Sandals is the brand synonymous with luxury, honeymoons and romance.
So when I was invited on a group trip a couple of weeks ago, alongside fellow bloggers, I couldn’t quite believe it.
Little old me, who hadn’t ever stayed in a hotel back before I started this blog, was being sent to stay at a five star luxury resort with all inclusive activities, food and fun.
Er. Pinch me, please.
I’ll be totally honest with you, until a trip to Madeira was suggested to me a couple of months ago, I hadn’t heard too much about the Portuguese Island.
When I mentioned the upcoming trip to my parents, they agreed it was a place synonymous with the older generation or those who want a quiet holiday.
So it’s safe to say I didn’t really know what to expect, other than no wild parties.
But after a 4 hour flight, we touched down in Funchal and were instantly pleasantly surprised.
Sunsets, sea, sun, sand and sangria.
The five ingredients to a perfect getaway, right?
David and I have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit this year as a couple, which is amazing as I love sharing adventures with him, however they’d all been very full-on (I mean have you read about us camping in the wilderness in America yet?) and jam-packed.
There was no room to REALLY unwind, relax and just enjoy our surroundings.
It’s no secret that Bath is one of my all-time favourite UK cities.
There’s something so peaceful, calming and quite magical about the rows upon rows of terraced limestone fronted houses, cobbled paths, natural springs and incredible Georgian architecture.
It’s a feel-good city, if there’s ever been such a thing.
And so when the opportunity arose to visit again, this time with my boyfriend David in tow, I booked the date in the diary immediately.
It was a lovely chance to enjoy all the benefits of a city break, without having to hop on a plane.