Reflecting on 2020

Did I really live in China? Like, did that actually happen or did I dream it all up? I think about this on a regular basis, more so the past few days as I realised it has now been 11 months since I first arrived in Guangzhou to start my teacher training. To kickstart aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2020”

GUEST BLOG: Christmas Markets Ranked Worst to Best

by Stacey Cutten @ Stacey Explores Given that this year we are all sadly missing our dose of Christmas festivities, I wanted to take a little time to reflect on all of European Christmas markets I have visited – so next year you can visit the best ones! I am yet to visit any GermanContinue reading “GUEST BLOG: Christmas Markets Ranked Worst to Best”

GUEST BLOG: Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers 2020

by Sophie Wakely @ Sun, Sea and Solo The festive season has officially begun! I know that may seem a little early for some of you. However, after the recent lockdown 2.0 that has been imposed in England, November is cancelled, and Christmas has started in my household. Whether you think that it’s too soonContinue reading “GUEST BLOG: Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers 2020”

WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

A couple of weeks ago I went camping for a long weekend in the Yorkshire Dales for the first time and it was absolutely wonderful!! I honestly can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get there (especially as for the past 6 months I have been living less than an hour away) but nowContinue reading “WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES”

24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR

August has been a bit of a turbulent month for many people. Covid continues to be a threat to everyday life, jobs are uncertain, and young people are now facing the long-term effects of the poor management of the A-level results system. A* grade students were knocked down to D grades. Thousands didn’t get intoContinue reading “24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR”

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR

Is it safe to travel during the current pandemic? A question a lot of us have been asking ourselves recently. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward answer, and to be fair there’s no right or wrong answer either. The only problem I have with this topic is that many people are calling itContinue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR”

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”

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”