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Slow travel wasn’t even in my vocabulary before I went on holiday to Santorini and it certainly didn’t seem practical. 

 You see, as a travel blogger and journalist I feel a lot of pressure when I am on holiday to see all the sights, take amazing photos and record every minute. Let me tell you how that all changed…

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There are so many things to do in Austin that make it an ideal place to enjoy a long weekend, but don’t expect to just kick back and relax.

Things to do in Austin

Tomek Baginski – Lou Neff point

From shopping on funky South Congress Avenue, to stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake and seeing live music in one of the many clubs around town, this is the perfect three-day itinerary of things to do in Austin.

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When I was offered the chance to try an LPG Endermologie body treatment, which promises to blast body fat, I jumped at the chance.

LPG Endermologie

For the LPG Endermologie I visited The Wellness Clinic on the fourth floor of one of the world’s most famous department stores… Harrods.

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Beauty and skincare ingredients can read like another language if you don’t know what you’re dealing with, but it is really important to know what different skincare ingredients do so you can choose the products that best benefit your skin and will give the changes, or protection, you’re hoping for.

skincare ingredients

Do you know your retinoid from your l-ascorbic acid? How about gluconolactone from niacinamide? No?

Here are the top five skincare ingredients to protect and restore your skin…

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Travel tips for a long weekend in Madrid, Spain: how to travel, where to stay, things to do and see, and the best places to eat and drink…

things to do in Madrid

Day one

We landed in Madrid at 10am and made our way into the city for a three-day adventure. Madrid was the first place I ever went on holiday with friends, aged just 17 and talking our way into clubs.

I had thought going with the other half (P) might be very different, but after a daytime siesta the natives work late, eat late and drink even later into the night and as they say, when in Rome…

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