Hotels Jamaica

Hotel Review: Secret St James, Montego Bay

All-inclusive can be a great option for those who love to relax, enjoy the beach and really take time out from their busy life – after all, that’s what a holiday’s about right? (*the first time we’ve ever relaxed in our lives!)

The downside of all-inclusive is that sometimes it can be EXPENSIVE. And you feel like you need to drink your body weight in alcohol every single day just to make up for the cost.

And you’re not wrong.

When my best friend told me she was getting married in Jamaica, and their chosen destination wedding was going to be on a 5-star, all-inclusive resort, I think my bank account started crying. To make things worse, it was going to be peak summer holiday prices…

But the big question – was it worth it?

I won’t lie, I had HIGH expectations and boy was I going to be unhappy if standards slip.

UK

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Saatchi Gallery is currently exhibiting a wide collection of artefacts, many of which have never before been outside of Egypt.

It will be the last time these priceless exhibits will tour internationally and so for many, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see them. Previous exhibitions have showcased 55 of King Tut’s funerary artefacts, but the Saatchi gallery is proud to display 150.

New York

6 Days in New York: Our Itinerary to see EVERYTHING

All the images in this post were taken on an iPhone 11 or iPhone XR.

New York City. The Big Apple. Capital City. The City that Never Sleeps. It’s an iconic bucket-list destination with a skyline the whole world knows. For some, it’s a dream destination – to go shopping down 5th Avenue, see a show on Broadway, or experience the magical Christmas season and the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree.

Nevada

My Favourite Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Helloooo Vegas! The excitement I had for this trip was really off the charts. We’d been planning for months, had booked activities, bought tickets and had an itinerary like no other (coming soon!)

Having never been to the glitz and glamour that is Vegas, my mind was literally blown by just how much there is to take in.

Driving down the strip on our first day had me mesmerised.

Whether you’re planning a trip or have been before, here’s a list of my favourite hotels on the strip.

UK

11 Cool Things to Do in Cardiff

My mum’s lived on the outskirts of Cardiff now for about ten years. It’s not anywhere I’d ever considered visiting before but it does make for a great day out. And now, whenever we do visit, popping into Cardiff has become one of our go-to activities.

The Welsh capital is a marvel with so much to do, so much to see and so much rich culture. I love visiting. And it’s actually a really easy city to navigate; whether you’re choosing to go in by train, drive or use their bus system, I’ve never had any issues.

So if Cardiff is a place you want to go, here’s some cool activities you can do.

California

My City Guide: 72 Hours in Los Angeles

When Lee suggested we go to Vegas, I finally relented on the basis that a) he’d been pestering me for at least two years and b) we just HAD to go to Disneyland. When was I ever going to be in that part of the States again? Plus, we love a mini road trip on holiday. 

Not only did we decide to do Disney, but we also decided to stay in LA for a few days and really make the most of our time there. 

Travel Tips

My Go-To Tools for Planning a Travel Adventure

I don’t know at what stage things changed, but these days booking a holiday isn’t just deciding where to go and getting the cheapest flights.

It’s a military mission.

Gone are the days where we’d book a week in Croatia and just see what happened. Now, we have a complete logistical nightmare trying to map every minute of every day to get the most out of our time away.

The decision to go to Disneyland turned into two weeks in Florida, a mini 3-night road trip, and two more day trips out of town.

Middle East

24 Hours in Dubai – How to Have a Whirlwind Adventure

I’m not know for doing things by halves…never have been. 

So when we knew we would be flying to South Africa for a friends’ wedding, and that the flight would likely include a layover, we were already looking for ways to extend that into a mini-trip. 

Between Doha and Dubai, we chose Dubai, simple because we know a lot of people who have been there before and had heard good things. 

Extended our 2-hour layover to 24 hours was one of the best, most exhausting and exhilarating decision we’ve ever made. I have never felt so tired in my life. 

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  • Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
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We might have been in lockdown, but we had great fun. Had ourselves a little BBQ, got some chores done around the house and spent all Saturday afternoon drinking cider and playing retro Crash Bandicoot 😂
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If every lockdown weekend is going to be like this...I think the future looks bright!
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  • What a view! I tell you what, it’s a damn sight better than the four walls of my house...
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  • I’ve finally managed to carve out some time in my daily routine to catch up with my reading! —
I usually go to two book clubs a month but am seriously behind with both. My current read is Things in Jars by Jess Kidd, have you read it?
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I’ve also started Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare which I’ve heard good things about...
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Are you reading anything good at the moment?
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  • What will the future bring?
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Technically all future plans are on hold. I’m sure you’re in the same boat. It’s hard to factor in what might happen in a month or two months’ time so we’ve hit pause for the time being.
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But that doesn’t mean we’re aren’t still planning for the future. We’ve got adventures lined up and big dreams, it’s just a case of waiting for when we can unpause.
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For the moment, I’ll make do with remembering and planning and looking to the future and feeling hopeful ❤️
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  • How are you feeling today?
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While we’re all standing strong together 💪 it’s okay to also have a wobble. To feel overwhelmed and helpless. But it’s important to look to the future.
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It’s so nice to see the weather perking up a bit (even if we can’t quite enjoy it as we would like 🙄). Hopefully this is all over in time for our unpredictable summer season so we can enjoy a drink or two down the local. I did, however, get our garden furniture out 🙌 so I feel like that is a definite step in the right direction.
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PHOTO: standing side by side the Fearless Girl on Wall Street. I feel like we’re all currently living this reality at the moment 💪
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  • That’s it, the UK is officially in lockdown...
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And I think a lot of us are going to be feeling pretty blue today.
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But life goes on, we adapt, we work together and we lift each other up.
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Normality will resume eventually, so for the moment it’s a case of living in the moment and taking each day as it comes.
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Tell me where you are and what lockdown looks like there 👇

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