The Perfectly Imperfect Side to Travel

It’s all too easy to be completely misled by the carefully manicured shots we see on social media. Whether it’s a girl posing on top of a mountain in a floaty red dress or besties enjoying a champagne picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower, these shots give the impression that travel is always idyllic. I’m guilty of it myself. My Instagram gallery is full … Continue reading The Perfectly Imperfect Side to Travel

Travel Notes on Milan, Italy

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 need to talk about animal tourism!

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!

The Gluten-Free Guide to Paris, France

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

A Travel Guide to Bruges, Belgium

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

30 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Corfu, Greece

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 Australia’s East Coast: From Cairns to Sydney

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

A Snapshot of Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands

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

How to Hire a Campervan in Australia for $1 a Day

Hiring a campervan for $1 a day?! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not and I’m going to tell you how it can be done. As many of you know, I spent the month of January travelling around Australia. I started in Sydney, flew to Cairns and the plan from there was to book a flight down to Melbourne for a few … Continue reading How to Hire a Campervan in Australia for $1 a Day

6 Incredible Things to Do in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Flying into Cairns, I was instantly struck by the epic coastline…white sandy tropical beaches, mountains plunging into the ocean and lush green rainforest as far as the eye could see. If I wasn’t excited already, I was now! But the truth is, I’d looked forward to this moment for years. I was finally going to see the Great Barrier Reef; the natural wonder that draws … Continue reading 6 Incredible Things to Do in Cairns, Queensland, Australia