Hello lovely readers, with quite a few trips in quick succession, I thought I’d write a quick update on what travel plans I have in place over summer. As it currently stands I have a few shorter trips and long weekends over the warmer months which are a mixture of press trips and personal holidays.
May – Milan and Lake Como
I’ve already told you how excited I am to be heading back to Italy for our third wedding anniversary! Mr S and I will be spending one night in the super-chic city of Milan staying at Four Seasons Hotel Milan and with plans for lots of shopping and Michelin-star dining.
After a night there we’ll be driving down to Lake Como for a stay at Hotel Grand Tremezzo, a gorgeous luxury property that has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Here the plan is to relax and enjoy a boat trip, spa treatments, and lots of lovely food both at the hotel and in the surrounding area.
After a relaxing time with Mr S we’ll be heading back to London and I’ll be staying over night at Heathrow before catching a flight the next day.
Bilbao / Madrid / Jerez
An exclusive press trip with Gin Mare will see me on a gastronomic tour of Spain visiting Michelin star restaurants and staying in a boutique hotel Totem, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. After landing in Bilbao I’ll head to Elciego for lunch and wine tasting before being transferred to Madrid for a dinner at a brand new restaurant with tapas and gin pairings.
The next day we’ll be taking the fast train to Jerez to visit a famous bodega before lunch at a two Michelin starred restaurant with more gin!
In June I’ll be heading to Santorini as part of a collaboration with Classic Collection. We’ll be staying in a brand new hotel in the small town of Oia which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to stay.
I’ll be taking Mr S along with me on this press trip and I can’t wait for some Santorini sunsets and some fresh Greek food on this island that’s been on my bucket list for ages!
Having never been to Madrid before, I’ll be heading there for the second time in quick succession in July. I’ll be back in Spain as part of a collaboration with a gorgeous hotel located in a converted 12th century abbey surrounded by vineyards. Again Mr S will be coming along to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, spa and the Michelin star restaurant. The hotel is around two hours drive from Madrid so we’ll be spending one night in the Spanish capital and two nights at the hotel in Valladolid.
I’ve finally booked Iceland!! I’m super excited to be heading there on holiday as a long weekend with Mr S. We’ll be flying into Reykjavik and have one night there before getting a short flight to Akureyri where we’ll be driven to the Troll Peninsula for a stay at brand new hotel, Deplar Farm.
Owned by Eleven Experiences, Deplar Farm is a luxury wilderness retreat which offers custom-made experiences for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Iceland. One of their signature activities is heli-skiing but some how I think a visit to puffin island and a trip to the waterfalls will be more up my street.
I’m super excited for all these trips and new adventures! Please let me know if you have any tips.
So that’s how my summer is shaping up. How about yours?