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…
I’m a self-confessed iPhone addict both at home and on the road. My beloved phone is rarely more than a few feet away from me when I don’t have it grasped in my right hand.
When I’m travelling I rely on a few great apps to make my time away from home easier and less stressful. Here’s my selection of the best travel apps that I never leave home without… Read more
I have to admit that before visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria I wasn’t expecting anything overly cool, unusual or exciting. I imagined it to be touristy, a little generic and similar to most of the other large cities and towns across the Canary Islands due to it’s popularity with young British tourists. I expected to find one of those places that’s perfectly pleasant with a nice beach, some cute shops and a few nice eateries but one that isn’t entirely memorable or interesting.
Boy was I wrong.
I certainly didn’t expect to find hundreds of surfers, amazing street art and cool, indie cafes and restaurants, not to mention a pretty awesome beach! Add to this the temperate climate of The Canary Islands, thanks to being situated right next to Northern Africa, and you can see why many people are attracted to this little island. Read more