austria

A Day Wandering Beautiful Vienna

When I think of visiting Austria, I don't necessarily think of Vienna. I think of Salzburg and the Sound Of Music, or the Alpine city of Innsbruck, or more recently, the phenomenally pretty town of Hallstatt (if you don't know it, I suggest you google it immediately). Meanwhile, my mum, as seldom as she ever… Continue reading A Day Wandering Beautiful Vienna

slovakia

I Didn’t Expect Bratislava To Be So Pretty

A couple of months before I found myself taking a detour through Bratislava on my way home from the Balkans, I watched EuroTrip for the first time. If you haven't seen this totally ridiculous, slapstick stupid American comedy, what were you even doing in the 00's? Me? I was listening to Scotty Doesn't Know, but… Continue reading I Didn’t Expect Bratislava To Be So Pretty

north macedonia

Sunshine, Lakes & Statues In North Macedonia

When I think of countries that I know I'll visit eventually, Macedonia (now North Macedonia) would never have made that list. In fact, a year ago, if you'd asked me what the capital of Macedonia is, I might have been able to guess, though I couldn't have told you with confidence how it's pronounced, but… Continue reading Sunshine, Lakes & Statues In North Macedonia

montenegro

Hiking & Heating Up In Kotor, Montenegro

I'm not sure where to start with Kotor - which is probably why it's taken so long for me to write this post! Montenegro was the main reason I went on this trip. Photos of Kotor have captured my attention for a few years, and I was determined to get there before tourism blew up… Continue reading Hiking & Heating Up In Kotor, Montenegro

bosnia

Mostar: The Gem Of Bosnia

After Sarajevo, I was bracing myself for Mostar. I knew about the beauty; but I wasn't sure how much the city was still affected by the war, especially compared to Bosnia's capital and the horrors we'd seen there. ...oh boy. The huge difference with Mostar though, is once you get into the historic centre, it… Continue reading Mostar: The Gem Of Bosnia

usa

Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

Just over ten years ago, I made my first visit to Zion National Park and managed to miss out on the famed Angel's Landing hike. We had a few options for hiking, and after hearing that one of them would be a four hour hike with lots of terrifying drops and chains, my friend and… Continue reading Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

canada · travel musings · usa

2018: My Year In Review

I can never really decide if I want to do a year in review post until it gets to Christmas and I suddenly realise the year's almost over and start looking back at what I've done, what's happened and thinking about what's going to happen. 2018 has been a really strange year for me. I… Continue reading 2018: My Year In Review

canada

A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

I decided a few months ago that I'd quite like to paraglide in Canada. After all - the beautiful mountain vistas provide the perfect backdrop, and it would be my first time paragliding so I couldn't think of a better place. I found out that you could paraglide from Grouse Mountain with spectacular views of… Continue reading A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

canada

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 do and I ended up having… Continue reading A Month In Vancouver: An Update On My Canadian Life

usa

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