One night in Cambridge

2016 Travel Highlights: Cambridge

Last weekend, Tim and I had a lovely couple of days away in Cambridge. It’s a city I’ve been meaning to visit for ages, but have just never got around to it. Desperate to fill the gap between our holidays in Copenhagen and Sri Lanka, March was the perfect time to finally go. With just[…]

Learning Spanish in Spain: International House Valencia Review

Espanole Valencia

If my 7 year old self knew that I would be willingly spending my holiday at school, I don’t think I’d believe it. In fact, I’m hard pressed to believe it now. But it’s true. At 27 years old, I spent a week’s holiday (my birthday week no less) at school. And I loved it.[…]

The rise of the minimoon

Romantic bed in Marrakech

With Valentines Day out the way for another year, my Facebook feed is full of loved up couples planning their weddings. If they’re anything like me, it won’t be the wedding they’re looking forward to. It’ll be the honeymoon! But… Imagine the scene. You’ve already spent a small fortune on the biggest day of your life and[…]

Tim’s Bucket List Top 10

Orangutans

After my bucket list post, I set Tim a challenge to pick his own top ten. The poor guy spent three weeks trying to decide! But what came out on top, and do we share any dream destinations? Read on to find out… ~~~ The phrase ‘bucket list’ is used a lot in travel talk. It[…]

My Current Bucketlist: 2016

My travel bucket list

The more travel research I do, the longer my bucket list gets. In fact, I’m convinced it’s never going to get any smaller and yet, I don’t want it to. I love the thrill of visiting new countries and getting a new stamp in my passport. I love it so much that I can’t imagine[…]

2015: The year I became a travel addict

My 2015 travel infographic

There were a few things that led to my travel addiction. A stressful job, settling into married life and my complete non-desire to have children led me to think, ‘what next’? I’ve always been a fan of going on holidays, but 2015 was the year I made it my hobby. I dedicated all my spare[…]

The best places for Winter sun

Winter sun

Winter is, without a doubt, my least favourite time of year. In the UK, we are ‘treated’ to rain, short dark days and long cold nights. It’s enough to seriously affect the mood of Brits. In fact, between 3 and 6% of people in the UK are thought to have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) –[…]

How to survive until your next holiday

Waiting for a holiday

If, like me, you live for the holidays, it can be really tough to get through a long and intense spell at work before your next trip away. When you have something as exciting as a holiday to look forward to, waiting just seems to take forever! Especially when the global pandemic we’re currently living[…]

Guest blog: My 5 Best Beers

Chang beer Wat Arun

Today we have a guest blog from would be traveller husband, Tim. Tim can often be found in a foreign country, beer in hand. Here are his top five beers from around the world, best served ice cold in their country of origin. ~~~ I was once asked for my 5 favourite beers, and I[…]