A Guide to Scottish Slang

One of the things I love about being Scottish (and there are many) is that us Scots have our own little Scottish words, phrases, slang and accents. I know from travelling a lot that Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

Autumn is such a perfect season. I love the yellow, orange and red leaves as they transform from green through the colour spectrum. I love the piles of leaves sweeping around as they're caught Read more

My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

As a travel blogger and writer, travel is an enormous part of my life and I spend a lot of time on the road away from home. In the last year or so I've Read more

How to Alleviate Wanderlust Without Travelling

This past weekend has been a little bit of a disappointment. I was supposed to be exploring a new city for me, Madrid, yet I ended up staying at home. Why? Well, I was meant Read more

A Perfect Few Days in Venice

Venice is a place that I absolutely adore, no matter how filled with tourists it is, and I've written here before about my unwavering love for the city. So, when my partner, Thomas, and I Read more

Amsterdam Again

I've visited Amsterdam before, back when I was just 14 years old on a long weekend with my parents and I remember having a really great time, so when I had a long layover Read more

My September Travel Blogging Round Up

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A random collection of pretty pictures from some of my September travel adventures. Read more

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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I absolutely believe that everyone -male or female, young or old, single or married – should travel solo at least once in their lifetime. I’ve travelled solo to many different countries for many different reasons and firmly believe that solo travel has changed me as a person and definitely for the better.

Travelling solo presents endless opportunities for personal development and often people who take the leap and travel solo experience a change that is pretty indescribable. It’s a feeling of freedom, of discovery and of independence and it’s one that I haven’t experienced in any other situation in my life.


Here’s just some of the reasons why I think everyone should travel solo at least once in their lives… Read more

Best Places to Visit in Spain

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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 to visit in Spain and I’m lucky enough to  have explored many of them (but still have lots more to see!). Here’s my favourite places to visit in Spain… Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

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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 what is sold there. It can give you a great insight into the types of food and drink that local people eat and you can even discover new foods that you didn’t know existed!

I’ve visited markets all over the world from Vietnam to India and many more in between, and I’ve managed to perfect my skills for visiting markets and getting some bargains on the road.
Here’s some of the things you need to know in order to successfully master visiting markets when travelling… Read more

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

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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 for me. I’m used to travelling frequently and jetting off often to new countries, revisiting old ones and discovering new places, cultures and languages along the way.
Travelling is part of my job as a travel blogger and writer and it’s something that I love and adore. Although I’ve travelled to so many countries and places in the past that I’m yet to write about so there’s no fear of me running out of material anytime soon, travelling is still a fundamental part of my job.

Being at home in the UK for three whole months has been my longest period without travel for more than a year and a half. Read more

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

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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 my birthday. I love getting lost in the world of fiction with new characters and far off lands. It’s the perfect escape from day-to-day life and great writing always manages to capture me in a way that nothing else can.

I take my beloved kindle absolutely everywhere with me and I love passing the time on long flights, bus journeys and train rides by escaping into different worlds contained within brilliant novels.

Check out my favourite travel fiction books that I think every travel enthusiast should read…  Read more