Best Places to Visit in Spain

Spain is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world and I love being just a short plane ride away from the land of tapas, sangria and sunshine. There are so many fantastic places Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

Markets can be great places to visit when you're travelling. Often they'll be frequented by local people and you can really get a good sense of a place from visiting it's markets and seeing Read more

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

It's the beginning of September and I haven't left the United Kingdom since the end of May. Three whole months. That might seem like a short space of time for some people, but not Read more

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

I've been into books and reading for as long as I can remember and when I was a kid I even used to ask for books as gifts when it came to Christmas or Read more

My August Travel Blogging Round Up

A random collection of photos from my August including glamorous, delicious dinners on cruise ships, long walks in the last of the summer sunshine, homemade truffles and cute doggies. Perfect! Where I've Been August has been Read more

What NOT To Do When Visiting India

I've already written lots about things you should know before visiting India, what you should wear in India and my thoughts on the country since my trip there last year. It's a colourful, crazy, 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!
TOP TRAVEL DREAMS

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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

SPECIAL TRAVEL MOMENTS, FERRARI 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…

Yellow

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