1201, 2015

Alternative Cities to Visit in Europe

By |January 12th, 2015|Croatia, France, Scotland, Spain, Travel Tales|2 Comments

You know that feeling when you want to take a trip but aren’t sure where to go?

Sure, you could hit up some of Europe’s big-name cities like Paris, Rome, Barcelona or Madrid but, maybe you’ve already been there, or you just don’t feel like going somewhere that feels as though everyone visits. Or perhaps it’s that the inflated prices of the popular […]

1408, 2014

10 Reasons to Love the South of France

By |August 14th, 2014|France, Travel Tales|2 Comments

The South of France, also known as the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera, is one of my absolute favourite regions in the world. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled there many, many times and for me there are SO many reasons to love this stunning area. 

I’ve had a serious think about it and come up with my best 10 reasons to love the South of France…
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2001, 2014

That Time I Almost Missed My Flight

By |January 20th, 2014|France, Travel Tales|2 Comments

“YES we made it” I shrieked as we ran towards the crew who were still gathering tickets and letting the last passengers head down the steps towards the plane. I was sweaty, out of breath and felt like my heart was going to pound right out of my chest with the panic of potentially missing my flight.

But how had I got here? I’m the girl who likes to be early for everything, especially flights. I even become irrationally flustered if I know I’m going to end up 5 minutes late for a lunch date with a friend. […]

601, 2014

Where To Go in 2014? My Travel Wishlist

By |January 6th, 2014|Destinations, France, Scotland, Travel Tales|14 Comments

It’s the beginning of a brand new year and that means it’s time for some brand new travel adventures…yippee! 2013 disappeared *far* too quickly and saw me visiting fourteen different countries and countless cities and towns around the world. It’s so cliche, but I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I have only a handful of travels planned so far for 2014, but that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming of far flung lands and constantly thinking of where I can go next. Here’s where I’m going and want to go to in 2014… […]

2212, 2013

My 2013 Travel Adventures

By |December 22nd, 2013|China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Scotland, Singapore, Travel Tales, Vietnam|10 Comments

2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!
I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!
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207, 2013

Paris – Museums, Architecture and Cafe Culture

By |July 2nd, 2013|France, Travel Tales|9 Comments

I’ve recently returned from my first ever trip to Paris and I’m still in awe of how much I loved it.  I know you’re sitting there thinking why hadn’t I been before now, and I’ve been wondering the same thing ever since I arrived and realised how much I’m suited to Paris.

I always thought that the most romantic city in the world was a city for lovers and couples and that as something of a cynic I’d be immune to it’s charms. How wrong I was. […]

1802, 2013

My Favourite Places

By |February 18th, 2013|France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Travel Tales|10 Comments

Any traveller will know that when you’ve been lucky enough to have visited many different places often people love to ask where has been your favourite. I know some people absolutely hate when people ask this question, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s kind of a natural question I’d say.

Anyway, I always answer it that I could never pick just one place, so here are a few of my favourite places I’ve visited so far…
St. Petersburg, Russia
I was absolutely blown away by the time I spent in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Russian history is utterly fascinating, and there’s something I find so intriguing about the country, culture and Russian people. I was also taken aback by the opulent and exciting architecture of some of the buildings in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.

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2711, 2012

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

By |November 27th, 2012|France, Ports & Destinations|0 Comments

Sailing into the south of France and dropping anchor off the coast of the pretty little town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is a wonderful experience. Imagine looking out of your window, or stepping onto your private stateroom balcony and seeing this incredible view…

The luxurious houses look like they’re perched precariously on the steep hills, and the calm water reflects the colours of […]

1210, 2012

Photo Essay from the Cote d’Azur

By |October 12th, 2012|France|3 Comments

The Côte d’Azur, France is one area I never get tired of exploring. I spent a day there whilst on my recent cruise with Holland America.  Our ship, MS Ryndam, docked in Monte Carlo, after a beautiful, slow sail into the port.

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608, 2012

Lyon in Pictures

By |August 6th, 2012|France, Travel Tales|2 Comments

When I first arrived in Lyon, France I was delighted to find out we were staying in the oldest part of the city, Vieux-Lyon. I dumped my bags and headed straight out to explore. Within less than two minutes I came across the stunning St. Georges Church.

I really like this picture. I took it standing on the banks of the River Soane, which runs […]