Trekking in Japan

In Japan, people use the word ‘ukino’ to describe their attitude towards slow living, which literally means ‘to live in the moment and be far from common life matters’. It means taking a slower course in every part of your life. On the surface Japan appears exceedingly modern, but travelling around it offers numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s traditional culture and incredible landscapes. Although well known … Continue reading Trekking in Japan

Lepogo Lodges, South Africa: A Bucket List Destination for 2022

As travel restrictions begin to ease around the world, it feels like the right time to think about bucket list destinations for 2022. Searches for once in a lifetime travel trips are on the rise, as adventurers are looking to make up for lost time – making their next travel choices one to remember. To kick-start this series, we’re profiling a stunning destination in South … Continue reading Lepogo Lodges, South Africa: A Bucket List Destination for 2022


I love city breaks – exploring new places is one of my favourite past times. After recently relocating to Manchester, I have tried to maintain regular trips to the capital. London is a great destination to visit but it can be expensive – especially when it comes to accommodation. Like all good city breaks, the more time spent out exploring the better but coming back … Continue reading AFFORDABLE STYLE AT YOTEL LONDON

A Taste of Brooklyn

Hotel Brooklyn offers a great New York experience in the heart of Manchester With travel restrictions meaning visits to the US and further afield destinations are off the cards, people are looking for more experiential hotel experiences at places that differ from the norm. I recently stayed at Hotel Brooklyn and enjoyed all the design details inspired by the big apple. I was excited to … Continue reading A Taste of Brooklyn


Visit Japan’s Northern Frontier for coastal beauty, bustling markets and unique culinary traditions – this destination isn’t on the radar of many travellers but is worth a visit. Hachinohe makes a great stop on the way from Tokyo to discovering Northern Japan. Easily reachable in under three hours via bullet train from Tokyo, Hachinohe will immerse you in Japanese culture from your moment of arrival. … Continue reading JAPAN – EXPLORE HACHINOHE


Over the past five years, I have always opted for travel overseas, choosing long haul destinations and overnight flights to far flung places before considering a holiday in the UK. The last year has been an eye opener to all the unique places on our doorstep, so this summer we’re pursuing local adventures and experiences closer to home. I recently read about one of the … Continue reading ENGLISH WINE AT DUNESFORD VINEYARD


With travel restrictions still in place and the light systems changing without warning, we decided to head on a Yorkshire road trip. The trend for staycations and travel closer to home this year, looks set to stay and I am looking forward to sharing some of my experiences in the UK this summer, and hope they will inspire some local adventures of your own. After … Continue reading YORKSHIRE ROAD TRIP – FIVE BEST PLACES

Hotel Brooklyn – Manchester’s Slice of the Big Apple

Manchester is a city which does things differently, as Tony Wilson once famously said. It’s a city with heart and with plenty of shopping, dining and culture on offer, it’s easy to see why Manchester is a top city break. Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester is amongst the top 20 ‘hottest new hotels’ in the world for 2021 at the Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best … Continue reading Hotel Brooklyn – Manchester’s Slice of the Big Apple