“I have recently returned from a 3 night trip to Ibiza hosted by Classic Collection holidays & Palladium Hotels. With it’s beautiful coves and lush landscape the island really is extremely pretty offering great opportunities for boat trips, snorkeling, walking and exploring. Hiring a car would be recommended to give you the freedom to fully explore the hidden corners and gems of the island. For our 3 nights we were lucky enough to stay at the brand new 5* Bless hotel in the resort of Es Cana. Walking in…

“In November I was lucky enough to join the Dominican Republic Tourist board on a trip to visit the island. Direct flights operate from both Manchester & London Gatwick to the Dominican Republic to its various airports, on my trip we flew with British Airways out of Gatwick into the easterly (and some would say main) airport on the Island of Punta Cana. We were also fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to fly Business Class with BA which was a real treat and wonderful start and…

“I have just arrived back from a 3 night trip to Toronto, hosted by Canada Specialist – First Class Holidays & also Air Canada. The city is easily accessible from the airport with a direct train to Union Station in the city (called the UP Express). It takes approx. 25 mins and runs frequently. It gets you into the centre of the city at little expense and in the quickest time. Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with a good mix of culture & modern style. It is home…

“I have just returned from an adventure in the Alps seeing some of the spectacular scenery and sights of Switzerland. I was lucky enough to be hosted by one of our preferred tour operator partners Classic Collection holidays on a 3 night break, spending 1 night in famous Zermatt & 2 nights in the beautiful area of St Moritz. To get to our first stop of Zermatt & its famous Matterhorn mountain we flew into Zurich airport with Swiss Airlines direct from Manchester. There is a train station…

I have recently returned from a USA 3 centre trip to Memphis, New Orleans & Las Vegas! I was lucky enough to spend some time in these 3 great but very different destinations courtesy of our travel partners Gold Medal, Travel2 and  Virgin Atlantic & Delta Airlines. The trip started with flights on Virgin & Delta from Manchester via Atlanta to Memphis. I spent 2 nights in Memphis experiencing the music history of this famous Tennessee city. I also visited Graceland, the home and hub of everything Elvis…

Memphis – tick Next stop – New Orleans!

“Hi Hollie, Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the arrangements and assistance you gave Maria and I in planning our trip to South Africa. We returned last week and are both agreed it was one of the best holidays either of us has taken. All the travel arrangements went to plan and the accommodation was faultless. Of particular note was Pictures guest house in Oudtshoorn which was amazing. Only 3 guest rooms and the owners attention to detail was amazing as were their evening…

“In November I was lucky enough to go on my first trip to Asia and visit the wonderful country of Thailand on a multi destination work trip hosted by Travel2/Gold Medal. My Thailand adventure started with an easy 12 hour flight with EVA Air direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok. I must say I was impressed with the seat pitch and comfort of the EVA air seats, they have seat back entertainments packages (although limited choices) and the food had an oriental twist on board – maybe not…

“I’ve just returned from a 4 night break with Classic Collection Holidays to whats known as the hidden gem of Italy- Ischia, 50 minutes by Hydrofoil (2 hours by ferry) from Naples.There are flights from Leeds 3 times a week to Naples which makes this destination very easy. Ischia is stunning and has everything going for it – scenery, great food, lovely wine, vineyards, spas, thermal pools, beach coves, good shopping, not to mention the people watching opportunities! Ischia covers 47 sq km and lies at the northern…

Hollie went to Tenerife recently and this is what she had to say – “I was lucky enough to enjoy a 3 night stay at the Ritz Carlton Abama hotel in Tenerife. Set on the cliff tops in the Guia de Isora area of Tenerife is the 5* Ritz Carlton Abama Hotel which boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean towards the island of La Gomera. It is set in its own private grounds but is only 3-5 minutes in a taxi ride to the harbour village of Playa…