For some reason, I had never fully considered the Algarve as a top beach destination, but then I rarely regard popular beach destinations at all. But when I was researching where to go for some winter sun, cheap flights were coming up for Portugal and I found some perfect opportunities for volunteering on the coast,… Continue reading Exploring the Best Beaches on the Algarve
I have to admit, I had no idea what I was signing up for when I decided to volunteer in a hostel on the Algarve on Portugal's south coast. Anyone who knows me won't be surprised that I couldn't pass up an opportunity to work in a hostel called Le Penguin, but on further research,… Continue reading Visiting The Algarve: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Faro
I'm afraid I have to admit to you guys that I've started this post off with a lie: I didn't spend 24 hours in Lisbon. I barely spent 22. This is a shame though, because the rest of the title is not a lie; I really did fall in love with Portugal's capital, and have… Continue reading 24 Hours In Lisbon: Falling In Love With Portugal’s Capital
A few weeks ago, I found myself with a spare month in which I could do whatever I liked. As some of you know, I finished my job in the hostel at the beginning of October, and with an imminent winter starting in Scotland, my first plan was naturally to travel and find some sun… Continue reading A Romantic Mother/Daughter Break To… Venice?!
I've got to be honest with you right now: I've always hated the Loch Ness monster. I don't know if it's because I kind of grew up with it, knowing that all these tourists come to see something that isn't even there, and it's all lost its novelty. Maybe it's because Scotland has so much… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods
Alright, I'm seriously lagging behind on these Scotland road trip posts, aren't I?! I promise to catch up before I go to Venice in a few days - it'll be the first time I've travelled abroad in over a year, which is absolutely ridiculous. Really living up to your name there, Clazz. It's okay though… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 3: Glencoe to Loch Ness Via The Hogwarts Express
Our luck with the weather improved on our second day of the Scotland road trip. For a whole twenty minutes. Luckily, those twenty minutes coincided with exactly the time we stopped in the gorgeous lochside village of Luss. In fact, all day the rain stopped and started at the right times, so in some ways… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe