Hitting the Slopes in Bansko

At the beginning of February I set out with eight friends to Bansko, Bulgaria for a week for my first ever ski trip. Many bruises, kebabs, and wild dog cuddles later, I’ve returned from my coldest (but coolest) trip yet – and successfully learnt how to ski! A small town nestled in the foot of…

A Long Weekend in Tuscany

Italy has always been one of my favourite countries to visit; for its climate, landscape and, of course, the food. Tuscany is perhaps one of the most beautiful regions, famous for its history, art and stunning scenery. This October my family and I spent several days in Tuscany, catching some final sunshine before winter kicks…

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – the magic behind the curtain

‘You’re a wizard Harry’… Sadly Hagrid didn’t turn up and I am still a mere muggle, but after a day at the Warner Bros. studio tour, the world of Harry Potter is still as magical, if not more. If you’re a fan of the books or movies then this has to be on your bucket…

New Years in Italy

I welcomed in 2018 in Matera, Italy, where I spent a week staying with friends while they were teaching abroad (a rather late post – the rain outside made me think of holidays and I suddenly remembered…) Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Basilicata, southern Italy, famous for its cave dwellings, the ‘Sassi’….

Guest Post: Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Guest post by Dani Cole, on her experience photographing Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia. See more of Dani’s photography and writing here. I felt it necessary to write a small essay to accompany my photographs of the Omo Valley tribes I took in Ethiopia, January 2016. Initially I was reluctant to share the photographs I…

Basque Country & Cantabria

It’s been a while since my last blog post – with my work and studies at the moment it’s been a struggle to find time to write! But better late than never, right? There’s a couple more in the works, but for now, here’s my summer holiday… In August I spent a fortnight in Spain…

Blogger Recognition Award

I’ve been nominated by Abhijeet Deshpande at Backpacking Series for the Blogger Recognition Award, where bloggers celebrate each other and share their favourite writers. Thanks Abhijeet, and here’s my answers to the questions she asked… How did your blog start? I started writing this blog in the spring of 2015, after a 3-month attempt at…

Out and About on Dartmoor National Park

Travelling usually means looking to other countries for our trips; we often forget what’s on our doorstep. I’m lucky that on mine there’s forests, beaches, rivers and my favourite – the misty moors. These are my favourite places. Some are well known and frequented by tourists on summer bank holidays. Others are known only by locals,…

What’s in My Bag?

I first went backpacking two years ago, laden with a 35 litre rucksack, multiple water bottles hanging by my side and a large selection of noodle packets. Last year I set off again, with a lot less in tow. I’ve learnt what the necessities are – the actual necessities – and my back and stress levels are extremely grateful….

International Women’s Day

As a female blogger I figured it’s only right I celebrate International Women’s Day with a new post. I could have stuck with watching Supernatural and making far-off travel plans in bed, but figured there’s no better way than to share a few inspiring fellow women, some of whom I know in real life… Ellie, The Wonder…