My September Travel Blogging Round Up

A random collection of pretty pictures from some of my September travel adventures. Where I've Been September has been a really busy travel month for me. I took an amazing 2 week cruise with Holland America Read more

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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 Read more

Best Places to Visit in Spain

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 Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

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 Read more

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

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 Read more

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

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 Read more

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland

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The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest on record is -39.7 brrr!). That’s pretty chilly even for a Scottish girl like me!
PACKING LIST ICELAND
The weather in Iceland is very changeable and it’s mostly influenced by the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic, the so-called “Iceland-lows”. You’ll find that you can experience four seasons in one day in Iceland so although you might look outside in the morning and see sunshine don’t be fooled, it’ll probably be raining by lunch! Read more

I’d Rather Spend My Money on Travel Not Things

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It was my 24th birthday last weekend (urgh I’m getting old!) and everyone asking me what I wanted for my birthday really got me thinking. Each time I heard the question I found myself saying ‘nothing’ and really meaning it.

I wasn’t trying to do that humble type thing where people say they don’t want anything but secretly expect loads of lovely surprises, I just genuinely didn’t really need or want anything. 
SPEND MONEY ON TRAVEL NOT THINGS

Recently I’ve come to realise that the most important things to me are experiences, not material possessions. I’d far rather use the money someone would spend on buying me a gift on a travel experience instead. Read more

I’m off to Iceland and Where I’ll be Spending My Birthday

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Today I’m fulfilling one of my travel dreams (of which there are many!) and getting on a plane to ICELAND!

Iceland has always been a place that has intrigued me and in recent years this tiny little nation has become a super popular tourist destination and I can definitely see why.

ICELAND

Who wouldn’t want to go to Iceland with views like this?!
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How to Avoid the Post Travel Blues

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You know how it is, you return from an amazing trip and find yourself back in your hometown, back to work, back to cooking and cleaning and all that other mundane stuff and you quickly feel like you’ve never been away. It kind of takes the shine off the whole holiday experience and you end up becoming a little down in the dumps (well, at least I know I do).

AVOID POST TRAVEL BLUES

Anyone would be depressed after coming home from this beach, right?

So, how can you stave off the post travel blues and avoid becoming depressed as quickly as your tan is fading? Here’s my top tips to keeping that great holiday mood going even when you return… 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