California dreamin’

I have always really enjoyed holidays to California and in particular, have been drawn to San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica – and this is just Southern California. When you then start to drive up the coast you have Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Monterey & Carmel, Santa Cruz...

Planning that amazing once in...

Ever since I started working for Designer Travel over 7 years ago, right from the start, I had an absolute passion and determination that I was going to specialise in honeymoons and be the Honeymoon Queen of Surrey! To this day, I have kept true to my word and absolutely...

Day Trip to Visit Santa

Santa Lapland Day Trip Experience From Just £549 per person. LOW DEPOSITS JUST £50 PER PERSON Departing: December 2017 Making memories is part of our everyday lives, more so when we have children, so what cherished memories you can make at the magical festive time of year, with a family...

Why the UK doesn’t have...

When you were growing up did you dream about having the perfect wedding? Was it all about veils and amazing dresses or more of the biggest & loudest party on the planet? Those horse drawn wedding carriage always looked so perfect….until that is Katie Price spoiled that dream when she...

From diva to dodo!

From Diva to Dodo …..   If you really want to find out just how friendly a country is and how welcoming the population are, then I challenge you all to take part in a treasure hunt. It certainly worked for us! On a recent trip to Mauritius, we enjoyed...

Marvellous Mauritius!

To quote Mark Twain, 'Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.' So does this island situated in the Indian Ocean 1200 miles off the South East coast of Africa live up to this claim? I recently had a chance to find out for myself as we celebrated...

Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa,...

The Shandrani Beachcomber is a fantastic 5-star all inclusive resort and spa occupying a great location only 15 minutes from the airport. It's surrounded by three beaches with white powdery sands and protected by the Blue Bay Marine Park making an ideal spot for snorkelling which is complimentary. Also included...

Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote

I have just returned back from a lovely family holiday to the Princesa Yaiza in Lanzarote. This hotel is a 5 star luxury family hotel, offering fantastic service and facilities for families. The rooms on offer are all suites; we stayed in the family suite block as we are a...