Author Archive for Anna Parker

I am happiest when travelling in style with my husband, enjoying the outdoors and taking photos to keep the memories! On the lookout for luxury and unique stays. Based in the UK. Find me on twitter @aeparker81 or at www.travelwithpenelopeandparker.com

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

Early October is a great time for a trip to Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and New York.  The weather is likely to be all over the place – so it isn’t a busy time of year for tourists.  We had half our trip high 20s and above, a hurricane, some cooler days and then more
14 vineyards worth visiting

14 vineyards worth visiting

A few years ago South African friends of ours introduced us to some rather lovely South African wines, thankfully just before we re-visited the country for our honeymoon.  It has rather started a habit of seeking out a vineyard to visit whenever we’re on holiday.  We’ve been nicely surprised with some UK ones too!  We
11 unforgettable dining experiences

11 unforgettable dining experiences

Something we always do on holiday is find a special place to dine and we’ve been jotting them down in Evernote for a long while now! Staying in a self-catering or a more basic boutique hotel away from the hum drum is quite a good way to save some pennies but still enjoy the finer
Oman - Muscat Chedi or Shangri-La Al Waha?

Oman - Muscat Chedi or Shangri-La Al Waha?

7 days in Oman in November – blissful memories of 2 very different 5* hotels! I’d thought before we went that this would be a less-balanced comparison having longed to go to The Chedi since Original Travel included it in their ‘Big Short Trip’ book, but actually there are great positives to both.  The Chedi
3 great self-catering options in the UK

3 great self-catering options in the UK

We’ve found over the years that some of our best breaks have been when we’ve self-catered.  Home away from home is sometimes as nice as staying in a hotel, and invariably the space and privacy are second to none.   These are a few of our UK favourites from our travel overs the last year or
3 days to see Singapore and 10 things to fit in

3 days to see Singapore and 10 things to fit in

I visited Singapore last February to latch on to the end of my husband being over there with work.  For the first 2 days I did next to nothing – jet lag and humidity were enough to deal with that – I just parked myself at “Privé” in Keppel Marina while my husband worked nearby. 
3 stops to see Jamaica - no problem

3 stops to see Jamaica - no problem

Picking Jamaica for a holiday was the best un-researched flight selection I’ve made so far – we had set travel dates in between work deadlines and availability for business class flights made the decision for us. This country thankfully doesn’t seem to be fully discovered however that means that there aren’t a great deal of
Recession proof luxury – 7 top tips

Recession proof luxury – 7 top tips

5 years ago, my husband was working in the glorious world of travel and I was enjoying being his pampered +1 as often as I possibly could. This was before the first of the recessionary dips and we so enjoyed our fair share of perks but at little expense to ourselves! Then the world changed