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Thoughts On Booking A Package Holiday From A First-Timer

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I am fiercely independent when it comes to booking travel. Planning and booking trips is one of my favourite things to do, so you'll find me poring over accommodation, comparing flights and checking out as many available activities as I can,… Continue reading Thoughts On Booking A Package Holiday From A First-Timer

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… A Year: Our 2022 Plans

With everything that's happened in the past couple of weeks, let alone the past couple of years, it's difficult to feel excited about upcoming travel plans, but... that being said, I AM thrilled to finally have several trips booked! We've got a mix of weekend trips, actual holidays in the sun, and finally, the most… Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… A Year: Our 2022 Plans

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The Highs & Lows Of 2021

2021 has been all about peeling ourselves away from the horror show of 2020 and getting back to some semblance of normality, if we can remember what that was. In the past couple of months, I've been to a gig, flown in a plane, and been abroad - all for the first time since 2019!… Continue reading The Highs & Lows Of 2021

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Why I’m Actually Glad I Didn’t Travel Abroad Much This Year

After the hell storm of 2020 and the sudden hope of vaccine success, I was unbelievably excited about getting back to normality in 2021. I wasn't naïve - I didn't expect everything to go completely back to normal, and I was never going to jet off to Absolutely Everywhere Straight Away. Other countries would still… Continue reading Why I’m Actually Glad I Didn’t Travel Abroad Much This Year

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An Update On My 2021 Challenges

It's about six months since I announced my goals for 2021, and if I'm honest even though I've been slowly working on them in the background, I had forgotten to check in on how I'm actually doing with them. Having decided to do a progress check post for the half-year mark, it's with some trepidation… Continue reading An Update On My 2021 Challenges

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Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

I don't know about you, but I am addicted to maps. Whenever Ash finds me perusing Google Maps, he basically sighs and leaves me to it, knowing that he's lost me for another evening. And lately, it hasn't just been maps - it's been Google Street View as well. I never used to like the… Continue reading Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

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Staycations in 2021 – What We’ve Got Planned

2020 was the year of staycations. 2021... is also going to be the year of staycations. If you're wondering what a staycation is, the definition is a surprisingly controversial topic. For some, staycations are holidays within your own city; for others, they are holidays within your own country, whether it's a hotel city break or… Continue reading Staycations in 2021 – What We’ve Got Planned

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Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

With very little travel content to write lately, I've been going through my Asia posts, some of the earliest blog posts I wrote on this site, to update them and make them a little more useful, entertaining and just generally upgrading them with more photos (apparently I used to think 10 photos was enough to… Continue reading Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

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2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

I'm sure you'll all agree with me when I say the best word to describe how I feel about 2021 is apprehensive. Normally in my yearly round-up posts, I set out some goals for what I want to achieve in the upcoming year. And while I touched on some goals, they were general goals; not… Continue reading 2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

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2020: An Insane Year In Review

Wow, 2020. What a shit storm, eh? I haven't been on a single plane, I haven't been home to Orkney since April 2019, we haven't seen Ash's parents in over a year. Who saw any of this coming? A year ago, we were celebrating what was undoubtedly going to be the best year of our… Continue reading 2020: An Insane Year In Review