Hotels Nevada

Hotel Review: Bellagio, Las Vegas

Probably THE most iconic hotel on the Vegas strip, the Bellagio is famous for its elegance, luxury and dancing fountains. And I’m sure we’d all love to stay there too, right?

It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go – the Bellagio that is, not Vegas. If I could just spend one night there, I’d be a happy gal.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Lee gifted me the booking confirmation for Christmas!

It did not dissapoint.

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Hotel Review: The Strat, Las Vegas

If anyone tells you Vegas is expensive, they lied.

Okay, so they only lied a little bit and yes, it does depend on what you want to do. But we categorically proved that a 2-week trip to Vegas doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Lee had been to Vegas before – twice – so we had expert insider knowledge on where to stay and what to do. If you’re looking for a budget option, there are a few hotels available:

  • Circus Circus – comes with free circus acts daily and is a great family option (circa $16 per night)
  • The Luxor – a little more expensive but still a budget option and closer to the main part of the strip (circa $32 per night)
  • Flamingo – one of the oldest hotels on the strip and has its own flamingo habitat (circa $35 per night)
  • Excalibur – if you love King Arthur and want to experience daily medieval tournaments (circa $27 per night)
  • The Strat – of course – (circa $28 per night)

Now if you really want to do Vegas on a budget, the Downtown hotels are so much cheaper but you’ll have to work out how you’re getting to the strip, although Downtown definitely has it’s perks and own entertainment too.

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Finding the Big Five: A South African Safari

A trip to South Africa wouldn’t be complete without a safari. Not wanting to miss out on a true African experience, we booked a day at Aquila Private Game Reserve.

When researching nearby safaris. Aquila was one of the closest and one of the more affordable. Many other reserves were quite costly, and were easily too far for a day trip.

There was so much we wanted to do in Cape Town, which meant that we didn’t want to be travelling too far, and Aquila was the perfect place. We had an amazing adventure, one I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

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Why Vegas should actually be on your bucket list (And it has nothing to do with partying)

Clubbing. Partying. Unlimited alochol. The Hangover movie. Strippers and Magic Mike.

I’m pretty sure this is the stereotype of Vegas we all have in our mind. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not far off…if that’s what you like. 

For me, I’d never had any interest in visiting Vegas. I don’t drink much and I’m not a party animal – so why on earth would I go to the party capital of the world, and love every second of it?! 

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The Purrfect Treat: Afternoon Tea at Paws for Thought Cat Cafe

You should know by now that I’m a huge animal lover – my post on alpaca walking in Hampshire is a great example of this – and a couple of years ago, we discovered the Paws for Thought cafe in Romsey.

After seeing photos and videos from animal cafes around the world, I was thrilled to discover there would be one just 15 minutes down the road!

This was our third trip to Paws for Thought and I was so excited. Our previous two trips has been great; our first had been for the afternoon tea experience and the second time, we took some friends with us.

We simply fell in love with the place, and this trip was a long-awaited birthday voucher from my mum.

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.

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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.

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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.

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