After my third visit to Amsterdam this January, I realised that I've never written any posts about the city! I still have so much more of the city to see (and always will!) but I have put together my list of the best photo spots in Amsterdam that I absolutely love.The capital of The Netherlands has always been known for its 'progressive' side - to the coffee shops where you can smoke a joint or eat a hash brownie or to its infamous Red Light District. The capital is also home to beautiful architecture, photogenic canals and lots of great coffee!Here are the best photo spots that you can't miss while in Amsterdam!
On the 23rd January 2019, CMA (Competition & Markets Authority) here in the UK published new regulations and guidance in regards to social media influencers. Under the heading of 'influencers', the CMA includes bloggers, vloggers, celebrities and social media influencers.The new UK regulations for influencers have been a source of confusion for quite a few people looking for clarification, so I hope to clear some things up in this post. I have also reached out to the CMA for further explanation on certain points, so if/when I get a response to my questions I will update this post with all relevant information!I have also shared my personal thoughts and opinions on the new guidelines and would definitely love to discuss it more with you in the comments!
Wellington was one of my favourite cities in New Zealand and would probably be the top city I would choose to live in if I moved there! Wellington is the capital of New Zealand (not Auckland!) and the second most populous city in the country. Located in the south of the North Island, Wellington connects the North Island with the South Island across the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds by way of the Interislander Ferry to Picton.Wellington became the capital in 1865, replacing Auckland which had been the capital since 1841 since members of parliament wanted a more central capital city to both islands. There is so much to do in the city, from museums to gardens and cafes to beaches, and there are lots of totally free things to do in Wellington as well!
New Zealand is an amazing country to travel and the TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is possibly the most scenic train route in the country. Referred to as one of the most 'astonishing train journeys in the world' by Culture Trip and one of the 'world's most scenic train rides' by Fodors Travel, a journey on the TranzAlpine train will not be something you forget soon!Read on to find out all the information you need to know about the TranzAlpine train journey!
Where should you travel to in 2019? From emerging travel destinations to trending hotspots, here are the best places to travel in 2019! There are so many amazing places that deserve to be on this list so it was tough to cut it down to only this many.From Berlin, celebrating 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, to Kaikoura in New Zealand, which is now fully accessible again by road and rail after the destructive 2016 earthquake. Both Matera in Italy and Plovdiv in Bulgaria were named European Capital of Culture for 2019, so expect both destinations to be trending this coming year!Here are the top destinations you should explore in 2019:
First things first - winters in Europe get cold. Depending on where you are in Europe you might be enjoying temperatures as high as 20 degrees Celsius (Canary Islands) and 17 degrees (Lagos, Portugal or Malaga, Spain) or freezing your a** off in as low as -40 in the coldest areas of Russia (Yakutsk) and -10 in places like Bulgaria, Lithuania, Finland and Norway. One year I visited Sofia in Bulgaria in January and the temperature was -21! This packing list for Europe in winter will cover a variety of different temperature ranges and weathers, from cold and rainy to freezing and snowing.Aside from warming yourself up with copious quantities of mulled wine (I'd say I definitely didn't do that at the Christmas markets in Belgium but I would definitely be lying) the main thing to do is come prepared. Temperatures can vary hugely from the middle of the day to late evening and during the night. Plus in many countries (*cough* the UK *cough*) rain can suddenly materialise out of an otherwise lovely seeming day.If you're not sure what you need to pack for jaunting around Europe in winter, this guide should help you with all the information you need!