Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland


One of Iceland's most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn't planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip! The Read more

Iceland's Golden Circle


One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle.  Why I hear you ask? Well, because I've been dreaming of Iceland for years now Read more

Discovering Dumfries and Galloway


Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland's western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is Read more

Quad Biking on the Hills Above Reykjavic, Iceland


I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I'm travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I'll be sharing Read more

Spring Has Sprung in Scotland


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, Read more

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland


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 Read more

I’d Rather Spend My Money on Travel Not Things

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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. 
SPEND MONEY ON TRAVEL NOT THINGS

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

I’m off to Iceland and Where I’ll be Spending My Birthday

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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.

ICELAND

Who wouldn’t want to go to Iceland with views like this?!
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How to Avoid the Post Travel Blues

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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).

AVOID POST TRAVEL BLUES

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

How to Travel in Style For Less

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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

TRAVEL IN STYLE FOR LESS

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My Favourite Travel Apps

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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.
BEST TRAVEL APPS

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

Quirky, Cool Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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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. 
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA STREET ART

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