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6 months to go – destination wedding update

6 months to go – destination wedding update

22nd April 2019 No Comment
With just over 6 months to go now until the wedding (where has the time gone?!), I thought it was high time for a destination wedding update! I know, are you as excited as me right now?! So, where are we at? We’re not doing too badly to be honest. I’m not going to lie, […]
One day in… Toronto. Discovering Downtown on foot

One day in… Toronto. Discovering Downtown on foot

30th October 2017 No Comment
To be perfectly honest, despite my long-standing love affair with Canada, Toronto has never been one of my favourite cities to visit. This isn’t necessarily due to any fault of the city itself, but probably more to do with when I usually visit. The first time was on my year abroad when I’d finished living […]
Cerro Monserrate – A 17th Century Sanctuary in Bogotá

Cerro Monserrate – A 17th Century Sanctuary in Bogotá

11th October 2017 No Comment
I realised the other day that in the last two years I’ve been to Colombia four times with my current job, which seems like a lot! Much as I’ve enjoyed my trips to this beautiful country, Colombia does come with what could be considered quite a significant health and safety warning. I’ve never felt unsafe […]
Should you visit Barbados during the off-season?

Should you visit Barbados during the off-season?

5th October 2017 No Comment
Places like Barbados and other countries in the Caribbean are often considered to be luxury (read: extortionate) destinations for travellers from the UK and Europe. However, there are ways to get the price down, particularly nowadays with such a lot of flight and accommodation packages available. Even with the packages though, your dream holiday could […]
Exploring the El Poblado district, Medellin

Exploring the El Poblado district, Medellin

30th September 2017 No Comment
Medellin is the second-largest city in Colombia and is located in Antioquia, north-west of Bogota. A lot of people probably only know the city from watching Narcos on Netflix. Medellin is still perceived as a very dangerous city by a lot of people, but my experience has been that it’s a great and easy city […]
Visit Los Angeles: 6 must-see spots around the city

Visit Los Angeles: 6 must-see spots around the city

9th August 2017 6 Comments
I’ve visited the Los Angeles area twice in the last couple of years and there are some great things to do for visitors both in and out of the city. Here are my top six favourite things I’ve done across both of my visits to the USA’s 2nd most populated city. 1. Hike to the […]
10 photos that will make you want to visit historic Quito

10 photos that will make you want to visit historic Quito

22nd June 2017 1 Comment
The historical centre of Quito, Ecuador was designated as the first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site along with Warsaw in Poland in 1978 (For more about Warsaw, click here). The historical part of Ecuador’s capital city is centred around a beautiful square called Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square) or Plaza Grande. It’s filled with […]
7 spots not to miss in Vancouver

7 spots not to miss in Vancouver

20th June 2017 No Comment
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Vancouver several times with work. I love visiting Canada and Vancouver is widely regarded as many people’s favourite city in Canada, if not in the world. It’s hugely diverse culturally, with beautiful open spaces and an abundance of nature around every corner. It’s […]
5 reasons you should visit Canada this Winter

5 reasons you should visit Canada this Winter

7th June 2017 No Comment
This year, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday – congratulations! So 2017 is an excellent year to choose to visit Canada, a truly beautiful country. Don’t worry just yet if you think you’ve missed the boat and are too late to plan your summer holiday there; there’s always winter in 6 months’ time! There’ll be […]
Driving the Santa Monica Mountains

Driving the Santa Monica Mountains

1st June 2017 No Comment
During my recent trip to LA, I stumbled across the Santa Monica Mountains completely by accident. I had a spare evening and thought I’d take a drive out to Malibu to the beach, as this surely was the thing to do in late May in Socal. However, sometimes the best laid plans just aren’t the […]
Top 5 reasons to consider an all-inclusive hotel for your beach holiday

Top 5 reasons to consider an all-inclusive hotel for your beach holiday

30th March 2017 No Comment
Out of all the accommodation options available to me, the all-inclusive hotel is one of those I would be least likely to consider. This is probably due to the fact the only all-inclusive hotels I’ve ever heard about have been the ones included in cheap as chips package holidays in Spain and the ensuing horror […]