Travel & Culture

Wanderlust Wednesday: Paris, Marseille, Croatia, Copenhagen…and the UK

Flying to Iceland

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Wanderlust Wednesday…! I took a bit of a breather while we concentrated on the house move…but I’m feeling a bit more focussed on travel again now we’ve booked our next trip!

Iceland here we come!

Can’t wait, we had a great (very cheap) trip there early last year and we’re looking forward to going back to explore some more.

Got a great Iceland hotel recommendation? please do let me know! I’m researching at the moment (flights are booked, but hotels are not yet). I’d like to stay somewhere a bit more rural to have some good scenery and a chance of seeing the Lights and then a few days in Reykjavik.

I’m not too sure where else we’ll be going this year…as usual I’ve been getting lots of inspiration from blogs I follow…

5 Travel Blog Posts I’m Loving

1) Paris

I’ve been dying to visit Paris again (hint hint hubby!), I last went with my friend Cat and we had a fab time visiting all the touristy sites and going to Moulan Rouge! I’d like to go again (with a bit more money this time!) and explore the place a bit more. I love the look of the Mandarin Oriental…

Lux Life: Manadarin Oriental Paris Review


2) Marseille

…and still in France, I’ve never been to Marseille and this post has made me want to go! It seems the city with a rep for being a seedy port has been reinventing itself with hip hotels and cool bars. It’s France’s oldest city so I’d love to have a little wander around.

The Travel Hack: How to spend one day in Marseille 


3) Croatia

Croatia has been on my list for a while now. Lots of friends have been and come back with tales of fab scenery, lovely people and good food.

Little Green Shed: Travel Croatia and it’s Coastline led me to the Croatian Tourist Board’s Facebook Page and their app which gives you a little quiz before recommending the best place in Croatia for you. Pretty handy.

You are … Culture Vulture

You are a passionate art, culture and history lover. Your family and friends look to you for information, because when you’re on vacation you work through a list of sights, monuments, and museums until you know everything about the local culture.

Your ideal Croatian holiday destination is Dubrovnik and Zagreb…

Pretty accurate I’d say. It did go on to tell me more about these places too.


4) Copenhagen

I haven’t been to Copenhagen before. It’s never called to me really…but I do like the look of the Torvehallerne Food Market. That’s the way to get me there, food.

A Rosie Outlook: Copenhagen Travel Diary Day One

(the pancakes in Day 2 of her Copenhagen Travel Diary look amazing too)


5) The UK

It doesn’t have to all be about abroad though… Fizzy Peaches (I’m newly following her blog and I love it) has written a lovely post with ideas for a staycation in the UK. Some nice ideas in there.

Fizzy Peaches: 5 Ideas for a weekend away in the UK


I hope that gives you a little bit of wanderlust on this grey Wednesday. Have you got any holidays planned?



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    January 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Paris & Copenhagen are both on my holiday list this year! Lots of flights to Copenhagen from Manchester in autumn time and apparently it’s super easy to nip over to Malmo too x

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      Ally // Digital Diva
      January 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Oooh…good shout – I’d love to go to Malmo…so that sounds like a a good combo! x

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    Gabriella Smith
    January 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Croatia is absolutely amazing, great to see it’s on your list! If you go you must go to Plitvice Lakes National Park! xx

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    January 27, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    France and Croatia are two places I need to get to! I haven’t been to France since I was a child, Scandalous really. Will keep an eye on EuroTunnel sales. Great Wanderlust Wednesday – got me thinking about my Vegas trip this year! Eeek.

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    Sarah Mansley
    January 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Croatia has been on my list for a long time! You’ve just reminded me about it, I need to get looking at holiday prices!

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    Ally // Digital Diva
    January 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I reckon a trip to Croatia this year might be in order 🙂 xx

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    Sarah Bristow
    January 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I am so jealous you’re going to Iceland!! I want to go so badly. I also love Paris and would love to return. Copenhagen is high on my list after seeing The Danish Girl. I went to Croatia last year for two weeks and we explored so many places – it was absolutely beautiful and I know you’ll love it!

    Sarah xxx

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    January 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Iceland will be amazing 😀 make sure you take lots of photos! I also have always dreamed of going to Copenhagen and like Sarah said after watching The Danish Girl it made me want to go even more, it looks so picture perfect!

    Danielle xx

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    Jessica Nelson
    February 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve been to Croatia (cheeky plug for you to check out my posts from my visit to Zadar) and it was AMAZING – I would definitely recommend and I really want to go back!

    Iceland is my number one place I want to visit this year so I am very jealous that you are going back!

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      Ally // Digital Diva
      February 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

      I am so so looking forward to going back, that’s for sure. Def needing a holiday right now 🙂 x

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    February 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I paid a visit to your own good city a couple of weekends ago and fell for it pretty hard – apart from anything else you’re absolutely spoiled rotten for good food! Would love to return for more than an afternoon sometime 🙂

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      Ally // Digital Diva
      February 23, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Glad you liked Leeds Rosie! I do love our city…it’s a decent size, but still compact enough so you can walk to most places. Hope you get to come back sometime!

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