Stylish Camping Essentials

If you’re having good weather wherever you are, then I hope that you’re getting to enjoy it as much as we are. I’m not going on vacation this year as we’re saving for our wedding and honeymoon next year but we’re managing to get out and about as much as we can on the sunny weekends, getting to see some of the lovely places around where we live. If we were able to go away for a long weekend this Summer then camping would definitely be one of the types of trips I’d love to take, having never done it before. I’ve picked out a few of the things I might choose to take along if I were to take a trip like that, all stylish as well as practical!

Stylish Camping Essentials

1. Butterfly 2 Man Festival Pop Up Tent | 2. Enamel Camping Mug | 3. Exotic Crush Collection Blanket | 4. Lounger | 5. Lightweight Summer Striped Sleeping Bag | 6. Camping Picnic Set with Cool Bag Backpack | 7. Rose Flask And Cup | 8. Pink Fondant Set Of 12 Picnic Cutlery | 9. Small Stainless Steel Tealight Lantern.

Our Honeymoon Destination

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This picture might give you a clue as to where my boy and I have decided to honeymoon next year… Yep, you guessed it, Walt Disney World! Well, there and all the other great places Orlando has to offer. Being from the UK it’s not easy to just hop on a plane or get in the car and travel to any of the US theme parks, so we decided we would use the opportunity after our wedding to go on one last once-in-a-lifetime holiday before we think about starting a family. I’ve been to Orlando twice before, once when I was 8 and again when I was 16 and I have been itching to go back ever since. When it came to deciding on our honeymoon destination, we knew we could go with the standard beach resort, but we wanted something a bit different and America has always been somewhere we’ve wanted to travel together. We’re hoping to travel to a few more of the amazing destinations the states has to offer over the coming years, but for now we’re going with Florida – and we couldn’t be more excited!

Happy 4th July to all our American friends – we hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

A London Weekend

We’re back from a wonderful weekend spent in the big smoke, aka London. It was an awesome trip, with lots of food, shopping and generally taking time out away from home to enjoy the time together. We stayed in a hotel super close to King’s Cross St. Pancras station, which was perfect, as we were within 1o minutes of everywhere we wanted to visit. We walked the busy streets of the city, enjoying all the Christmas spirit that was in the air, taking in Oxford Street and Regent Street, and having some really good meals. It’s always a drag to come back to the real world once this kind of weekend is over, but it also makes me pretty excited for the next trip we’ll take soon.

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I Love English Villages

I love to get out and about, visiting the quaint little villages that the countryside has to offer. Usually, we don’t go too far, just a short daytrip, but it’s nice to take some time out and get to take advantage of a free weekend and a tank full of petrol. This little daytrip was actually for a purpose, as we were putting down a deposit on our wedding venue, but it was a great excuse to see a couple of the towns and villages that surround our chosen location. These places really are stunning, and are full to the brim with cafes, shops and pubs, all waiting to be visited. It was also nice to spend some time with my boy and my parents, as it is rare for us to spend time as a foursome, so that was a huge bonus, as was the delicious lunch we enjoyed! There are still lots of people who need to visit the venue with us – my boy’s parents, my sisters and my boy’s siblings – but there is lots of time for that over the coming 18 months, so I’m excited for everyone to see it and really appreciate how beautiful it is! This wedding stuff is turning out to be pretty fun!

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^^We even saw a place called Lucy’s Tearoom on our travels – it’s just a shame I’m not the one running this place, I think I’d be pretty good at it!^^

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Photo Credit: Lucy

Wanderlust: Mykonos

Now that summer has come to an end and vacation season is over, I’m finding myself missing the blue waters and warm sunshine of Greece. I’ve been to a few Greek islands over the years and have fallen in love with each of them in turn. My favourite so far has been Kefalonia and I’ve been lucky enough to visit three times, but one that I am now eager to visit is Mykonos.

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“Mykonos is Greece’s designer island. With boutique hotels, luxury villas and label-laden shops, it’s the country’s answer to St-Tropez. Its list of A-list visitors starts with Jackie Onassis in the Sixties and moves on to P-Diddy in the Noughties. But the LA faithful happily share their space with the island-hopping backpacking crowd.
After all, it’s not as if resources are short on Mykonos. For starters, the island is belted with beaches. While the jet-set can’t get enough of the watersports and cocktail bars at Paradise and Super Paradise, those after something a bit quieter head to the coves at Elia and Kato Livadi. There are plenty of sunloungers on both beaches, plus a handful of tavernas at each. The headland surrounding Elia is great for walking, as well.” – Thomson Holidays

Hana’s Vacation Photos – La Palma

I, like Lucy, have recently been on vacation so I also thought I’d share a few of my snaps with you. I didn’t take quite as many as Lucy so I’ve managed to squeeze mine into one post. I was lucky enough to visit the unspoiled island of La Palma, and as you can see from the photos, the scenery was absolutely breath-taking. It’s one of those destinations that hasn’t been completely taken over by tourism, so if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with a bit of sight-seeing thrown in, then this is the place for you.