• Se Boutique Hotel, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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    Se Boutique Hotel

    MADEIRAS CENTRAL HOTSPOT ⇷☓⇸ This fantastic hotel can be found in the heart of Madeira, and it is directly opposite the Cathedral of Funchal, which you can admire from their rooftop bar. Se Boutique Hotel is super conveniently located in a close proximity to the city’s main tourist attractions, the ocean and shopping centre. It has a vibrant cosmopolitan feel and throughout the hotel it is decorated with retro art which blends nicely to create a homely and comfortable environment. Se Boutique Hotel certainly has its own unique charm. From the outside it looks like a lovely city hotel with plenty of chairs and tables in the seating area where…

  • The Reading Roseate Hotel
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    The Roseate Reading Hotel

    A LUXURY TOWNHOUSE HOTEL ⇷☓⇸ Located conveniently ten minutes walk from Reading Train Station and only five minutes walk from the town centre, Roseate Reading is a beautiful hotel fronted by grand pillars and a royal red carpet leading right to the front door for your grand entrance. Originally the Shire Hall for the Berkshire County Council, it is now the perfect base for those who want to explore the town, experience a luxury getaway or even get married. With the handsome Forbury Garden Lion directly inside, the hotel is combined with beautiful decor, friendly staff, its own private cinema, delicious cuisines, spa treatments and vaulted ceilings, which will instantly…

  • Forest of Dean & Wye Valley
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    The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

    NATURE, TREEHOUSES & ABBEY RUINS ⇷☓⇸ Are you looking for the perfect staycation but not sure where to go? Then look no further. The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley has it all and is home to a sea of dense green foliage and impressive looking trees, hiding church ruins, mountain bike trails and relaxing floatation pods. It is easy to see why this is such a popular area with tourists and locals alike who flock here at the weekends to get a breath of fresh air. You will find plenty of nature here including wild boars which roam free and lots of delicious local produce and cuisines which will…

  • The Lamb and Lion Inn, York, Yorkshire, England, UK
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    A Taste of York

    AFTERNOON TEA, AMERICAN SOUL FOOD & PUB GRUB ⇷☓⇸ While York is not only a stunning and ancient city filled with castles, vikings, magic and chocolate but it is also home to some incredible dishes which are every foodies dream. During the months of September and October Visit York showcase the best which they have to offer. The city is jam packed with cafes, restaurants, tea rooms, pubs and street food stalls offering everything you can possibly think of. My partner Tran and I spent three days in York, and we never once had an empty stomach while exploring its nooks and crannies. Here are some of my favourites from…

  • Roseate House London, Paddington, London, UK
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    Roseate House London

    A CENTRAL LUXURY STAY ⇷☓⇸ Located a mere five minutes walk from Paddington Station in Central London, Roseate House London is a beautiful boutique hotel fronted by grand pillars and a white facade. It is an ideal base for those who want to explore the city and experience a luxury getaway. With 48 rooms and suites, a grand and well stocked bar, superb garden and extremely friendly staff you will instantly feel at home here. As soon as you arrive, the 1900’s Victorian architecture will instantly take your breath away and you will spend a few moments taking in the Grade 2 listed townhouse with impressive balconies, high windows and…

  • MELITTA AVANZA SERIES 600 FULLY AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINE
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    Fuel Your Travel Plans With Coffee

    MELITTA AVANZA SERIES 600 FULLY AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINE ⇷☓⇸ One of the most exciting parts about travelling is the planning stage. Who, what, where, when and how play a major part and be both riveting and daunting at the same time. Everyone’s different. Some people are spontaneous. Some like to have a day-by-day itinerary. Some are happy just exploring a city on foot with no real plans to speak of. And some just want to sit on the beach and relax – doing stuff isn’t their idea of a relaxing vacation. I find the same comes to coffee. I prefer a decent latte or a classic Americano to get me…

  • Travel Book Inspiration
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    Japan’s Best Attractions

    HOME OF GOOD FOOD & MARIO ⇷☓⇸ If you are looking at heading to explore the beautiful country of Japan, then you will soon realise that there are way too many things to do and therefore can be a little overwhelming. Depending on when you visit, and how long for, you may not be able to fit everything in which means you will need to prioritise for when you are there.  Having spent 10 days there, you will easily be able to travel to places such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka to get your fill of Japanese history, culture, cuisines and downright weirdness. Here are my top 8 best attractions…

  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
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    Exploring Mexico

    WHAT TO SEE AND DO ⇷☓⇸ When most people think of Mexico they picture long beautiful beaches, delicious food and of course the infamous spring break pilgrimage. While Cancun has rows of luxury all-inclusive resorts, that is not the only thing to do in Mexico and it is far from what the country is really about.  Is it dangerous though, you may ask? Well to a degree yes, but so it every other country you may visit. You just have to be careful, keep your wits about you and not flash your cash too much to draw unnecessary attention to yourself.  While Mexico’s beaches are beautiful, and there’s nothing wrong…

  • Hong Kong Hidden Gems
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    Hong Kong’s Hidden Gems

    THE SECRET PLACES ⇷☓⇸ The city of neon, towering apartment blocks, dozens of shopping centres and surrounded by magnificent mountainsides, Hong Kong has always been one of the best destinations in the world to visit. Whether, on business trips, vacations, travel or becoming an ex-pat it has always drawn masses of people there adding to its already bustling city life and once you explore it you will see why. Most notably known for the ICC tower which is the tallest building standing high above the city which presents some outstanding panoramic views – especially at sunset when the world below starts to light up. Then there is Temple Street Market…

  • Palacio Manco Capac, Ananay Hotels, Cusco, Peru
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    Palacio Manco Capac – Ananay Hotels

    CUSCO’S BEST VIEWPOINT STAY ⇷☓⇸ Staying at Palacio Manco Capac – Ananay Hotels is to enjoy the authentic luxury of relaxing in a homely atmosphere in the centre of town, perched on the hills overlooking the beauty of Cusco. Surrounded by stunning architecture, quirky hidden markets, and a quick walk from the best restaurants in Peru. The hotel is built on an ancient republican house, found on San Cristobal hill, which is where the foundation of Manco Capac’s original residence used to be. In the property you will find an authentic Inca wall which you should definitely check out and admire. The local shops & restaurants are a short walk…