If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that this cold snap in the UK came around pretty fast. I’m A July Dreamer after all, and I long for some sunshine and adventure. Planning my travel itinerary for the coming year is one of my favourite things to do once December hits. And as we close the book on 2017, I’ve been giving some serious thought to getting off the beaten path in the New Year. A quick look at many of the recommended 2018 holiday destinations brings up the same old favourites, like Majorca, Tenerife and Corfu. Each boast white sand beaches and year-round warmth, but I’m more interested in trying something new next year. If you feel the same, you’ll be just as intrigued as I am by some of the upcoming holiday destinations for 2018. Dynamic Dubai I’m all for city breaks, especially in locations as surprising as Mainz.… View Post

Christmas is a mere 10 days away and I thought what better way to prepare than share with Christmas Tag. I can’t remember the last time I did one, seeing it on All that Jazmin I wanted to do it. Christmas is such a special time to bring people together and celebrate the festive period. Though we should not forget about those spending it alone, do some Random Acts of Kindness. Sometimes just doing something simple can change someone’s life forever, remember that! Now time to jump back into the Christmas Tag 2017, as I mentioned I haven’t done one in years. I think it will be fun to see what I come up with in terms of the answers. As I don’t like putting people on the spot I won’t be tagging anyone specifically. We all have different commitments so join in when you can. The Christmas Tag 2017… View Post

Mainz is a wine capital of Germany and it’s a city famous for inventing the movable type printing press. Until a couple of days ago I did not even know such a city even existed. The power of traveling and exploring is truly amazing, everyday I discover something new. I had a simple plan when I went to Frankfurt, I would tour the city slowly in 72-hrs. But as fortunate would have it, I finished Frankfurt in a day and half and needed another place to explore. I had considered Stuttgart but it was simply to far and expensive for my budget, Mainz was chosen. For two simple reasons; It is really close to Frankfurt – 30-40 minutes train ride, I took the S8 underground train It was really affordable – I paid almost 9 euros each way on the S8 train. With no knowledge about the city or what… View Post

Hosting a perfect afternoon tea party is mostly dependent on preparation and your audience.Those who know me know I am not one for hosting an afternoon tea party but happy to attend one. Regular readers would remember our enchanting afternoon tea party {of sort} with an Asian twist at Chi Kitchen London. It was definitely one for the books and to this day is one of our most favourite afternoon tea sessions. Nowadays partaking in a perfect afternoon tea party is not the same as it was back in the day. It is no longer just teas and scones, today prosecco is on the menu and so are different food bites. But one can only attend so many afternoon tea parties before you have to throw one yourself. Today’s guest post has some great tips on how you can throw the perfect afternoon tea party. He’s even included a lovely… View Post

48-HRS in Rome is a guide put together to help you prioritize places of interest you might want to visit. I personally would recommend these 5 must visit places on your next Italian adventure of Rome. But bare in mind that, Rome has so much to be seen that one visit is not enough. It is a city filled with over 2,000 years of Roman history, an era that still inspires today’s generation. There isn’t a place that the Roman’s rule has not influenced or not heard of them. Places like the Colosseum and the Vatican City are high on the must see list because of our schooling. The 48-HRS in Rome guide aims to give you an idea of what can be done in such few hours. Whether you want a fast paced tour of the city or a more relaxed one, Rome caters for all. Our recommendations of… View Post

Fitness junkies, in my family we have two of them and I am very proud to be the weird one. I always tell my siblings, we can’t have the entire family fit, we need someone chubby and I take that role proudly. Both my young siblings are Fitness junkies who truly love to exercise, whereas I prefer to eat and sleep. Thinking of items to get them is honestly hard because they seem to want similar but oh so different things. But I figured I give it a try to see what they think of my gift guide for fitness junkies. As I have mentioned many a time on the blog, the gift guide are based on my family. The ideas shared here are those I know my family would  love and might be in need of. I am hoping the items shared in this guide would be of help… View Post