The land of ice, fire and rotten eggs — a frozen weekend in Iceland

The land of ice, fire and rotten eggs — a frozen weekend in Iceland

"Tap water? Would you like a side of rotten eggs with that?" As much as I love Iceland, I don't think I could ever get on board with the mangy rotting sulphur smell that escapes from every tap and shower head. It's pretty hard to shower, with water cascading down your nose and mouth, and [...]

Instagrammable streetfood in Europe — hotdogs, churros and schneeballs!

Instagrammable streetfood in Europe — hotdogs, churros and schneeballs!

Streetfood is my favourite choice of food. As a grab-and-go kinda gal (nooo, not like that) my need for buying food to eat whilst walking to ensure I can fit that castle or museum in on today's agenda before heading home is super important. But when city markets are lined with food stalls - how do you [...]

Cheap pre-Christmas getaways to escape those festive stresses — book quick! #timelimited

Cheap pre-Christmas getaways to escape those festive stresses — book quick! #timelimited

This post will start expiring the second you start reading it. [Now that I've caught your attention... what I hate the most about flight booking is how quickly things change. By the time I've spotted cheap flights, bullied (!) the yank into agreeing the trip, him having signed the time off work, the flight prices have [...]

Perfect organiser for city breaks and airport faffers — #notsponsored and super helpful

Perfect organiser for city breaks and airport faffers — #notsponsored and super helpful

You know when you buy something because you think it's cool or pretty or whatever, and it ends up being one of the most functional, efficient purchases you've ever made? I did this in Amsterdam. A wonderful novelty stationary shop and I came out 20 Euro lighter but happy at my new passport cover. I've [...]

Venice: the true Instagrammable city — photo album memoirs

Venice: the true Instagrammable city — photo album memoirs

If you've read my previous posts, you'll have realised I don't really do short blogs. When my fingers hit that keyboard, they end up telling anecdotes and babbling about little stories about all the food and everything else. I am trying to rectify my babbling problem.... promise! To help balance it out, I'm going to share my [...]

9 amazing AirBnbs for your next European break — castles, haunted rooms and greenhouses!

9 amazing AirBnbs for your next European break — castles, haunted rooms and greenhouses!

As I've grown older, I've become far more open-minded - especially when it comes to travel. As an 18 year old, I'd convinced myself I needed to stay in proper hotels that had thousands of positive reviews, eat at restaurants in super touristy areas  and I wouldn't even dream of leaving the city centre or [...]

How to successfully pull off day trips abroad — escaping England for a day

How to successfully pull off day trips abroad — escaping England for a day

There are predominantly two types of of holiday makers: the two weeker cruise/trip-to-beach-resort for food, cocktails and chill but tend to only do this once a year, or the cram-in-as-many-countries-as-humanly-possible-checklist type people. I'm definitely the latter. It leaves me exhausted and I've had multiple friends tell me I'm silly for going on holiday and then [...]

My hyggelig experience of one of the happiest cities on Earth — visiting Copenhagen

My hyggelig experience of one of the happiest cities on Earth — visiting Copenhagen

"Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special." - from hyggehouse.com Prior to visiting Denmark for the first time, I revelled in The Little Book of Hygge by Weik Wiking. This man claims [...]

A little Brit in cattle drive America — my first ever taste of the US of A

A little Brit in cattle drive America — my first ever taste of the US of A

As we travelled down I-70 in a rented Dodge Challenger, I had to wonder how many foreigners like myself have driven the entirety of this road through Kansas. Towns passed us by — Salina, Russell, Homer, Oakley. Each place smaller than the last and getting smaller. I felt as though I was heading into the [...]

5 ridiculously good places to get coffee in Western Europe

5 ridiculously good places to get coffee in Western Europe

Sharing with you my love for travel with the added bonus of where to find a topnotch coffee experience. Elephant House, Edinburgh Starting with my most recent trip, I'm delighted to add this charming coffee shop to my top 5. I discovered this place, as I'm sure most tourists have done, after reading list after [...]