Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Tongue, Scottish Highlands
For my birthday this year, David and I decided to tick one more item off our bucket list: Drive around the North Coast 500 in Scotland.
What’s the North Coast 500, you ask?
North Coast 500 (or simply NC500) is a 500-mile long route of stunning seaside scenery in the far north of Scotland. It’s nicknamed ‘Scotland’s Route 66’; it’s widely known as one of the top coastal road trips in the world; in fact, it’s been tipped as “the Best Road Trip in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler… you get the picture!
If you’re planning to take on the route, if you need some help planning the most epic road trip you’ll ever take in Europe, keep on reading because here are five stop points that I think you should check out along the way, plus a few tips we’ve gathered from the locals to help you make the most of your trip. Continue Reading
Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Metropol Parasol
It’s nuts to think that it’s only been a month since I was in Seville. It seems like a lifetime ago we were wandering and getting lost in the Sevillean streets yet I can almost still feel that Spanish sun beaming on my face…
As I’m gearing up to embark on yet another big birthday adventure (I went to Lisbon for my birthday last year – read about it!), which I no doubt will want to share about, I thought I’d better get my
shit act together and start blogging again… and this time I’ll keep my promise. I promise.
So here you go, F I V E things you should know about Seville if you’re planning on visiting:
Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Oslo Opera House
(This one is coming to you a little bit later than I would’ve liked but better late than never, right? Right.)
About 10 days before D and I took off to Asia, we went on a little Bank Holiday trip with two of our dear friends, Asma and Mo of Jet Set Chick fame. We went to Norway, stayed in a beautiful Airbnb on the island of Tjøme, and had a brilliant time.
Now we rarely ever go on holidays with friends. We might have gone on holidays ‘to see friends’ but not often ‘with friends’, and from this trip, I picked up a few tips and tricks to organising a getaway with a group of people – and here they are. Continue Reading
Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Stewart Lane, Penang
If you’ve been following my activities on Instagram, you’d know that since my previous blog I’ve left the UK and travelled to five different countries; Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia where I am now… and like all my other homecoming trips, I had to make a pit-stop in Penang – after all, I’m half a Penangite!
Before I embarked on this (yet another) very eye-opening trip, a few people started asking me questions about my experience as a person living far away from their family… so I’ll be sharing all my answers this #TravelTuesday! Continue Reading
So this came as a bit of a random opportunity but a few weeks ago, I was invited to the launch night at Juniper’s new restaurant in Hale… and to be completely honest, I wasn’t too impressed with my experience then – with both their food and their service – but I put that down to a number of factors: 1) perhaps a new team of staff; 2) maybe a new menu; 3) possibly the number of attendees; and 4) definitely the rush.
Not long after the launch, I decided to give it another try (largely because we were gifted vouchers to spend on another meal) and I was pleasantly surprised – so let me walk you through why…