Spelunking aka Caving in Iceland


"You know in the US this caving thing is known as spelunking" said the chatty American girl with the dazzling white teeth and waterproof jacket to match. Spelunking. What?! As a Brit I'd never heard this Read more

50 Best Road Trip Songs


I LOVE a good road trip and one of my essential items is a playlist full of amazingly good road trip songs. Good music always makes a journey better and there's few things better Read more

Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland


One of Iceland's most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn't planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip! The Read more

Iceland's Golden Circle


One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle.  Why I hear you ask? Well, because I've been dreaming of Iceland for years now Read more

Discovering Dumfries and Galloway


Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland's western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is Read more

Quad Biking on the Hills Above Reykjavic, Iceland


I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I'm travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I'll be sharing Read more

England

An Idyllic Break at Inadown Farm and Stables

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I took an epic road trip last week from my home in the west of Scotland all the way down to the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, almost at the very bottom of England. The purpose of this almost 1,000 mile round trip was for a short break at an adorable cottage in one of the most idyllic locations I’ve ever been lucky enough to experience.

Taking the exit from the motorway and finding ourselves quickly surrounded by rolling green hills and endless fields was a welcome break from the miles of grey motorway that we had endured to reach this point. As we began to drive past rustic cottages with thatched roofs and charming country pubs we quickly knew that the long drive had been more than worth it. And we hadn’t even reached Goldridge Cottage yet.
Goldridge Cottage South Downs National Park Read more

Where to Stay in Brighton, Vine Street Studios

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I’ve written previously about my penchant for finding an amazing apartment or house instead of a hotel in certain destinations, and sometimes that can be as tough as searching for a proverbial needle in a haystack. In Brighton though, we really cracked it and found what I would, without hesitation, refer to as the coolest apartment in Brighton – Vine Street Studios.
Vine Street Studios, Brighton

This old warehouse has been converted into a chic, New-York-loft-style apartment that simply exudes cool. It’s decorated in a modern, minimalist fashion, with exposed wires, beams and touches of metal all around. Read more

Brighton Street Art

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Colourful, quirky, mysterious, creative, friendly, bright, eclectic. These are just a few words which immediately spring to mind when attempting to describe the city of Brighton, on England’s southern coastline.
Brighton Pier, Brighton Street Art

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Celebrating My 23rd Birthday in Newcastle

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Newcastle is a city that’s pretty famous for its party scene, so where better for me to head to celebrate my 23rd birthday with friends?

Because Newcastle has the reputation of being a city that likes to party, there are some places that are always packed full of rowdy stag and hen groups visiting for a few days. My tip is to avoid these places, unless you want to be chilling with guys in matching t-shirts with lewd things shaved into their hair (seriously, we saw those guys walking down the street barking like dogs. WEIRD)!

So, here’s a few tips on the best places in Newcastle where you can eat, drink and dance with the locals, and steer mostly clear of the groups of stag and hen parties.

Marco Polo Restaurant Newcastle, Birthday Newcastle, WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN NEWCASTLE

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London in Pictures

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I’ve admitted before on here that London isn’t a city that I particularly like, but some parts of it still appeal to me. I like the variety of cultures and nationalities, I like that you can find food from the majority of nations in the world, I like the diversity, I like the open spaces and quirky places. There are many elements that I like about London. So here’s a few London pictures from my last visit to the UK’s capital…

London Eye One of London’s most recent icons set against typically British grey skies… Read more

Colourful Camden Markets

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I know my last post ‘London, It’s Not You, It’s Me,‘ put across my feelings on the UK’s capital pretty clearly, but there are some parts of London that I do really like. The Camden Markets are definitely one of the aspects of London that I really enjoyed on my latest trip there.

Camden Markets are filled with an unbelievable range of different products. Cute girlie shops and stalls with pretty dresses, shoes and adorable trinkets (these were my favourites!); kitsch stalls offering quirky products like carved wooden phone covers; and some delicious food are just a few of the things you can find here.

Camden Lock Village Read more