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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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Doors & Balconies Of Valletta, Malta’s Enchanting Capital

Before we visited Malta, I knew virtually nothing of its capital, Valletta. One of the smallest capital cities in Europe, Valletta looks surprisingly imposing from the outside, St Paul's Cathedral towering high above the surrounding buildings to dominate the skyline, yet once inside the city walls, it doesn't need much time to explore. In fact,… Continue reading Doors & Balconies Of Valletta, Malta’s Enchanting Capital

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A Relaxing Five Days In Malta: Our Itinerary

Malta was a firm choice for our latest holiday for one main reason: it was a Mediterranean destination where we could relax without needing to do a whole lot, but with enough to see a handful of interesting things while we were there. In short, we wanted a lazy trip, but not one where we… Continue reading A Relaxing Five Days In Malta: Our Itinerary

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On Paris, And Why Everyone Either Loves It Or Hates It

Paris has always eluded me, in the fact I've been there three times (albeit one of those times was extremely brief) and yet haven't quite found the words to ever write about it on the blog. The main reason is that I can't quite decide how I feel about it, and I can never seem… Continue reading On Paris, And Why Everyone Either Loves It Or Hates It

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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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Planning & Packing For A Winter Iceland Trip

I absolutely love planning trips and creating itineraries for wherever I go - but planning a trip to Iceland in winter was HARD. The limited daylight hours mean you have to meticulously plan what you can see, and the cold weather means you have to pack so much more than, say, a few days in… Continue reading Planning & Packing For A Winter Iceland Trip

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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 naΓ―ve - 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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The Land Of Fire & Ice: A Five Day Iceland Itinerary

Iceland is without a doubt the epitome of "the land of fire and ice". From volcanoes to glaciers and everything in between, Iceland has it all, and we wanted to see it all. My friend & I spent five full days in Iceland, and when I say full, I also mean that we PACKED them… Continue reading The Land Of Fire & Ice: A Five Day Iceland Itinerary

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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