Three Things That Surprised Me Living in The UK

So I’ve been living in the UK for just over two years now, and boy did I have an image of what this would be like. I love my life here in the UK but some things really did surprise me before I settled in to my new expat life. The trains are so expensive!…

Three Things I Refuse To Leave Home Without

This post may contain affiliate links, HOWEVER every single item on this list is something I use and love – I don’t do empty praise.  I have been travelling since 2012 and over that time I have developed a formulaic method of travelling, but these three things in particular have made their way into my…

The Truth About Why I Love Skyscanner

  I am sure you have been there too. Sitting on a bus or a train; the person next to you is encroaching on your space and there’s only so close to the window you can get before you’re obviously, physically, recoiling from their presence. So you retreat into your imagination. Maybe you pass an…

Slippery Stones and Wet iPhones

  So…as the title and my absence online may have led you to believe- my phone had an unfortunate surprise meeting with the Aegean not too long ago and – unsurprisingly -they did not hit it off. Today was a day for the beach 💙🇬🇷🌊 • • • • • • • • • •…

I didn’t quit my job to travel, I quit to be happy. 

So you may have noticed my posts have been silent for a little while – that’s because my life became majorly stressful with work. I was employed as a project manager three days a week, and for the last few months even stepping through the door blew my anxiety through the roof.  So, I quit. …

Greece – Why Even Bother?

Seriously, I can’t think of even ONE good reason to go to Greece.  I mean – so many of the buildings are old and not at all beautiful… Always let the light through! On Friday and Saturday I explored Athens and walked up to The Acropolis, which comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron) meaning…

Great (Wanderlust) Expectations

A few weeks ago I was reading a lovely blog post at kaveyeats.com and it really struck a nerve in me. The quote being discussed was by Vladimir Nabokov in in Mary, 1926. Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. The author talks about that odd sensation you…

3 Things You Must See in Athens

  So it took me a while to narrow this down – I absolutely love Athens and think everything is essential! However, these are my three absolute MUST see things in Athens, Greece ❤ New Acropolis Museum This is a wonderful place – it is an air-conditioned, beautifully planned, and exceptional example of Greek history…

Sunshine Blogger Award!

So… I am very excited to say that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! By the wonderful TravelPlansForMissFancyPants!! The Questions that TravelPlansForMissFancyPants gave me are: What songs/type of music do you listen to whilst travelling or that which inspires you to travel? This is such a hard question. I listen to a lot…

World Nomads Insurance Review

I have had, to date, seven policies with World Nomads. Luckily I have only had to use my insurance twice. One claim was granted and one was not – but I’m not bitter. World Nomads have been fantastic for me – but as ALWAYS with any insurance policy have a look at everything involved and…

3 Reasons Why You Should Travel With Friends – At Least Once

So Part 2 of my ‘At Least Once’ series is about travelling with your mates. A lot of people in my experience only travel one way, alone/on tours/with SO. But a format which seems to be oddly neglected post-university/collage years is the friends trip. Actually completing the friends trip that is. Every group of friends…

Wednesdays are Hard  – 3 tiny ways to make it easier 

Sitting at the desk of my day job it is all I can do not to be staring out the window at the clouds. They aren’t even nice clouds. The sky is just blotted out with monochrome grey. I work 9-5 three days a week and Wednesdays are always the hardest for me.  So I…