Oxfordshire

Pulling Over for Dinner at Mollie’s Motel & Diner

I have plenty of happy memories of motorway service stations. Childhood caravan holidays, car packed to the rafters with food and entertainment for me and my siblings, pulling over for sandwiches made by my mum. When I passed my driving…

London

Why I’m Ditching Trains For Coach Travel

Balancing travel I want to do versus the travel I have to do is the current bane of my bank balance. I love to wrap responsibility with an opportunistic visit to somewhere new: weddings with weekend staycations, friends visiting from…

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New York

Three Stupidly Delicious Brunches in Williamsburg, NYC

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries…

Hamburg

Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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London

An Insanely Good Brunch at Friends Of Ours, Hoxton

It’s places like Friends Of Ours that make me a brunch snob. To be obnoxious enough to merge two core meals of the day and declare something entirely new, you’d better be damn sure that it improves on a standard…

Dear Expat

Dear Expat, There was a time in my life where I thought might become one of you. Travelling solo was wonderful, but it turns out that the madness of China nor the laidback vibes of Melbourne was enough to keep…

Added Extras #26

It’s my last few days in Australia and I’m so glad that I came back to give this place another try. I’ve always said that the only reason I visit is because one of my best friends lives in Sydney,…

Added Extras #12

Thank the lord for wonderful friends. With 38 days still to go until I leave my job and 57 until I board my plane to Kuala Lumpur I need a lot to take my mind off the fact I’m having…

Baking With Kenwood and Debenhams

So obviously I write this blog, but I’ve actually worked with bloggers for years. I’ve scared the crap out of them at the London Dungeons and danced like a loon with them at Bestival, because planning events for bloggers is…