Margate

How to Spend a Day in Margate

  I know I’m not alone in having an Instagram feed full of photos of Margate. The seaside town in Kent has suddenly become the place to head to for a weekend getaway, being only an hour or so on the…

Dublin

Four Great Places to Have Brunch in Dublin

On my recent trip to Dublin, I had three things in mind: quality time with my favourite cousin, a trip to the Guinness Storehouse and a lot of brunch. In four short days, I clocked up four amazing brunches, spread out…

Shanghai

You Don’t Always Have to Go Off the Beaten Track

It’s very strange but there seems to be a lot of stigma around visiting a country’s most well-known sights when abroad. For some reason it’s perceived that flocking to where everyone else goes and being a ‘tourist’ isn’t how you…

Shanghai

A Day in the French Concession, Shanghai

The French Concession area of Shanghai is a bizarre contrast of traditional Chinese life within a setting that looks distinctly European. Aside from Macau, which used to be Portuguese, I haven’t been anywhere in China that actually resembles anything western,…

Top 10 Tips for Staying in Hostels

Hostels get a bad rap and sometimes it’s completely justified. They are cheap and often for a reason but I have experienced places at both ends of the scale. From gorgeous, clean and polite to grotty, smelly and damn right…

Bournemouth

Why I Loved My Family’s Caravan Camping Holidays

I’ve never been to Disneyland and it’s something that my mum still laments to this day. It’s the epitome of a kid’s dream holiday (although let’s not pretend that I wouldn’t pass out from happiness if I went as a…

Shanghai

Steak and Whiskey at The 1515 West Chophouse, Shanghai

  I rarely cook steak at home, but then I often feel it’s a wasted order in a restaurant too. Very few places do steak perfectly and I certainly didn’t expect to find somewhere that would nail such a challenge…

Southampton

A Day on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

I am well versed with planes. I know the protocol; I know where the life jacket is stored and to handle turbulence. I’m good with planes. Boats? Um. Not exactly. For some reason I can get my head around a…

Hobart

Six Tips for Finding the Best Cheap Eats Abroad

I travel to eat. I mean, I travel to experience new cultures and environments, but I don’t think there is any better way to do that then to try local food. I would love to eat at Michelin star restaurants…


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