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Monthly Favourites – June #26

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Cyprus Beaches

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I returned from a week in Cyprus staying at Aphrodite Hills

Nestled on the south coast of the wonderful island of Cyprus, Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus is the perfect place to spend a holiday with your loved ones. Overlooking the mediterranean sea, Aphrodite Hills is an award-winning 5-star resort with breathtaking views across the countryside and their iconic Championship PGA Golf Course. The resort is also only around the corner from the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, as well as ideally located to Paphos, Coral Bay and beyond.

The idyllic resort offers its guests a diverse and varied range of experiences, dining options and first-class facilities, including state-of-the-art villas, fine dining, luxury spa and entertainment. On a trip to Aphrodites Hills you can opt for an array of accommodation options, including apartments, hotel rooms, private villas and both short and long term options. We stayed at one of the resorts ‘Elite’ villas, located on the eastern plateau of the resort, overlooking the Golf Course and it was the most beautiful home for the week, which sleeps six people comfortably and has its own private pool. It had the most incredible views of the Cypriot countryside and the sparkling ocean… – – – > READ MORE

 

I visited the most amazing beaches in Cyprus

On our recent trip to Cyprus, we headed towards the water, spending most days beside the ocean, on many of the best beaches in Cyprus. The country is the third largest island in the Mediterranean sea and is one of the best places in the med for a beach holiday, being award a large variety of blue flag certificates for their beaches. Their waters are clear, clean and they continually rank high in reports around the best beaches in Europe, and around the world. Use this guide to the best beaches in Cyprus to find the perfect beach for you, whether you want crystal clear snorkelling, white sands, cliff diving, or party beach clubs, you can find everything here. Here’s my guide to the 10 of the best beaches in Cyprus – – – > READ MORE

 

I wrote an article about spending a week in Cyprus

I’ve just returned from a week in wonderful Cyprus and this trip was exactly what the doctor ordered. We stayed on the luxurious Aphrodite Hills Resort, on the south west coast of the island in a gorgeous hillside villa that sleeps six people comfortably. It offered the most incredible views of the Cypriot countryside and beyond, the sparkling ocean. In this blog post I have included everything from what to do, where to eat, when to go and my ultimate Cyprus Itinerary.

It was a holiday of two halves, restful and adventurous. With most mornings jam-packed with activities including boat trips to the blue lagoon, scuba diving and off-roading in the Avakas Gorge, and then afternoons were spent at the on-site spa, relaxing around our private pool and light evenings drinking wine – – – > READ MORE

 

I went to Trento in Italy for Traverse

On a recent trip to Trento in Italy for the iconic travel blogger conference that is Traverse, me and my friends Alice and Sandy decided to opt for an Airbnb in the city, as opposed to a hotel, so we could instead get an apartment that felt like home during our four days in this magnificent town, on the edge of The Dolomites! Here is a short blog post all about my recommendations on where to stay in Trento, Italy.

Trento is a city in the Trentino–Alto Adige region of northern Italy. It’s known for the Buonconsiglio Castle, home to late-medieval fresco cycles. Trento Cathedral, featuring a rose window and a baroque chapel, sits on Piazza Duomo. Also on the square is Casa Cazuffi-Rella, a Renaissance building with a frescoed facade. Southwest, MUSE is a science and natural history museum with high-tech exhibits  – – – > READ MORE

 

I wrote an article on airlines luggage allowances and travel insurance

As you all already know, I have a huge passion for travel. Look at my bucket list and you’ll see that I have many more adventures I want to cross off the list in my lifetime. So, I thought I’d explain to you how my passion for travel grew here and why I believe travel is so important for everyone. But before you even begin, you need to get packing, and that means knowing your weight and size restrictions on the airlines you fly with.

Save yourself a whole lot of cabin luggage allowances stress and potential additional charges when boarding by checking dimensions and weight restrictions before you travel. I’ve pulled together Europe’s major airlines cabin allowances into one easy to read guide below. And if you’re fed up with waiting for your luggage at the carousel, and want to maximise what you can get in your cabin bag then check out these great top tips for travelling light with your hand luggage – – – > READ MORE

 

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A weekend stay at Brookmeadow Farm

Last month, during a rare weekend in the UK me and Theo decided to head off about an hour away from home for a weekend at the wonderful Brook Meadow in one of their lodges. Brook Meadow is a family business and run by Mary and Jasper Hart for more than 26 years, set in the peaceful Northamptonshire countryside and situated on a working farm. The site is surrounded by 400 acres of pasture and arable land, with 15 acres designated for holidaying all focused around a five-acre lake – – – > READ MORE

 

7 Reasons to go on a Cruise

As you may know already I love a cruise. I’ve been on two now, one around the Med and one recently around the British Isles, and I am planning a third for sometime next year. Nowadays, the number of destinations you can reach in the world with very little effort is amazing and countries such as New Zealand are now only a flight (or two) from home. However once you land at your selected destination you needn’t stay put or only travel by car or train, instead opt for a cruise, as it is the perfect way to explore an area of the world in a short amount of time. Remote parts of the world are accessible with a cruise like never before, giving you and me the chance to explore new places every single day and learn about new cultures. There are some amazing luxury and last-minute cruise deals which are not only great value; they also give you the opportunity to visit multiple destinations in one trip. And if you hate flying, cruising is also a great way to keep travelling, as you can also go on a cruise that sails from Southampton. —> READ BLOG POST

 

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