My Best Travel Destinations of 2014

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... Iceland I fell head over heels with Iceland on Read more

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Scotland

Are you thinking of visiting the best country in the world? Here's a few handy things to know before visiting Scotland... 1. Men don't always walk around in kilts I've met quite a few people Read more

A Few Days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city is one of the most charming, historical and picturesque cities in the world. Fact. It's a city I never tire of visiting and I'm lucky that it's only around an hour Read more

Amazing Christmas Gifts for Travellers

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaas! It's getting colder outside, it's getting darker earlier and everyone is getting ready for Christmas whether they like it or not. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas Read more

Things I've Learnt from Travel

Recently I've been thinking a lot about the way in which travel has influenced my life. I think it's important to stop every so often and take stock of how much I've learnt, not only Read more

10 Photos to Make You Want to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

I didn't really know what to expect the first time I visited Kotor in Montenegro. I'd heard it was beautiful but I certainly wasn't prepared for just how beautiful it would be. The town Read more

Things That Will (Probably) Go Wrong When You Travel

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No matter how often you travel things always manage to go wrong. They can be big things or little things but the way they affect your trip all depends on how you react to them. Don’t let the bad things overshadow the good things during your travels and you’ll find that when you look back in years to come you’ll have mostly forgotten about the things that went wrong anyways.
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My October Travel Blogging Round Up

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20 Things I Love About Glasgow

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I might be a little biased since it’s the nearest city to my countryside village home here in Scotland but I believe Glasgow is a truly underrated city. It’s all too often left forgotten and in the shadow of it’s prettier neighbour, Edinburgh, and I think people who don’t visit Glasgow are truly missing out.
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There’s so much to love about Glasgow and after 24 years living just outside the city I thought I’d share my favourites with you… Read more

What Are Cruises Really Like?

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I’m a fan of cruises and I’ll happily admit that. I know there are people out there who absolutely hate cruises and that’s fine, cruising isn’t for everyone. I’ve been lucky enough to have embarked upon 18 different cruises so far so it’s safe to say I know a lot about the subject of cruising.

One thing I repeatedly find when I tell people that I love cruising is a barrage of questions about what cruises are actually like. Many people view cruising as being like the movie Titanic and imagine nothing but little old couples shuffling awkwardly around a ballroom in the evenings and doing little during the day. Sure, some cruises are like this but only very few, and cruising has really changed for the better in the last few years. It’s become a popular option for young couples, young families and groups of friends.
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So if you’ve ever considered a cruise but decided against it because you’re just not sure what life on board a cruise ship is really like, read on to find out the truth about cruising as I answer some of the most common questions. Read more

A Guide to Scottish Slang

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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 we can sometimes be hard to understand for people who aren’t familiar with our accents and the fact that we talk at a rate of a million miles per hour, especially after a few drinks! To make things even more confusing for visitors different towns, sometimes only 30 miles apart, have completely different accents and slang words. SCOTTISH SLANG We have some pretty great Scottish slang words and if I tried to document them all for you I’d be here forever. So, I wanted to share a few of my favourites that you might want to know if you’re planning to visit my beautiful country, or you might just want to have a good giggle at. Try them out and you’ll impress the locals! Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

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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 by the wind. I love the fact it gets a little chilly outside so I can start wearing the cute ankle boots and cosy jumpers I’ve been keeping in the back of my wardrobe since March.

I also think that autumn is the perfect time to visit my beautiful home country of Scotland, here’s why…

The colours are amazing

The autumn colours are spectacular in Scotland and just add to the all round gorgeousness of the country. I’m a firm believer that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Scotland is filled with so many evergreen trees, which means you get to enjoy the contrast of the fiery autumn leaves changing colour against the deep greens of the pine trees. It’s a stunning sight.
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