TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELLING HAND LUGGAGE *

TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELLING HAND LUGGAGE *

When you travel around a lot like me, whether it be in the UK or around the world the key to an easy life is to travel light! Not only does this save you lugging heavy bags around in the heat or the rain it can also save a fortune on hold baggage costs! You may not think you can pack enough for a 2 week holiday in hand luggage but believe me if you pack well you’ll be like Mary Poppins! With summer holidays coming up I’m letting you…

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

As you may know by know I live in the powerhouse of the North, the city that’s home to infamous bands, historical figures and premiere league football clubs. However, I wasn’t born into a cosmopolitan lifestyle, in fact I’m a country bumpkin that hails from a picturesque part of the Lake District! One reason I chose to make Manchester my home is the versatility this area offers – you may have cracking nightlife and fabulous restaurants, however stray a little further and I’m back to green lands, still waters and…

FEMALE TRAVELLERS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY *

FEMALE TRAVELLERS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY *

If you’re a female traveller, you’ve probably had to deal with lots of comments from people who don’t feel like it’s safe for females to travel alone. But why is it safe for men to do so? The truth is, there are only minor differences when men and women choose to travel alone. As women are far more sensitive to men and have often been victims of prejudice in the past, they can feel a need to show that they aren’t ‘stuck up’ or do things out of character. If…

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus’ ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried…

TANTALISING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: IF “EUROPE” FOR IT?

TANTALISING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: IF “EUROPE” FOR IT?

The beauty of travelling is that you’ve never seen it all. Every traveller wants to feel as if there are places in the world that they’ve yet to explore. You’re always itching for the next great adventure across the world. Of course, that doesn’t mean you necessarily know where your next adventure will take you. Maybe you’re a little short of ideas for your next journey. Well, these tantalising travel destinations might just give you the inspiration you need if “Europe” for it. Excuse the bad joke… Let’s talk about…

TAKE YOUR TASTE-BUDS TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH DESTINATION2*

TAKE YOUR TASTE-BUDS TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH DESTINATION2*

As you can see by my Instagram and the majority of this blog, I enjoy food. Like a lot. Just give me the food, all of the food, all day long. I pride myself on being one of those people who will try anything once – as an adult I have now managed to make myself like numerous foods, such as olives, artichokes and aubergine, however I’ll still pass on the mushrooms and I’m not best friends with the good old tomato. I have been very lucky in my life…

HIGHLANDS, LOWLANDS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

HIGHLANDS, LOWLANDS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

When you’re thinking of taking a trip somewhere, most people have a tendency to assume that the further away you get from the home, the better. People have the image in their mind of disappearing away to some sun-drenched island where they don’t speak the language and can totally escape in order to have an amazing vacation. And, to be fair, that is a wonderful way of doing things. But it’s also pretty pricey and can involve a huge amount of planning. If you’re not quite so inclined to go…

HOLIDAYS, TRIPS AND STAYCATIONS… SAY WHAT?!

HOLIDAYS, TRIPS AND STAYCATIONS… SAY WHAT?!

Aha yes the year has begun therefore totally appropriate to start talking about trips away… especially as the January Blues kick in I think its healthy to dream away. In my last post I mentioned about travelling to some new spots! That I have already managed to do my friend… booked in and ready to board.. so where am I heading you may ask?!  

A TRIP TO KNOWSLEY SAFARI PARK WITH TYRE PLUS

A TRIP TO KNOWSLEY SAFARI PARK WITH TYRE PLUS

Over the weekend, my bestie and I went to go spend a weekend on the outskirts of Liverpool. As you could see from my Instagram, we had luscious massages, a trip to Knowsley safari park and was plied with rum! I don’t think you could have asked for a better weekend really. I have only ever experienced a safari park once, that was when I was living in Africa as a child and we actually had to drive through one monthly. Yes, insane right?! Our regular bus went cruising on…

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

I always love a good festival whether it is within the UK or abroad, something about seeing live music in another environment than a music hall fills me full of excitement. However, there are many things I do not look forward to. Whether it will rain? –  if we are in the UK let’s face it be ready for a mud bath! Will I be warm enough? What about enough toilet roll and food? Yes I think we have established I am a worrier, so here I put together a…