Visit The Royal Armouries Museum In Leeds – What To Do In Leeds Today

Interested in history, and looking for an unusual place to visit in Leeds? A visit to the Royal Armouries Museum might be just the ticket! Check out what you'll find at this jam-packed museum in the heart of beautiful Leeds!

Interested in history, and looking for an unusual place to visit in Leeds? A visit to the Royal Armouries Museum might be just the ticket! Check out what you’ll find at this jam-packed museum in Yorkshire’s biggest city!  Continue reading “Visit The Royal Armouries Museum In Leeds – What To Do In Leeds Today”

One Day In Edinburgh – What To See In Edinburgh In A Day

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Visiting the Scottish capital is a trip filled with rich cultural heritage, beautiful city views, and plenty of gorgeous architecture! These are a few of the best things to do in Edinburgh when you have just one full day to explore this fascinating city.  Continue reading “One Day In Edinburgh – What To See In Edinburgh In A Day”

Announcing The #TravelBookShare Community

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Want to share travel inspiration and love to like-minded travellers through book exchanges? Join our travel book exchange community to give back to your fellow travellers!  Continue reading “Announcing The #TravelBookShare Community”

Is Unlimited Annual Leave Too Good To Be True?

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Taking Time Off & Avoiding The Holiday Guilt Trip

What do you think of when you hear the term Unlimited Annual Leave? It sounds too good to be true, right? Here’s why unlimited annual leave does or doesn’t give employees the chance to take needed time off from work, and how you can avoid the holiday guilt trip that comes from vacation shaming. Continue reading “Is Unlimited Annual Leave Too Good To Be True?”

What Is Vacation Shaming And Where To Spot It

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Have you ever been told you go abroad too much? That you’re always on holiday? Or if you ever actually do any work? I’m talking about vacation shaming; the phenomenon where colleagues, bosses, friends, and family choose to judge or discourage your choice to travel. Let’s change that, shall we?  Continue reading “What Is Vacation Shaming And Where To Spot It”

Things To Know When Moving To London

Things to know when moving to London - Observations from a new Londoner on the unexpected ups and downs of living in Central London!
Since moving to London just over 6 months ago, there are a few things I’ve noticed that are a little different from other places I’ve lived, and even other cities I’ve spent a lot of time in. Covering the not-so pretty side of living in central London, to the perks of being a local in one of the most famous cities in the world: here are a few things to know when moving to London to get up to speed with life in the big smog!

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Making Dreams A Reality: Why You Should Book That Trip Right Now

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Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but continually put it off, or assume it may never happen? I know I do, and I truly believe that should change. Here’s why you should start making your dreams a reality right now.

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Best Things To Do In Bristol In A One Day Trip

Visit Bristol In One Day Trip - Explore Bristol's harbourside, famous landmarks, and beautiful countryside for an immersive taste of history, world exploration, and engineering!

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Bristol, then look no further! This guide will show you how to see as much of the city as possible in just a one day trip of Bristol.  Continue reading “Best Things To Do In Bristol In A One Day Trip”

New Years Resolution Ideas Inspired By Travel

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It’s that time of year again when we all start pondering how the last 365 days played out, and what we can do to make the next round better. With travel being such an important part of my life, I was recently contemplating what I can learn from overseas adventures, my own experiences on the road, and what I like most about being my most comfortable and best self while travelling (and any habits that I could do with cutting!). So, without further delay (new year is right around the corner!), here are a few New Years Resolution ideas inspired by travel to consider bringing into your daily life this new  year.  Continue reading “New Years Resolution Ideas Inspired By Travel”

How To Sell Flights, Hotels, & Holidays You Can’t Use

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Did you know that you can sell your flights, holidays and hotel rooms if you can’t use them?

