British music festivals are known around the world for their creativity and for bringing some of the biggest names in music to the UK! Music festival-goers are spoilt for choice in London, especially during summer as the city hosts a wide range of festivals, with something for lovers of every genre! Here is our guide to London’s music festivals this June.
Travel has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have parents that took us on holidays every year and we explored a lot of the East Coast of Australia when we were growing up. I am glad Mum & Dad waited to take us abroad until we were an age that we would remember and really appreciate it. Since my first overseas trip I’ve been lucky enough to explore more than forty countries across six continents and have so many incredible memories from these adventures that will last me a lifetime. Here are some of my favourite travel memories from a lifetime of travel and we’d love to hear yours in the comments!
Whilst Londoners don’t usually sweat through long hot summers, they do get at least a few weeks of wonderful summer sunshine and the occasional heatwave! Once the weather warms up, people become so much happier and you really can experience the best of London! After work drinks spill out into beer gardens, ice cream shops pop up on every corner, rooftop bars and parks become even more appealing, you can BBQ outside and even take a dip in one of London’s pools, lidos or ponds! Here are our recommendations of what to do on those beautiful, hot summer days in London.
London has some of the world’s best and most iconic markets that are ideal for shopping, food, antiques, fresh produce and art, just to name a few! The city has a huge selection of markets with something for everyone and here is our guide to the best markets in London.
Dan and I are both total foodies, so when it came to booking our honeymoon in the Maldives, we knew we would need to choose a resort with multiple high-quality dining options. When we came across LUX* we knew we were onto a winner, as it is one of the largest island resorts in the Maldives. With an extensive choice of 8 restaurants and 5 bars, we knew we had found the resort for us! Every restaurant and bar at LUX* had a unique style, vibe and cuisine and we loved them all for different reasons. One of the best decisions we made prior to our trip was booking an all-inclusive package which meant we could enjoy any of the restaurants and bars on the island without having to worry about the cost. Here is our guide to wining and dining at LUX* South Ari Atoll, a haven for foodies and honeymooners in the Maldives.
The Cornish stretch of coastline is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. If there was ever a place in the UK where we would like to settle down, we would choose Cornwall in a heartbeat. Cornwall’s coastal towns and villages are picture perfect with whitewashed fishermen’s cottages, sandy beaches and picturesque harbours with bobbing fishing boats. Cornwall’s villages are bursting with history, majestic ruins, scenic walks, incredible local cuisine and quaint seaside holiday cottages. Each town and village has their own unique character, beauty and reasons to stay, and so here is our guide to some of the most charming and picturesque villages in Cornwall.
London often gets a bad reputation for being miserable and grey, mostly thanks to the weather. However, it may surprise a lot of people to know just how many bright, colourful places there are around London to visit! From pastel townhouses to pretty in pink cafes and bakeries, to street art, parks and pubs, there really is colour in every corner of London. Here are our favourite colourful places in London that are sure to brighten up your day!
The Maldives has no shortage of overwater bungalows and we had the toughest choice deciding which resort to book for our honeymoon. After what seemed like weeks of research, we settled on LUX* in the beautiful South Ari Atoll thanks to their gorgeous overwater bungalows and rave reviews from previous guests! LUX* is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives, being able to accommodate up to about 300 people and even though we visited during peak season when they were at capacity, it never felt busy and most of the time we were completely on our own. Guests are able to choose between a number of different beach and water villas, ensuring the perfect villa for you and your loved one! As we were on our honeymoon we decided to treat ourselves to a Romantic Pool Water Villa which came complete with infinity pool, love nest and home theatre system! In our opinion, it was the ultimate in overwater bungalows and we wanted to move in… forever!
After a whirlwind tour of Sri Lanka, we boarded our hour flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives, or as I like to call it, Heaven on Earth! The Maldives have always been my ultimate honeymoon destination and it almost didn’t feel real to finally be there! I actually had butterflies as I was so excited to be visiting (and honeymooning) in a place which has been at the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember. For our honeymoon we had completely splurged and booked 7 nights at LUX* South Ari Atoll in one of their Romantic Pool Water Villas. I don’t think I will ever forget a moment of our seaplane trip over the beautiful islands and atolls of the Maldives, to landing at LUX* and seeing our overwater bungalow for the very first time. The Maldives were honestly the most magical of honeymoon destinations and both of us have agreed many times since that it was worth every cent for a honeymoon experience in paradise that we will truly never forget.