72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST

For my 50th blog post (!!) I thought I would finally get around to writing about my first ever independent city break, Budapest! During my gap year, I was working and saving up for my big 3 month adventure around Southeast Asia. About halfway through my 7 months of working at a camping store, IContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST”

WHAT ARE THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD?

A phrase that goes around a lot in the travel community is the ‘7 wonders of the world’. I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly hearing people refer to different monuments and structures as one of these ‘wonders’. I even see people referring to sites that haven’t made the list as the ‘8th wonder’Continue reading “WHAT ARE THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD?”

5 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

Aside from the obvious things like my passport, phone and clothes, everyone has a few little travel essentials that they have to take with them wherever they go. For some people it’s home comforts like a travel pillow, others it’s makeup or beauty products to make them feel a little more human when they’re fightingContinue reading “5 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT”

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HIKING

Who doesn’t love a walk around the great outdoors? I’ve grown up going on family trips to the Lake District, Scotland and Wales and the mountains feel like home to me. With lockdown being eased slightly here in the UK and travel not being an option for the time being, people are re-discovering the abundanceContinue reading “A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HIKING”

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2020

With all this free time at the moment, I’ve been reading more than I have done in years. At the beginning of the year, one of my goals for 2020 was to read at least 1 book a month, which I thought might be a push given that I was set to move abroad andContinue reading “BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2020”

7 TV SHOWS TO BINGE-WATCH IN LOCKDOWN

I don’t know about you, but lockdown has got me reading a lot more… and binge-watching Netflix even more. The UK government may be relaxing lockdown but it’s still important to stay safe and stay home, so here’s 7 TV shows I have loved and recommend getting stuck into over the next few weeks! OUTLANDERContinue reading “7 TV SHOWS TO BINGE-WATCH IN LOCKDOWN”

72 HOURS IN… VALENCIA

One of the best places I’ve visited on a summer holiday was Valencia, down the coast from the more popular Barcelona. Quieter, cheaper, and arguably more authentically Spanish, Valencia was a less touristy and slower paced city break. For those who prefer relaxing and exploring by foot, rather than having a jam-packed sight-seeing schedule, ValenciaContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… VALENCIA”

ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS

Finally wrapping up my Gap Year Saga with a one week itinerary for Laos! The one that everyone seems to miss off their Southeast Asia route, Laos is a quiet, less touristy country known for its French colonial architecture, lush mountainous terrain and stunning golden pagodas. A lot of the country is unexplored by backpackersContinue reading “ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS”

THE MOST DELICIOUS COOKIES EVER

This one’s a little different to my usual travel content, but given the circumstances at the moment I thought I’d branch out a little on the blog! If you know me at all, then you’ll know that aside from my love of travel, I have a huge passion for FOOD! I’ve been attempting to bakeContinue reading “THE MOST DELICIOUS COOKIES EVER”

PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP

Last September my boyfriend and I went on our first ever tour with Intrepid Travel to Morocco. We chose to do this instead of planning it all on our own because we had only travelled to a few European cities together and felt that Morocco was very much out of our comfort zone. On topContinue reading “PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP”