If you’re anything like me, you get a serious case of the winter blues. I spend six months of the year wishing summer would come and the other six months dreading winter. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I adore the sunshine! But while I struggle with the cold, dark months of December and January, the one thing I do love is the warming, delicious, comfort food that … Continue reading Experiencing a Mid Winter Feast at River Cottage, Devon, England
The end of another year is upon us! Does anyone else get totally freaked out by how quickly time seems to pass? Well, this year has gone pretty quickly for me. I cannot believe this time last year, I was getting ready to fly to Australia. I had just quit my job and was due to start a new job in February. But I had … Continue reading 2017: My Year in Review
As a lover of travel, I’m forever booking flights to far-flung places and researching the next incredible destinations to visit. But quite often, the remarkable places close to home fly completely under my radar. This was the case with Lundy Island. I’ve lived in the UK all my life, and in Devon for the last six years. But I only learned about Lundy Island four months … Continue reading Lundy Island: England’s Best Kept Secret?
I have just returned from three heavenly carb-filled days in the Italian city of Milan. Although I did spend one day in Italy last year, this was my first ‘official’ trip, so I was beyond excited to finally visit this beautiful country properly. (How I got to 27 without ever having been to Italy, I’ll never know!) So, when I saw some very cheap flights, I promptly booked … Continue reading Travel Notes on Milan, Italy
We’ve all seen them…the selfies on Instagram of tourists posing with docile-looking tigers or riding on the back of an elephant. And, we’ve all heard of Seaworld and other attractions that provide the opportunity to touch, ride or otherwise interact with animals. But, are these attractions just harmless fun or is there something more sinister to be aware of? First off, I will say that … Continue reading We need to talk about animal tourism!
Once upon a time, the words ‘gluten-free’ and ‘Paris’ would not have existed in the same sentence. Fortunately, those days are long gone. Although I don’t have any food intolerances myself, my mum is vegetarian and follows a strict gluten-free diet. So, on a recent girl’s trip to Paris, we had to scout out the best restaurants, cafes and eateries to cater for her somewhat … Continue reading The Gluten-Free Guide to Paris, France
I’ve just spent three fantastic days in the stunning Belgian city of Bruges and I’m writing this travel guide sat in Brussels airport waiting for my flight home. One thing that struck me during my pre-trip research was that so many people only spend one day in Bruges. Blog posts entitled ‘A day trip to Bruges’ and ‘How to spend 24 hours in Bruges’ are everywhere and plentiful. I’m … Continue reading A Travel Guide to Bruges, Belgium
The Greek island of Corfu is an underrated gem! Every time I open Pinterest, I see beautiful images of that shipwreck beach on Zakynthos or those picturesque white and blue houses in Santorini. But Corfu is virtually non-existent in my social media feeds. While I am more than happy to keep this island secret to myself, I just simply cannot resist sharing the beauty of Corfu … Continue reading 30 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Corfu, Greece
Driving the east coast of Australia has been a dream of mine since I can remember. When I booked my flights to Australia, I was so psyched about finally experiencing one of my major bucket list items. But, when I looked at my itinerary and saw that it takes two to three weeks to properly drive from Cairns to Sydney, I realised I simply did … Continue reading Driving Australia’s East Coast: From Cairns to Sydney
As one of the only places in Europe that enjoys warm weather throughout the European winter months of November to March, the Canary Islands are popular amongst sun-chasing tourists. When I returned from Australia at the end of January and plunged straight back into the British winter (sob!), I knew I’d need a sunshiny break before too long. And it just so happens that my sister, … Continue reading A Snapshot of Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands