Exploring England's Lake District

I've always kind of wondered why everyone waits for the summer to arrive in the UK and then immediately leaves to go on holiday, meaning they miss all the best weather? Surely when the Read more

My Favourite Places (So Far)

When I meet new people and answer the inevitable 'so what is it you do?' question with the reply that I'm a travel blogger and writer, one of the next questions they ask is Read more

Why I Love Travelling with my Dog

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"  Anatole France I've always been an animal lover and my dog, Ben, is definitely my best buddy. I plagued the life out of Read more

Why I Love Flying

I absolutely adore flying and everything about it. Few things make me happier than knowing I'm getting on a plane to a new place. I love the feeling of travel, of movement, and everything Read more

Travel Inspired Decor

I absolutely love beautiful home decor and having just recently redecorated my bedroom and home office (where I bring you guys lots of blogging loveliness from!) I've been busy scouring the internet for travel Read more

Things to do in a New Destination

I absolutely adore the mixture of feelings of freedom, mystery, intrigue and expectation that inevitably come tumbling upon me when arriving in a new place. Somewhere you've never visited before can hold such promise and Read more

Natural Scotland in Pictures

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As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m immensely proud of being Scottish and absolutely love my little country. It has a great mix of beautiful natural places and vibrant, exciting cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. 2013 is the year of natural Scotland which aims to celebrate the immense natural beauty that Scotland has in abundance.

With that in mind, I wanted to share some of my favourite photos of natural Scotland with you…

Mealt Waterfall, Kilt Rock, Skye

Mealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye

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The Right Way to Travel?

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Travelling for leisure is a relatively new concept within the grand scheme of world history. That means that as humans we’re constantly refining what we deem to be the best ways to travel and the best things to see and do while we are in a foreign land.

Travel is ultimately different for everyone. One person’s preferred style of travel might be another’s version of hell. But there isn’t any hard and fast ‘correct’ way to travel, and the people who think there is, well, they bug me.

The Right Way to Travel

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Scenes from Stockholm Archipelago

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Buildings in Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago contains a staggering 30,000 islands and islets approximately and is one of the most picturesque places I explored within the Baltic Sea. The colourful buildings in the main islands of the city looked beautiful against the different shades of blue in the calm sea. Read more

Where am I Going in 2013?

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With the new year festivities well and truly over and my Blogmanay trip around Scotland little but a faint memory, my thoughts have turned to where 2013 will take me. When I’m bored and a little fed up with being at home my thoughts always seem to turn to where I’m going next.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The sun setting over Brandenburg Gate

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The Natural Beauty of La Palma, Spain

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When visiting La Palma, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, I was most struck by the extreme natural beauty of the island. It is known as ‘Isla Bonita’, literally the beautiful island and during my visit I definitely found out why.

The capital and main port of the island, Santa Cruz de La Palma, is utterly charming but sadly on the day I visited everything was closed for a public holiday. Instead of wandering around a pretty but deserted city, we decided to get out into the countryside and explore the forests of the island.

View of Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

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Surprised in St Andrews, Scotland

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While on my recent trip to St Andrews I heard an interesting statistic - only one in ten people who visit St Andrews actually play golf there. This totally surprised me, as I had just assumed that golfers would be the main visitors in a city that is essentially the home of golf. With this statistic in mind, I set out to find out what St Andrews has that attracts the nine out of ten people who don’t come to play golf…

St Andrews has character

St Andrews is positively brimming with character. It has atmospheric Cathedral ruins, which I highly recommend taking a walk around. It’s free to enter and the ruins are remarkably well preserved given that it dates back as far as the 12th century.

St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland

I loved the colours of the stone walls…

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