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”

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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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”

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”

Me at 23 – Reflections On The Year

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I turn 24 this week, and I thought I’d mark the occasion by remembering all the things that made my 23rd year on this beautiful Earth memorable. Continue reading “Me at 23 – Reflections On The Year”

What To Do This Week In London – Perfume at Somerset House

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A couple of months ago I visited Somerset House for their most recent visiting exhibition –  Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent. Always up for trying new things, and especially when art is involved I was eager to visit (and sniff!) this exhibition as soon as I came across it.  Continue reading “What To Do This Week In London – Perfume at Somerset House”

Catch Flights Not Feelings – Why Not Both?

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I’ve seen articles, posters, and all types of merchandise using “Catch Flights Not Feelings” as a motto to comment on the idea of motivating young people to explore the world and visit new places, instead of looking to develop an emotional connection to someone and committing to staying put in the pursuit of emotional stability from a relationship.

Sounds cool right? Rebellious almost, to defy conventional standards of searching for a partner and instead searching for an adventure. Continue reading “Catch Flights Not Feelings – Why Not Both?”

Wanderlist

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As my wanderlust itch is never satisfied, I’ve decided to follow an idea I’ve seen before and curate a collection of ideas to inspire my future travel plans and bucket list goals for around the world. I’ve included those which I’m lucky enough to have already crossed off, and the list is by no means complete as I imagine I’ll continue to add more and more when inspirations hits, and when I’m reminded of something amazing I’ve already done! Suggestions are most certainly welcome – sharing is caring! Continue reading “Wanderlist”

Winter Garden At The Landmark London

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To celebrate a few recent family events we decided to splash out and enjoy dinner at The Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, where the Winter Garden restaurant invites class, fine dining, and a haven of peace within busy central London. The perfect way to feel fancy (for once!), we relished the chance to enjoy such a treat.

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London And York Short Trips In England

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What do you do when a Kiwi comes to visit the UK? Take him to all the best sights, of course! From London to York, see what weekend trips around the UK can show you while I make the most of beautiful history, architecture, and countryside when exploring my home country!

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Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers

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Worried about travelling solo? You shouldn’t be! But I can understand the hesitation, it’s a big world out there and going alone can add additional worries. Whether you’re a female or male solo traveller, the thought of meeting new people is intimidating for lots of us. I’ve put together a few ideas that I found helped me find my feet and make new friends! Continue reading “Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers”

10 Things That Happen When You Get Back From Travelling

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Everyone goes through different experiences and transformations throughout their lives, but travelling has the ability to fast track some of those changes, and that means that when you come home there can be a hell of a lot of adjusting to be done. There’s a million posts and lists about what coming home is like, so here’s my addition to the blogosphere on the matter. There’s certainly more than just these, but a Top Ten run down seems like a nice start! Maybe there’s scope for a sequel to bump up to 20 at a later date… Anyhow, these are the ones that really stood out for me as I came through arrivals and back into ordinary life after a 6 month round the word trip.

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Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi – Thailand Island Hopping

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When visiting the islands surrounding the southern coast of Thailand, one can easily get wrapped up in the serenity and beauty of these incredible island destinations around Thailand. If visiting Koh Phi Phi it’s and it’s imperative to visit Maya Bay – famous for it’s perfect enclosed beach and dotted islets used as a filming location. Take a look at the best Thai islands to visit following the busy city life of Bangkok, featuring the best quotes from The Beach movie!  Continue reading “Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi – Thailand Island Hopping”

Welcome to Suzy Stories

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Welcome to Suzy Stories! Where to start… After much time spent agonising over what to call my little ramblings I settled on Suzy Stories. I wanted to explain quickly what it was I’ll be using this blog for but to be quite honest I’m not too sure, so stories seemed to fit best (and who doesn’t love some alliteration?!). Other great ideas included ‘Suzy Sashays’, ‘Suzy Sight-sees’, ‘Suzy Struts’ and when things got really desperate ‘Suzy Sees Something’. Continue reading “Welcome to Suzy Stories”