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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17 Awesome Things to do in Reykjavik on a Budget

Visit Reykjavik’s Sun Voyager Price: Free! The unmistakeable sculpture on Reykjavik’s northern coast is a nod to the country’s Viking history. Constructed in 1990, to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary, this incredible modern art piece jars spectacularly against the backdrop of mount Esja across the harbour and is a great place to meet and relax whilst […]

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Iceland Road Trip: Self-driving the Snæfellsnes peninsula

I’ll try not to make this blog post sound like a love letter to Iceland, but in all honesty, I left my heart here on my first trip out here in 2014 and uh, I’ve been desperately lovesick ever since. Sometimes you see too much of something and you become immune to it. But Iceland? This […]

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How To Spend Four Days In Brussels; Why I Love This City!

Brussels; known for being the city at the heart of the European Union and the best place in Europe for a beer. But what else is there to this Belgian capital and why should you be booking a visit here? This is actually a second trip for me. I’d previously visited Brussels in October as a […]

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