Recognised as one of the top islands in Europe by Conde Nast and National Geographic the Isle of Skye is breathtaking. Here is my latest travel guide, voted staycation of the year (by me)! Continue reading Travel Guide: Isle of Skye
Cornwall is the new ‘hot’ destination this summer in the UK, and I’m not surprised with its gorgeous beaches, walking routes, award-winning restaurants and microclimate. This is my travel guide for anyone heading to the South West of England this summer. Continue reading Travel guide: Cornwall, England
In my last blog post I wrote about my summer holiday to Tenerife with Lauren, which seems like an age ago now. Autumn appears to have arrived early by my books and I wasn’t quite prepared for it. So, before we say goodbye to the sun there are a few more posts that I wanted to share with you.
I don’t know about you but to me August always feels like the quietest month of the year. Probably because everyone attempts to escape the somewhat indecisive English weather for a full blown holiday in the blazing sun, somewhere exotic. I definitely fall into that category. My sister and I decided to take a week off from life and travel to the Canary Islands for some down time. Neither of us had been to Tenerife before but i’d heard good things and it ticked the boxes; sun, pool, bars and of course you can’t go on a European summer holiday without going to a waterpark. Once we had narrowed down our search to Playa las Americas, we had to choose a hotel. Have you ever spent hours searching booking.com or Trivago, seeking out the best deals? It can be so time consuming. We did know one thing, in the height of the school holidays an adult only hotel was a must.
If you haven’t stopped by Rogano in central Glasgow yet then you should definitely add this one to your list! Titled Glasgow’s favourite restaurant, it has been around since the 1930s and lives on as a world class destination for food and drink.
With half of my family being Scottish I’ve spent weeks during the summer holidays up here but this is probably the first time I’ve jumped on a plane to visit for a long weekend, and in the midst of winter. “You’re mad” my colleagues said, ‘it’s cold and snowy up there’ as if Scotland is a distant land far far away from London. To be fair, they weren’t wrong… each day has drawn colder and when the wind hits, it’s bitterly cold. Good job I brought a hat.Continue reading “Troon, Scotland”
If you’ve been following my posts on Instagram you’ll have seen that I’ve started uploading one photo a day of my travels around South America last summer. I was looking through a few photos, reminiscing, and realised I had so many photos yet to share. As I wasn’t blogging back then either I have loads of tips and tricks for travelling that feel wasted not sharing. So my first story – discovering Rio de Janeiro as a local.
The thing I love about travelling is that you get to meet so many people that you wouldn’t necessarily cross paths with in your day-to-day life. The one thing I learned was actually how small the world is. It’s a great thing to be able to meet new people but then know that if you want to, it is possible to see them again. Whilst travelling … Continue reading When 2 travellers came to stay
This restaurant is a hidden gem. Tucked away on the cliff top in Praia de Paraiso, Carvoerio, it boasts a gorgeous set up with stunning views of the sea and surrounding area. If you decide to visit for dinner you can sit outside on the veranda and watch the warm blends of purple, orange and red as the sun sets, it’s beautiful. We (friends of mine … Continue reading MAR d’FORA, Portugal
And so the holiday season begins, my absolute favourite time of the year. Everyone’s so much happier, there’s such a feel good vibe in the air and the obligatory holiday snaps don’t go a miss. This week I’ve been sunning it up in a small town called Carvoerio, situated in the Algarve, Portugal with some friends. We stayed in a beautiful villa just a 10 minute … Continue reading Summer has arrived
Recently I posted about my summer experience living in Italy, on Lake Garda. As you can imagine, there is far too much to talk about to possibly even try and fit it into one post, so here is post number 2. Working in Gardone, I had the opportunity on my days off to explore some of the other towns around the lake. The frequent ferry routes made … Continue reading Travel Guide: Lake Garda – Where to stay
Nearly 5 years ago now I got the opportunity to work in Italy for a summer as a restaurant host in a hotel called Grand Hotel Gardone. Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Italy as a country – the place, the people, the language, the food! So for me it was insane to think that this beautiful country could be my home … Continue reading A summer in Lake Garda