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”

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

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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”

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”

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

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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

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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”

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

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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

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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”

Best Things To Do in Wanaka -Queenstown To Wanaka Road Trip

Best things to do in Wanaka

As part of our South Island New Zealand adventure, we headed onwards into Central Otago for a Wanaka road trip to discover all that the enticing town has to offer. Take a look at my picks for the best things to do in Wanaka!  Continue reading “Best Things To Do in Wanaka -Queenstown To Wanaka Road Trip”

Everything You Need To Know About Hiking Roy’s Peak in Wanaka – Unmissable Activities In New Zealand

You’ve probably seen the photos, but have you heard about what it’s actually like to hike Roy’s Peak in Wanaka, New Zealand? I’ll share my experiences, tips, and just a few of the many photos taken on our day hike in Wanaka!  Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Hiking Roy’s Peak in Wanaka – Unmissable Activities In New Zealand”

Top Things To Do With 3 Days In Queenstown – Road Trip Highlights & Short Day Trips

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The second stop on our New Zealand South Island road trip was to be the ultimate Kiwi traveller destination: Queenstown. Take a look at how we spent 3 days exploring the Queenstown-Lakes District, from historical boat rides to incredible mountain views and more with our Queenstown highlights and short day trips!  Continue reading “Top Things To Do With 3 Days In Queenstown – Road Trip Highlights & Short Day Trips”

Everything You Need to Know About Driving in Queenstown – Road Trip Tips & Where to Stay With A Car Queenstown

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Visiting Queenstown is on every New Zealand tourist’s agenda. The home of adrenaline, the heart of an incredible landscape, and the one town that no one ever wants to leave. A visit to Queenstown can be daunting to know where to begin planning as there’s so much to see and do. Here I’ve put together essential info and tips on how to tackle a road trip through Queenstown, as well as a selection of my favourite places to stay. Let’s get started with this Queenstown road trip and accommodation guide!  Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Driving in Queenstown – Road Trip Tips & Where to Stay With A Car Queenstown”

Exploring Dunedin & Otago Peninsula In A Day – South Island New Zealand Road Trip From Christchurch

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Have you ever wondered where you’d find the steepest street in the world? Or how about the world’s only mainland albatross colony? Or even New Zealand’s only castle? Look no further, because all will be revealed in this post to take you on a day trip itinerary though Dunedin, a historical gem of New Zealand’s South Island. Continue reading “Exploring Dunedin & Otago Peninsula In A Day – South Island New Zealand Road Trip From Christchurch”

Planning A South Island New Zealand Road Trip

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Wondering how to plan a South Island New Zealand road trip? Look no further! Here you’ll find a guide to help you decide where to go in the South Island, tips for planning your roadtrip, and an overview of a 10 day New Zealand road trip itinerary. Join us on our autumnal journey through Middle Earth from as we drive from through Central Otago and Canterbury! Continue reading “Planning A South Island New Zealand Road Trip”