Why 2015 Should Be the Year You Travel

There are so many reasons why you should travel the world, but it's something that a lot of people put off until later in life when they believe they'll have more money, more time Read more

2015 Dream Travels

I spend a ridiculously large amount of time searching for flights, hotels and holidays online and often I end up looking at places that are WAY out of my budget. There's just something wonderfully Read more

Sunny Places I'd Rather Be Right Now

It's that time of year where it's cold, dark, dreary and (because it's Scotland) always raining. I know I should be more into the festive spirit but the depressing weather is seriously making me Read more

Places to Visit in 2015

I don't know about you guys but I've finished my Christmas shopping and have now moved onto the really exciting stuff - deciding where I want to travel to during 2015. I absolutely love travel Read more

What's in my Hand Luggage When I Travel?

I often get emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking what's in my hand luggage when I travel, so today I thought I'd give you all a little peek inside. I'm actually quite a low-maintenance traveller Read more

Best Places I've Stayed in 2014

Through my job as a travel writer and blogger I get to stay in some pretty amazing places. In the last few years I've stayed in a few different castles (just call me Princess Read more

2015 Goals

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I’m not really one for making new year’s resolutions and that’s not what I’m going to call the things I’m about to list here. I’m describing them as ‘goals’ rather than resolutions. Why? Well, usually setting new years resolutions means forgetting all about them after a few months and going back to the way things were before. In short, it usually sets up for failure.

To me, ‘goals’ seem like a more long-term plan and something to work towards, rather than setting up for failure with new years resolutions. That’s my logic anyway and I’m sticking to it!

2015 goals

I think it’s important to constantly be striving¬†to improve as a person. It’s healthy to learn new skills, improve old skills, fulfill aspirations, take positive steps towards dreams and goals and becoming a better, more rounded person as a result of it all.

Here’s what I’m working towards doing more (or less) of in 2015… Read more

My 2014 Travel in Pictures

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2014 has been packed full of travel! I’ve visited 14 different countries and more cities, towns and other destinations than I can count.

I’ve visited new countries and new places as well as revisiting some old favourites. I’ve also done quite a lot of travelling within my home country of Scotland which has been fabulous and reminded me just how much I love this little country.

Without further ado, here’s a photographic round-up of my 2014 travel… Read more

My November Travel Blogging Round Up

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My Best Travel Destinations of 2014

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In 2014 I’ve travelled to 14 different countries and more places than I can remember. Here’s my round up of the best travel destinations 2014 showed me…

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Scotland

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Are you thinking of visiting the best country in the world? Here’s a few handy things to know before visiting Scotland… THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING SCOTLAND Read more

A Few Days in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city is one of the most charming, historical and picturesque cities in the world. Fact.


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It’s a city I never tire of visiting and I’m lucky that it’s only around an hour away from the village where I live in the west of Scotland so I get to visit quite often.

On my last visit to Edinburgh I decided that instead of wandering around the shops and floating from adorable cafe to even-more-adorable cafe I’d get my culture on and visit some museums and attractions. I think people often avoid museums and attractions in nearby cities to avoid looking like a tourist but if they were in a foreign city they would definitely go. Silly, I think. Read more