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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoons are a once in a lifetime opportunity to go anywhere you've always dreamed of going with your other half, it's a way to rest away the stress from organising your wedding and get to know your new spouse even better. Deciding where to go can be really hard, especially if you want to make it super special, or deciding whether a city break or a peaceful countryside break would suit you better. Below are my top 10 honeymoon destinations for newlyweds looking for an amazing trip.

How To Book The Cheapest Flights For Your Holiday

The most frustrating part of a lot of holidays is realising that your flights are going to cost you a lot more than you expected and the cost takes over the majority of your budget meaning you have to scrimp and save on every other part of the holiday, including your accommodation. I've already written about saving money on your holiday, but I haven't written about how to book affordable flights because I wanted to do some proper research on it before giving advice.

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90's Kid - Edinburgh Fringe Review

Sooz Kempner (not a difficult name to spell...) brings us a 90's nostalgia hour that people of *most* ages can enjoy even if they weren't 90's kids because of Kempner's descriptive skills. Talking us through her childhood obsessions, Sonic The Hedgehog and Les Mis, and traumas, Watership Down and My Little Pony: The Movie, we get taken on a journey of self discovery in which Kempner talks to her 13 year old self and her alter ego to find out if she's gotten the "good ending" in her life. Spoiler Alert: She's not doing bad...

How To Survive The Edinburgh Fringe

The busiest time for Edinburgh has got to be the Fringe. It can be overwhelming for locals and tourists alike with the busy crowds, street performers, people stopping to take photos (this happens everywhere) and many other things. With a large selection of shows to see it's vital that you can make the most of your time at the Fringe and don't shy away due to the negative things surrounding the festival. There is something for everyone at the Fringe, so please make the effort to go even if it's just for a couple days.

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Edinburgh

With the growing popularity of different diets, I have always stuck with vegetarianism. It's what I know, it's what I like and it's how I live. This means that everywhere I travel I like to find the restaurants that have the very best options for me and my friends no matter what their diet. Edinburgh has to be one of the easiest places to find restaurants that cater to all, particularly vegetarian/vegan restaurants. This is presumably because they have so many people visiting the city at all times of the year. If you're heading to Edinburgh soon, get yourself to these restaurants for great food.

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

Long-haul flights can be daunting, in fact travelling can be hard at the best of times for nervous travelers or first timers, but long-haul flights can feel like absolute hell for those who don't know how to cope with them. The thing you want is at the end of the flight, not during it; no one actually wants to do the flying so your flight should be a place to relax and look forward to reaching your destination, not a stressful, anxious hell ride. 

If you're heading on to a long-haul flight soon read my tips below on how to survive it without being bored senseless or stressed to the max.

The Absolute Must-See Things To Do In And Around Inverness

If you're visiting Scotland any time soon then you should probably put Inverness on your list of places to visit because it is full of charm, history and things to do - it's also pretty picturesque, so bring a camera! Popular among tourists for the famed "Nessie" Inverness offers so much more than just cryptids, but also boasts being the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands.

The Best Things To Do In Stonehaven

Stonehaven is a small harbour town in Aberdeenshire, only a 28 (ish) minute drive from Aberdeen. Stonehaven has become famous for the spectacular New Years Eve celebrations they put on, they perform an ancient fireball ceremony where people swing fire blazing balls above their heads to ward off evil spirits, and as with any New Years celebrations, there is also a lot of alcohol consumed making it a great experience. 

Although great in all weather, Stonehaven is best when you get a lovely sunny day because it has an open air pool and the seaside to explore. There are a range of different ice cream shops and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and a drink. I highly recommend fitting in some time in your schedule to visit Stonehaven because it's a really cute little town which has more than meets the eye.

Must-See Places You Absolutely Must Experience In Rotterdam

Rotterdam sits in the southern part of The Netherlands and is the second largest city in the country, after Amsterdam. Due to the bombing in WWII Rotterdam was almost completely wiped out meaning that all of their architecture is fairly new and interesting. The photos you'll get because of this are so symmetrical and futuristic meaning your Instagram will be off the hook. 

