Back in mid-December I went to Blenheim Palace to do a few Christmassy bits. The second part was the Alice in the Palace through Blenheim Palace itself. This has actually ended for the year now, so is not available to book, but keep an eye out for the bookings opening up for December 2020.
Entering a decade as a 16 year old makes the next 10 years an incomprehensibly long time away. When you end the decade as a 26 year old looking back on those 10 years, you sure do wonder where they went.
I look back now at all the things that were a thing when I was 16 compared to now and it blows my mind. I didn't get my first iPhone until I was 18 going to university. Before that, I was rocking my Blackberry Bold and BBM was all the rage. Now, kids under the age of 11 are getting brand new iPhones as their first phone. My first phone had an antenna.
Last weekend I went for the Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Orangery in Blenheim Palace. This is a Christmas offering that runs alongside the Alice in the Palace. It is extremely popular, so booking in advance is highly advised. The day I was there it was completely sold out! The cost per adult is £28 which includes the whole menu and unlimited drinks.
Going to Hell's Kitchen has always been on my bucket list. I am obsessed with the TV show and love Gordon Ramsay, so when I knew I was going to Vegas, ticking off Hell's Kitchen was going to happen one way or another.
Last week I decided to brave the Christmas crowds and head to Birmingham for the day. I will not lie, I was mostly going for the the massive Primark!
I went on a day trip with Barnes Coaches with my friend, Amy. It was extremely well priced at £21 a person and we were dropped off right outside the Bullring.
One of the first things I did in New York, after a crapy overnight flight from Vegas, was walk over to Central Park to do a carriage ride! This was my buddy, Bruno!
Looking around the hotels in Las Vegas was definitely one of my favourite parts of the trip. I don't think any amount of YouTube hotel tours prepared me for the sheer scale of these hotels.
Caesar's Palace was my favourite of all the hotels we visited and the one I spent the most amount of time in.
As part of the New York City Pass I had, it included a one day pass to the New York Big Bus Tour. This is a 2 route trip around New York City that takes you to all the tourist attractions whilst giving a live commentary. Below is a nice photo tour of the spots you see on the Big Bus.
Recently on my super trip to the States, I flew with American Airlines for the first time. Having only ever flown long haul with Virgin Atlantic, and once with Thomas Cook, I didn't know what to expect. I have always been an avid Virgin Atlantic flyer, so this was going to be a new experience.
Finding a bit of pixie dust in every situation.