• Inspiration

    Famous Landmarks That Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

    We’ve all got a travel bucket list. Even if it’s not a physical thing, everyone has a mental list of places they’d like to see, or stuff they’d like to do. When you’re sat in bed scrolling through Instagram looking at all the travel pages you follow, you can get a bit envious, right? The world is so big, and there’s so many things you want to see right now, but it’s not that easy. You have your whole life though, so figure out your must-see and in time, you’ll get yourself there. There’s a ton of amazing landmarks all over the world, but I’ve picked out the top 10…

  • Activities

    How To Beat The January Blues: Make A Scrapbook!

    January is a tough month – especially when your next holiday seems a lifetime away. It’s always a bit of a bittersweet feeling when you come back from holiday . You’ve had an incredible time away, you feel refreshed and relaxed, but now it’s over and you’re back to reality. Actually, let’s be honest, it can often feel more biter than sweet! The January blues arrived in abundance, but rather than focusing on getting back to the grind of daily life after Christmas, bring out the holiday vibes in a rather special way… The Idea: A Scrapbook In an age of technology and smartphones, we take pictures on holiday, upload…

  • Destinations

    Things To Do In Dublin

    We visited Dublin in February 2018 for a long weekend. I’d only ever been once when I was about six years old so I literally couldn’t remember it at all. It was basically like visiting a new place for me. Flights from Leeds were insanely cheap; I’m sure we only paid £30 return each. The cost was one of the reasons we chose Dublin. We wanted a little winter city break outside of the UK, but didn’t want to spend too much. We were there for pretty much three full days and we managed to squeeze a lot into that time. There’s so many things to do in Dublin, but…

  • Inspiration

    New Year Travel Resolutions

    It’s almost the end of 2018… where did this year even go?! I’ve had such a great year of travelling; probably the best of my life. I went to Dublin in February, Paris in March, Crete in June, Prague in September, London in October, plus loads of smaller, more local trips in between! 2019 is a new start! I’ve already got Berlin booked for February, so I’m really excited to see where my travels will take me next. As we’re heading into the New Year, I’ve thought about some cool little travel resolutions to get the most out of my ventures. You should take these on board too!   Go…

  • Inspiration

    The Best Places To Get Destination Inspiration

    I’m always on the look out for new places to visit! There’s a big world out there, but sometimes I struggle for ideas and need some destination inspiration. If you find yourself in the same boat, there are plenty of ways you can get inspired. Here’s a list of my favourites…   Instagram Instagram is just massive these days and for this reason, it’s definitely an amazing port of call for destination inspiration. Just type in the location and you’ll see millions of pictures come up for you to scroll through! You won’t get a full run-down on everything a destination has to offer, but you’ll probably see top attractions…

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    Top Travel Tips

    Hotel vs. AirBnB: Which Is Best?

    The AirBnB craze sort of crept up on all of us a while back, and now it’s a massive trend for a lot of travellers. In the past, we’d always stayed in hotels as it was just the given thing to do, and we’ve had some great experiences. When we went to Paris though, we stayed in an AirBnB and it was awesome! Beautiful apartment, good price, and right next to the Arc de Triomphe – the dream. It can be hard choice when it comes to the hotel vs. AirBnB debate, but these aspects should hopefully help guide your decision.   Flexibility Winner: AirBnB One of the best things…

  • Activities

    Budget Christmas Travel Ideas

    Christmas is just around the corner and I’m really excited! I love the festive feeling, seeing the city centre lit up, and hearing Christmas music all over the place. The only problem is with Christmas, is that it’s super pricy! You have you buy presents for people, and generally everything seems to be more expensive. Travelling around at Christmas is really fun though, so don’t let money get in the way. That’s why I’ve made a list of budget Christmas travel ideas that you can look into over the festive season…   Christmas Markets I love a good Christmas market! The German market in Leeds is amazing, and I’ve been…

  • Inspiration

    How To Be A Tourist In Your Own City

    When you live and work in your home city, the shine can easily wear off. It’s not as exciting and you’re always thinking about the next trip away and forget what’s on your doorstep! I’ve lived in Leeds for almost 5 years and, even now, I still like to get a bit touristy and see the city with fresh eyes. It’s cheap, it’s fun, and it really makes you appreciate where you live. Here’s some ideas about how to be a tourist in your very own city.   Learn The History Every city has its own history. Some places may be more interesting than others, but there’ll always be something…

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    Top Travel Tips

    How To Pack A Suitcase Effectively

    Most people hate packing, but it doesn’t have to be a horrendous chore.  When it comes to packing, I’m a big believer in starting off with a list so you can cover everything off. I know a lot of people aren’t big on lists though, and there are other things you need to think about as well. That’s why in this post, I’m going to tell you exactly how to pack a suitcase effectively so the whole process becomes a breeze!   Break It Down Into Categories A great way to start packing is to break everything down into categories. You’ve got your clothes, underwear, shoes, toiletries/makeup etc. Once you…

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    Top Travel Tips

    How To Have A Budget-Friendly Meal In A Pricy Restaurant

    One thing I really enjoy is going out for a nice meal. Me and Tom always say that we’d do it every single week if we could! It’s just really nice to dress up, have a bottle of wine and head out for some really good food. One of my personal fave places for food is Tattu. There’s only 3 restaurants in the UK so far, and lucky for me, one of them is in Leeds! It does contemporary Chinese cuisine and it’s soooo good, but it’s not cheap. However, it is actually possible to have a more budget-friendly meal in an expensive restaurant. Here’s how!   Happy Hour Not…