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One Big Summer Of Adventures

This summer is shaping up to be an extra special one!

Is it really May already? How did this happen? After planning to slow down a little in 2016, I ended up visiting Morocco, France, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, St Martin and St Kitts all in the space of a few months. It was an accident I promise!
I’m really enjoying being back home at the moment, but guess what? It’s shaping up to be one big summer of adventures…

So what’s coming up?

Well firstly, I’ve spent the best part of the last four months overindulging. South America was all about huge steaks and red wine, while the Caribbean was about cocktails and carbs. I’m a firm believer that you should stick to what you’re good at, and it just so happens that I’m much better at drinking on a beach than exercising… See?

Cocktail on the beach in St Kitts, Caribbean
Enjoying a cocktail on the beach in St Kitts, Caribbean

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REVIEW: Mark Warner Hotel L’Ecrin du Val Claret

First time skier? Looking for somewhere to stay? listen up!

As outlined in my Wanderlust Bambi post I wasn’t a natural skier… but after a few days in ski school, I started to get the hang of it! Thankfully, when I wasn’t on the slopes I had a cosy mountain hideaway to warm up in – the Mark Warner Hotel L’Ecrin in the village of Tignes Val Claret in the French Alps.

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Covered in a snowy cotton-wool blanket, the chalet style hotel had a spacious reception area, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, bar, restaurant, a luxurious spa, and 52 bedrooms.

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The Mark Warner experience is all about warm service, comfort and convenience. Over the course of a few days I got to know the hotel staff – from the front desk team to the spa girls and the barmen. Everyone was friendly, full of info and brought a really lovely social vibe to the hotel. For families, they offer childcare – a great option when the grown ups fancy a day on the slopes. Continue reading REVIEW: Mark Warner Hotel L’Ecrin du Val Claret