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…

UK Seaside Staycation – Places to Eat and Drink in Ramsgate/Broadstairs

Our next stop from Margate was the historic seaside town of Ramsgate, followed by Broadstairs. For our stay in Ramsgate we booked the Albion House, a charming boutique hotel set inside a 18th Century building overlooking the seafront. The hotel is minutes from the coastline, the beach and the main town centre. Situated on a…

Journey the World From Your Living Room

The recent news of easing of lockdown restrictions has been welcomed with open arms! But we are still a while away from jet setting across the globe. So until that happens, here are some ways restaurants and ‘dark kitchens’ are bringing the world to our living rooms – through food. Since Covid clipped my travel…

Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, Madrid

Disclaimer: The below blog post is from a past visit and to highlight a particular hotel and provide inspiration and ideas for future travel. In the wake of the ongoing COVID- 19 virus situation, please apply caution, due diligence, common sense and follow government guidelines on keeping you and your family safe. Back in January…

Madrid Food Guide 2020

For my birthday this year, we decided to hit the food-focused city of Madrid. There is a restaurant in every corner of this city and you will be spoilt for choice here. You can find anything from street food to casual eateries to fine dining spots to suit your budget and mood. Below are some…

My Bristol Food and Drinks Guide 2019

For the holiday season, Kris and I have our own sweet little end-of-year tradition. As both our families are based internationally, it becomes super expensive to travel home during the holidays; for Christmas, it is often just the two of us celebrating. But post-Christmas, instead of binging on leftover mince pies and movies on Netflix,…

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at The Pig Hotel

We recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary with a trip to The Pig Hotel’s latest opening at Bridge Place. After a train and short taxi ride later, we found ourselves on the grounds of the hotel, which is located just outside Canterbury, in the historic village of Bridge. The magnificent building is listed and was…

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Venice

For food lovers, finding a more-than-decent spot to eat in Venice is a minefield. Being a popular travel destination, there are plenty of overpriced tourist traps that will want your Euros and leave you shortchanged. Luckily for us, during a recent visit to the city, our AirBnb host turned out to be an ex-restaurant manager…

Best Places to Eat in Porto

Ever since our trip to Lisbon last year, Porto had crept up quite high on my list of places to visit next. This relatively under-the-radar city in Portugal has now risen to the forefront of everyone’s travel goals. This year, as an extended birthday celebration and thanks to some awesome January deals by easyJet, we…