NEW! Part Two of my full-length video all about the Maharajas' Express
This is just the teaser so click through to watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wYG_DhWy7qM
A silly, behind-the-scenes look at our #IndiaBlogTrain trip. With some seriously bad dancing, a few silly moments, and some giggles with XameliaX at the erotic-carving-covered Khajuraho temple complex!
Also starring Annika from @The Midnight Blue Elephant, Brent the Good Things Guy, and Jayne from @Girl Tweets World
Just editing my second India video (FINALLY) and came across this utter utter gem that sadly won't make the final cut!
XameliaX and The Midnight Blue Elephant discussing the difference between concubines and mistresses 😂
Check out my latest freelance post for Avanti - all about one of my favourite parts of England!
NEW! My review of the food scene on board the Regal Princess!
If you were worried about getting bored of eating in the same place every night on a cruise ship - let me show you how wrong you are! There were so many dining options to choose from on the Regal Princess I couldn't even make it to all of them in 11 days 😂
NEW! Highlights of St Petersburg with Princess Cruises ❤️
I'm so excited to bring you the first post from my recent cruise🛳️ round Scandinavia and Russia - all about beautiful St Petersburg. This was definitely my cruise highlight and I've rammed the post full of all my favourite photos from the two days we spent there 😍 So come check it out and discover St Petersburg with me!
Have you visited Russia? What did you think of it?
NEW POST - 50 Unique Things to do in Weymouth and Portland
I've been working on this one for WEEKS and I'm so excited to finally bring you this mahooooosive guide to my hometown. This is everything you need to see, eat, and do in #Weymouth - from quirky festivals to epic seafood, and everything in between.
Any weymouth locals out there? Let me know if you think I missed something!
Thanks for the images VisitEngland and We Are Weymouth UK ❤️😘
Annnnd goodbye Regal Princess 👋😘
Tallinn 🇪🇪 ~ St Petersburg 🇷🇺 ~ Helsinki 🇫🇮 ~ Stockholm 🇸🇪 ~ Copenhagen 🇩🇰 ~ Oslo 🇳🇴
It's been a pretty epic 11 days ❤️ My favourite stop was probably St Petersburg, which was amazing, although Stockholm is definitely a strong contender! I'm genuinely shattered now so need to go home and process all my thoughts/photos/memories before I turn them into blog posts. For now here's a random list of some of my trip highlights...
Watching the ballet in Russia 🇷🇺
The bar staff at Club 6 on the Regal Princess (especially Peter and Prakash) 🥂
Meeting Phillip Schofield in Oslo this morning 😂
Riding a bike around Copenhagen 🚲
The creme brulee in Symphony dining room (which I had 4 times in 11 days) 😋
Our awesome waiter Edgar (absolute ledg)
Sitting in the hot tub watching the baltic sea glide by
Hanging out with an amazing group of bloggers exploring some brand new countries ❤️
Such a sunny day in Copenhagen today. Its our penultimate stop and we made the most of the sunshine with a lovely bike tour ☀🚲 Saw the mermaid, swung by the queen's palace, and stopped for cake in Tivoli Gardens. Bit of a mad rush to cover everything - but it's such a pretty city. I'll definitely be back!
First photo by Maketimetoseetheworld (big old nose by me 😂)!
So if I ever release an album I think I've got the cover sleeve sorted 😂 just mucking about with my self timer on the balcony trying to capture sunset and managed to get about 80+ truly awful photos of myself, and one album cover!
It's been such a lush day at sea on the Regal Princess ❤️ massive breakfast, cheeky sunbathe, massages in the spa, looooong old hot tub sesh on the top deck, and a super sexy steak dinner at the Crown Grill. I really could get used to all this indulgence 😄
Just chilling on a boat in St Petersburg with some of my fave ladies 😄 XameliaX and VickyFlipFlopTravels 🇷🇺
Back on the Regal Princess now and setting sail for the next destination ~ Helsinki ❤️
Today the Regal Princess docked in St Petersburg, which is definitely the stop I was most excited about 😍
Spent the day exploring some of the city's most opulent buildings... so much gold and marble! I definitely felt underdressed in the Hermitage museum and the Yusupov Palace 😂 So pretty!
The first few days on board the Regal Princess have been pretty flipping awesome 💙
First stop was Tallinn today and it was absolutely gorgeous 😍 Look at all those blue skies! Loved exploring the Old Town and poking around the trendy shops in the Kalamaja district. And last night's formal night on board was fab - I feel like I hardly ever get dressed up so it was fun to make an effort for a change 😂
Tomorrow we arrive in St Petersburg and I'm so excited to explore a tiny bit of Russia for the next two days. Bring it on!
NEW! My Surprise Trip with ATO-Tours Ltd.
What it's like to book a trip with NO IDEA where you're destination is! I headed to #Dusseldorf with my sister - and it was a total surprise. This is how I found the experience!
