Hidden gems and holiday treasures - Travel with Penelope & Parker

Hello!  I’m Anna, not Penelope, and welcome to my little corner of the internet.  I started this blog to keep note of our travels. I love writing it and being able to point others at my travel suggestions. I’m pretty proud of it too!

UK based travel blogger ??
Luxury and unique with vitamin sea (and ?)
Wife, accountant, sailor, bookworm ⛵️
Director of quality & risk ??‍?
Loving living a country life ?

Work keeps me busy and has allowed be to travel widely over the years. As well, my husband used to work in the world of business travel and that accustomed me to the finer things!   I now enjoy finding treats and secrets myself – balancing ‘by the book’ luxe with what luxury means to us!  My tagline ‘luxury and unique with vitamin sea’ is our niche, in travel, to relax and for the blog… I love finding the hidden gems rather than the obvious and impersonal!

Enjoy the ride and thank you for reading!




I also contribute to some fantastic luxury travel blogs: Winchester BloggersThe Lux Traveller and A Luxury Travel Blog and Boutique Travel Blog

And find me on Facebooktwitter, instagram and pinterest!

If you want to learn more about me, here’s an interview on Travel Blogger Interviews and some favourite things on Amberlair’s blog.


  1. August 16, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Completely agree with you! Luxury IS what we make it out to be 🙂

  2. October 20, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Big Thunderbirds fan in my childhood so love the reference. Happy travels and will follow along.

    • October 20, 2014 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks Tim – hope you enjoy!! Sadly no pink car here!!

  3. December 11, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    I love that luxury is what you make of it! Sad to say, I never thought about luxury that way… I always imagined suited butlers, personal drivers and all day spa treatment! 😉 Love your blog – you have a new follower!

    • December 11, 2014 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you 🙂 definitely, we all have our creature comforts – even macdonalds being brought to my tent for breakfast felt like a luxury the last time we camped…

  4. January 30, 2015 / 7:14 am

    Thanks for the follow Penelope. Look forward to seeing your posts.

  5. Saul Tarasoff
    May 13, 2016 / 6:07 am

    Penelope and Parker,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity, a publisher of travel apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play. We have reviewed your blog and are interested in working with you to convert some of your blog posts into mobile apps so they can be sold on iTunes App Store and Google Play. There is no cost to you – we work with blogger on a revenue share basis.

    If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please reply to my email so I will send you additional information.

    Thanks and regards,

    Saul Tarasoff


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