wight twixtmas: a winter escape to the isle of wight, part 2

On day 2 of our quick hop around the Isle of Wight, we woke up bright and early(ish) for breakfast at The Seaview Hotel before squeezing back in the car to explore a bit more. We spent the next few hours driving from little town to little town, stopping for snacks and photo opps as we saw fit. Basically, the ideal vacation. But you’ve been warned: this is a pretty photo heavy post. The weather was insanely gorgeous — crisp, cold, and with barely a cloud in the sky. Happy to be near the sea again, we wanted to take full advantage, so we popped down to the beach near the hotel for a quick…

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foodie break: three buoys, isle of wight

After our first day exploring the Isle of Wight — and despite the fact that we had already inhaled the Seaview’s famed crab ramekin — we were pretty ravenous once dinner rolled around. Enter: Three Buoys. The pug was, again, fully welcomed, if not revered. I’m telling you, if you DON’T bring a dog to the Isle of Wight, they might not actually let you onto the island. Anyway! Dinner! It was, unsurprisingly, delish. You know how sometimes you can just look at a website and know a restaurant is gonna be good? Three Buoys has one of those websites. Owned by a born & bred local, the restaurant is named for the owners’ three…

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wight twixtmas: a winter escape to the isle of wight, part 1

Before moving to London, I had never heard the word “Twixtmas.” Apparently, it’s a British nickname for the days between Christmas & New Year’s, and it’s very popular, especially for Londoners, to figure out (/mildly stress over) where and how to wile these days away. Luckily for us, our plans fell into our laps, well before we even knew that Twixtmas was a thing! We were on the hunt for a pug-friendly destination somewhere in the UK, when lo and behold, an invitation to explore the Isle of Wight came through. A quick perusal for info regarding the island’s level of dog friendliness annnd we were sold. Seriously, in all of the bug’s travels —…

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