Summer in Germany: A Complete Guide To Three Days in Hamburg

Germany’s second largest city Hamburg is like Berlin’s older sister; understatedly cool, modest and confidently sure of herself, but there’s that shared underlying streak of edginess and rebellion that Berlin brazenly flaunts. When I was trying to find a word that describes my trip, ‘unexpected’ seems to best capture my experience. Hamburg was totally unexpected. If you’ve […]

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Where To Stay In Hamburg: 25Hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity

I think someone hacked my ‘interior design goals’ Pinterest board, turned it on its head, added a sprinkle of quirky seafaring-style and thrown a couple of sheep into the mix. Confused? All becomes clear as you enter the lobby of 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity, which was my base for my summer weekend in Hamburg. Welcome to […]

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Day Trip To Dublin: Seven Rainy Hours In Ireland

I utterly love Europe. Sure, I can get a little contented about where I live sometimes, but other days you’ve just got to give yourself a sharp elbow and remember that being part of this continent makes it possible to spontaneously hop over the sea one weekend, day-trip in fantastic cities such as Dublin, and […]

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A Mini Welsh Adventure: Hiking Snowdon

On a post Pulpit-Rock high, I was feeling mega keen to get my hiking boots out for another spin, and being so close to North Wales after our recent move to Manchester, I was committed to Snowdon for our next mini-adventure. Hey, look at me eh? Dog, an actual mortgage and choosing to ramble about National Parks on […]

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Off Beat Belgium: How To Spend A Weekend in Ghent

Adjective – Fairy tale: “having a special and attractive or beautiful quality, like something in a fairy tale“. You’ll rarely find a blog post or piece of travel writing on Brugges that doesn’t shoehorn this term into every paragraph. ‘You’re going to Belgium?’ ‘Oh’ they say, ‘go to Bruges it’s beautiful! Street’s like a fairy tale’ Yup, Well hey, how […]

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Norway: Exploring Stavanger And Our Hike To Preikestolen

“I’m going to hike this!” I say to people, thumbing up a stock photo of the scenic panorama from Norway’s Pulpit Rock. “Oh awesome, how’s the training going…?”, “Uh” I splutter… “You hike a lot?”, “Um… hike? …No?”. I had to chase a spider from the toe of my hiking boots as I dug them […]

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A Getaway To The Baltics: Mini Guide to a Weekend In Vilnius

What do you do when you find yourself with a surprise week off work? Book a spontaneous few days in Northern Europe, that’s what! In an unexpected twist, over Christmas I found myself accepting a new job in Manchester which in turn saw me gain a nice 10 day gap of unemployment-bliss before I jumped […]

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Edinburgh; Mini Guide to a Dog-Friendly Weekend

If you’re a twitter follower of mine you may already be ‘virtually’ acquainted with the new man in my life. No, I haven’t traded my husband in for a trendy new model, instead, we decided to turn two into three and invite a tiny pup into our home, so yup, I’ve become one of those annoying ‘doggy mothers’ […]

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Exploring Romania: Impressions of Bucharest

When I booked my flights to Bucharest it was that week that sits just before Christmas. I was bored and frustrated; I hadn’t managed to secure a December break, and I was panicking slightly that I was teetering on the brink of 2017 and I had *nothing* to look forward to. *Cries first-world-problem tears* I’d […]

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Being a Bride in Iceland: Our Destination Wedding

It feels surreal to have my wedding dress hung up in our wardrobe. It’s actually tattered beyond understanding and still has remnants of Icelandic volcanic beach, grass, mud and flecks of what I (sort of) hope is my own blood clinging to the hem of a formerly spotless frock. It was only a short few […]

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A Year In Travel: Where In The World Was I In 2016?

2016, you’ve been strange; economically, politically, professionally and personally! Anyone else exhausted?! Although it’s been a slow-motion car crash in some ways, I can’t deny that for me, this year has brought with it it’s fair share of incredible moments. So as we sped head-first into 2017 with a shaky sign of relief, a whole […]

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Why You Absolutely Can’t Miss The Golden Circle Tour in Iceland

Regular readers will know that Iceland and I have been having a not-so-secret love affair over the past three years. After my first trip was back in 2014, I was totally hooked and I’ve been making my annual pilgrimage to the land of fire and ice ever since. Hence why I feel like a bit […]

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Review: Purple Parking Meet and Greet at London Luton Airport

I’m a fairly organised gal; I like spending weeks planning my breaks almost as much as actually being there (…almost!). I like trawling through TripAdvisor to find the best budget restaurants, clicking through Hotel price comparison websites so make sure I’m confident I’ve bagged a bargain, spending hours on Twitter, following hashtags, finding bloggers’ guides, […]

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The Blue Lagoon and beyond: Iceland’s geothermal pools.

If you were to ask me what my favourite thing about Iceland was, wallowing in a Geothermal pool would certainly pip my top three. These naturally heated pools are said have health benefits and are a great social activity; a core part of Icelandic culture, and honestly, have you even ‘done‘ Iceland if you didn’t at least tick off […]

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