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
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
It occurred to me recently that although I’ve been blogging for two and a half years, I’ve never actually taken the time to introduce myself properly! I love getting to know my readers and find personal posts like these really help me connect with other bloggers. So, without sounding narcissistic…here are 31 random facts about me. I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth and would kill … Continue reading 31 Random Facts About Me
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
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!
When I fell in love with travelling in 2014, I came to the realisation that if I wanted to see the world, I’d have to stop waiting for people to join me and travel solo. Fortunately, I’ve always been fiercely independent and content with my own company. Don’t get my wrong, I love being around friends and family but I’m also happy going it alone. … Continue reading Why I Love 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 and feel they don’t have any reasons to travel. 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 … Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Travel the World