20 Awesome Weekend Break Ideas In The UK

If you’re anything like us you try to pepper your main summer holiday with a sprinkle of UK mini-breaks every year, right? A Cheeky short break away to unwind. And, there are sooo many places to go for the weekend in the UK we never run out of options.  But, sometimes you want romantic getaways…

Luxembourg In One Day – A Nutshell Guide

I find it’s such a relief when you can leave your bulletproof vest at home, they take up so much room in your hand luggage! So you’ll be pleased to know that Luxembourg is the safest country in the world. Some travel guides will tell you how pristine the capital is, and how the residents…

Exploring Spitalfields And Brick Lane, London

Exploring Spitalfields And Brick Lane, London London is not a city, rather a collection of little towns and villages, like Spitalfields and Brick Lane, patchworked together like an American quilt. Nowhere other than London will you encounter in one space a collection of people from so many walks of life both culturally and socially. The…

A Quick Guide To Nottingham

Make the most of your short time in Nottingham with our insiders tips on all the best places to eat, drink, stay and see.

Put On Your Gladrags Nottingham

A Night Out In Nottingham Recently my sister and her other half came to cat-sit for us whilst we tootled off to Copenhagen. They’d be here for the weekend and wanted to sample Nottingham night-life. So, channelling my inner Rain Man I got down to writing a list of places to see in the area…

Best 3 Hotels In Nottingham

Nottingham’s Top 3 Hotels… Whether you are in town for a mini-break or visiting for a music concert or live event there are plenty of Nottingham city hotels to choose from. It’s a fairly compact city centre with several of your usual chain hotels but for similar prices there are 3 particularly lovely establishments with…

A Quick Guide To Lincoln

What To Do In Lincoln – A Mini Travel Guide A small Medieval city in England, Lincoln has been an establishment since pre-Roman times. Its strategic position upon the River Trent made it a natural place to build a fortress and this rich history makes a visit to Lincoln quite fascinating. The castle and the…

One Day In Rome – The Best Guide Yet! (+map)

You Only Have One Day In Rome… Is it possible : Can you do Rome in a day? Absolutely! I mean, there will have to be compromises – Rome didn’t become the best city in Europe (in my opinion) by having so few highlights you could write them on a post-it-note with a chunky crayon….

Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

Should Nottingham Be On Your ‘English City Bucket List’? Nottingham receives over 300,000 tourists every year but it lags way behind more popular destinations like York, Birmingham and Leeds. Every now and then it inches into the limelight like a shy 5-year-old in her first play – whether that be from a new Robin Hood…

Top 5 Coolest Areas Worth Exploring In London

London is full of personality and tourists come in their droves every year to absorb a bit of it. This is the capital city of a nation that has been great for centuries and top attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Covent Garden all contribute a little to the historical picture of…

Chicago With Kids – 2 Days Of Fun!

Chicago With The Kids City trips with kids are exhausting : Who did I think I was kidding booking 4 nights in Chicago at the end of our visit to see friends in the States!? All they were really interested in was scouring Target for American candy and bagging a deal in the Levi’s outlet…

Chicago Architecture Unwrapped For First Timers

Chicago Architecture Unwrapped In Fun Facts And Crazy Details It’s a world-famous skyline filled with iconic buildings – Chicago’s architecture certainly makes your jaw drop and your neck ache! But its innovative too and the more you start digging about the more you can’t help but be impressed by cutting edge design and impressive first…

The Premier Inn Hub, Brick Lane – Budget Hotel Review

The Hub, by Premier Inn On Brick Lane In Spitalfields. I knew it was a London budget hotel room and I knew it would be small, that I had been told, but the name Hub? I started singing the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard, except this time, instead of going to the cupboard, she was…

Travel Highlights of 2017

Travel Highlights of 2017 A lot of effort goes into travelling. More often than not I see something on Instagram or read a blog post and a seed is sown for an idea of a little holiday and the laptop comes out. Or, equally as frequent, Mr MLLH gets an email for some cheap flights…

Bilbao With Kids – 2 Days Of Fun!

Bilbao was never going to be great. My sister had visited a few weeks before us and when someone describes a place as nice you know they’re just gently letting you down for a disappointing trip. Still, we had to keep our hotel reservations as our ferry left from there in two days time. However, the…

Palma, Mallorca – A Unique City Guide : Hidden Gems And Best Bits

A Unique City Guide Of Palma – Mallorca The first thing you notice when you arrive in Palma is La Seu, the city’s gigantic cathedral. It’s boxy contours and generous proportions have me thinking of Noah’s ark, just waiting by the edge of the ocean for a tsunami style flood, hoping to float away. But…

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!

Copenhagen – Wasn’t Expecting Much! Boarding the plane to Copenhagen I had little more aspirations than to maybe sample a few Danish Pastries and perhaps try the local delicacy of Smorresbord (also known as the open sandwich). But apart from that my expectations were low. I was expecting this little weekend break away to be…