Spa Travel Blogs
These are all of my travel blogs about visiting spas around the world.
From hammams in Turkey to romantic massages in Mauritius, find out the best spa experiences in the world in these blogs and guides.
24 Hours In Bath, England: The Ultimate Travel Guide
Planning to spend one day in Bath, England? Find out the top things to do, best restaurants, hotels and info in this Bath travel blog.
Amersham, Buckinghamshire: The Perfect 24-Hour Break From London
The top things to do in Amersham include visiting gourmet restaurants and charming cafes, enjoying the historic architecture and going on some beautiful walks too.
Best Places To Visit In Ibiza In Summer
My guide to the best places to eat, drink, party and chill out in Ibiza in 2023.
Mark Warner Ski Review: Beginner Ski Holiday
Thinking of booking a beginner ski holiday? Find out more about learning to ski on a Mark Warner holiday in this first hand account.
All the gear and no idea. That’s how I’d describe myself as I headed to Heathrow Airport on a dark January morning ready for my first ever ski trip. I’d signed up to a beginner ski holiday with Mark Warner.
Kitted out in newly purchased snow boots and a borrowed ski jacket, I felt like a massive fraud. I’ve never skied in my life. I struggle with activities that involve balance or co-ordination. Don’t even ask about my track record on a bike…
Despite this, I like to think of myself as a bit of adventurer, yes really! I’ve hang-glided in Rio De Janeiro, volcano boarded in Nicaragua and I’m an adrenaline freak when it comes to rollercoasters. I’ll try most things once. So why did the thought of hitting the slopes fill me with fear? Well for a start, who learns to ski at the age of 30?!
SKIING FOR BEGINNERS
Thankfully this was a ski trip to ease anxious sorts like me into this bizarre concept of sliding down a mountain with two planks strapped to my feet. From London, I travelled to the Mark Warner resort in Tignes Val Claret in the French Alps. It was a beautiful journey – with fir trees dusted in white powder, frozen lakes and frosty mountain peaks. My home for the next few days was the chalet-style Hotel L’Ecrin du Val Claret (full review coming soon). Covered in a snowy cotton-wool blanket, the hotel was beautifully cosy with large lounge areas, an inviting fireplace and a luxurious spa. I started to think I could fit in here.