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

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.

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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

Some of the Best Park Resorts Worldwide

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The perfect holiday means something different to everyone, some people love a holiday relaxing on a glorious sandy beach while others prefer holidays climbing up mountains or backpacking across faraway lands. Others enjoy adventures closer to home such as an exciting caravan trip in the UK where they can explore the country in the comfort of their own caravan. Gala Bingo are now offering caravan-themed giveaways in May to cater for all the caravan and camping enthusiasts in the UK. The prizes are valued in excess of £50k and include a caravan giveaway + 2 years park fees and another 10 holiday giveaways to Park Resorts. Despite the fact that camping and caravanning has a somewhat prejudice link to being a cheap holiday, there is a far more luxurious side to it. Below are some of the best, most luxurious and most expensive holiday park resorts around the world.

Shorefield Country Park

In Hampshire lies this award winning five star country park that is full of extravagant activities such as pampering and massage facilities, steam rooms and bubbly Jacuzzis’. This well-established park is situated in a stunning rural location near the sea and ideal for those who want to find a small piece of heaven on earth on their holiday this summer.

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Image from tripadvisor.com

Privately-Owned Island in Alaska

If you want to really get away from it all (and spend a fortune in the process) then jet off to this privately-owned island in not-always-sunny Alaska. There are tons of activities here including hiking and kayaking, making this destination ideal for the more outgoing and adventurous types. You will stay in a comfortable 20 ft.-diameter yurt which includes its own propane cabin heater, stove and on-demand/hot water heater. Electricity is provided by solar power and each cabin has an ocean view.

Image from glampinghub.com

Image from glampinghub.com

Forest Treehouses in South Carolina

Go back to your childhood with these forest treehouses. It is the largest private Wildlife Refuge on the Edisto River but you will have to access it by canoe as this is the only way to get there. The area is astounding, hosting stunning views of a 160 acre refuge. Somewhat like a fairy-tale, this choice is perfect for those with kids as they will really feel like they have dived into a fantasy world.

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The Outback of Australia

For those who really love camping, this exclusive bush camp brings those who stay here into the beautiful and remote wilderness of Australia. Surrounded by beautiful dunes, Sal Salis’ sports nine spacious Wilderness Tents that are raised on platforms with splendid sea views. Each tent has its own eco-ensuite bathroom and comfortable beds to sleep in.

Image from salsalis.com

Image from salsalis.com

If you have your own motorhome, there are a number of well-equipped holiday parks in the UK for you to choose from. To find out further details about the amazing Gala Bingo giveaway, click here.

50 Best Road Trip Songs

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 4 Comments

I LOVE a good road trip and one of my essential items is a playlist full of amazingly good road trip songs. Good music always makes a journey better and there’s few things better than driving along open roads with the wind in your hair and some great music blasting out.
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Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland

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One of Iceland’s most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn’t planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip!
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Iceland’s Golden Circle

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One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle. 

Why I hear you ask? Well, because I’ve been dreaming of Iceland for years now and so many of the stunning images splattered around the internet, books and television are from the Golden Circle and boy does it look AMAZING.
GOLDEN-CIRCLE-ICELAND, ICELAND-TOURSIt’s something that the majority of visitors do when coming to Iceland and it’s easy to see why. If you’re visiting Iceland than I cannot recommend the Golden Circle route more, whether you do it by yourself or as part of an organised tour that’s up to you. Just. Do. It.

The Golden Circle takes you to Gullfoss Waterfall (a must visit when in Iceland!), shows you the original Geysir, from where the name geysir actually originates, and offers an amazing overview of the jaw-dropping otherworldly landscape of this beautiful little country. Read more