Having caught up with colleagues today about holiday plans for the rest of the year I realised that I naturally head to Facebook to show photos of where we have been if anyone is looking for suggestions. It was halfway through a Facebook search that I realised our blog is actually a way better source of information. So excuse the link heavy post but I thought I would share our travel stories with you too.
This is a quick round up of some of our travel posts in case you are looking for your next travel destination......
EuropeNaples: This southern Italian city is famous for pizza but it's location on the Bay of Naples overlooking Pompeii makes it an ideal location for a mini break or as stop off when exploring the Amalfi coast.
Here is our list of things you need to know before going: blog post
Paris: normally a weekend destination this is what happened when we spent a whole week exploring the city, and the extra days meant we discovered a whole new part of the city. And when we went back for a spring weekend, here.
Santorini: The picturesque Greek island that is built on the ridge of an active volcano makes for a wonderful holiday destination if you like sun, sea and stunning views. Famous for it white houses and wonderful sunsets this is everything a romantic destination should be.
Here's where we suggest you stay, click here.
And our top 10 tips for your visit.
Barcelona: This European won us over, not on my first trip but our third. You have to check out Sagrada Familia, it is wonder to behold. It's the only city that i've been to that has a beach a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping streets. Plus the Tapas is delicious!
Stuttgart: If you want a great mini break, you like beer, cars or you just want to discover somewhere new then this German city is worth checking out - it's architecture is beautiful.
Iceland: It's cold, it's like no-where else and if you are lucky enough you may spot the Northern Lights here. Even if you aren't lucky you can make your own luck by visiting the natural hot springs or checking out the geysers.
Jerusalem: Not top of everyone's to do list but with the right tour guide this place is incredible and jammed with history. The beach is nice too :)
Javia: This coastal spot on the Costa Blanca is driving distance to Valencia but offers the perfect beach getaway.
Rest of the worldSydney: There is a reason this city is loved by everyone that visits. We stayed on the Manly side of the harbour while visiting friends but made sure we spent at least a day in the city as well visiting the surrounding areas.
Koh Samui, Thailand: This beach paradise was the destination of one of our friends weddings and allowed us to spend us week in paradise. That was until Laura got bitten by a dog.
The Great Californian Road Trip including LA, Yosemite, Death Valley, Disneyland, Vegas, Highway 1 and San Francisco Part 1, San Francisco part 2 and San Francisco part 3. We even put together a highlight video: here
Egypt: We spent less than a day in Egypt but managed to see the pyramids, float on the Nile, check out a mosque, learn how to make paper and see the Sphinx.
Canada: It is possible to get to Canada for a fairly reasonable price right now and we seriously recommend you check it out. We loved Toronto and Niagara Falls was breathtaking, and deserving of it's wonder status.
Boise, Idaho: Potato capital of the US, Rocky mountain region and all round beautiful place. This state experiences all 4 four season so whatever time of year you visit you can expect something different.
New York: We loved New York and going at Christmas time was extra special. Although take our advice and don't spend New Year in Times Square here's why.
Moscow: The most unique travel experience we have ever had. The language was a challenge but the trip was worth it and the memories we made will last a live time.
UK Based TripsBirmingham: Our home city but before we moved here we fell in love with it's mixture of old and new buildings, city and country. Great for a day trip - even better to live in.
The Great Northern Road Trip: From Manchester to Falkirk to Aberdeen we managed 277 miles in a day. Then to the top of Scotland and Loch Ness before reaching the stunning Isle of Skye.
Here's why Manchester is worth a visit.
And if you are up north Liverpool, home of the Beatles and so much more should be on your to do list, here's why.
Stratford-Upon Avon: Shakespeare's birth place it is quintessentially British, packed with history and a great place to spend the day.
Hebden Bridge: A beautiful, Yorkshire village that is dog and LGBT friendly. A perfect place to appreciate the beauty of Britain.
Wollaton Hall: This Nottingham country house is famous for featuring as Wayne Manor in Batman films but we discovered the grounds are filled with deer and the house has it's own museum. Worth a day trip.
Stone Henge and Glastonbury: A wonder of the world and a world famous festival within miles of each other make this an area to check out. Add in rolling countryside and hills that allow you to see for miles and this is a great place to visit with dogs and friends.
The Cotswolds: Perfect for wandering around beautiful villages, getting fresh air and feeling British this area of the country has so much to offer. Time it just right and you see fields of lavender or stroll up Broadway Tower for wonderful views.
Cambridge: A city full of history, magnificent buildings and the River Cam where you can punt and admire a different view. If you have a day and can make it to college city do it. This posts lists why!
Loch Lomond: Driving distance from Glasgow this area is so pretty they wrote a song about it, we even finished our wedding with the line 'on the bonny bony banks of Loch Lomond'.