Exploring England's Lake District

I've always kind of wondered why everyone waits for the summer to arrive in the UK and then immediately leaves to go on holiday, meaning they miss all the best weather? Surely when the Read more

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

How to Travel in Style For Less

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If, like me, your budget is more beer than champagne you’ll want to make the most of your money in order to get the best experiences possible. Although you might not have the money for a super luxe travel experience there are definitely ways you can make your money stretch further to enjoy a taste of that champagne lifestyle on the road.

Here’s my tops tips on how to travel in style for less

TRAVEL IN STYLE FOR LESS

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My Favourite Travel Apps

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I’m a self-confessed iPhone addict both at home and on the road. My beloved phone is rarely more than a few feet away from me when I don’t have it grasped in my right hand.
BEST TRAVEL APPS

When I’m travelling I rely on a few great apps to make my time away from home easier and less stressful. Here’s my selection of the best travel apps that I never leave home without… Read more

Quirky, Cool Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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I have to admit that before visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria I wasn’t expecting anything overly cool, unusual or exciting. I imagined it to be touristy, a little generic and similar to most of the other large cities and towns across the Canary Islands due to it’s popularity with young British tourists. I expected to find one of those places that’s perfectly pleasant with a nice beach, some cute shops and a few nice eateries but one that isn’t entirely memorable or interesting.

Boy was I wrong. 
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA STREET ART

I certainly didn’t expect to find hundreds of surfers, amazing street art and cool, indie cafes and restaurants, not to mention a pretty awesome beach! Add to this the temperate climate of The Canary Islands, thanks to being situated right next to Northern Africa, and you can see why many people are attracted to this little island. Read more

The Magical Colours of Electric Glen Winter Light Festival

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When I heard about a ‘winter light festival’ taking place in a massive public park in Glasgow I knew I had to check it out. I marvelled over the pictures on the website and booked my tickets up, surprised to find out how quickly they were disappearing.

The evening finally came and I got all wrapped up warm, donned my waterproofs (there’s always a chance of rain in Scotland!) and drove to Rouken Glen park to start our adventure.
ELECTRIC GLEN WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL

Electric Glen is basically a walk through the park under the cover of darkness where you can enjoy the magical colours of the light installations that have been placed along the route.

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What to Wear in Morocco

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Much of my time before I visited Morocco was spent not trying to find out where I should visit, what I should eat and what I should do, but instead searching for what I should wear during my time there.

I expected to find an abundance of information telling me what would be appropriate in a religious and conservative country but the information I was finding was both conflicting and confusing. Serious dilemma!
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The Colours of Morocco

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Last week I finally managed to make my first foray into Africa by visiting Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca!

Africa is my fifth continent (and Morocco my 34th country!) and I was more than a little excited to be there. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect though, hearing all different reports about Africa and Morocco itself from numerous sources.

One thing I did expect to find in Africa was colour, and I wasn’t disappointed!
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