There is so much to do in Rotterdam and around every corner you will find something different to do including many bars, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Rotterdam even boasts one of the best bars in the world, De Witte Aap. After visiting Rotterdam in May 2018 for #Traverse18 (which was amazing by the way) I am absolutely in love with the place, and you will be too if you visit these places.

How To Tackle Homesickness When Abroad

If you've moved abroad or have been travelling for long periods of time you may suffer with homesickness. It's quite a natural thing to go through, especially if your entire family are in a different country to you, it can be as simple as missing your mum, or your local supermarket, but it can be fought. I personally experience it quite a lot when I am travelling because I am in "unknown territory", but I have developed strategies to help me cope when abroad that seem to work. So below are my top tips to combating homesickness when you're abroad.

My Experience in City Hub Rotterdam

So our trip to Rotterdam didn't go 100% to plan, and we actually ended up in Rotterdam a day earlier in planned from The Hague so we had to book last minute accommodation for the night and boy did we absolutely luck out with what we booked. We managed to book CityHub Rotterdam which is a somewhat futuristic hostel that makes everyone feel welcome. I would definitely recommend a stay here if you're in Amsterdam or Rotterdam because I've never felt so comfortable in a hostel before. And it's not just the hostel itself, but the way it is run and the "hosts" employed to keep everything running smoothly.

My Trip To Rotterdam In Photos

I attended a bloggers conference called Traverse in Rotterdam (#Traverse18) which meant that I got a chance to discover the city a little bit. Below are my photos from the trip and I have to say that I will definitely be visiting this wonderful and vibrant city again in the future because I had such a good time discovering the best bars and cafes.

My Trip To The Hague In Photos

Although I didn't get to spend very much time in The Hague, the time I did spend there was pleasant and I absolutely fell in love with the place. My top photo is actually from Schipol, but it was on my journey to The Hague so I figure that it still counts as a photo from my trip. So I had one day in The Hague before heading off to Rotterdam for a bloggers conference and you can find the journey in picture below. More posts to come very very soon. :) Enjoy for now. 

Great Date Ideas if You're In Oxfordshire

This is part of a series where I talk about great places you can go on dates in different cities over a series of posts. In this addition I want to talk about great date ideas if you're in Oxfordshire. Although I'm not overly familiar with the area I do think that Oxfordshire is a great place for dates due to it's history and it's beauty, you can find some really romantic places to rendevouz. So below you can find your guide to dating in Oxfordshire for Oxfordshire singles and travellers alike.

Great Date Ideas if You're In Aberdeen

This post is part of a series where I give you advice on where to take your lucky date. Finding places to go on dates can be so hard because it's not just about finding something you'll enjoy, but also something your date would enjoy. A city like Aberdeen can seem bleak and rather unromantic to outside eyes, but trust me this isn't necessarily the case. As a local I can help you find the romantic locations for dates in and around Aberdeen. Since I have been dating in Aberdeen since I met my partner I've had plenty of time to scope out the great locations. If you're looking for date ideas when travelling then please read my list below.

Great Date Ideas if You're in Glasgow

Dating is hard. Like soooo hard, never mind if you can't find places to actually take your date to. That's what I found hardest when I first met my partner, on our first date I even got kicked out of a pub when I forgot my ID. With this in mind my partner and I often find nice places to go on dates when we are travelling around that I'd like to recommend to people, most recently Glasgow. So if you're travelling to Glasgow on a romantic getaway any time soon or looking to start dating in Glasgow then this is the article for you and you can find my date ideas below.

I Am Heading To #Traverse18

Photo taken from http://www.traverse-events.com/conferences/traverse-18-rotterdam/conference-schedule/
Yup. That's right. My next trip will be for a bloggers conference and I am soooooooooo excited as I've never been to one before, I am heading to Rotterdam for Traverse 18 and can't wait to meet new people, gain new experiences and attend my first every bloggers conference. The icing on the cake is that it's in Rotterdam. Not only am I getting to attend my first ever bloggers conference, but I am also getting to visit a new city in the process. I am super excited, so why am I absolutely bricking it?

