My Favourite Holiday Memories ft. Holiday Gems

Thursday, March 08, 2018
I don't know about you but during the cold wintery months, I want nothing more than to go on holiday and explore new places rather than be stuck inside because of a snow storm! I've been looking on the Holiday Gems website as they have such a fantastic range of holiday deals and Holiday Gems takes low deposits which is great! They currently have a wide range of sunny low deposit holiday deals on their site.

It's got me thinking about some of my most memorable holidays, holiday experiences and some of the more amazing places I've visited. I've been very lucky to have parents that could afford yearly camping holidays around the UK and later all around Europe on cruises, mainly with Royal Caribbean so there are lots of destinations that I have great memories from but these are my top three:

Norway 
My most recent holiday/cruise was around the western coast of Norway in August 2017 which was one of the most memorable holidays I've ever been on as not only did we get to explore a country that we've never been to before but we saw fjords and glaciers for the very first time. We visited Olden, Flam, Stavanger and Bergen, my favourite and most memorable places of the four have to include Olden and Flam.

Visiting Norway was a very outdoor focused holiday with exploring new cities, getting to see Norwegian lakes and mountains and walking through forests and seeing glaciers; since coming back from Norway it's reignited my love of nature and being outdoors. I'm not constantly wanting to go hiking and exploring national parks, all because of our holiday to Norway.
Venice
While I utterly adored Norway (and I've move there instantly if I could), one place that was so magical and mesmerising was Venice. I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago, before I started blogging so there aren't any decent photos (I might share some on my instagram stories today for throwback Thursday) and I loved it even though we only spent a couple of days there. I've always loved anything Italian so I was extremely excited to visit Venice as to me it's one of the most mysterious, intriguing and almost mythical citifies in Italy with it's grand palaces, swaying gondolas, rich and varied history and it's murky canals. If you haven't been to Venice then I urge you to do so.

Rome
Lastly, Rome! It's a city I've visited three times, one of which was on my 18th birthday (lucky me!). Rome is such an impressive city with ancient history all around the modern city from the Trevi fountain and Spanish steps to the colosseum and more. Walking around Rome is like walking through history! I've also visited Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City a couple of times and it is well worth visiting, whether you are religious or not, as an astonishing piece of architecture and history. Italy will always hold a special place in my heart as one of my favourite countries, a country with an incredible and interesting history and obviously a country with the best food on the planet.

What are your favourite holiday moments? Have you visited Norway or Italy? 

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21 comments

  1. Rome is one of my favourite places in the entire world!

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  2. Rome is on the list of places I would love to visit x

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  3. I would love to take a trip to Italy or Norway they sounds like such amazing holiday locations! My family is more into cruises so we've been doing those instead. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I would love to go to either. I love the look of Rome especially, I would love to go and spend a week exporing it completely, it would be incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. Great pictures! I haven't visited these places but I would like to one day. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  6. Haven't visited either but I will say they look like beautiful countries to visit xx

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  7. I agree Rome is stunning, I just return x

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  8. My boyfriend has done a Norwegian cruise with his family before and I’m so jealous. I’d love to go to Bergen. I might have to get your details about where and how you booked that one.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  9. Norway sounds so amazing! I must go

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  10. Ah I can’t wait to go to Norway! It sounds amazing! x

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  11. What a fab post! I went to Venice and Rome last year and they're such beautiful places! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  12. You've made me want to book a holiday/adventure right now! Gorgeous photos hun <3
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  13. Italy is high on my list of places I want to visit. I'd probably head to Rome and Venice.

    www.linderella.co.uk

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  14. Your photos of Norway were beautiful. I felt want to visit one day.

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  15. I would love to visit all these places!

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  16. I think I'd have to say climbing up to the top of almost 500 stairs in Iceland to the top of a waterfall! Not only was I super proud of myself for making it all the way up because of my hip the view was like nothing I have ever seen before! I definitely want to travel to Italy soon! It always looks so beautiful xx

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  17. I need to go to all these places. Those photos are beautiful! x

    Joyce Lau

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  18. My best friend was just in Italy for her honeymoon. It is definitely a place I would love to visit!

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  19. I would really love to visit all three of these places!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  20. Venice is top of my wish list right now!

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  21. Some fab picks. I’d love to visit Italy and Rome and Venice especially.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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