My Favourite Places (So Far)


When I meet new people and answer the inevitable 'so what is it you do?' question with the reply that I'm a travel blogger and writer, one of the next questions they ask is Read more

Why I Love Travelling with my Dog


"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 Read more

Why I Love Flying


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 Read more

Travel Inspired Decor


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 Read more

Things to do in a New Destination


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 Read more

My June Travel Blogging Round Up


Where I've been Would you believe for the entire month of June I haven't been out of Scotland? I have done some travel within Scotland though and I've loved it. I've always kind of wondered why Read more

My Favourite Special Places to Stay in Scotland

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I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some beautiful places in my beloved home country of Scotland. I’ve enjoyed stays in luxury hotels, fabulous mansion houses, adorable cottages and sleek, modern apartments and I’ve decided to put together a list of my absolute favourite special places to stay in Scotland to share with you all. If you’re looking for somewhere fabulous to stay to make your trip to Scotland really special, then you’ve come to the right place!

Glenapp Castle

I felt like an absolute princess when I stayed in the breathtaking Baronial style Glenapp Castle last year. This Relais and Châteaux Castle Hotel has just seventeen bedrooms, each individually decorated and with some seriously luxe touches.
SPECIAL PLACES TO STAY IN SCOTLAND, GLENAPP CASTLE, RELAIS AND CHATEAUX SCOTLAND

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Scenes from St Petersburg, Russia

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As a travel blogger and writer one of the questions I’m always asked by people is “what is your favourite place that you’ve visited?” and each time I can’t answer it. Asking me to pick one favourite place in the 35 countries and countless cities I’ve visited is like asking a parent to pick which of their children is their favourite.

ST PETERSBURG, BEST PLACES TO VISIT

Usually when I’m asked the question I offer up a handful of places that I’ve visited and loved but one which always passes my lips is St Petersburg in Russia.

It’s a place I’ve only visited once but absolutely fell head over heels in love with. I’d return in a heartbeat to explore more of the city and learn more about the fascinating history that exists here. Read more

Taking Part in the Race for Life

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Yesterday I took part in an extremely important event – the Race for Life 2014 in Glasgow. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it before then it’s a women-only 5 kilometre run, jog, walk or whatever you want to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
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My Top Things to do in Summer

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I LOVE summer. Who doesn’t love summer actually? Those long, sunny days and light, mild evenings are the stuff of dreams. Everything feels better, easier and more fun and I have loads of things I want to do this summer to make it even more memorable.
THINGS TO DO IN SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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Idyllic North Berwick, Scotland

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One of my favourite places in Scotland is, without a doubt, North Berwick, an adorable seaside town on the east coast. It’s a small town that feels incredibly peaceful and is blessed with absolutely stunning beaches that don’t really look like they belong in Scotland.
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It’s the type of place that you can go to for a weekend and feel like you’ve been gone for weeks. It’s got a proper small town feel to it – the people are warm and friendly and you can walk absolutely everywhere. The pubs are quaint and unassuming and the main street is lined with adorable shops and cafes. Read more

Spelunking aka Caving in Iceland

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“You know in the US this caving thing is known as spelunking” said the chatty American girl with the dazzling white teeth and waterproof jacket to match.

Spelunking.

CONFUSED-GIF, SPELUNKING, CAVING, ICELAND

What?! As a Brit I’d never heard this term before. Exploring caves is known as caving. Functional and descriptive. Typical British efficiency. I decided spelunking sounded a lot more fun so let me tell you about the time I went spelunking in Iceland. Read more