My Best Travel Destinations of 2014

In 2014 I've travelled to 14 different countries and more places than I can remember. Here's my round up of the best travel destinations 2014 showed me... Iceland I fell head over heels with Iceland on Read more

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Scotland

Are you thinking of visiting the best country in the world? Here's a few handy things to know before visiting Scotland... 1. Men don't always walk around in kilts I've met quite a few people Read more

A Few Days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city is one of the most charming, historical and picturesque cities in the world. Fact. It's a city I never tire of visiting and I'm lucky that it's only around an hour Read more

Amazing Christmas Gifts for Travellers

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaas! It's getting colder outside, it's getting darker earlier and everyone is getting ready for Christmas whether they like it or not. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas Read more

Things I've Learnt from Travel

Recently I've been thinking a lot about the way in which travel has influenced my life. I think it's important to stop every so often and take stock of how much I've learnt, not only Read more

10 Photos to Make You Want to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

I didn't really know what to expect the first time I visited Kotor in Montenegro. I'd heard it was beautiful but I certainly wasn't prepared for just how beautiful it would be. The town Read more

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
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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

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My Favourite Things About Travel

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I write a lot on here about travel – where I’ve been, how you can get there, what you could do and see in different destinations and about all of the other elements of travel that I can think to share with you all. Now it’s time to take a step back and consider just what exactly are my favourite things about travel.

When I travel I truly feel alive and travel has helped me find my own path in life. I’ve picked a life filled with travel over the type of life that all my friends and family live, and there are so many things that would never have happened had it not been for travel and my love of visiting new cities and countries.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT TRAVEL, GLOBE

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Travel has undoubtedly enriched and enhanced my life and, as cheesy as it is, I think I’m a much better and more well-balanced person for having seen new places and tried new things along the way. Read more