canada

Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

Moving to the other side of the world was always going to be a culture shock. Although Canada is very similar to the UK in a lot of respects, there are plenty of things that have taken me aback, that I'm still getting used to, or that I just find a bit strange. Some of… Continue reading Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

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Squamish, And Why I Prefer It To Whistler

When I visited Whistler last month, the drive took us along a spectacular road that snaked alongside mountains and the sea, views of islands ever-changing as the land drew towards us until we were completely inland. The best part of the drive culminated in Squamish, and I immediately made a mental note to go back.… Continue reading Squamish, And Why I Prefer It To Whistler

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A Month In Vancouver: An Update On My Canadian Life

It's a month since I arrived in Vancouver, bleary-eyed after four flights and not-at-all-ready for my new Canadian adventure. I didn't even know if I was going to come - even after I'd handed in my notice at work, I had no idea if it was the right thing to doΒ and I ended up having… Continue reading A Month In Vancouver: An Update On My Canadian Life

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Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

When my friend announced that she was going to be on the west coast of the USA, including Seattle, for a few days, I immediately messaged her. "I'll be in Vancouver, I could totally come visit you!!" I had it all visualised in my head: get the bus or train down, stay in a hostel… Continue reading Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

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Fun, Friends & Frolics in Whistler, Canada

I always said I wanted to go to Whistler on my first week here in Canada. On my last visit to Vancouver, we just didn't make the time to go anywhere that required a day or more, and I wanted to make sure I went this time before I started working, because with every year… Continue reading Fun, Friends & Frolics in Whistler, Canada

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Hello From Canada!

I've been in Vancouver for almost a week - and what a week it's been! It began with a two-day journey with some tough goodbyes, and, in typical Canadian fashion, ended with beautiful mountains and great hospitality. The journey itself wasn't too bad; the flights were pretty good and amazingly all four were on schedule… Continue reading Hello From Canada!

travel musings

Taking Time Out Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

It's a beautiful day outside, and here I am sat in my living room with no intention of going out. Say whaaaaaat? I'm sure most people would think, "yeah, so what?" rather than "say what" but if you know anything about me, it's that I'm not very good at doing nothing. But of course I'm… Continue reading Taking Time Out Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

orkney · scotland

50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Orkney

Oh, Orkney. While visitors to these remote islands in Scotland are rapidly increasing year on year, in the online travel circles and particularly the blogging world, my home island of Orkney remains seriously overlooked. And yet I don't understand why. Is it because we don't have Instagrammable mountains? Is it because our beaches aren't quite… Continue reading 50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Orkney

travel musings

Making Decisions On What Travel Is Right For You

I'm going through a dilemma right now. It sounds ridiculous, and for me it feels like the biggest first world problem I've ever had, but I'm getting stressed out and cannot for the life of me decide what to do - or where to go - next. I never had my heart set on living… Continue reading Making Decisions On What Travel Is Right For You

australia

5 Mistakes I Made In Australia (& How You Can Avoid Them)

There are some posts for this blog that have been sitting in my drafts folder for over a year. It's not just because I've lacked the inspiration for writing them; it's because, for posts like this, I feel like an idiot traveller. An idiot abroad, if you will, which is actually what this blog was… Continue reading 5 Mistakes I Made In Australia (& How You Can Avoid Them)