A re-boost stay-cation in Taunton

For the past few weeks, I’ve been avidly checking all of the bargain sites in a bid to try and secure a cheap last minute getaway. When I say cheap, I don’t necessarily mean I’m looking for a steal but just one that’s affordable for the average person like me, who doesn’t have a few grand laying about to blow out on a getaway. And low and behold, I haven’t found one. I don’t know what’s happened lately but everything seems to be very overpriced and there’s always hidden extras that they don’t tell you about until you reach the final…
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In My Wardrobe:

Packing for island hopping in Thailand!

As many of you may know (thanks to my excited social media mentions), earlier last month – I jetted off to Thailand, for a 16 day adventure with my boyfriend David. It had been a couple of months in the planning and we were both really excited for our trip – often sending each other pictures we’ve found on Instagram of the islands we were hoping to visit. Although I visited Australia and Bali when I was a child, that part of the world lay largely unexplored for me and I imagined quite a culture shock, so I was both intrigued and…
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Wanderlust at the Amari Koh Samui

They often say that the best is saved until last and when it came to our Thailand trip, this was rather fitting. I wasn’t expecting to like Koh Samui as much as I did. I’m not sure why. Maybe I didn’t give it the benefit of the doubt after hearing about its party fuelled reputation. Although really, it’s just an absolutely breath-taking place that I honestly didn’t want to leave. I think the place we made our home for the duration of our stay made it all the more special though. Introducing, the Amari Koh Samui…  Nestled on Chaweng beach,…
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Manathai Surin, Phuket

After the craziness of Bangkok, landing in Phuket was a completely different ball game. Although there were still the obligatory mopeds with a family of four balancing on the back, the view of the turquoise ocean gave the place a much more chilled feel – plus of course, the fact that we were no longer in a concrete jungle. As the biggest island in Thailand, Phuket is a popular tourist destination and to be honest, fairly commercialised – especially in Patong, where you can expect blaring music, flashing lights and those delightful buckets full of alcohol which taste like poison. However, there…
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Aava Resort & Spa, Khanom

As much as I wanted to explore the tourist hotspots in Thailand, revelling in all their glory, I was also keen to experience the more secluded, rural parts – and when planning the itinerary, began researching where hadn’t yet been developed to accommodate travellers. One place I came across quite frequently was Khanom, a region in Southern Thailand which kept popping up as the country’s ‘best kept secret’. Well, I couldn’t exactly miss that!  So a few weeks into our trip, we jumped on the ferry at Phi Phi, got off at Krabi – and from there, we made the three hour…
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