NEW! My April Travel Round Up
Everything I got up to in the last month - with three trips and four countries, it's been a bit of a mad one! These are all my highlights from the last few weeks 😁
Couple more photos from an awesome few days in Langkawi with Wanderlust Chloe ❤️
Why you should reconsider before telling bloggers (or anyone else successful) how lucky they are!
Just landed back in the UK after an epic week in Singapore and Langkawi ❤️
Currently state = near-fatal jetlag 😂
One day when I'm more awake I'll come up with some more words and pictures all about it. But first, sleep!
I don't really have the words to explain what happened at 3D Art Langkawi this morning... Or how excited I got about posing for photos 😂
Singapore 🇸🇬❤️ What a fun filled (and completely exhausting) couple of days! Loved exploring the colours around Kampong Glam and China Town on our last afternoon yesterday... so many cool discoveries 😄
Right now I'm sipping cocktails on a beach in Langkawi with Wanderlust Chloe, editing photos and attempting to digest everything that the last few days threw at us. Believe me, we have earned this chill time 😂
Does anyone else find they almost kill themselves trying to see EVERYTHING when they explore a new city?!
Think Singapore is all skyscrapers and city lights? Think again!
This morning I headed out to Pulau Ubin to discover a very different side to Singapore - it's a little island that only takes about ten minutes to reach by boat, and it's so beautiful 💚
Spent the morning cycling across the island and exploring the mangrove forest. Knackering, humid, and very very sweaty - but genuinely a lot of fun too!
Welcome to Singapore 🇸🇬 😄
Yesterday I hopped on a Norwegian flight to Singapore - enjoying all the extra legroom and other comforts that their premium class has to offer - and since then it's been a total whirlwind of exploring, eating, and getting the giggles!
Still found time to take a much needed dip in our amazing rooftop pool at Naumi Hotels 😍
Tonight we headed to Gardens by the Bay to catch the lightshow in the giant trees (absolutely stunning), before exploring Satay Street for dinner and discovering a not-a-secret hidden cocktail bar!
It has been an awesome, but knackering, day - I don't think I've been this excited for bed in a long time 😂
The last couple of days have just reaffirmed all over again how happy I am that I chose to move back to England ♥️
Yesterday I passed my theory test, putting me one step closer to my goal of (finally) learning to drive this year 😄🎉 Last night we lost spectacularly at a pub quiz and had lots of fun doing so, reminding me yet again of the perks of living in one place and having an actual social life 😊 And today the sun actually came out, with a vengeance, so I went for a two hour walk along the seafront, had a Twister (factually the best ice lolly in the world), then came home and smashed out nearly 4 blog posts whilst sitting in the sunshine in the garden.
Just treating myself to a raspberry G&T (Fordington Gin - thanks big sis) in the garden to celebrate 😍 I think this is possibly what growing up feels like 😂
LOVING this list of Fearless Female Travel Bloggers from The Travelista... and not just cos I'm on it 😉 There are a few awesome ladies on here so make sure you check them all out!
HUGE NEWS GUYS 😄🎉🎊🌟♥
My post about Spitbank Fort in Portsmouth was shortlisted for the VisitEngland Travel Article of the Year Award 😍😍
I found out last night that I'm in the final 3 - genuinely ecstatic!
This time last week I had no idea where I'd be spending the last two days 😄
I booked a surprise trip with ATO-Tours Ltd. and I had no clue where I'd wind up. The day before we flew, I opened up a secret envelope to reveal the destination... Düsseldorf 🇩🇪
This city probably isn't somewhere I'd have chosen myself, but it was such a cool discovery and I had a lovely couple of days with my sister wandering around the Old Town, marvelling at the architecture in the Medien Hafen district, and stuffing our faces with local treats (like spaghetti ice cream from Eis-Cafe Pia 🍦😋). The beauty of a surprise trip is exactly that - the element of surprise! Discovering somewhere you might never have considered visiting 😊
Would you book a trip without knowing the destination? #visitdusseldorf #atotours
Last week, I booked a super lastminute holiday to Mallorca, rented a car with Pommie Travels, and headed out to explore the island. Outside the resort towns and tourist traps, there's a whole lot of beauty to discover. These are my highlights!
Watch the FULL video over on YouTube to see the full trip: https://youtu.be/b51HZvXpdfY
Who else has been to Mallorca? Did it surprise you as much as it did me?
Juat revealed the destination of my SURPRISE trip with ATO-Tours Ltd. tomorrow and it's Düsseldorf 😄🇩🇪
A few weeks ago, I filled out a questionnaire about my likes and dislikes and what kind of things I'd like to do. Then ATO did the rest. They sent all my documents through in advance to reveal the surprise destination, so I've literally just found out that I'll be off to #Dusseldorf tomorrow! Such a fun idea and it takes all the decision making out of my hands (which is awesome for me as I suck at decisions 😂).