Planned a holiday and now your plans have changed? Are you stuck with non-refundable flights and a hotel reservation? Don’t despair – you can sell your flights and holidays to someone else!  Continue reading “How To Sell Flights, Hotels, & Holidays You Can’t Use”

Travel Fails – Funny Travel Stories & What To Do When Travel Plans Go Wrong

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Travel isn’t always pretty. Nor is it always smooth sailing. On a recent trip around the UK we were faced with more than one travel frustration, and so I wanted to share our travel fails that summed up a disaster travel day to vent, warn, and advise fellow travellers on what to do if something goes wrong on your travels and the lessons to be learned from these experiences. And, maybe these funny travel stories will provide a laugh about just how many things can go wrong in one day! Continue reading “Travel Fails – Funny Travel Stories & What To Do When Travel Plans Go Wrong”

Things To Do In Bath – Roman Baths & Thermae Bath Spa Experience

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When visiting the city of Bath in the south west of the UK, it’s a tourist essential to see the ancient Roman baths and learn about this unique piece of history. Better still is the chance to experience the natural springs waters themselves thanks to the Thermae Bath Spa, just around the corner! Read on to see how to spend an afternoon exploring two of the best things to do in Bath: the ancient and modern baths of Bath! Continue reading “Things To Do In Bath – Roman Baths & Thermae Bath Spa Experience”

2 Hour Tour From Salisbury To Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is a historical phenomena that intrigues and baffles us all. We all have our theories on the purpose and construction of this landscape-defining site (read on for my suggested ideas!), so here is how you can squeeze in a visit in just a 2 hour tour from Salisbury to Stonehenge, and still see all the best bits!  Continue reading “2 Hour Tour From Salisbury To Stonehenge”

Gift Ideas For Different Types Of Travel Lovers

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There are plenty of listicles, marketplaces, algorithms, and idea generators for finding the best gifts for travel lovers. Here, however, I’d like to segment the gift ideas for travellers by the type of traveller they are! Whether they’re adventurous or artistic (or both!), then read on to discover the best gifts for travel lovers and get some inspiration for what to buy for travel fans! Continue reading “Gift Ideas For Different Types Of Travel Lovers”

5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney

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We all know Australia is a huge, expansive country. It’s beyond crazy to think some people will visit and only barely make it outside Sydney, let alone the state of New South Wales! There is so much more to see and do in other great cities, and these are just a few of them. So, where are the best cities to visit in Australia that aren’t the not-capital of Sydney? Continue reading “5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney”

5 Great Cities To Visit In New Zealand That Aren’t Auckland

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New Zealand is not usually the first country you think of when you think of big bustling cities. However, the cities that do call New Zealand their home are well worth a visit if you’re heading to Aotearoa. The cities in New Zealand that are dotted throughout the country are some of the most diverse places you could imagine – ranging in style, character, history, and climate. Continue reading “5 Great Cities To Visit In New Zealand That Aren’t Auckland”

Art Exhibition Review: Space Shifters At Hayward Gallery – Southbank London

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The Hayward Gallery in London’s Southbank Centre is a contemporary art gallery by definition. In actuality, it is a portal to a world of illusion, perceptive mystery, and mind-bending experiences. Here is all you need to know on its current exhibition, Space Shifters, as well as my takeaway thoughts on a few of my favourite pieces.  Continue reading “Art Exhibition Review: Space Shifters At Hayward Gallery – Southbank London”

A Day In The Life In London

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I’m so excited to be part of the ‘A Day in the Life..’ series by Lauren from Diary of a Spanglish Girl! Lauren is collaborating alongside bloggers across the globe, documenting a day in their home city and comparing their usual routines with her own. I’m thrilled to be a part of the series, and honoured to be able to share a sample of my London life. You’ll be getting a small snippet into my weekends of living in London, this time with a very special Kiwi joining me!

Don’t forget to see how Lauren spent her day, and how it compares to my own!

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8 Beautiful Lakes In New Zealand You Need To Visit

Beautiful lakes in New Zealand - Travel must-do activities for amazing nature and incredible scenery.

New Zealand scenery is without a doubt some of the best in the world. While the mountains and jagged coastline often hog the limelight, the many gorgeous lakes all across both islands are the real stars of the show. If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, be sure to include a stop to one of these incredible locations for a chance to see the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand!  Continue reading “8 Beautiful Lakes In New Zealand You Need To Visit”

Me At 24 – Reflections On The Year

 

Last year I wrote a summary of the last year of my life in a little rhyming Me At 23 post. As yesterday was my birthday, I thought it only apt that I continue this now-tradition and see what has been learned, gained, lost, and loved in the last orbit around the sun. Here are 12 (my birth date!) rather self-indulgent things that have occurred since last year.  Continue reading “Me At 24 – Reflections On The Year”

Best Hostels In New Zealand – Where To Stay In The North & South Island

Discover the best hostels in New Zealand from chains to independent places to stay across the North and South Island!

