Hotel Kompas, Dubrovnik

Close proximity to Dubrovnik, check. Next to the beach, check. Chic minimalist design, check. Indoor spa and outside pool, check. I bring to you Hotel Kompas. At check in, we were treated to a room upgrade and spent the first evening indulging on truffle pasta, french fries and beer. That’s when you know you’ve arrived.…

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Earlier on in the year, I had decided that after not going on holiday last summer I couldn’t let another pass by without a trip away. If only for the sake of a golden tan. Back in 2015, I visited the north of Croatia (blog post here) for the first time and fell completely in…

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Amber’s Bell Tent Camping at Wiveton Hall

Last week, I packed the car up with pot noodles, percy pigs, card games and sun cream before heading to Wiveton Hall for two nights camping at Amber’s Bell Tents. The last time I went camping was around ten years ago, and ended in our tent having to be thrown away as the result of…

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Mountain Hiking and Wine Tasting, Barcelona

Last month, I had my first taste of the summer heat on a three night trip to Barcelona. My flight took a mere one hour thirty minutes to take me from dull and rainy England to a sun bathed Spain. I’ve visited Barcelona once before, in early 2015 on a trip with University and had…

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Barbican Conservatory

If you read my last post on my newly introduced spending ban, you’ll know by now that I’m on a tight budget and after searching around for free things to do in the London, I opted for the promise of rooms full of succulents at Barbican Conservatory. It was a truly wet and miserable afternoon,…

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