501, 2017

2017 Travel Plans, Dreams and Goals

By |January 5th, 2017|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Happy New Year! I love the beginning of a new year. It always feels so fresh, shiny and exciting and I always like to use it as an opportunity to plan what I want from the next 12 months. I like to think about where I want the year to take me, both literally and metaphorically – in business and […]

2212, 2016

5 Most Popular Posts of 2016

By |December 22nd, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Putting together a ‘Most Popular Posts of 20X’ has become something of a little tradition for me. It marks the close of another year of blogging and shows me what you guys love and what you don’t.

Without further ado, here’s the 5 most popular posts from this year…
My City Break Packing List

This post continues to be extremely popular, year after […]

1512, 2016

52 Books of 2016

By |December 15th, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Here’s all the books I read in 2016, with my favourites highlighted in bold.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
As The Crow Flies by Damien Boyd
Make Me by Lee Child
Head in The Sand by Damien Boyd
Kickback by Damien Boyd
Swansong by Damien Boyd
The Girl in The Ice by […]

812, 2016

A Festive Edinburgh Weekend

By |December 8th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|4 Comments

I am a total lover of winter city breaks, especially just before Christmas. I love visiting places when they’re cold, crisp and decorated to the hilt for the festive period. Edinburgh just happens to be one of my absolute favourite cities to visit at Christmas time so last weekend Thomas and I, along with two of our friends headed for […]

2811, 2016

Give The Gift of Travel this Christmas

By |November 28th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Christmas is approaching so quickly this year! It feels like it’s crept up on us all of a sudden and if you’re anything like me you won’t have done all your Christmas shopping yet. Wondering what to get your mum/dad/brother/sister/boyfriend/girlfriend/whoever? I’ve got some ideas for you.
Travel! 

I truly believe that travel is one of the best gifts you can give someone. […]

2111, 2016

5 Best Things About Luxury Hotels

By |November 21st, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

There are few things in life better than checking into a luxury hotel. Staying in a fantastic hotel always makes me happy, as there are so many things to enjoy that you don’t have at home!

I always like to make the absolute most of my time when I’m staying somewhere fabulous, and these are the things I love the most…
1. […]

1711, 2016

Where I’d Like to Travel in 2017

By |November 17th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|6 Comments

With the end of 2016 fast approaching (like, seriously fast. Time slow down, please!) I’ve started to think about the places I’d like to visit next year. Everyone else is thinking about Christmas and I’m busy thinking about where I can book flights to. Standard.

2016 has been a year with lots of travel, but still not as much as I’d […]

1411, 2016

Why Travel Doesn’t Have to be International

By |November 14th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|4 Comments

When someone says travel you probably think of jumping on a plane and going to somewhere far-flung and different. You might think of somewhere you’ve never been before. Somewhere Other, challenging and thousands of miles from the comfort of home. Those experiences are great, trust me. I live for experiences like that. But recently I’ve been coming around more to […]

711, 2016

4 Christmas Markets to Visit This Year

By |November 7th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|3 Comments

It’s officially November, which means it’s time to start getting excited about Christmas! Woohoo!

I absolutely adore Christmas and get to ridiculously excited about it every single year. I’m such a big kid and Christmas markets are my idea of heaven. I love strolling around the stands, seeing whats on offer, buying Christmas decorations, heating up with delicious hot chocolate and […]

2710, 2016

5 Places Around the World I Could Live

By |October 27th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|1 Comment

Moving into my shiny new home has recently got me thinking about other places around the world I think I could call home. Obviously, I’ve just signed on the dotted line for a big fat mortgage here in Scotland, so this wouldn’t be anytime soon but, never say never.

Whenever I visit anywhere new I always ask myself whether I think […]