1011, 2016

How to Plan Your Dream Holiday

By |November 10th, 2016|Travel Tips|1 Comment

I am a planner. I always have been. It’s in my DNA to plan, plan and plan a little bit more. I love the feeling of being organised and that extends to when I travel. Before a trip I’ll always spend quite a bit of time researching what I want to see, do, eat and drink in a destination. So, […]

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 […]

310, 2016

Five Great Autumn City Break Ideas

By |October 3rd, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Autumn officially kicked off here last month and this is one of my favourite times of year for a city break. Not too cold like the middle of winter and not too hot like the sticky summer, but just right.

Although this autumn I won’t be doing any travelling because I’m busy moving house, I am still lusting after an autumn […]

2609, 2016

Why Solo Travel Makes You More Independent

By |September 26th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|2 Comments

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 […]

1209, 2016

4 Day Trips to Take from Glasgow

By |September 12th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I often get comments and emails from readers who are coming to Scotland and staying in Glasgow but want to get out of the city for at least a day to see some more of what the country has to offer. Although Glasgow is great and will always be one of my favourite cities in the world, I couldn’t agree […]

809, 2016

Things to do Near Sorrento, Italy

By |September 8th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

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 […]

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 […]

1508, 2016

The Who of Travel: Who to Travel With

By |August 15th, 2016|Life, Travel Tips|4 Comments

Travel can be complicated sometimes. There’s so much planning to do – where to go, how to get there, how much to spend, where to stay, do I need a visa, what shall I pack, and a thousand more questions punctuate every single trip that gets planned. Or at least I know they do for me.

Sometimes something that isn’t one […]

808, 2016

Tips for Travelling By Train in France

By |August 8th, 2016|Cruise Tips, Destinations, France, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I feel very lucky to have travelled extensively through France and have done so many times by train. Train travel is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get around in France. Plus it’s a good way to see some of the gorgeous countryside and dramatic coastlines that it’s blessed with.

I’ve only ever had positive experiences with train travel […]