3108, 2015

Looking Back at August

By |August 31st, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

Where I’ve Been
August has been a really lovely month. I’ve enjoy a little mini-break/staycation with Thomas and a long weekend away with family.

Thomas and I had a great time staying at a hotel in the West End of Glasgow – Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens. We were lucky enough to get upgraded, and so we ended up in […]

2808, 2015

5 Cool Gadgets for Travel

By |August 28th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 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 […]

2608, 2015

10 Places I Want to Visit in Europe

By |August 26th, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

I love Europe. It’s a fascinating continent with thousands of years of incredible history, landscapes that will take your breath away, a wonderful jumble of languages, cultures and ways of life and best of all it’s all on my proverbial doorstep from my home in Scotland.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled pretty extensively throughout Europe and yet there are […]

2408, 2015

Social Media, Travel and Me

By |August 24th, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

I read a post this morning on a blog I read regularly and I have to admit it made me a little sad. Not because the writing was poor (it wasn’t), or the article was boring (it wasn’t), but because of the blogger’s reasons for wanting to visit a specific place that they were writing about.

I’m not going to name […]

2108, 2015

Don’t Over Plan Your Travels

By |August 21st, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

I am a planner. I like to be organised. I have a big diary with one page for each day and I love filling it up with the things I have to do each day, things not to forget and any random musings or ideas I come up with.

Travel is no different. I like to be organised when I travel […]

1908, 2015

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Glasgow

By |August 19th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

After staying in Hotel du Vin in St Andrews and absolutely loving it, when I wanted to book a little mini-break for Thomas and I in Glasgow, Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens seemed like the perfect choice.

We both love the West End of the city so staying at a hotel just five minutes walk from the Botanic Gardens […]

1708, 2015

Best and Worst Things About Being A Travel Blogger

By |August 17th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

I love being a travel blogger about 90% of the time, but there are some times when I don’t enjoy it and like everything else in life there are always ups and downs.

Here are my best and worst things about being a travel blogger…
Best things 
Doing a job I love
I started travel blogging for the simple fact that I love writing […]

1408, 2015

Why I Think Walking Is The Best Way to Explore A New Place

By |August 14th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

I love walking, it’s something I really enjoy and I walk a reasonable amount at home with my dog. We love getting out in the fresh air, away from my MacBook and work and just strolling along. I find it always clears my mind and makes me feel more relaxed and it always manages to tire out little Ben too!

I […]

1208, 2015

5 Great Hotels in Glasgow

By |August 12th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Although Glasgow is only a 20 minute drive from the little village that I live in I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels in the city. I love a little staycation, so I’ve stayed in a few different hotels on little mini breaks in the city and also stayed in a few during press trips and for various events in […]

1008, 2015

My Favourite European Capitals To Visit

By |August 10th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

Europe is probably the best continent in the world in terms of being able to easily hop between cities for short breaks, long weekends and to visit a few different places on an extended trip. Everything is close together, flights are cheap and readily available, trains are often just as cheap and reliable and it’s easy to get from one […]