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
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!
If there was one fantastic decision we made on this trip, it was to take the car. I mean that for all aspects of the trip, but one part we were most looking forward to was exploring Ash's "home town" of the Isle Of Man. I had visited the IoM once before, a few years… Continue reading A Day Road Tripping The Isle Of Man
"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
Hawaii is world renowned for being a luxury holiday destination - when I told friends I was going, I had more comments on how jealous they were than I had for any other destination I'd been to. When people asked my mum where I was on my journey, they turned green when she told them… Continue reading Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300
When people holiday in Hawaii, you picture drinking cocktails on a beach lined with palm trees, with flowers around your neck and a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. You imagine surfing the best waves, floating in clear water and relaxing in idyllic resorts. If there was one thing I wasn't expecting to do in Hawaii, it… Continue reading Hiking Hawaii: Amazing Views Of Oahu
Spoiler alert: includes Lost filming locations abound "We've got to go up to the north shore one day! I know a great snorkelling place and we have to eat at the food trucks!" One of the best things about our visit to Hawaii was catching up with a great friend of mine, and a bonus… Continue reading A Road Trip to the North Shore of Oahu
It's been a while since I did a #throwbackthursday post. So I suppose this is a throwback to my throwback posts, as well as being my ultimate throwback post because this one's about the first time I ever went abroad. I was actually a late bloomer to travel. Being from the literal middle of nowhere… Continue reading #tbt: My First Ever Trip Abroad to Switzerland
We went to Hawaii because it was cheap. This is a sentence that I never thought I'd say, and it made no sense at all to me when I realised it. Nevertheless, it was true. The plan was to fly to Vancouver; having realised we weren't going to be able to afford our planned American/Canadian… Continue reading That Time We Had The Same Day Twice
Wanaka doesn't make it onto everyone's itineraries for New Zealand - but it was one of the first to go onto mine. Blanketed by mountains and set on a scenic clear lake, and with the feel of a small town but heart of something so much more, there's nothing not to love about this place.… Continue reading Is Wanaka One Of The Most Picturesque Places Ever Or What?