Hotel Review : Reina Isabel and Spa, Gran Canaria

This was our second trip to the Canary Islands within a month of our last trip to Tenerife. This time, our destination was Gran Canaria, more specifically the capital city, Las Palmas. I feel sad as I write this that it was only three months ago that it was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in…

Where to Eat well in Tenerife, Canary Islands

We celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary this year with a trip to the Tenerife, the biggest of all of the Canary Islands. We stayed in Puerto de la Cruz, the northern part of the island and our hotel was TRH Taoro Garden. TRH Taoro Garden Breakfast was included in our stay and we swapped lunch…

Where to Eat and Drink well in Bruges, Belgium

Bruges was such a revelation when it came to food. For starters, did you know that Bruges has about 26 restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide? Whilst we only managed to dine in a few places over the course of our long weekend, it was enough to convince us that Bruges has a pretty awesome…

Where to Eat and Drink well in Toronto, Canada

Toronto has a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Some of our favourites and especially recommended venues are listed below. RESTAURANTS Pai This one’s for Thai food lovers. Pai specialises in Northern Thai cuisine. We dined at the Midtown branch, located inside a vast space that used to be a former nightclub. The food was well…

Hotel Review: Delta Hotels, Toronto

During our visit to Toronto in 2021, we opted to stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott and it was the best decision we made during the trip. Here’s why! Location Location Location! Delta Hotel Toronto is situated in the prominent downtown area. It is very close to some of the key visitor attractions and major…

UK Food Guide – Where to Eat and Drink in West Cornwall

Cornwall is a popular destination for foodies, especially for fish and seafood lovers. Below is a small selection of restaurants that we managed to visit and recommend during our trip to West Cornwall. PENZANCE The Clubhouse at the Artist Residence During our stay at The Artist Residence in Penzance, we enjoyed some lovely food and…

UK Staycation – Ten Great Places To Stay In West Cornwall

Cornwall in the UK is a beautiful and popular destination for British holidaymakers, especially during Summer. To avoid tourist traps and overpriced hotels, I have listed ten places that you can safely look into booking. We have either stayed in one of them or they regularly feature in the recommended places-to-stay lists. I have done…

Hotel Review – The Birch Community

Last summer, we stayed at The Birch Community, a relatively new boutique hotel set on a 55-acre estate in the English town of Cheshunt, occupying a heritage-listed brick mansion that dates back to 1763. We opted for their Midweeker deal (currently unavailable) where you pay for three nights and get the fourth night complimentary.  STAY…

UK Staycation – Where to Eat and Drink well in Southampton

We only got to spend a long weekend in Southampton but we made sure each restaurant we visited came recommended so that we didn’t lose precious time on bad meals! Here are some of my recommendations if you are spending a few days or an staying overnight to catch one of the cruises. RESTAURANTS Carnicero…

Affordable UK City Breaks with Zeni Stays

We recently had a long weekend in Southampton where we stayed with Zeni Stays.  Zeni Stays is a newly launched affordable accommodation concept to help with the demand in UK staycations. They use off-peak high-end university accommodation, located in major UK cities and towns, as short-term holiday lets. A lot of their properties are in…

Staycation at Your Apartment, Clifton Village

During the recent May Bank Holiday, we visited Bristol for a mini-staycation. We had a lovely stay at the newly opened Your Apartment in Clifton Village. Your Apartment is a collection of serviced apartments, short term lets and co-working spaces in and around Bristol. Our apartment was a short cab ride away from Bristol Temple…

UK Seaside Staycation – 24 hours of Eating and Drinking in Deal.

The idyllic and charming seaside town of Deal was the last stop on our week-long trip to the Kent seaside (Margate, Ramsgate and Botany Bay). With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, a lot of places were still closed for business so we didn’t explore much from a culinary perspective. However, there was one…