2609, 2016

Why Solo Travel Makes You More Independent

By |September 26th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Solo travel can be scary, but it can also be wonderful, life-changing, unforgettable and have a seriously good impact on your day-to-day life. I’m a firm believer that solo travel makes you more independent, and here are some of the reasons why…
You eat alone 
Lets face it, eating alone can be scary. There’s the awkward moment where you have to ask […]

1909, 2016

A Serene Scottish Getaway

By |September 19th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I make no secret of the fact that, as much as I love travelling abroad, I also love travelling in my beloved Scotland. Road trips are pretty much the perfect way to do that, and so a couple of weeks ago Thomas and I jumped in the car ready for a much-needed Scottish getaway.

Our destination was the Four Seasons Hotel, […]

1509, 2016

My Most Visited Destinations

By |September 15th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

As a travel blogger and self-confessed travel addict it’s no surprise that I love going to new places as often as possible. There are some places I’m happy to return to though, and there are quite a few destinations I’ve been to 10 or more times!

Without further ado, these are some of my most visited destinations…
Barcelona

I’ve been to Barcelona […]

1209, 2016

Charming, Beautiful Ravello

By |September 12th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

During my amazing trip to Sorrento this summer I had the opportunity to visit Ravello, an Italian resort town that’s home to some of the most incredible views of the Amalfi Coast.

The town itself is small and incredibly charming, and lies high above the glittering waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea below. Although the real killer views are the ones out over […]

809, 2016

Things to do Near Sorrento, Italy

By |September 8th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

This summer I was lucky enough to spend a week in a gorgeous villa in Sorrento (read more about the villa and how amazing it was here!) and have visited a number of times previously too. No matter how many times I visit here I always find so many new and exciting things to do and see. Italy is a […]

509, 2016

Hotel or Villa?

By |September 5th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I’m incredibly lucky that I have plenty of experience in staying in gorgeous hotels AND beautiful villas around the world.

I’ve stayed in a sprawling villa in Sorrento (one of the best ever!), a quirky, contemporary villa in Costa Brava and have already booked a gorgeous-looking villa for next year in Portugal.

I’ve also rested my head in a 5-star resort in […]

2508, 2016

Why I Love Booking Travel in Advance

By |August 25th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|4 Comments

Less than 48 hours after I touched down home after my trip to Italy in July I was already booking flights for another trip. That’s not unusual for me, you see. I always like to have at least one trip booked in advance, whether it’s for next month, six months or next year.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t book all […]

2208, 2016

Ciccheti – A True Taste of Venice

By |August 22nd, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|4 Comments

One of the things many people – myself included – want when they travel is to eat in places where local people are eating. These are usually the best places to dine out and it’s always exciting to try local flavours, traditional dishes and mingle among the people who call that place home.

Venice is one of the busiest tourist cities […]

1108, 2016

On People and Stories

By |August 11th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

people watching
noun

the action or practice of spending time idly observing people in a public place.

What is it that makes people watching so much fun?

I love seeing people passing by and picking up on their idiosyncrasies to try to guess at their story. The couple who look like they’ve just had an argument, the group of friends travelling for some kind of […]

408, 2016

Revisiting Countries and Places

By |August 4th, 2016|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’m always a little baffled by the common misnomer that it is bad, wrong or silly to revisit countries you’ve already been to, because then you’re not seeing somewhere new. I find it to be so incredibly false.

I often find that my best visits are not my first visits to a place. And I would never have had those good […]