Review: Day Trip to the Great Wall of China

Stairs at the Great Wall of China

Upon booking our flights to New Zealand was agreed on a 10-hour layover in China. The flights were so cheap with the layover and thought we would hang around in the airport, especially as Beijing is one of the largest terminals in an airport. It wasn’t until I was having a chat with my Mum […]

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The Ultimate 15 Kiwi Songs for your New Zealand Roadtrip

One of the most fundamental parts of any road trip is the playlist. Aside from the itinerary and snacks, it is one of the first things that I plan out. Join us in making the perfect New Zealand Playlist as it would not be complete without these great kiwi tunes. Kiwi Roadtrip So True – The Black […]

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Getting Lost in the Rotorua Redwoods

Canopy of Redwoods at Rotorua

Rotorua in the central North Island of New Zealand is infamous for its geothermal activity, with the lingering notes of sulphur in the air and its Maori heritage. What maybe isn’t as well known is the Whakarewarewa Forest. Also known as the Rotorua Redwoods, the forest is found alongside the south side of Lake Rotorua. […]

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Experience The Magic Of Middle Earth At Hobbiton

Small Orange Hobbit Door

In a small hole in the ground, once lived a hobbit; and in the small Waikato town of Matamata lives Hobbiton, a little magical piece of Middle Earth. Finding Middle Earth When the filming of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy confirmed, the challenge for film markers was finding the perfect set locations for these […]

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Top 5 Most Spectacular London Fireworks Displays

Pink Fireworks

London celebrates Guy Fawkes Night every year on the 5th November. This is the day that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in a terrorist attack but was foiled. On the weekend closest to the 5th, there are a number of free or ticketed events to catch a glimpse of some […]

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Making Sense of Emotions at London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale is a vibrant, ambitious and innovative exhibition by over 40 different countries, regions and territories. At Somerset House with the theme of Emotional States linking all these different pieces together. Each has its perspective on emotion with a large smattering of bright and vivid colours. Here are a few of my favourite […]

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Triple Review: Instagram Tour of London

Claire by a Beautiful and Bright sign

I came across Triple.Co while browsing the internet on a typical morning commute. They offer many local run tours in numerous cities across Europe. They appealed to me as I love anything where locals can teach me about my city and being a guide may be something I consider in the future. It’s sometimes hard […]

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From Balloch to Tarbet – The West of Loch Lomond

Where the sun shines fair on the banks of Loch Lomond Britain’s largest loch (or lake) is one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland (and trust me there are a lot of places to chose from). I have spent many childhood summers visiting my grandparents who are only a 10-minute drive away. Situated in […]

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Be In the Know Before Visiting London

Blue Houses of Parliament

London is my home city, and yes I may be incredibly biased, but there is nowhere else like it. There may be capital cities but none with the history, diversity, and culture of my own, and rightly so we have a plethora of visitors every year. But… (there had to be a but right!) But […]

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