Has anyone been? I'd love to hear any recommendations for stuff to get up to in the city. #surprisetrip
Woohoo - I've been picked as one of the 24 Greatest Travel Blogs to Follow this Year 😁 Thanks StagWeb!
More importantly - I'm in some AMAZING company. If you're not following the other 23 bloggers on this list, do so immediately. Especially The Travel Hack, An Adventurous World, Fresh And Fearless, Globalhelpswap, and VickyFlipFlopTravels ❤️
Mallorca has really surprised me!
When I booked my spontaneous trip last week with vouchercloud and TUI, I was expecting nothing more than a place to lie in the sun for a few days. I was expecting the tacky resorts full of Irish pubs and foam parties that I remember from my last trip here, WAY back when I was 18.
I wasn't expecting so much beauty, or such lush greenery. Pommie Travels and I rented a car yesterday to go discovering... and along the way we found winding mountain roads, idyllic vineyards (with tastings for just €6), and honey coloured stone villages tucked amongst dramatic mountainscapes.
This was not the trip I expected at all - but it's been such a pleasant surprise 😍
Shout out to all my lovely followers!!
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That way you'll be among the first to see my video of Mallorca, which is coming this weekend. And who doesn't want that?!
Pretty please, with sugar on top?!
Ohhhh sunshine, I missed you 😍☀️
Grabbed myself a VERY last minute trip to Mallorca with vouchercloud and TUI and I'm so happy to be back in the sun. Even managed to hop into the sea for about 2 minutes - but it's still a bit nippy at this time of year.
I love a random, impromptu trip like this. Spontaneity is good for the soul 😂 #ad #Mallorca
NEW POST! My March #Travel Round Up
From rainy Berlin to the snowy New Forest - this is everything I got up to last month. With lots of very British moaning about the weather and a catch up on how I'm feeling two months after quitting the digital nomad life (again).
PLUS - everything I have planned for April, and some requests for tips and feedback.
NEW! Part One of my full-length video all about the Maharajas' Express!
This is just the teaser so click through to watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hwdATZXWkaE
A silly, behind-the-scenes look at our #IndiaBlogTrain trip. With LOTS of bad dancing from my blogger buddies, some terrible accents and impressions, and spurious history lessons with the lovely Girl Tweets World!
Also starring my glamorous roomie XameliaX, Annika from The Midnight Blue Elephant, Brent the Good Things Guy, and (briefly) Nikki from The Pin the Map Project who is clearly too talented at avoiding my camera!
This is the longest video I've made so far so to be honest it's not great! But I'm trying to get better - so I'd love to hear what you think :)
NEW! Berlin on a Budget
My absolutely humongous fun and foodie guide to a weekend in Berlin that won't break the bank! All the best cheap eats, free things to do, and where to find the best currywurst in the city!
After The Post Office published their City Costs Barometer, showing Berlin ranking 25th most expensive out of 36 cities, I wanted to see if it's possible to enjoy this city on a budget. These are all my discoveries!
Big thanks to Berlin local Marcela from Fotostrasse for her help discovering the best places to eat in the city.
NEW! Relax with Rennie
Rennie have put together a round up of different techniques around the world - and I've put a few of them to the test over the last couple of weeks!!
But I want to know - what's YOUR favourite way to de-stress?
Loving this new video from Incredible India 😍 Makes me want to go back right now! #incredibleindia
Randomly weird and wonderful afternoon on the Thames playing Holi with some of my favourite bloggers!! The mini festival of colour was thrown by Incredible India to celebrate the start of spring, and it was the perfect way to perk up a grey day.
Starring VickyFlipFlopTravels, Globalhelpswap and Elle Croft. Pinched a couple of photos off Vicky and Paul too - cheers kids!
Just spent a lovely couple of days in The New Forest UK and it's been absolutely gorgeous ❤️
We were staying at The Pig Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel with amaaaazing food. Spent two days walking in the snow, soaking up the forest views, and stuffing our faces with tasty local produce 😋 Loved visiting Beaulieu, National Motor Museum again for the first time in years, and having lunch at The Montagu Arms Hotel 😍
I love exploring more of VisitEngland, and I feel so lucky to have such incredible spots right on my doorstep!
In the New Forest today with one of my blogger besties, Wanderlust Chloe 😊 Trying to explore more of beautiful VisitEngland this year and this is the perfect place to start!
Used to come to Beaulieu, National Motor Museum and the Palace House allllllll the time when I was a kid, but I've not been back for years. Love love love this place 😍
Thinking about a career in travel blogging? These are a few things to consider first!
#spon with IQPlanner
NEW! Why you should take the train from New York to New Orleans
Would you take a 30 hour train ride? I took the Amtrak from NYC to NOLA in December last year and absolutely loved it! Here's why...