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Bank holiday weekend = staycation in London

This weekend marks the final bank holiday of 2013, a long weekend and the chance to have a guilt-free lie-in on Monday morning.

I’m usually the first person to book a trip away for a bank holiday, typically planned months in advance to get the best price and travel options to suit me. This long weekend is a little different as I’ve decided to spend it in my home city, London. Continue reading Bank holiday weekend = staycation in London

Must-see places in Lyon, France

Steps descending Fourviere Hill to the city

In May 2013 I spent a long weekend in Lyon for a quick getaway with my partner. We ate, drank and enjoyed the beautiful weather that bathed us throughout the sunny weekend.

It was blissful to walk from our conveniently located accommodation at Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache into the city to enjoy the vibrant energy of the day. Gathering with locals around the food and clothing stalls of a daily market, we enjoyed browsing around the shops, stopping for lunch and of course taking in some of the sights around the second city of France. Continue reading Must-see places in Lyon, France

Boston Jerk Fest, Jamaica

A couple of months ago, I was fortunate to spend the Easter holiday in Jamaica – a sunny, warm, tropical alternative to most Easters that have been spent in much cooler England. I had already been to events on the island like KAMPAi Good Friday party at Mystic Mountain and was looking forward to the main KAMPAi event at Dunns River Falls, so the daytime needed to be slightly… calmer.

I’d seen the posters around for a while promoting the family-oriented annual Boston Jerk Festival and to be honest, I couldn’t wait to go. On previous trips to Jamaica, I’ve always missed out. Sometimes the event takes place before I’ve arrived in Jamaica, at other times it’s literally a day or two after I’ve left. Continue reading Boston Jerk Fest, Jamaica

“Toast To The Nape” at KAMPAi, Jamaica

Taking its namesake from the Japanese word ‘Kanpai’ meaning to toast or celebrate an occasion, I couldn’t wait to party at KAMPAi with BayCrest Nation at Dunns River Falls in Jamaica. Following the pre-party on Good Friday, it had a lot to live up to. All inclusive drinks and food were a fantastic starting point, but I wanted to really see whether the event had all the makings for a fantastic Easter on the Caribbean island.

A few of the key sponsors on the evening were Haagen Daz, Appleton Rum, Absolut Vodka and Isle Chix amongst others – some of the very best suppliers serving Jamaica. With delicious food and creative drinks in full flow, it was clear that the event had been well planned to ensure that everybody had fun on the night. Drinks and food were plentiful and staff at every stall were friendly, approachable and enjoying the party. Continue reading “Toast To The Nape” at KAMPAi, Jamaica

Five Places I’ve Never Been To (And Why I Want To Go)

As part of the ‘Travelling Brown Girls’ Carnival’, I’ve put together my final contribution about five destinations that I would like to visit. Previous posts as part of the carnival have included Five Ways to Immerse Yourself in Local Culture, Five Travel Tips for Travellistas on the go, My Top Five Travel Peeves and Top 5 Travel Necessities That No Travellista Should Live Without.

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