Planning Your Destination Wedding

Five years ago I was able to marry my soulmate in a stunning ceremony in Kalkan, Turkey. We decided to have our wedding overseas, not only because we could more certainly guarantee the weather but also the insane costs of having a wedding in the UK (especially in London & the South East). Fortunately, this READ MORE

When I didn’t have a Spiritual Experience at the Vatican

For Easter 2012, all the women on my Mum’s side of the family (11 of us in total) went to visit Rome and the Vatican as part of our Grandmother’s 70th Birthday celebrations. Ranging from 75 to 16, all of us were raised Roman Catholics, and we arrived in Rome on the morning on Palm READ MORE

The 40 Before 40 Challenge

So last week was my 32nd birthday. It was a pretty quiet affair, with a few friends and family for a chilled out Sunday BBQ. Birthdays to me are always a time to reflect upon what I have achieved and lessons learned, but also moving forwards towards new goals and targets. One of the things READ MORE

How To Stay Safe During The UK Heatwave

As the UK enters its longest ever heatwave it is really important to remember to protect yourself from the sun. Here are the top tips for staying safe this summer The main risks associated with the current heatwave are dehydration, overheating and sunburn or sunstroke. If you are vulnerable to heat, stay in the shade READ MORE

Travel Quotes To Actually Inspire Travel

You’ve seen them flashed all over your Instagram feed and numerous Pinterest boards for quotes to spark your wanderlust and inspire the traveller in you. There are so many quotes to choose from. For me, it is the story and origin of the quote that makes it meaningful. Give a perspective on a quote, it READ MORE

Harry Potter Studio Tour

I started reading the Harry Potter series in 2001 when the first four books were published. I read them so greedily, pouring myself into the pages and escaping into another world. I was captivated and truly enchanted. I never went as far as queuing up at midnight for the next book or dressing up for READ MORE

Barbican, London

A brutalist concrete jungle casts shadows over the City of London. An ambitious community project from the 1960s oozes with character and charm. Formerly a gateway to the London Wall, an original part of Roman Londonium. Incredibly part of the wall still survives as you walk around the complex. Population blossomed in the area during READ MORE

Best Songs About London

With Manchester and Liverpool representing English pop music for decades, it is easy to forget that the Capital City has produced some fantastic artists and provided the inspiration for many incredible songs. Here is just a selection: ‘A Foggy Day (In London Town)’ – Ella Fitzgerald ‘London: the best place on Earth to be miserable’ READ MORE

Moeraki Boulders

On Koekohe beach, between Dunedin and Oamaru is a natural phenomenon steeped in Maori folklore. The Moeraki Boulders are one of New Zealand’s most photographed landscapes. Numerous wonderfully circular orbs of stone litter the Otago beachside. Local legend says the boulders are the remains of eel baskets, calabashes, and kumara washed ashore from the wreck READ MORE

How Green Is Your Hotel? Tips For Finding An Environmentally Friendly Resort

As more people travel and the concerns about the state of the environment and the future of our planet mount, the desire for reducing our carbon footprint and trying to be more green, destinations are aiming to be more environmentally conscious. But how do you know if your resort is green? Here are some things READ MORE