My Big Fat American Road Trip

My Big Fat American Road Trip: Route 66

Way back in 2009, I landed in Los Angeles ready for an adventure. I was nervous, but with 3 USA stamps already in my passport, the country felt strangely familiar. In fact, I had even visited Los Angeles before, but this time, there was one key difference. I was on my own… …Well, kind of.[…]

A Right Royal Weekend in Kent

Rochester Castle

I love surprises. Especially surprises that involve going somewhere. So when Tim told me to pack my bags and get in the car for a weekend away, I couldn’t wait. Being a bit of a fan of historic cities and mediaeval history, he had organised a trip to Kent which is just full of castles,[…]

Dos and Don’ts for a long weekend in Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon is just one of those places everyone has to go to one day. It’s got so much going for it – great food, attractive people, beautiful sights, all topped off with a laid back, cultural vibe you only get in Europe. But with so much to do and see, where do you start? Here[…]

Around the World… in Cocktails!

Around the World... in Cocktails!

For my birthday this year I’ve decided to celebrate in the best way possible. On a round the world trip! But this isn’t just any kind of round the world trip. I’m doing it all from the comfort of my home in the company of my friends. The world is coming to us… via cocktails![…]

Nervous Flyer Tips

How to travel in South Africa: public transport

The truth is, I’m a bit of a nervous flyer. Tips to cope with flight anxiety have helped me learnt to control my fear of flying, but it’s taken me a while to get there and to start looking forward to my next flight! In this post, I’ll share some of the tips, advice and[…]

How to survive your first day back at work

Surviving your first day back at work after a holiday

Everyone knows the worst part of going on holiday is coming home. Worse still is going back to work! You’ve just spent two weeks out of the office on a beach/city/adventure break (delete as appropriate), where the hardest thing you had to do was decide whether you want beer or a cocktail with your dinner.[…]

The Best of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

A week ago today, we returned from one of the most beautiful countries on earth – Sri Lanka. When we first told people where we were going, we were met with mostly confused responses – “Isn’t Sri Lanka just a rubbish version of India?”, “Are you going for the beaches?”, “Is Sri Lanka still really[…]

The Shoulda Woulda Coulda Day

Today has been one of those days. One where I think, ‘if I had just done…’ or ‘if we had just not…’, it would have been very different. I’m four days in to our epic tour across Sri Lanka – without doubt the most beautiful country I have ever been to. I paid enough money[…]