My August Travel Blogging Round Up

A random collection of photos from my August including glamorous, delicious dinners on cruise ships, long walks in the last of the summer sunshine, homemade truffles and cute doggies. Perfect! Where I've Been August has been Read more

What NOT To Do When Visiting India

I've already written lots about things you should know before visiting India, what you should wear in India and my thoughts on the country since my trip there last year. It's a colourful, crazy, Read more

Top 6 Places to Visit in Italy

Italy is one of my absolute favourite countries in the world. Whenever I think of Italy I think of the delicious food, beautiful scenery, incredible history, stylish Italian people, laid-back lifestyle and of course Read more

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

Why I Love Travelling with my Dog

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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” 

Anatole France

I’ve always been an animal lover and my dog, Ben, is definitely my best buddy. I plagued the life out of my parents for TEN WHOLE YEARS until they finally gave in and I was allowed to get my little ball of fluff.

TRAVELING WITH A DOG, TRAVELLING WITH MY DOG, PET TRAVEL

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Why I Love Flying

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I absolutely adore flying and everything about it. Few things make me happier than knowing I’m getting on a plane to a new place. I love the feeling of travel, of movement, and everything else that goes with it.

I love getting to the airport, navigating through screaming children and an endless queue of people at security who leave it to the last possible moment to remove their belts, pick out their loose change, phone, keys and other paraphernalia out of their pockets then remember they need to remove their iPads and laptops from their carry on.
I LOVE FLYING, LOVE FLYING, FEAR OF FLYING

I love going through the scanner and inevitably bleeping because of the silver bangle I wear constantly that doesn’t come off my wrist without a fight. I love checking my gate, rechecking my gate, checking the time, and checking my gate again through some sort of irrational fear that I’ll not notice the gate has changed and miss my flight, or lose track of time despite the fact I’m checking every few minutes. Stupid, I know. Read more

Travel Inspired Decor

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I absolutely love beautiful home decor and having just recently redecorated my bedroom and home office (where I bring you guys lots of blogging loveliness from!) I’ve been busy scouring the internet for travel inspired decor to brighten the place up. I thought I’d share some of my favourite ideas, projects and looks that I found and show you how you can bring a bit of travel goodness into your home life.

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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

– William Morris

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TRAVEL INSPIRED DECOR

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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?
THINGS TO DO IN A NEW DESTINATION, TENERIFE SUNRISE
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