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
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!
Sometimes the trips you dread the most are the ones that you end up enjoying the most. When I volunteered to drive the support vehicle for a group of friends who were cycling from London to Paris for charity, I was my usual happy go lucky self. I had little experience driving on the ‘other’ side of the road and driving a much bigger car … Continue reading Cycling from London to Paris for Charity
There’s something refreshing about taking a road trip and not having a set destination. Just driving for the sheer hell of it and seeing where you end up. That’s exactly what I did when I visited my good friend, Laura, in Cannes, South of France. I admitted with total embarrassment that I’d never been to Italy and as Cannes is practically on the French-Italian border, … Continue reading Driving for the Hell of It – from France to Italy
First of all, to answer the questions I know you are dying to ask… Yes, I enjoy travelling alone, No, my husband doesn’t mind me taking a solo adventure from time to time, Yes, I occasionally get scared or anxious, Yes, it can be dangerous if you don’t keep your wits about you, And Yes, I travel despite these things. I’m not going to tell … Continue reading Why I like to Travel Solo
Many people still think travel is a luxury they can’t afford. And what’s more, they don’t see the need for it. While we all love a well-earned rest and a week in the sun from time to time, many of us will do anything to avoid getting out of our comfort zone. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Our comfort zones are nice, warm, fluffy … Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Travel the World