Why I Love Edinburgh

As I sit here in a trusty old Wetherspoons looking out on to the castle in the city of Edinburgh, I am reminded of why I love it here. It's a city that embraces it's history and the reputation that it's built. Edinburgh knows what it is and plays on that rather than trying to shape itself in to something it isn't. It invites you in no matter who you are and encourages you to embrace your own skills and personality. It's a confident and bright city that makes it inviting to tourists and locals alike, tourists coming for the festivals and culture where locals are staying for the creative work and vibes in the city.

Vegetarian Eating in Dublin

In March I took a trip to Dublin, luckily it wasn't my first time there AND it is remarkably similar to Scotland so I was an absolute pro in finding places to eat in Dublin. However I had a mission, when I was 14 (we think) I had this amazing meal that I still say is the finest vegetarian dish I've ever tasted. My mission was to find that restaurant again with only one hint to go on: It was near or in the temple bar area.

My Experience in Dublin Central Inn

My mum and I booked a trip to Dublin to see Flight of The Conchords (which was sadly cancelled, but that's a different story for a different time). We wanted to stay fairly central so that we would be able to get about easily for plenty of attractions. We chose The Dublin Central Inn  because it seemed to be the best price and quality combination for the area we were booking in.

How To Eat Alone Without Feeling Awkward

If you're a solo traveller, you're probably going to find yourself in the position of eating out in a foreign country alone. Admittedly this sounds really daunting, but in reality it's really not that scary, in fact I recommend it. It's empowering and, in my experience, you can even make new friends or hear about a new or hidden awesome place you can go visit whilst you're there. Below I share my top tips to feeling less awkward when eating out alone.

How To Prepare For Long Bus Journeys

As is inevitable with travelling you're probably going to find yourself burdened with a long bus journey to get from A to B. Initially 12 hours on a bus seems very daunting, but it doesn't have to be if you prepare correctly. A lot of my journeys are done by bus, one time even getting the bus from Aberdeen to London which was around 12 hours this is because buses are often the cheaper option so when travelling on a budget can be the best option.
Below I share my top tips for getting prepared for a long bus journey.

Visiting Cruden Bay

If you are visiting, or you live in, areas like Peterhead or Aberdeen you should make your way over to Cruden Bay. It's a 15 minute drive from Peterhead and you can get there by car or bus. Once you get there there is parking which is only a short walk from the beach and the walk up to Slains Castle. Once you're there you have a few options in terms of different walks you can take. 

The Best Bars In Aberdeen

If you ask people in Aberdeen where the best bars are they'd probably tell you Slains or Revolution or equivalent. However a lot of these places can be overcrowded and "studenty" because they are so popular. The other thing with these bars is that you have less option for cocktails and craft beers. Below I share my favourite bars in my home city.

Quirky Places For Lunching In Aberdeen

Although Aberdeen isn't an obvious travel location a lot of people end up here with work or visiting friends. As it's my home town I feel obligated to share some of the nicer, quieter and quirkier places in the city. I understand what it's like coming to Aberdeen for the first time and seeing the dull granite everywhere and not being able to afford anything so below I share the best places to grab a bite for lunch.

Advice For a First Time Traveller

Travelling for the very first time is terrifying, there are so many things to remember and airports are so stressful, that's why I can appreciate people who are scared to travel. Flying on a plane can be so daunting, never mind going through everything else as well.

My Experience In St Christopher's Inn Berlin

As a traveler with anxiety where I stay can be the most important part of my whole trip. This is because it will become my "safe place" where I will know I can head back to if it all becomes too much for me. This means hostels can be quite risky for me, in a place with lots of people I don't know some of which don't speak the same language as me and I'm forced to co-habit with them for a number of days. 

My Plans For Dublin

At the end of March I will be jet setting off to Dublin with my mum. We're going for the weekend to attend a Flight Of The Conchords concert, but will have a small bit of time to play with when we're there. This will be my third time there so I know the city pretty well so I'll probably venture a bit further than I have in the past.

How To Make Friends In A Hostel

If you're a solo traveller on a budget then you're probably going to be staying in a hostel or two on your journeys, and solo travelling can be so lonely if you don't make friends during your travels. Below I will share my top tips to make brand new friends around the world in hostels.

Glasgow Trip: Day 2

On the second day of our trip in Glasgow we had a day to play with before going to a concert in the evening and decided we wanted to have a relaxed, chilled out day before a nice evening out. We started the day off by going shopping before organising what we were doing for food. 

