Happy June Everyone! Where is the time going? This year has already been epic, I came back from Bali a couple months ago and I am missing the sun, sea and my friends.
There is still lots of awesome stuff left to happen this year. My sister is getting married later in the year and I am so excited for the festivities and to see all my family that will be coming.
Last weekend was the May Bank Holiday and I spent the weekend with my family in Oxfordshire visiting Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is a 300 year old country home and was the Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
I highly recommend visiting, there is so much to see inside and outside. The grounds are massive and there is so much greenery. I have previously visited the inside some years ago (didn’t have my camera unfortunately) but this time we only visited the outside and walked the grounds.
I didn’t take a lot of photos but enjoy the below images, I will update this blog posts with more images when I next visit.
Earlier this year on my Instagram I posted an image of me onboard the Emirates A380 in the business class suite. I received many comments & emails asking me how I managed to afford business class. Well the truth is I can’t. A few years ago, when I started to travel to Asia quite frequently, I signed up to the Emirates Skywards Programme. The Skywards programme allows you to gain air miles for each journey that you take with Emirates.
Miles can be spent on things such as flight upgrades, luxury hotel stays and even tickets to sports events.
I bought economy tickets but 24-48 hours before check in, I used my miles to upgrade to business & paid a small fee of £73.00 to be able to upgrade my ticket for one leg to Business. Business Class is an amazing experience.
Before getting onto the flight, I was able to use the Birmingham Airport Emirates Business class lounge, the lounge offers a wide selection of food + drink.
The benefits on board in business is that you get a full reclining bed (1/2 way through the flight, the crew come round & make the bed for you with a mattress), a seat all to yourself (no worrying about who is going to set next to you!) a full widescreen TV, a mini seat bar and a nice selection of food served with real cutlery.
The best part of the Emirates A380 has to be the bar in the back of the plane. Yes, that is correct a bar in the plane, how amazing is that?
I definitely recommend signing up to any airline frequent flier program, you may not get an upgrade straight away but over time, it will be worth it!
I will be away in Myanmar from the 21st March till 7th April. Myanmar is a completely new destination for me, so I am very excited to explore & see what Myanmar has in store. It will take almost 24 hours for me to get there!
Keep an eye on Instagram for posts where possible and once I am home I will be blogging all my SLR images.
During December 2016 I visited Abu Dhabi with my family for our Christmas holiday. Abu Dhabi is just a 6 hour flight from the UK. Our visit was mostly a relax by the pool trip but also included some sightseeing.
One of the main sites we had the pleasure of visiting was the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. To learn more about the Mosque you can visit their website https://www.szgmc.gov.ae/ar/Home
Another highlight that we visited was the Emirates Palace, the Emirates Palace is a luxury 5* star hotel that was featured in the 7th Fast and The Furious Movie. We didn’t say here but we did go for dinner one night in Hakkasan which is a Chinese Restaurant.
Overall my trip to Abu Dhabi was enjoyable and I do recommend visiting.
Tomorrow morning, I will be heading off for a 2 week trip round Eastern USA & Canada.
The trip will take me from New York, to Washington DC (with a pit stop in Philadelphia), Allegheny National Forest, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, Cape Cod and finally back to New York City.
This will be a fast moving trip that will consist of lots of camping which I love. Looking forward to also building camp fire and hanging out with friends.
I will be posting up updates along the way so stay tuned and now time to get some rest before my flight in the morning!
In exactly two week’s’ time, I’ll be heading to see some family on the west coast of Canada, more specifically Vancouver. I will be there from the 19th December till the 2nd January! This will be my 5th time there & I can’t wait!
I will also be heading over to Manzanillo, Mexico for a week for some winter sun! Can’t wait!