What's in my bag when I travel?

I get a lot of people asking just what exactly is always in my bag when I travel. There are quite a few things I can't leave home without whether my trip is long Read more

How to Pick the Right Accommodation for Your Trip

You know that familiar scenario - you've booked every other detail of your trip except the accommodation, because every time you go to look it seems like there are way too many options? Yup, Read more

10 Reasons to Love the South of France

The South of France, also known as the Côte d'Azur or French Riviera, is one of my absolute favourite regions in the world. I've been lucky enough to have travelled there many, many times and Read more

Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

I'm a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here's my pick of what I Read more

Glasgow from Above; A Visit to Glasgow Tower

I've written so many articles about my love for Glasgow on here and it's a city I never tire of exploring and seeing from new angles. Imagine how excited I was when that angle Read more

Glasgow 2014 and A Weekend in the City

Glasgow, the nearest city to my little village, has always been somewhere I've loved exploring. I cringe when visitors to Scotland only go to Edinburgh and miss out on all the great things Glasgow Read more

Things to do in a New Destination

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I absolutely adore the mixture of feelings of freedom, mystery, intrigue and expectation that inevitably come tumbling upon me when arriving in a new place.

Somewhere you’ve never visited before can hold such promise and there’s always so much to explore that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming and you don’t quite know where to begin (this happens to me often). So, what are the best things to do in a new destination to help you get your bearings and become more acquainted with the culture, language and complexities of the place you’re exploring?
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I’ve put together a little list of what I think are the best things to do when arriving in a new place… Read more

My June Travel Blogging Round Up

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My Least Favourite Things About Travel

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Earlier this week I wrote a long piece all about my favourite things about travel, so I thought it was time to balance that out and compose a list of my least favourite things about travel.

There are plenty of things that irritate me when I’m travelling, but they are all mostly minor things and the good parts of travel completely outweigh the bad. For all the negative points about travel there are countless positive ones and a few bad experiences will never be enough to put me off my love of travel.
LEAST FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT TRAVEL

Without any further ado here are my least favourite things about travel… Read more

My Favourite Things About Travel

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I write a lot on here about travel – where I’ve been, how you can get there, what you could do and see in different destinations and about all of the other elements of travel that I can think to share with you all. Now it’s time to take a step back and consider just what exactly are my favourite things about travel.

When I travel I truly feel alive and travel has helped me find my own path in life. I’ve picked a life filled with travel over the type of life that all my friends and family live, and there are so many things that would never have happened had it not been for travel and my love of visiting new cities and countries.

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Travel has undoubtedly enriched and enhanced my life and, as cheesy as it is, I think I’m a much better and more well-balanced person for having seen new places and tried new things along the way. Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Summer

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It’s no secret that everywhere looks better in the sunshine, and Scotland is no exception to this rule. Scotland is a breathtakingly beautiful country even on a grey, rainy day (we get those too often in Scotland!) but add some golden sunshine and blue skies and it’s undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous places on the planet. I know as a native Scot I’m totally biased but I hope my pictures can help convince you that I’m not utterly deluded…
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Travel Makes Me Happy

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As a girl who has visited 35 countries in my 24 years on this planet it’s safe to say that travel has been a big part of my life so far. I absolutely adore travel and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about somewhere I’ve been, somewhere I’m going or somewhere I dream of exploring in the future.

At the age of 24 I certainly don’t profess to know the meaning of life or anything as serious as that, but I do know that life isn’t worth living without happiness.
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