What do you think of when you think of the city of Bath? Most people think of the Roman baths, beautiful Pulteney bridge and the Royal Crescent. Many people would think of Jane Austen and the Georgian architecture of the city. However, there is much more to Bath that this - after five years of living in the city I feel I can say that, with 100% certainty, there is something in Bath for everyone! If you are looking for the less 'run of the mill' activities and instead the more unusual things to do in Bath, then look no further. From brewery tours to stand-up paddleboarding on the River Avon, you are sure to find something to enjoy!
Istanbul - a major city in Turkey with a long and eventful history. Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, this city that straddles both Europe and Asia has stood the tests of time and is now home to over 15 million people. With a history dating back to 600 BCE, there are many incredible sights to see in Istanbul. From the world-famous Hagia Sophia to the lesser known Suleymaniye Mosque and from colourful Balat to the incredible views from Swissotel The Bosphorus, there is definitely something for everyone in Istanbul. Here you can find my round-up of the most instagrammable places in Istanbul - prepare to be stunned!
Yogyakarta, or the Special Region of Yogyakarta, is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is usually pronounced 'Jogjakarta' and is also known as Jogja or Jogjakarta (so if you want to be cool, just call it Jogja).It is the only place in the Republic of Indonesia where a royal family still has some administrative power, rather than just being a cultural figurehead (hence why it is a 'Special Region'), since Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX helped overthrow the Dutch colonialists during the fight for independence in 1945.There is so much to see and do in Yogyakarta, and it is a city you definitely can't miss when you visit Indonesia!A huge thank you to the Indonesian Tourism board for hosting me on the amazing Trip of Wonders, highlighting some of the best cultural wonders around Indonesia.
Riga, a capital city that many have never heard of. Latvia, a country that many people can't place on a map. And yet there are so many things to do in Riga and so many reasons why Riga should be your next city break! I travelled to Riga in collaboration with airBaltic to find out exactly why you should visit the small Baltic city - believe me, it's definitely worth a visit!Disclaimer: My flights to and from Riga were sponsored by airBaltic. However, as always, all opinions are my own (and probably weird and wacky and a little odd, as normal).
My first trip to Paris resulted in me really hating the city, so when my best friend asked if I wanted to join her for a long weekend in La Ville Lumière... I wasn't totally sure. However, she's awesome (for real) and flights weren't too expensive so I decided I would go.And you know what?I don't regret it ONE bit! I think it ended up being one of my best trips that year and we had an amazing time, plus we pretty did our own Instagram-inspired tour of the city. So, what are the most beautiful places to visit in Paris? Here are my top picks for the most awesome photo opportunities in the city!
Dubai is a strange place, and I mean that in a very good way!100 years ago, Dubai was some random part of the Arabian Desert that most people didn’t really know of unless you were in the pearl trade. However, as with many countries in the Middle East, oil changed all of that. What was once a small fishing village has become a thriving metropolis of skyscrapers, artificial islands and luxury hotels (which are usually combined to great effect) that has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
We are already one month into the new year and, if you're anything like me, you've already given up on half (or all) of your resolutions. However, here are some more resolutions that include more travel and, more specifically, new travel! Here we highlight some of the best and most underrated destinations for the coming year.Thank you to the amazing bloggers who gave me their top off the beaten path destinations for 2017 and I hope you find some ideas for unique vacation spots!Don't forget to check out our round-up for the Top 10 off the beaten path destinations for 2016!
Iceland - the land of ice and fire - is an incredibly beautiful country and has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years (no doubt helped a fair amount by its use as a location for filming in Game of Thrones).With thundering waterfalls, scenic national parks and magical geothermal spas, Iceland is a not-to-be-missed destination and with IcelandAir and WowAir opening up new routes and providing amazing stopover opportunities, the small Nordic island is now easier (and cheaper) to visit - even if you only get 48 hours in Iceland!