You know those moments where you feel like you need to pinch yourself really hard to check you aren’t dreaming? Yup, today that’s what I’m talking about.

Travel has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life. Hands down. I don’t regret any of the time and money I’ve spent on travel and sincerely believe it has changed my life so much for the better.

When it comes to ‘pinch-me’ travel moments that I’ve had, these aren’t necessarily once in a lifetime moments or things I’ll never experience again. They’re just times when I was incredibly happy with where I was and what I was doing at that time. Moments that made me feel on top of the world and unable to wipe the smile off my face. Times that I look back on and can’t help feeling fabulous just thinking about them.

Driving in a Ferrari around Monaco

Taking a cooking class in Lyon, France

Riding a rickshaw around the streets of Old Delhi, India

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Visiting Dubai

Staying at Glenapp Castle, Scotland

Taking part in the torchlight procession in Edinburgh, Scotland

Sailing out of Hong Kong on a luxury cruise ship
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Driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Spending time in Shimla, India

Having dinner by candlelight with this view in Sorrento, Italy

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Sailing under the Great Belts Bridge, Denmark

Driving a speedboat around Capri, Italy

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Seeing dolphins jumping in the bay on my very first morning in Australia

Staying at the amazing Witchery by the Castle hotel in Edinburgh (twice!)

Drinking Sancerre outside a bakery in Paris people-watching 

The best food tour ever on my birthday in Paris
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Visiting Disneyland Paris (as an adult) and loving it!

The views on this walk between San Fruttuoso and Portofino, Italy

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Relaxing in the spa at the Gleneagles Hotel

Having drinks (and ice cream!) in St Marks Square, Venice at night with the musicians playing

Sailing into and out of Kotor, Montenegro (several times)
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Getting a private water taxi at sunrise in Venice, Italy

Visiting St Petersburg, Russia

Caving and quad-biking in Iceland

Sailing around Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Visiting the Taj Mahal, India
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What are your ‘pinch-me’ travel moments?