athens on our recent visit and so wanted a hotel that was luxurious as well as being centrally located to all the main sites. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of hotel, the Herodion Hotel which was ideally located just a few steps from the Acropolis and Plaka and adjacent to the new Acropolis Museum in the very heart of Athens historic centre. The Herodion Hotel is a stylish, first class hotel with a contemporary look that contrasts to its ancient and historic environment. The hotel has what we believe to be the best views of the Acropolis from its roof top and the warm hospitality and modern facilities you'd expect of a top hotel.

The Herodion Hotel Views of Parthenon

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Our Favourite Camping Destinations in the UK & Ireland

Whilst it's no secret I am a fan of all things luxury and comfort, I still enjoy a good camping trip! I love that camping gives us the opportunity to relax in nature and enjoy the more simple things in life such as going to sleep to the sound of the waves, enjoying a drink and a laugh with friends around the campfire and trying not to burn the marshmallows! Living in the UK was an experience I'll never forget and despite the seemingly constant rain we still managed to fit a lot of camping trips in! Today I'm sharing our favourite UK travels & camping trips, inspired by Halfords Ultimate Camping Guide! It is jam packed full of camping tips & advice, campsite guides, packing lists, advice for travelling with kids, tips for cycle holidays and even a guide to buying the perfect tent! The camping guide provides all the information you could possibly need to ensure you have an unforgettable camping trip on your UK holidays!

Campfire and Tent