In August last year, I spent a week in the south of France based at the Marseille Vieux Port. The large port is the oldest in France and there are hundreds of places to eat. This can make it a hard place to choose somewhere good and we made a few mistakes. Along the port many restaurants look the same and you can’t always go by the fact that if restaurant is full of people that the service will be good or your meal will be great. Here are my 5 best options for food in Marseille Vieux Port. Scroll down to the bottom to see Continue reading “5 Places to eat in Marseille”
We all start the year off with great intentions and as the year comes to an end we look back on all that we have or haven’t achieved….
Well I have completed much of what I had set out to do, and some things are still a work in progress. So here is how I did!
Overall grade: C+
This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here were my 5 resolutions!
1) This year I really wanted to push out the boundaries and go to places I’ve never been before my first trip will be to Mauritius a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. I have also planned a 3 day stop over in the Dubai in the Middle East (making in my trip two holidays in one).
Results: So I loved Mauritius and would definitely like to go back and see more of Island. The people are friendly the weather is great and there is so much to do that I definitely want to go back. 3 Days in Dubai was the shortest amount of time I have spent there is was great to see a few friends but if I’m honest I will we had another day there, time went to quickly.
My second trip that I hadn’t planned by the new year was somewhere in Europe I had never been.
Results: Marseille, France. It was booked last-minute [The week before]. The weather was wonderful it was a little more expensive than I thought it would be but the exchange rate has really hurt the pound this year. I would go back but there is so much more of the south of France I would still like to see.
My third trip to Iceland.
Results: It didn’t happen 😦 but I have it planned for 2018 🙂
2) My second resolution was to try new things like scuba-diving, indoor skydiving, zip lining and a water submersible / mini submarine.
Results: It didn’t happen, I had to get permission to scuba dive from my doctor, so that has slowed things down. Now I have got the go ahead so I will definitely be planning this for 2018 and the indoor skydiving is planned for February.
3) My third resolution is to be healthy this is something that always try to do but fail at miserably. This year I aimed to eat better and keep fit consistently and stay as well if possible. This will be my hardest challenge but I thought it was achievable.
Results: I started personal training once a week at the beginning of the year. I have definitely not achieved my goals, but I am fitter than I was and it is still a work in progress. My eating has been inconsistent, I eat better but I also fall of and eat junk too.
4) My fourth resolution is to be happy, doesn’t everybody wanna be happy? Not sure how this one will go but I plan to start and finish every day happy.
Results: I’m happy 🙂 but there are days when I am not.
5) My fifth resolution for the year is to eat beautiful food and try new cuisines that I’ve never had before.
Results: I have tried Mauritian food and Grenadian food, not that adventurous, I must try harder.
As a food lover who is not only fussy but also has allergies to diary and eggs getting food right is important and can be quite stressful especially when there is a language barrier.
Here are some tips that you should use when in a new city looking for great food to eat.
- Ask your friends – If they have been to the destination before. When you have had a great meal when out-of-town or on holiday you tend to remember it.
2.Ask social media – Use your social networks. They have a wealth of knowledge so it’s always a great option.
3.Trip advisor – This can be great and not only are restaurants ranked they also have recent reviews which can be really helpful.
4.Ask the concierge or your airbnb host – They will have great local knowledge and can always have some great suggestions.
5.Read blog posts – Many bloggers will add in recommendations of wear to eat in their posts so do some research before your trip.
6. This next great tip is from travel blogger @world_with_ maria who suggests eating like a local. Google up the regional dishes, she always saves the “dishes to try” as it saves you time and effort in deciding what to eat once you are in that city.
Tip: I also use google translate to make sure the restaurants understand the allergies I have.
Click here to read about 5 great places to eat when in Marseille.
If like me you don’t fancy the idea of backpacking, staying in a youth hostel or at 2 star hotel, then you know booking a holiday to a wonderlust destination can cost a pretty penny.
In the 5 posts below I will be sharing the 3 tips on saving, shopping, flights, food & drink and health that I have used to help me get to my dream destinations without having to live like a student to get me there. Click the images below to find out some great money saving tips.
So now I hope you have found some really useful tips to help you save for an amzing holiday.
Once you have chosen the amazing destination you want to go to Click here for 6 tips that will help you make the most of your holiday.
Sometimes I think New Years resolutions are there to set us up for failure, unachievable dreams and hopes we set for ourselves only to let ourselves down by mid-February.
This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here are my 5!
1) As a travel and experiences blogger, travel and experiences will always be the top two in my list of things I want to do every year. This year I really want to Continue reading “5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2017”