Vegetarian Eating in Glasgow

Although we didn't have many meals in Glasgow the ones we did have were amazing. As a vegetarian I am always careful about where I eat because in the past I've ended up watching my partner eat a meaty meal whilst I sat hungry and just in general I know I'm quite a fussy eater so it's always a stress having to read the menu before going to any restaurant.

Glasgow Trip: Day 1

For Christmas I bought my partner tickets to see his favourite singer/songwriter so we planned a weekend trip away to Glasgow. We got cheap bus tickets from Megabus and booked to stay in The Premier Inn in the Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries as my partner gets discount. 

Vegetarian Eating in Berlin

Berlin might be one of the best places for a vegetarian to eat as every second restaurant has a good range of options for vegetarians. Obviously I can only talk about where I went to eat so if you have more suggestions please comment below and share them for my next trip there, or for others. I didn't get a chance to explore all of Berlin, so the places I went to are pretty close to Alexanderplatz.

The Advantages Of Travelling Solo

Before my partner came along I had no one to travel with and had just as good a time travelling as I do now. A lot of people didn't know how I could do it, or where I found the confidence to solo travel, what they didn't see was the places I visited and the amazing people I met. I would definitely recommend hostels for solo travelers because you will meet a large variety of people and you won't feel lonely which means you're less likely to feel homesick.

Dublin Trip 1: Photo Tour

For New Year 2016/2017 I went off to Dublin by myself which gave me a great opportunity to get photos. I wasn't as experienced back then, so a lot of them didn't meet up to my current standards. Below are the best of the bunch from my trip!

My Travel Bucket List

There are so many places that I want to visit in the world and believe me, I will. You'll notice that I have a love affair with Germany and basically want to visit every city there, this is accurate. I love the language, I love the culture and I want to see it all!

Berlin Trip: Photo Tour

So I got a lot of amazing photos when I went to Berlin, so I thought I would share the best of the bunch on this blog as well as my main blog. Most of my time in Berlin was spent sightseeing or eating (like any good holiday...) so below are the best and my favourite photos from the trip! Enjoy and, as I plan to go back, if you know better places to go in Berlin please tell me!

What To Pack For a Holiday

Going on a holiday and lost at what to pack? Don't worry, I'm here to help! Below I'll share what you should pack for your holiday and what to consider leaving behind. Whether it be a sunny holiday in Spain or a winter holiday in Berlin I'll guide you on what to pack.

Why I Love Travelling

Why I Love Travelling

Up until 2017 I hadn't traveled much without my mum, so it scared me. I didn't know how I'd cope in a different country without the comfort of having my mum there with me. For New Year 2016/2017 I decided to travel to Dublin (from Scotland) by myself for the New Years Concert they hold there. My first journey outside of England or Scotland without my mum. It went smoothly for the most part and I had a really good time just being somewhere new and that's when the bug caught me, the traveling bug that wants me to be outside of the UK at all times waiting for the next part of my journey.

Planning A Holiday

Planning is, arguably, the most stressful part of any holiday. You have to make sure your all your plans line up with each other to avoid being disappointed or stuck, you wouldn't want to book flights after that major concert you have tickets for. I personally know how stressful this can be and would like to share my hints/tips on how to plan a holiday with as little stress as possible

I Hate Flying, but Love Travelling

Flying absolutely terrifies me. I'm not sure if it's my sore ears or the fact that I'm in the air, but it really does scare me. It's that moment just before take off when the plane has just started moving and I've more than aware that I can't turn back now. It may be a fear of the unknown, going to a new place and feeling helpless. It might be knowing I'm not in control. It honestly could be anything. When I went on holiday with my partner he fell asleep before we took off and I actually shook him awake so he could hold my hand because I was genuinely getting heart palpitations. Unfortunately for me flying is an essential part of travelling the world so I'm going to have to get used to it. 

Well This Is New...

Hello Everyone!

This whole website is totally new for me and it's a little bit jarring. As an avid Wordpress user for my main blog I thought I'd try something a little different and start a blog on a new platform. I've wanted to start this blog for a long time, but haven't had the chance due to time constraints and illness. However it's a new year and I feel that I finally have the time to sit down and start a new blog.