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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Honeymoon Packing Essentials for the Maldives

Since we booked our honeymoon to the Maldives and Sri Lanka we literally haven't been able to stop thinking and talking about it! I am a totally OCD and have already researched and planned my wardrobe and packing essentials for our honeymoon to the Maldives. Here is our ultimate Maldives packing list to ensure the perfect honeymoon in paradise!

Honeymoon Packing Essentials for the Maldives

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Best Illuminated Landmarks around the World

We've always thought we preferred escaping to beaches and the mountains over the hustle and bustle of cities but the more cities we visit the more we realise we love a good city break as much as the next person! Some of our favourite cities around the world are London, Rome, New York, Paris and Sydney and we are in awe of some landmarks around the world, especially when they are beautifully illuminated of an evening. Festive Lights has released a really interesting infographic that was also featured on Business Insider about lighting around the world and how much it costs to keep the world's landmarks and light shows lit up. We wanted to share some of our favourite illuminated landmarks around the world and would love to hear some of yours!

Paris from the Seine

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Our Honeymoon Plans: We're off to the Maldives & Sri Lanka!

I'm ecstatic because in just over two months time Dan and I will be newlyweds and jetting off on our honeymoon! Our original honeymoon plan was to spend three weeks up the Great Barrier Reef and we'd booked an amazing trip that included Hamilton Island, Cairns, Fitzroy Island and a few nights on a live-aboard where we would scuba dive multiple times a day on the reef. I, being completely OCD was reading up on recent reviews of our luxury apartment on Hamilton Island and much to my horror discovered that it was literally a construction site for the rest of the year with new apartments being built and the pool having been damaged in the last cyclone. This was not the honeymoon I'd imagined and so we made the decision to cancel/postpone our trip to the Great Barrier Reef and book the destination I'd always dreamed of honeymooning at: the Maldives!! We also decided to add a week in Sri Lanka onto our honeymoon as well as it is so close!

LUX* South Ari Atoll Pool Water Villa

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Pack Hand-Luggage Friendly Hair Care Products

It's been over 10 years since rules were introduced around taking liquids in your hand luggage when flying, but even the most frequent of flyers can get confused by the restrictions! When we lived in the UK we became pro's at travelling with only carry on luggage as we lived close to Gatwick and we would fly with EasyJet, one of Europe's best budget airlines. Whether you are going on a jam-packed city break, a spa weekend, or a luxurious long-haul holiday, downsizing your toiletries and hair care products to comply with hand luggage restrictions can be a daunting and stressful task! The different weather conditions of holiday destinations can leave your hair feeling lackluster if it’s not cared for properly. Hand luggage restrictions are in place for our safety when travelling, however it can be difficult to decide which of your beloved hair care products make the cut. That's why we've teamed up with FUE hair transplant experts, Crown Clinic, who have generously offered their best tips, so that you don’t have to sacrifice good hair on holiday and can still get those all important, perfect shots for Instagram!

Carry on luggage

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Best Ways to Get Active on Your Bali Holiday

Bali is a destination that has long been on our radar, and whilst Dan visited long before we met, now that we are living in Australia we are itching to get over there together (we even considered it for our honeymoon, but the Maldives won in the end)! Bali is the perfect destination for us as it combines both adventure and luxury. I’d love to rent a villa in Bali and spent half my holiday exploring the island and half my holiday relaxing in luxury. For a small island Bali is bursting with adventure and here are some of the top ways to stay active and get the most out of your Bali holiday!

Drone photo of Bali coastline

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Beautiful Winter's Day at Little Bay

Today was one of those rare and lovely days where we woke up with absolutely no plans at all. It was such a beautiful winter's day with the sun shining and the temperature rising to the high 20's! Dan and I packed our beach towels and a book each and headed to Lighthouse Beach, one of our favourite beaches in our hometown of Port Macquarie. We parked our car at Tacking Point Lighthouse and decided that rather than head down to Lighthouse Beach, we would check out beautiful Little Bay, which is situated north of the Lighthouse.

Girl sitting at Little Bay Port Macquarie