Fairy Pools and Cuillins - 30 Photos of the Isle of Skye to Ignite Your Wanderlust

30 Photos of the Isle of Skye to Ignite Your Wanderlust

After seeing some incredible photos of the Isle of Skye and hearing dozens of friends wax lyrical about how beautiful it is, we knew we had to visit. The Isle of Skye is definitely a buzz destination at the moment, with scores of people flocking there each year to see what all the fuss is about. And it’s easy to see why. Jaw-dropping, unspoiled landscapes, … Continue reading 30 Photos of the Isle of Skye to Ignite Your Wanderlust

El Cotillo, Fuerteventura - Why I was wrong about Fuerteventura

Why I Was Wrong About Fuerteventura

The first time I visited the Canary Islands, I was 16 and staying in an all-inclusive hotel with a friend and her family. We spent the entire seven days in Gran Canaria eating burgers and pizza next to the swimming pool, not venturing out of the resort once. And although I had a great time, I remember thinking, what is the point? What’s the point … Continue reading Why I Was Wrong About Fuerteventura

Foppolo, Italy, Budget Ski Resort

The Perfect European Budget Ski Resort

Skiing holidays are notoriously expensive. From accommodation and eating out to hiring your skiing or snowboarding equipment, popular ski resorts are often ridiculously overpriced and absolutely packed. And I suppose that’s one of the reasons I’ve never been drawn to a winter sports trip. I have a finite budget and try to make it stretch as far as possible, so blowing all my cash on … Continue reading The Perfect European Budget Ski Resort

The 6 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Bruges, Belgium

It’s been a while since I wrote my travel guide to Bruges, Belgium and in that post, I promised I’d write about the best places to eat and drink in Bruges. Apologies for the delay, it seems I really am a terrible procrastinator! But as they say, better late than never, right?! Of course, when in Bruges you just have to try the famous beers, … Continue reading The 6 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Bruges, Belgium

Experiencing a Mid-Winter Feast at River Cottage, Devon, England

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

Lundy Island: England’s Best Kept Secret?

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?

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

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