Spring is FINALLY here! Yay!
I hate the dark nights, the biting wind and the never-ending rain, sleet and snow showers that go hand in hand with winter. I’ve been dreaming of the long days, warmer weather and being able to go out without five layers on since I took my Christmas decorations down so I’m beyond happy to see that the strong tentacles of winter have finally slipped off and the first signs of spring are afoot.
I first began to notice the change when I took a trip down to Loch Lomond to visit the farmers market (the first and third Sunday of every month!) and enjoy a good Sunday stroll with my dad and my beloved dog Ben.
The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest on record is -39.7 brrr!). That’s pretty chilly even for a Scottish girl like me!
The weather in Iceland is very changeable and it’s mostly influenced by the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic, the so-called “Iceland-lows”. You’ll find that you can experience four seasons in one day in Iceland so although you might look outside in the morning and see sunshine don’t be fooled, it’ll probably be raining by lunch! Read more
It was my 24th birthday last weekend (urgh I’m getting old!) and everyone asking me what I wanted for my birthday really got me thinking. Each time I heard the question I found myself saying ‘nothing’ and really meaning it.
I wasn’t trying to do that humble type thing where people say they don’t want anything but secretly expect loads of lovely surprises, I just genuinely didn’t really need or want anything.
Recently I’ve come to realise that the most important things to me are experiences, not material possessions. I’d far rather use the money someone would spend on buying me a gift on a travel experience instead. Read more
Today I’m fulfilling one of my travel dreams (of which there are many!) and getting on a plane to ICELAND!
Iceland has always been a place that has intrigued me and in recent years this tiny little nation has become a super popular tourist destination and I can definitely see why.
Who wouldn’t want to go to Iceland with views like this?!
You know how it is, you return from an amazing trip and find yourself back in your hometown, back to work, back to cooking and cleaning and all that other mundane stuff and you quickly feel like you’ve never been away. It kind of takes the shine off the whole holiday experience and you end up becoming a little down in the dumps (well, at least I know I do).
Anyone would be depressed after coming home from this beach, right?
So, how can you stave off the post travel blues and avoid becoming depressed as quickly as your tan is fading? Here’s my top tips to keeping that great holiday mood going even when you return… Read more
If, like me, your budget is more beer than champagne you’ll want to make the most of your money in order to get the best experiences possible. Although you might not have the money for a super luxe travel experience there are definitely ways you can make your money stretch further to enjoy a taste of that champagne lifestyle on the road.
Here’s my tops tips on how to travel in style for less…