Welcome to my Travel Journal

This is where I share my travel tips, experiences, news and day to day office life. Take a look and let me know if anything catches your eye.

Great to catch up with @vb_private_travel & @lisagroometravel over lunch with @patricevanisacker @van_isacker_exclusive @opera_grill last week - thank you Patrice for the hotel updates and laughter 😘

@sandylanehotel
@calabashhotel
@capmaison
@secretbay
@curtain_bluff
@edenroccapcana
@zornitzafamilyestate
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Just as it's starting to feel a bit wintry here, I'll be heading off on a research trip and hopefully a bit of R&R to Mykonos & Santorini next month.

Get ready for the Insta Spam 📸📸📸
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Can't believe this is the first time I've had the famous @thesuburbsch2 Sunday Roast 'in' as as apposed to at home during lockdown.

It really is THE best - so tasty 😋
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Think a little Friday Fizz at my desk is in order after this afternoon's extremely positive news for the travel industry 🥂🥂🥂

For fully vaccinated travellers from Monday 4th October;

🌏 No more expensive pre-departure PCR tests before returning to the UK

🌏 Day 2 PCR tests replaced with Lateral Flow tests.

From Wednesday 22nd September, the following 8 countries will be removed from the Red List (Entry Requirements still apply);

Egypt, Maldives, Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya.

To be reviewed every 3 weeks but new Green List expected to remain until at least New Year so now is the time to book some Autumn and Winter sun 🌞

I am ready and raring to help!
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If your kids have 2 weeks for October half term and their holidays spill into November, there are still pockets of availability left in the UK if you're not up for venturing to warmer climes with limited restrictions in the Caribbean, Mauritius and those spots in Europe that will still have some sun!

I've just managed to book a few nights in a suite, at the beginning of November, at The Fish on the Farncombe Estate, just outside the pretty village of Broadway for a lovely family of four.

Please do get in touch for inspiration, availability and help with planning your next trip at home or away.
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Excuse the 80s style sun loungers - they really need replacing but what a gorgeous day spent topping up my Welsh suntan 😎 Just need to maintain it before my Santorini & Mykonos 'work' trip next month! ...

Saturday set up 🍹 ...

Looking forward to Pilates on the Water with @elainenorcross @abersochoffaxis & @osheasurf tomorrow morning - 9am @thewarrenabersoch Off Axis SUP Shack 🧘‍♀️ ...

The Llyn just keeps giving this summer 💙 ...

How dreamy is this hot tub set up @templeguitingmanor

They actually have some last minute availability from this Saturday if you haven't managed to get away yet - 6 nights for 5, 5 nights for 4.

Could be the perfect last minute escape, especially with this weather!
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Love these crazy summer skies. ...

Barney loving the beach life too 💙 ...

Beautiful morning for a hike and swim. ...

🌳Exciting Last Minute UK Availability🌳

Temple Guiting Manor & Barn is one of the THE best rental properties in the Cotswolds and it has just become available for the last week of the summer hols.

Please get in touch for more info and help with booking - it won't be free for long!
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I do intend to jump on a plane pretty soon, hopefully a cheeky trip to Santorini and maybe Mykonos in October, but in the meantime.....we bought a BELL TENT from @andescampingofficial ⛺ ...

How pretty are these waterfront houses in Costa Nova Portugal.
@visitportugal
📸 @atnah50
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Just checked in with a lovely family off to Insotel Punta Prima Resort & Spa Menorca tomorrow.

Teenager's PCR test all ok, parents fully vaccinated and pre-arrival forms complete. 🤞🤞🤞 for a smooth journey and happy holidays.

It's near a gorgeous little beach bar we used to go to as a family in Binibeca @binibecavell Must go back myself someday!
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After a flurry of last minute summer bookings, all to the Balearics, enquiries for winter sun are slowly coming in, including a lovely 2 week booking to an old favourite @fairmontroyalpavilion Barbados.

I just love the stylish and very spacious balconies of the top floor, Signature Oceanfront Rooms which come with the added benefit of butler service.

A truly heavenly holiday to look forward too for next Feb.
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