Top 6 Places to Visit in Italy

Italy is one of my absolute favourite countries in the world. Whenever I think of Italy I think of the delicious food, beautiful scenery, incredible history, stylish Italian people, laid-back lifestyle and of course Read more

What's in my bag when I travel?

I get a lot of people asking just what exactly is always in my bag when I travel. There are quite a few things I can't leave home without whether my trip is long Read more

How to Pick the Right Accommodation for Your Trip

You know that familiar scenario - you've booked every other detail of your trip except the accommodation, because every time you go to look it seems like there are way too many options? Yup, Read more

10 Reasons to Love the South of France

The South of France, also known as the Côte d'Azur or French Riviera, is one of my absolute favourite regions in the world. I've been lucky enough to have travelled there many, many times and Read more

Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

I'm a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here's my pick of what I Read more

Glasgow from Above; A Visit to Glasgow Tower

I've written so many articles about my love for Glasgow on here and it's a city I never tire of exploring and seeing from new angles. Imagine how excited I was when that angle Read more

How to Survive Group Travel

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Travelling as part of a big group isn’t my usual travel style, so I was a little nervous before I left on a recent trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol with 10 other ladies for my cousin’s hen party. I’m something of an introvert (read anti-social) and really enjoy my own space, especially when I’m travelling, so I worried that I’d find it tough travelling in a big group.

Survive Group Travel, Edinburgh Scotland

Deep in thought during some alone time in Edinburgh…

Well, I survived, and I had a great time in the process, so I’ve prepared a little mini guide on how you can survive group travelRead more

Taking Part in Holi Celebrations

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If you’re a regular reader here you might have noticed I mentioned recently that one day I’d love to take part in the Holi celebrations in India. Well, it might not quite have been as exciting as India, but I’ve just taken part in some Holi celebrations Scotland style!

So, what is Holi?

Holi is a religious celebration of spring, which is usually observed by Hindus primarily in India and Nepal. The beginning of spring is marked by throwing coloured powders and water at everyone around them, as well as dancing, singing and other festivities. They believe it is a perfect way to welcome the colours of spring and a change in the weather.

Holi Celebrations Scotland

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My Top Travel Dreams

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Everyone has travel dreams, places that they’d love to visit, events they’d love to take part in and spectacles they’d like to see. Obviously, I can’t share all my travel dreams with you as I’d be typing away here for days and days as my list only gets longer. Instead, I’m only sharing my ultimate travel dreams, those things I absolutely must do before I die. Call it a bucket-list if you wish – here are my top travel dreams that I’m determined to realise!

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My Most Special Travel Moments

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You know those moments of travel that are so special you have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming? The moments where you can’t believe how lucky you are to be in that situation? The moments that make you glad to be alive and wishing they could last forever? Well, I’ve had loads of them while travelling, and I wanted to share some of my favourite ones with you.

Surprise Ferrari Experience in Monaco


Chillin’ in a Ferrari in Monaco, no biggie

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Celebrating My 23rd Birthday in Newcastle

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Newcastle is a city that’s pretty famous for its party scene, so where better for me to head to celebrate my 23rd birthday with friends?

Because Newcastle has the reputation of being a city that likes to party, there are some places that are always packed full of rowdy stag and hen groups visiting for a few days. My tip is to avoid these places, unless you want to be chilling with guys in matching t-shirts with lewd things shaved into their hair (seriously, we saw those guys walking down the street barking like dogs. WEIRD)!

So, here’s a few tips on the best places in Newcastle where you can eat, drink and dance with the locals, and steer mostly clear of the groups of stag and hen parties.

Marco Polo Restaurant Newcastle, Birthday Newcastle, WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN NEWCASTLE

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Colours of the World

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I love colour, and I love finding colourful and exciting places around the world, so here’s a collection of my favourite photos featuring colours around the world…


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