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

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, Read more

My September Travel Blogging Round Up

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A random collection of pretty pictures from some of my September travel adventures. Read more

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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I absolutely believe that everyone -male or female, young or old, single or married – should travel solo at least once in their lifetime. I’ve travelled solo to many different countries for many different reasons and firmly believe that solo travel has changed me as a person and definitely for the better.

Travelling solo presents endless opportunities for personal development and often people who take the leap and travel solo experience a change that is pretty indescribable. It’s a feeling of freedom, of discovery and of independence and it’s one that I haven’t experienced in any other situation in my life.


Here’s just some of the reasons why I think everyone should travel solo at least once in their lives… Read more

Best Places to Visit in Spain

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Spain is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world and I love being just a short plane ride away from the land of tapas, sangria and sunshine.

There are so many fantastic places to visit in Spain and I’m lucky enough to  have explored many of them (but still have lots more to see!). Here’s my favourite places to visit in Spain… Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

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Markets can be great places to visit when you’re travelling. Often they’ll be frequented by local people and you can really get a good sense of a place from visiting it’s markets and seeing what is sold there. It can give you a great insight into the types of food and drink that local people eat and you can even discover new foods that you didn’t know existed!

I’ve visited markets all over the world from Vietnam to India and many more in between, and I’ve managed to perfect my skills for visiting markets and getting some bargains on the road.
Here’s some of the things you need to know in order to successfully master visiting markets when travelling… Read more

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

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It’s the beginning of September and I haven’t left the United Kingdom since the end of May. Three whole months. That might seem like a short space of time for some people, but not for me. I’m used to travelling frequently and jetting off often to new countries, revisiting old ones and discovering new places, cultures and languages along the way.
Travelling is part of my job as a travel blogger and writer and it’s something that I love and adore. Although I’ve travelled to so many countries and places in the past that I’m yet to write about so there’s no fear of me running out of material anytime soon, travelling is still a fundamental part of my job.

Being at home in the UK for three whole months has been my longest period without travel for more than a year and a half. Read more

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

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I’ve been into books and reading for as long as I can remember and when I was a kid I even used to ask for books as gifts when it came to Christmas or my birthday. I love getting lost in the world of fiction with new characters and far off lands. It’s the perfect escape from day-to-day life and great writing always manages to capture me in a way that nothing else can.

I take my beloved kindle absolutely everywhere with me and I love passing the time on long flights, bus journeys and train rides by escaping into different worlds contained within brilliant novels.

Check out my favourite travel fiction books that I think every travel enthusiast should read…  Read more