I never take my summer holidays in actual summer. Simple and effective rule for anyone in the UK.
Why? It’s bloody expensive!
First of all, everyone wants to go away in summer to a sunny, warm, beach to sip cocktails to feel like it’s proper summer.
Second, kids are out of school which means all teachers and their families are going away in summer.
Bienvenue! Je suis perdu. Je m’appelle Mia. Voulez-vous coucher…no, no wrong phrase.
I am an adventure lover so sometimes I take chances, get my car on the road and make an unplanned trip become an awesome experience.
That’s exactly what I did when I decided to taste the French vibe again through a seven days road trip through the south of France. Here’s how we did it and how you can do it too.
Whether you’re travelling around the UK or going abroad, I’d always encourage you to try the local cuisine.
But no matter how much of a cultured palette you have, you’ll probably get a hankering for fast food now and again while you’re on your travels.
After all, it’s quick, cheap and even though it’s bad for you, it’s blooming delicious.
I have been in Manchester for almost three years now and I have to say it grows on you. It’s like home now and I love it.
But it wasn’t always like this. When I first moved here, I hated it. It was the city that had everything I missed and loved in my home city.
As time went by though, I learned how to spend the perfect 48 hours in Mancland so it’s only fair to share my wisdom on things to do during a weekend in Manchester.
I’ll be honest – I’ve never really thought there’s much to do in Birmingham.
Yes, it’s got one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres, the Bullring, but other than that, there’s not much there right?
A few weeks ago I spent the day in Birmingham with one of my uni friends and our original plan was to go to Cadbury World in Bourneville – just 12 minutes on the train from Birmingham New Street.