2808, 2015

5 Cool Gadgets for Travel

By |August 28th, 2015|Packing, Travel Tips|3 Comments

I love a good gadget and although when I’m travelling I like to keep it simple and pack super light, there are some gadgets I just don’t like leaving home without.
Headphone splitter
This is one thing you won’t want to be without if you’re travelling with friends or your partner.

Thomas and I like to whittle away the hours on flights or […]

508, 2015

My Summer Essentials

By |August 5th, 2015|Packing, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Ah, summer. The very best time of year. Everyone is happier, more content, more friendly and more confident during summer and that makes it a pretty darn great time of year if you ask me.

There’s a few summer essentials I need to get me through the season…
Facial Sunscreen
Although we don’t see the sun in Scotland very often I wear facial […]

1702, 2015

Ultimate Travel Essentials

By |February 17th, 2015|Life, Packing, Travel Tales|6 Comments

There’s some things I just can’t – and won’t – leave home without when I’m going travelling. When I’m on the road there’s certain things I like to have around me to make my journeys easier and more fun, to pass the time, to help me stay in touch and a whole host of other things.

Here’s my ultimate travel essentials… […]

602, 2015

Bargain Hand Luggage Essentials

By |February 6th, 2015|Packing, Travel Tales|6 Comments

Everyone wants to look good and have everything they need to keep them comfortable and happy before embarking on a flight, no matter how long. If you’re a bargain hunter like me then you’ll love these bargain hand luggage essentials that I’ve tracked down for you.
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910, 2014

What to Wear on A Holland America Cruise

By |October 9th, 2014|Cruise Chat, Cruise Tips, Packing|13 Comments

Knowing what to wear on a cruise holiday can be one of the trickiest things you need to sort out before you go. If you’ve never been on a cruise before then you might be completely unsure on what to pack but I have a few tips for those sailing with Holland America.
Daytime Wear
What you should wear on a Holland America cruise during the day is pretty much what you would wear in any holiday resort. Swimsuits, shorts and sundresses are all perfect for a sunny day at sea and if you’re going sightseeing in a port of call then comfort is definitely key.

A pair of trousers and a top,  a sundress or shorts and a tee are all perfect in warm weather. In cooler weather you should pack lots of layers to keep warm, basically the same as you would for any other holiday.

The main thing to keep in mind for daytime is if you’re doing a lot of walking exploring new places then you should have something comfortable on your feet. Personally I find flat sandals really comfortable so I live in these during the daytime on warm weather cruises. […]

2205, 2014

My City Break Packing List

By |May 22nd, 2014|Packing, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|2 Comments

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE packing! I’m a lover of being organised with most aspects of my life and packing is definitely one of them. I’m busy exploring Barcelona at the moment so what have I taken to the Catalan capital with me?

I’ve written a longer piece about what I pack for trips where I take luggage in the hold with me but this time I decided on carry on hand luggage only to avoid those pesky Ryanair fees for hold baggage (Ryanair, I know, so glamorous) and needed to stick rigorously to the 10kg limit. Luckily I’ve become quite the expert at packing light for carry on trips after recent escapes to Iceland and more with just my little suitcase. […]

2703, 2014

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland

By |March 27th, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Packing, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|12 Comments

The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest on record is -39.7 brrr!). That’s pretty chilly even for a Scottish girl like me!

The weather in Iceland is very changeable and it’s mostly influenced by the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic, the so-called “Iceland-lows”. You’ll find that you can experience four seasons in one day in Iceland so although you might look outside in the morning and see sunshine don’t be fooled, it’ll probably be raining by lunch! […]