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?
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
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