A 3 day getaway | Woolacombe Bay Hotel

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A detox in Woolacombe

On Friday 4th August I officially left my job as I have such a busy month. So to celebrate I spent that weekend with all my friends and to top it off I had a free house. My parents and brother had gone to Woolacombe early so the only people home was Alice and I. It was really nice to spend all my time with my boyfriend before being away from him for a week.

Whenever my family and I used to stay in Woolacombe we always stay in an apartment rather than in the hotel. It means that you get a lot more freedom yet you can also use all of the facilities. Spending 3 days away from home in the sun was really relaxing and good for my body as I was off to Boomtown just a day later. I did not drink alcohol, I ate well and drank a ridiculous amount of water so all the toxins were flushed out of my body.

Doyle’s Restaurant | Woolacombe Bay Hotel

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7th August – My mums birthday

On Monday 7th August, my sister Alice and I drove down to Woolacombe to meet the rest of our family at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel apartments. Normally the drive from where I live to Woolacombe takes 1 hour and a half but we got caught in such bad traffic, which meant we had to go down thousands of the Exmoor back roads taking us 4 and a half hours. We left and 10:00AM and did not arrive until 2:00PM. We wanted to die of starvation.

After we arrived, we used the inside pool and went to the beach before going to the Woolacombe Bay Hotel restaurant to celebrate my mums birthday. The restaurant is extremely posh, looking over the greenery outside of the hotel. Thankfully it was a lovely evening, meaning we could watch the sun set.

For my starter I had salmon tagliatelle which was amazing, the only down side was that it was very big so I was full for my main meal. For my main I had chicken in a white wine sauce which was really nice, the presentation was very pretty and it was a good size.

After we had eaten our meals, we walked around the village and got an ice cream before heading back to our apartment.

Where to stay and what to visit – Florida Edition


A guide to my 2 weeks in Florida last Summer – 2016

In Summer 2016, my family and I went to Florida for 2 weeks. If you followed my blog back then, which to be honest nobody really did, you will see that we did a lot of exciting stuff. So I thought I will do this post as it is coming into the Summer, to tell people who may be visiting this Summer, what to do and where to stay. This post is basically going to be a guide telling you everything I did and every hotel I stayed in for the whole 2 weeks.

DAY 1 – We flew into Miami’s International airport and picked up our hire car. We drove img_1778Chrysler Town and Country car the whole time we were in Florida, as we did a lot of travelling around. We stayed in the West in Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for two nights. This hotel is amazing, it is in a lovely location, with easy access to restaurants and the beach.

DAY 2 – While we were here we spent pretty much all of the time on the beach and in the evening explored on the streets. While in America you HAVE to buy a huge burger and drink out of a coconut, it is tradition.

DAY 3 – On day 3, we drove to Orlando and stopped at a couple of beaches on the way. Every beach in America is very scenic. We drove to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, which I can not praise enough. There is not much to do outside of the hotel, but the inside is very clever. There are a couple of different pools and is covered in greenery, which I love!

img_2403DAY 4 – On the first full day in Orlando we were lucky enough to visit NASA Space station and watch a real rocket take off into space. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we were so lucky that it fell onto the same day we were visiting.

DAY 5 – This is a MUST while in Orlando, we went too Universal Studios. There are two parts of this theme park, and on the first day we explored the nicer side, that is the Universal Studios. It was INCREDIBLE. As soon as you enter the theme park, it is as if you are in a different world.

DAY 6 – On this day we explore the Island of Adventures. I preferred this side of the theme park as the rides were a lot more exciting. My favourite part of the park is the Harry Potter theme, it genuinely feels like you are at Hogwarts and the ride is the best in the park.

DAY 7 – After 3 nights at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, we left and drove to Indian Rocks. Here we stayed in a family apartment for 6 nights.img_2126 The apartment was very basic, with a simple beach theme and a stair case that leads straight to Indian Rocks Beach.

While staying at Indian Rocks we spent everyday sunbathing. We visited Clearwater beach in Indian Rocks one evening, and this was the first white beach I have ever been too. One day we hired out paddle boat and another day we went parasailing.

img_2622DAY 13 – On the 13th day of being in Indian Rocks, we travelled to Naples. The hotel we stayed at in Naples was my absolute favourite. It was called Naples Grand Beach Resort and it was definitely grand. You are able to get a tram from the hotel to the beach, through a gorgeous woods.

DAY 14 – This was our last day in Florida and we spent it at this hotel sunbathing. I can not tell you how tanned I was by the end of this trip. Later on in the evening we flew home over night from Miami International airport.

This was by far the best trip I have ever been on and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I hope me writing everything I did on this trip can help other people when planning a holiday to Florida. If you have any questions or want anymore detail about the information I have given, comment below!

Zugspitze Mountain

On the 3rd day skiing, we decided to be a bit adventurous and try out a different mountain. On this day, in the Garmisch village the weather was absolutely miserable, then as soon as we got on the squashed, unsafe gondolier up the mountains it was clear blue sky. The snow was so white for miles and miles, so much that the sun was reflected off of it and blinding us. As you can see in the photos the views were absolutely stunning. This was the day that my Dad fractured his ankle.

Valentines Day on the slopes

Happy Valentines Day! Today was the fourth day of skiing and we only skied for half the day. We are all starting to get a bit tired as we are spending the whole day up the mountain. Dad did not come skiing with us today and spent the whole afternoon in hospital. Yesterday he fell over whilest going down a slope and today found out that he is broken his angle. What a crap way to end the holiday. Tomorrow is our last day in Germany and again, we are only going to go up the mountain for half the day. 4 hours skiing is enough. Today we were all very adventurous and tried many different slopes, as you can see in the pictures we went right to the top of the mountain. All the views are so amazing that they don’t look real, they look like a photoshopped picture on a postcard. 

Skiing in Garmisch

Today was our first full day skiing which was very entertaining as by the time it got to the end we all got very tired and started falling over. At the end of the day we skied a different route down to the bottom of the mountain. It started off really well as it was a lovely track with beautiful scenery and then it just became very difficult as it got so icy. Tomorrow we are going to a completely different resort that we have never been too, so it’ll be fun going down new slopes. 

Arriving in Munich

This is the 4th time my family and I have been skiing in Germany. We arrived Friday night and went for our first day skinning today. We were only able to have a half day because it was so busy. I think we all forgot that it was the weekend and was full of proffecionals and little children. We always ski at resort called Hausberg,which is in Garmish where we are staying, but this year we are adventuring out to other resorts that are connected together on the mountain.

We are staying for 6 nights in a flat on St Martin road. It has 3 floors, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It also has 2 televisions with a lounge and a kitchen. It is a lot bigger than we were expecting it to be. 

So far we have only been skiing for one half day, which is why I haven’t been able to take many photos. Alice, Jack and I (my sister and brother) skiied to the bottom of the mountain at around 3:30PM, and then cpgot the gondolier back all the way to the top to meet mum and dad at the café/Resturant. As we were sat eating our chips and German sausages, we didn’t realise that all the gondoliers shut at 4:15, so them all had to ski to the bottom again. It was so nice as there was nobody else on the slope but I was absolutely knackered by the end. This evening we went to an Irish pub for a beer and to watch England play rugby. For tea we got massive pizzas and now I am about to pass out in bed.