St Lucia is the Caribbean island synonymous with romance, crystal blue water and stunning mountainous backdrops – so when I mentioned to friends and family that I was heading there for a week of sun, sea and sand – there were plenty of excited responses.
But it was only upon arrival onto the island, that I truly caught a glimpse of what was in store for us.
The warm hospitality of the local people, the relaxed and carefree attitude that extends across the island and the breath-taking views around every corner.
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.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on my social channels as of late, then you may have heard me talk about something rather upsetting that’s been happening to me. My hair has been falling out.…
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.