I might be a little biased since it’s the nearest city to my countryside village home here in Scotland but I believe Glasgow is a truly underrated city. It’s all too often left forgotten and in the shadow of it’s prettier neighbour, Edinburgh, and I think people who don’t visit Glasgow are truly missing out.
There’s so much to love about Glasgow and after 24 years living just outside the city I thought I’d share my favourites with you… Read more
I’m a fan of cruises and I’ll happily admit that. I know there are people out there who absolutely hate cruises and that’s fine, cruising isn’t for everyone. I’ve been lucky enough to have embarked upon 18 different cruises so far so it’s safe to say I know a lot about the subject of cruising.
One thing I repeatedly find when I tell people that I love cruising is a barrage of questions about what cruises are actually like. Many people view cruising as being like the movie Titanic and imagine nothing but little old couples shuffling awkwardly around a ballroom in the evenings and doing little during the day. Sure, some cruises are like this but only very few, and cruising has really changed for the better in the last few years. It’s become a popular option for young couples, young families and groups of friends.
So if you’ve ever considered a cruise but decided against it because you’re just not sure what life on board a cruise ship is really like, read on to find out the truth about cruising as I answer some of the most common questions. Read more
One of the things I love about being Scottish (and there are many) is that us Scots have our own little Scottish words, phrases, slang and accents. I know from travelling a lot that we can sometimes be hard to understand for people who aren’t familiar with our accents and the fact that we talk at a rate of a million miles per hour, especially after a few drinks! To make things even more confusing for visitors different towns, sometimes only 30 miles apart, have completely different accents and slang words. We have some pretty great Scottish slang words and if I tried to document them all for you I’d be here forever. So, I wanted to share a few of my favourites that you might want to know if you’re planning to visit my beautiful country, or you might just want to have a good giggle at. Try them out and you’ll impress the locals! Read more
Autumn is such a perfect season. I love the yellow, orange and red leaves as they transform from green through the colour spectrum. I love the piles of leaves sweeping around as they’re caught by the wind. I love the fact it gets a little chilly outside so I can start wearing the cute ankle boots and cosy jumpers I’ve been keeping in the back of my wardrobe since March.
I also think that autumn is the perfect time to visit my beautiful home country of Scotland, here’s why…
The colours are amazing
The autumn colours are spectacular in Scotland and just add to the all round gorgeousness of the country. I’m a firm believer that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!
Scotland is filled with so many evergreen trees, which means you get to enjoy the contrast of the fiery autumn leaves changing colour against the deep greens of the pine trees. It’s a stunning sight.
As a travel blogger and writer, travel is an enormous part of my life and I spend a lot of time on the road away from home. In the last year or so I’ve gotten my travel beauty game sorted and have whittled down the list of products I take with me. Now I only take the essentials and I’m giving you guys a sneak peak inside my make up bag.
This past weekend has been a little bit of a disappointment. I was supposed to be exploring a new city for me, Madrid, yet I ended up staying at home.
I was meant to be exploring this pretty city (Image source)
Why? Well, I was meant to be travelling with my Mum on one of our regular little trips we like to take together. Unfortunately we had to cancel due to my poor Mum being a bit under the weather and not fit to travel (everyone wish Mummy Travel Tales a speedy recovery!).
At first I was pretty sad because I was so looking forward to exploring Madrid, a city I’ve heard so many good things about. Then I felt frustrated because I wanted to get away, I wanted to travel and I wanted to be somewhere new and exciting.
I was suffering from wanderlust. Read more