Scotland, my mother land, is renowned for being home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural scenery, and my recent trip has simply served to confirm that in my mind. I explored the south western regions of Dumfries, Galloway and Ayrshire and was struck by their raw beauty. Then, upon return to my home city of Glasgow I was surprised and delighted by some of the discoveries I made there.
Every little girl dreams of being a princess at some stage don’t they? I know I certainly did (and sometimes still do!) so, when I was given the chance to stay in Glenapp Castle in the Scottish countryside and play pretend at being a princess, I jumped at it.
I spent last week in Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol relaxing and partying all in aid of my cousin’s hen party. She’s getting married this summer and a big group of 11 of us travelled to Benalmadena to have some fun before her big day. So, here’s our week in Spain in pictures…
Travelling as part of a big group isn’t my usual travel style, so I was a little nervous before I left on a recent trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol with 10 other ladies for my cousin’s hen party. I’m something of an introvert (read anti-social) and really enjoy my own space, especially when I’m travelling, so I worried that I’d find it tough travelling in a big group.
Deep in thought during some alone time in Edinburgh…
Well, I survived, and I had a great time in the process, so I’ve prepared a little mini guide on how you can survive group travel… Read more
If you’re a regular reader here you might have noticed I mentioned recently that one day I’d love to take part in the Holi celebrations in India. Well, it might not quite have been as exciting as India, but I’ve just taken part in some Holi celebrations Scotland style!
So, what is Holi?
Holi is a religious celebration of spring, which is usually observed by Hindus primarily in India and Nepal. The beginning of spring is marked by throwing coloured powders and water at everyone around them, as well as dancing, singing and other festivities. They believe it is a perfect way to welcome the colours of spring and a change in the weather.
Everyone has travel dreams, places that they’d love to visit, events they’d love to take part in and spectacles they’d like to see. Obviously, I can’t share all my travel dreams with you as I’d be typing away here for days and days as my list only gets longer. Instead, I’m only sharing my ultimate travel dreams, those things I absolutely must do before I die. Call it a bucket-list if you wish – here are my top travel dreams that I’m determined to realise!