Guest Post: History on Dartmoor

Guest post by Harvey Dorset, on exploring the wilds of Dartmoor in the midst of a global pandemic. Harvey writes predominantly about history; from stories you may have heard to those you almost certainly have not. You can read more of his writing here. It is always useful to have friends in high places, in…

5 Tips for Packing the Perfect Weekender

With the lockdown cancelling any upcoming trips, I’ve been spending my time dreaming up future travel plans and scrolling through Pinterest‘s endless supply of holiday inspiration. While I haven’t been abroad since my ski trip in February, I’ve put together a blog post on something a bit different than usual, in the hopes that it…

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…

Four days in Dubrovnik

Since Daenarys last visited, Dubrovnik’s alter-ego, King’s Landing, has been through quite the refurbishment. I spent four nights at Croatia’s famous walled city in June with a group of friends, managing a perfect balance of soaking in the sights of Old Town, exploring outside the city, and enjoying a few of the glorious beaches in…

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…