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Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

Happy weekend! And welcome back to my new feature of all the best travel deals and competitions I’ve seen! Since I made my last deals & comps post, I’ve had tons of competitions coming up on my Facebook, which only serves to provide YOU guys with more! But I’ve found some brilliant deals too, including £250… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

italy · spain

#tbt: Hitting Two Of Europe’s “Big Cities”: Barcelona & Rome

When I owned my shop, time off was really scarce. Like, really really. Like, I went almost year without having two days off together. So when I did find the time to get out of the UK (because leaving the country was genuinely the best – and only – way to distance myself from work),… Continue reading #tbt: Hitting Two Of Europe’s “Big Cities”: Barcelona & Rome

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Weekend Wishlist: Deals & Competitions

Blah blah blah, Black Friday. There have been some really amazing deals, admittedly, but I don’t always buy into the hype. What I do buy into, however, is great deals year round, amazing competitions, and flash sales – and I often see them and want to post on here about them. Whether it’s a £10… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: Deals & Competitions

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Why You Should Visit Orkney

Welcome to my 100th post on An Orcadian Abroad! What better way to celebrate than by writing about my own home town – the reason behind the name of my blog? Orkney is hideously overlooked when it comes to Scottish islands, particularly amongst travel bloggers, so it’s about time someone shone a light onto it.… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Orkney

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So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

One of the most popular means of temporarily living abroad is doing a working holiday in Australia. You can see why it’s popular – the visa is easy for many nationalities to get, it’s a trip into sunshine while earning money, it’s a very easy country to travel, it’s aimed at young people (the age… Continue reading So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

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50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

You know you’ve been a backpacker in Australia when… 1. You have a love/hate relationship with goon. (yes I am happy that I started this post off with a nice big picture of my finest goon!!) 2. You’ve taken a selfie with a kangaroo. 3. You know the frustration of Aussie wifi. 4. You don’t… Continue reading 50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

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#tbt: A Day Trip To The German Christmas Markets

“GO ON WITHOUT ME!!!” We ran as fast as we could through the airport – we’d just flown through security, where Ash set the buzzers off and we left him behind. A man down, my flatmate and I stormed down the corridor to our departure gate, which naturally was right at the end. “PLEASE LET… Continue reading #tbt: A Day Trip To The German Christmas Markets

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On Coming Home

After eighteen months and eight days, it was time to come home. It’s the part most people dread – how will they fall back into a routine after such a sporadic adventure? How will anyone understand what they’ve been through, and how they’ve changed as a person? Can you really settle into a “real” job… Continue reading On Coming Home

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Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers: Road Tripping The Canadian Rockies

If there was one way to end our mighty 19-month trip on a high, a road trip through three national parks in the Canadian Rockies was the way to do it. We had been planning to hire a car to explore the mountains and lakes of Banff national park for a day or two, but when… Continue reading Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers: Road Tripping The Canadian Rockies

canada · north america

Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies

I am very blessed to have family in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains – easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. My aunt and uncle live in a little town on the edge of the Kootenays called Kimberley, while their two sons live with their families a couple of hours in… Continue reading Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies