Hipmunk City Love: Best Boutique Hotels in London

I love staying in accommodation with a difference, and unless you’re on a million-dollar luxury budget, I think the best way to stay in an authentic, memorable place is to look for a boutique hotel or B&B. With less rooms, no corridor mazes and much more local flavor, staying somewhere a little different will make the moments spent inside your room just as memorable as … Continue reading Hipmunk City Love: Best Boutique Hotels in London

5 Places I want to re-visit

 I didn’t fall in love with most of the places on this list when I visited for the first time. I’m not expecting to love every city or country I visit, but I think part of the reason I didn’t “get” it was to do with having not enough time, the weather, or other external factors in my life that didn’t really have anything to … Continue reading 5 Places I want to re-visit

How to save gloomy travel photos

A beautiful sky makes all the difference between a pretty travel photo one and a dull one. So what do you do when you’re in London (for the third time) and the weather still won’t cheer up? Switch the photos to black and white. I’ve been reading the Digital Photography School blog, after recently purchasing my first DSLR camera. My favourite article so far is about making … Continue reading How to save gloomy travel photos

Pocket sized UK Travel Guide

While I’m on Stradbroke Island this weekend, desperately clinging to the last semblances of almost-summer weather (in the final month of Autumn, bless you Queensland), my friends at Boohoo.com have got you covered for your travel fix with a snapshot guide to the UK. I love that they haven’t just focused on London, icon that it may be, and have included Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and … Continue reading Pocket sized UK Travel Guide

Loosen your belt & lighten your wallet at the Harrods Food Court

I’ve never been a sucker for department stores. More a boutiques and markets sort of girl, you know? I avoid Westfields like they are the plague and I like to wander rather than rush. I didn’t really have any expectations of Harrods and had it been up to me, I probably would have missed it – there’s just so much to do in London that … Continue reading Loosen your belt & lighten your wallet at the Harrods Food Court