fiat 500x road trip

Over the break I drove road trip to Paradise and back with thanks to Fiat and an upgrade to the Fiat 500x

Heres my top 5 tips for making your road trip great

1.Plan your trip

2. stop often and not just to take snaps but to rest (ok you can stop often to rest and Instagram!)

3. stay hydrated and pack healthy snacks or stop for them – hello road side banana stand!

4. Make an awesome playlist – music is everything on a road trip

5. don’t rush, its better to arrive late than not at all – take your time and enjoy the drive!

All Photos Jason Grant

albatross inn at the atlantic byron bay

Last week you may have spotted that I was holidaying in Byron Bay (A well earned break) it’s one of my favourite destinations to visit and luckily only a short flight away!

Of course we stayed at The Atlantic Byron Bay (my favourite place to stay in Byron Bay) The Atlantic simply is paradise. Set amongst a tropical corner at the back of town. I love staying here in in fact I have stayed here enough now to feel a part of the Atlantic family – the owners and staff are some of the best people you will find!

We lucky to be among some of the first to stay in their latest addition Albatross Inn. A collection of private en-suite cabins. The rooms are spacious and light and certainly don’t feel like a standard guest room they are complete with private terraces and outdoor showers. Ajoining is a shade shack a perfect spot to prepare your own breakfast , have a drink or a BBQ. This new lodging at the back of the property feels really private. I love the use of colour and the evolution of the decorating by owner Kimberly Amos and her talented family along with favourite local makers and suppliers – there’s touches of the sea and desert combined to create a cool but relaxed place to stay.

The Atlantic family love to Travel, you can see their inspiration everywhere.  There’s something magic that happens when you check in here – suddenly you’re on Atlantic (Byron) time, relaxed with all you need to think about is where you want to swim and where you want to eat or get a drink!

There is only one Atlantic! and it is a special place.

Click here to see more or to make a booking you really should visit – just take a look at the images below

Images Thanks tom Ebb & Flow Studio

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hamyard hotel london

Earlier in the year we were fortunate enough to stay at the incredible and I mean incredible Ham Yard Hotel in London We had a wonderful stay in the impeccably decorated hotel click here to read my article on the Expedia Travel Blog

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melbourne

IMG_1719Currently I’m in Melbourne – for a friends birthday and also for an exciting shoot for a magazine – yes it’s very hot, but I still had a chance to check out some of my favourite places…

 

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 My Favourite stall at Chapel Street Bazaar ( far back left)

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Coffee at Two Birds One Stone

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Cool vintage store The Junk Company

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A favourite building by Sean Godsell

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Art work adorning a house in Fitzroy by Lucas Grogan

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The Manchester Unity Building

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Dinner at Mr Miyagi

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