As an island girl who was raised on a farm and rarely visited anywhere larger than Aberdeen as a child, I'm not much of a city person. Things have clearly changed, given that I've lived in two cities in the past year, but still - give me a mountain or island any day, or even… Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Cities
I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To
Well, 2016. I believe you've been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he's probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it's not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016
Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I've been meaning to do this one for a while - a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel
Queenstown, Queenstown, Queenstown. What can I say about you that hasn't already been said a million times? I was always looking forward to this energetic and extreme-loving city, and it was the first place to go onto my itinerary, but I was also concerned that it would be a letdown - touristy, expensive and overhyped.… Continue reading Rainbows in Queenstown and The Worst Milford Sound Cruise Ever
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?
Mount Sunday has been on my New Zealand list for a while, and for one reason: it's the site of Edoras, the town of the Rohan people in Lord Of The Rings. So when a couple of German backpackers posted in the New Zealand backpacker Facebook group asking if anyone had any suggestions for going… Continue reading A Day Trip To Mount Sunday: Discovering Edoras