1611, 2015

Things I Loved About Dubai

By |November 16th, 2015|Destinations, Travel Tales, United Arab Emirates|1 Comment

I’ve not long returned from my very first trip to Dubai and I absolutely loved it! Of course, I was expecting to enjoy it and have a great holiday with Thomas, but I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.

I kind of expected it to be somewhere that I would visit once and then wouldn’t really have […]

1310, 2015

Walking from Portofino to San Fruttuoso

By |October 13th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

During our trip to Italy we knew definitely wanted to visit Portofino, the next town along the coastline from where we were staying in Santa Margherita. We’d also heard that the small town just beyond Portofino was also beautiful, so we decided to visit both in one day.

My family and I hopped on the ferry boat in the morning and […]

510, 2015

Expecting More from Cinque Terre

By |October 5th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|4 Comments

‘Enchanting‘, ‘wonderful‘, ‘unique‘ – these are just some of the many words I’d heard used to describe the Cinque Terre before my visit there. After reading countless articles describing the incredible beauty of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre – which means five lands in Italian – I was unsurprisingly eager to visit the area. I’d looked […]

210, 2015

Photos from Liguria Italy

By |October 2nd, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve just returned from spending a lovely five days in the Liguria region in the north west of Italy.

The trip was a celebration of my dad’s 60th birthday and my parents, brother and his girlfriend, Thomas and I all had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, the location is simply stunning, the food was delicious […]

2509, 2015

A Special Giveaway and Links I’m Loving

By |September 25th, 2015|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’m writing this article in advance, and when it goes live I’ll be dragging my butt out of bed to get on two flights to Italy for a long weekend. YAY!

Since I’m busy exploring somewhere new, I’m delighted to be able to share a great giveaway with all of you and I thought I’d leave you all with some great […]

2109, 2015

Staying at The Old Course Hotel St Andrews

By |September 21st, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve been lucky enough to stay in many lovely hotels around the world, many of them thanks to this blog. This past weekend I stayed at one of the best ones yet – the Old Course Hotel in beautiful St Andrews, Scotland.

Thomas and I had a busy weekend ahead celebrating at a 2 year old’s birthday party, a 50th birthday […]

1609, 2015

10 Reasons to Visit Italy

By |September 16th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|2 Comments

Italy is one of my absolute favourite European countries and it’s somewhere I always love returning to. I’m actually heading to Italy at the end of next week, so I’m incredibly excited and can’t wait to be back there.
The food
It wouldn’t be right to write a list about reasons to visit Italy and not include the food. Italian food is […]

1409, 2015

Itchy Feet and The Urge to Travel

By |September 14th, 2015|Life, Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’ve got a confession to make.

I haven’t been out of the country since May.

What a terrible travel blogger I am!

Although I’ve taken numerous trips within the UK (like staying in the UK’s most haunted hotel and heading to the beach), I haven’t actually gotten on a plane and flown anywhere since my trip to Portugal in May.

A huge part of […]

409, 2015

5 Travel Destinations for Autumn

By |September 4th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

It seems like we pretty much blinked and summer was almost over this year, doesn’t it? Here in the northern hemisphere autumn (or fall for all my lovely American readers!) officially begins on September the 23rd, although here in Scotland it feels like it’s already in full swing.

Autumn can be a really great time to travel, especially in Europe. The […]

209, 2015

Things to Enjoy When Returning Home After Travel

By |September 2nd, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

Your bed. There’s no other bed in the world just like it. Being abroad is wonderful, but I find I never sleep just quite as well as I do when I’m home in my own bed.

Your own pillows. This goes hand in hand with the above point. Unless you’re in a fancy hotel with a pillow menu, you’ve got to […]