Rome is a city brimming with history and secrets. Everywhere you look there is amazing architecture and fascinating ruins and I was constantly wondering what ancient Rome would’ve been like. There are so many opportunities to have guided tours around different tourist attractions (varying in prices) that it was hard to know what would be worthwhile and interesting for us. I
The colosseum in Rome is absolutely iconic and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a magnificent building. I was obsessed with taking photos of it and just gazing at it from anywhere it could be seen! As soon as we got to Rome, we headed straight to the colosseum to try and get in
Our first time skiing in Mayrhofen was back in December 2013 – Rob’s first skiing holiday! We loved it so much we returned for Easter 2016 with our friends Joba and Charlotte. Our journey to the mountains- making travelling cheaper! Ski trips are SO expensive in the school holidays and therefore we are always looking
This half term I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a good old staycation in England. Spending my half term in the South West has helped me appreciate the change in season so much more than I normally would. This year the weather has stayed so warm and sunny which has made Autumn appear even more beautiful! Along with making the
It can be difficult to plan to visit specific restaurants when going on a city break. Especially if you don’t have much time/have lots of things you want to see and do. However, we have never felt disappointed when researching, finding and dining in a specific restaurant that has caught our attention before the trip.
I love Wimbledon… I actually enjoy watching most sports but there is something magical about that place. I used to love watching Wimbledon on the TV but it is so much more exciting in reality; the atmosphere around the grounds is incredible! However, as a teacher, it’s pretty much impossible to go to Wimbledon other than on
Our trip to Paris in May half term was organised around going to the Roland Garros (French Open) tennis, which can be read about here: My guide to the French Open. However, we made sure we also had a couple of days to explore the city. In order to make the most of our two sightseeing days
Ski Blanc was our first catered chalet experience and it was brilliant! We stayed in Chalet Foehn; situated in Les Allures, only a 2 minute walk from the gondola to up to Meribel. Although staying in a catered chalet was a more expensive option (£429pp), we were very impressed with the quality of the food.
We used Ben’s bus airport transfer to travel from Grenoble airport to Meribel. It was very easy to book online and the price was reasonable. When we arrived at Grenoble airport, we easily found our guide and had a short wait before our departure. The guide directed us to the coach and it was a pretty smooth
Rob did a great job organising a surprise trip to Dublin… it was just a shame that his housemate let slip a few days before we went! We flew from Bristol to Dublin at the end of the Easter holidays and stayed at a Conrad hotel. Upon arrival we went for a walk around Merrion