Finding the right hostel involves a number of decisions ranging from location to price. With the New Zealand backpacking scene dominated by an abundance of hostels on offer, here are just a few of the best options out there for your budget-friendly accommodation during your New Zealand trip.  Continue reading “Best Hostels In New Zealand – Where To Stay In The North & South Island”

Accommodation Guide For Budget Travellers In New Zealand

Accommodation Guide For Budget Travellers In New Zealand - Choosing the right accommodation for you

Finding the right accommodation can sometimes make or break a trip. When you’re presented with so many options, it’s hard to know where to start! For any budget traveller, it’s often about keeping costs as low as possible, so here are a few ideas on where to stay in New Zealand for maximum enjoyment without breaking the bank!  Continue reading “Accommodation Guide For Budget Travellers In New Zealand”

New Zealand Travel Costs & Money Saving Tips

It’s one of the main things that often puts people off about travelling to New Zealand, and something I always get asked about. Yes, I’m talking the cost of travel in New Zealand. Here are a few money saving tips I’ve gathered from my trips over there, all with varying budgets, which have given me quite the insight into what the real New Zealand travel costs are!  Continue reading “New Zealand Travel Costs & Money Saving Tips”

Liebster Award | Versatile Blogger Award | Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations

Blogger Award Nominations - Leibster, Sunshine Blogger, Versatile Blogger Awards

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be nominated for not one, not two, but three blogger awards! Learn more about me, Suzy from Suzy Stories, with a few Q&A facts shared by some great bloggers who’ve nominated me, and check out the awesome blogs who I’m nominating for these awards.  Continue reading “Liebster Award | Versatile Blogger Award | Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations”

Historical Places To Visit In Vietnam

Historical Places To Visit In Vietnam: The eye-opening My Lai Memorial and fascinating Vinh Moc Tunnels will educate and reveal the atrocities and events that occurred in the Vietnam War. Visit these sites as a must-do in Vietnam to remember those that suffered throughout the war.

Throughout our Vietnam tour exploring the country from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north, we stopped by a couple of historical places in Vietnam of great importance along the way. Here is all you need to know about the My Lai Memorial and the Vinh Moc Tunnels – two important sites in Vietnamese and world history that are absolutely worth visiting.  Continue reading “Historical Places To Visit In Vietnam”

Surrey Countryside Days Out In Autumn

Surrey is famed for its proximity to London, beautiful redbrick homes, and of course its leafy countryside. As part of a bigger UK tour or if you’re only visiting London, exploring my home country is the perfect way to spend an autumn weekend out in the fresh air! Here are just a few ways to enjoy the Surrey countryside with a few ideas for Surrey days out in autumn!  Continue reading “Surrey Countryside Days Out In Autumn”

Best Things To Do In Fremantle Western Australia

Western Australia is famous for a few things; pristine beaches, maritime history, and a sunny climate are just a few. Best of all, the small city of Fremantle has all that and more. Discover the best things to do in Fremantle with this guide to a few key attractions and some of the best places to eat in Fremantle that’ll be sure to keep you busy on your visit.  Continue reading “Best Things To Do In Fremantle Western Australia”

Best Things To Do in Perth Western Australia – One Day Itinerary

Best things to do in Perth, Western Australia - One day itinerary

When you’re visiting one of the most remote cities in the world, where do you even start to find the best things to do in Perth? Well, worry not, fellow travellers. Here’s a roundup showcasing 5 of the best things to do on a day trip to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, including popular highlights and a couple of unusual activities! Continue reading “Best Things To Do in Perth Western Australia – One Day Itinerary”

5 Best Views In Christchurch New Zealand You Need To See

5 Best views in Christchurch New Zealand - Quail Island view from Lyttelton

Getting an aerial view of Christchurch and the surrounding areas is unlike other cities. With no towering skyscrapers to whizz you to the top, the only views from above are those from hills carved out by nature. Here are 5 of the the best views in Christchurch to show you just how beautiful this city can be!  Continue reading “5 Best Views In Christchurch New Zealand You Need To See”

Stargazing in Lake Tekapo – Road Trip South Island New Zealand

Astrophotogtaphy image of Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross at Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo New Zealand

When you wish upon a star, you dream it’ll be in New Zealand. Join our evening of astronomy and awe when we went stargazing in Lake Tekapo, as part of our South Island road trip! Continue reading “Stargazing in Lake Tekapo – Road Trip South Island New Zealand”