I feel really lucky that this year I managed to go on a few trips abroad. I love to travel so much, and I’ve been very blessed to get to go to so many lovely countries and one of my goals on my bucket list is to visit 100 countries in my life (don’t know if I’ll ever make it – that’s a lot of countries!). But this past September anyway, we went to Majorca with Adam’s parents. They’d all been before, but I’d never been and I fell in love. Such a beautiful place. I didn’t take nearly enough photos, I always feel a bit shy getting my big DSLR camera out when I’m not in a situation like a wedding, I’d love to get better with getting it out more when I’m out and about – especially when I’m on holiday! But hey ho.
Let me just say, it was literally so beautiful. Countless olive, orange, lemon and fig trees constantly everywhere you looked, blue sea and white sandy beaches, the cutest little buildings. It was proper traditional Spanish as you imagine it. I’m honestly gutted I didn’t take more pictures. We visited a beautiful church, complete with convent and monastery, spent time at the beach and in the pool and spent a perfect, hot afternoon wandering around Palma and the old town and Cathedral. It was honestly just the best time – can we go again soon?!
^^Mojitos by the beach. Take me back please?
And that’s it! Like I said, not many. But enough to remember fondly!
For my husband’s 30th birthday, I surprised him with a trip to Iceland. Iceland is somewhere that he’s always wanted to go to, and I really wanted to treat him with something extra special for his 30th. So I plotted and schemed and booked an amazing deal in January and kept it secret until his birthday in August (don’t ask me how I did that. I’ve no idea how I managed to keep it a secret for so long. And there was definitely some near slip ups, let me tell you!)
And oh my gosh. Iceland was so beyond perfect. We both absolutely adored it. We packed a lot into our five days there as well, we could have easily spent about a fortnight. It was so us; stunning scenery, cool temperatures, whales, amazing food, and all the cute little cafes.
Tips for travelling to Iceland:
We weren’t sure what the best way to get around and see things was going to be, so because we were only there for five days we decided to book excursion through Reykjavik Excursions. They were honestly so good, the drivers were fab and we saw some amazing things and met some really lovely fellow travellers.
Make sure you do the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon – they’re popular for a reason!
If you can, try and make it to the glacial lake, Jökulsárlón. It’s a long day from Reykjavik but it’s just breathtaking, and one of my favourite moments of our holiday was looking out over the lake.
We got a really amazing deal flying from Manchester on the August bank holiday by booking in the January sales on Expedia. There are some really cheap flight deals from the UK so make sure you shop around!
The only downside was our hotel was kind of far out from the town centre. I found it unusually hard to figure out where to stop. If possible, try and find a hotel on or just off Laugavegur, which is the main shopping street with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants etc.
The food in Iceland is absolutely amazing although it can be pricey. Everything seemed to be made from fresh ingredients, even the pub lunch we had, but places can be very busy so it’s best to book.
Here are just a few of the photos taken on our travels.