Great Ocean Road Tour: Worth $135?

At the top of pretty much everyone's Melbourne bucket list is the beautifully scenic, coastal drive of the Great Ocean Road. There's a whole bunch of tours to book from your standard day trip, a sunset tour, a 2 or 3 day tour coupled with the Grampians/Phillip Island or there's the tour I recently did… Continue reading Great Ocean Road Tour: Worth $135?

Melbourne: Thoughts on My First Week Down Under

Technically I've been away from home now for 11 days. I spent 2 days of that in Singapore, another day roughly in travel and now I'm here: St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. As I write this now, I'm sitting at a wooden ledge in a café looking out at the sea, which is probably about 30… Continue reading Melbourne: Thoughts on My First Week Down Under

Singapore: More than just a Stopover

Singapore was never in my original plans for travelling this year. At first I was considering flying direct to Australia, 'are you nuts?' I hear you say - Yes, yes I am. Thankfully someone slipped Singapore into a conversation with me and suggested I do a stopover there. They planted the seed for me and… Continue reading Singapore: More than just a Stopover

Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz

Life is weird. One minute you're working your 9-5 office job, saving money, spending money, socialising when you can and living most days as a tedious routine of waking up - going to work - eating dinner - going to sleep - aaand Repeat. The next you've booked a one-way flight to Australia, with no… Continue reading Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz

Exploring Andalusia in One Week: Seville, Cordoba & Granada

In 2016, I stopped off briefly in both Seville and Granada on a tour I did with G Adventures. Although I'd become accustomed to the quick pace in which we would move on from one destination to the next, I didn't always enjoy that aspect. Some places deserved more time, Seville and Granada both fell… Continue reading Exploring Andalusia in One Week: Seville, Cordoba & Granada

Insta Highlights: Best of Andalusia

This Summer took me on a mini Andalusian adventure as I hopped my way around three stunning Spanish cities: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. There were photo opp's aplenty! So my Instagram was kept happy... One of the first things I did in Seville was visit the Cathedral - complete with an orange tree courtyard (as… Continue reading Insta Highlights: Best of Andalusia

Insta Highlights: In & Around Taormina, Sicily

Taormina - a beautiful mountain-top town and Sicily's most popular spot for summer holidays and tourists all year round searching for a slice of Sicilian culture. From beaches to churches and hilltop views, here's a selection of my Instagram highlights from my week of wandering in and around Taormina. Piazza IX Aprile. The most popular… Continue reading Insta Highlights: In & Around Taormina, Sicily

Insta Highlights: Europe

Nothing like a bit of reflecting on your travels around beautiful, colourful, tropical, hot countries.... especially when you're at home in negative temperatures in England, watching the snow fall outside your window, contemplating your next flight out of here. So here goes a little bit of self-torture! I found this old iron fence dotted with… Continue reading Insta Highlights: Europe

Real Talk (A Review of my 2017)

It's less than 1 week from Christmas and what a very bad blogger I have been. Around this time over the last couple of years I have found myself writing a post that looks back on my year, reviews the things I've done and the things I'll hope to do the following year. This is… Continue reading Real Talk (A Review of my 2017)

Seven Days in Slovenia

Seven days in Slovenia started and ended in Ljubljana, the quaint capital city of this rapidly up-and-coming European tourist destination. I strongly believe that if I visited Ljubljana in 10 years, even 5... I'd be just one of hundreds of tourists flocking the narrow streets, alleyways and river bypasses of the city. For that reason,… Continue reading Seven Days in Slovenia