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 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

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Summer

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It’s no secret that everywhere looks better in the sunshine, and Scotland is no exception to this rule. Scotland is a breathtakingly beautiful country even on a grey, rainy day (we get those too often in Scotland!) but add some golden sunshine and blue skies and it’s undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous places on the planet. I know as a native Scot I’m totally biased but I hope my pictures can help convince you that I’m not utterly deluded…
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Travel Makes Me Happy

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As a girl who has visited 35 countries in my 24 years on this planet it’s safe to say that travel has been a big part of my life so far. I absolutely adore travel and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about somewhere I’ve been, somewhere I’m going or somewhere I dream of exploring in the future.

At the age of 24 I certainly don’t¬†profess to know the meaning of life or anything as serious as that, but I do know that life isn’t worth living without happiness.
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My Top Things to do in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city that I absolutely adore. The architecture is some of my favourite in the world, the food is to die for and I love the constant buzz and excitement of the city. It offers the glorious mix of having a beautiful beach where you can relax with the sand between your toes and the sun on your skin and it also offers all of the things you’d expect from a cosmopolitan major city.
THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA
I’ve been to Barcelona probably around ten different times so I like to think I know the city pretty well (although I am by no means an expert) so here’s some of my favourite top things to do in Barcelona… Read more

Scenes from a Scottish Road Trip

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Any of you lovely people who are regular readers here will know I’m exceedingly, over-enthusiastically, desperately in love with my home country of Scotland. I think it’s one of the best in the entire world and always love an opportunity to explore it further as there’s just so many amazing places that I haven’t seen yet.

I recently returned from a wonderful three day road trip that saw us ambling through the west of Scotland’s countryside, past lochs, through valleys and over hills. Scotland is just so darn photogenic and I found myself wanting to stop the car every 10 minutes or so because of a beautiful view I’d seen and wanted to capture. How often do you get to say that about a country?!

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