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“Paris is always a good idea”

February 23, 2017
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“Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina For my 18th Birthday I went to Paris with my then-boyfriend. It was my first trip abroad without parents or teachers or any sort of real adult, so you’d think the wild child in me would have been released. But I spent the entire four days drinking copious amounts of coffee, shopping in Parisian boutiques…

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Music is my Time Machine

June 16, 2016

When I was younger, maybe about 10 or 11 years old, I was watching Sunday TV with my Dad when a movie called The Time Machine came on, which we sat and watched together. Based on the book by H.G. Wells, this 1960 Oscar winning movie about Time Travel completely blew my mind and thus began my obsession with Time Travel. To this day I still love discussing…

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Dream Big: The Bali Honeymoon

May 19, 2016

Last week my Sister and her new Hubby flew to Hawaii for their Honeymoon. Almost immediately after she landed I began receiving pictures of white sand, blue waters and even bluer skies. These were followed up with images of Tropical cocktails, beautiful balcony views, and dolphins kissing. Swiping through all these gorgeous pics I couldn’t help but fantasize about my own Honeymoon, and with the Beard and I…

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The Top 10 Most Outrageous Airport Attractions

May 13, 2016

There is nothing worse than a long layover in a boring airport. A few years ago I had a six hour layover in a small airport in South East Asia. Six Hours! Friends had told me β€œDon’t Worry, that airport is fantastic!” and they went on to describe lovely restaurants and a beautiful rainforest themed lounge. Great. No. Not Great. It turns out my friends had flown with…

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Dubai: An Idiot (NOT) Abroad

April 27, 2016

A few years ago I was offered the opportunity to live in Dubai for one year to take on a PR internship for a major global tech brand. I turned it down. Yup. TURNED. IT. DOWN. What was I thinking? Well clearly I was an idiot!Β I made an idiotic decision more idiotic than Karl Pilkington in Peru, the only difference being he actually went abroad to go and…

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3 Types of (Affordable) Travel I’m yet to try

January 8, 2016

Camping in the English countryside whilst rain leaks through my tent? Check. Kangaroo spotting whilst driving through Australia in a spray-painted camper van? Check. Lying on a sunbed at a 4* Turkish resort with a cocktail in one hand and a fan in the other? Check. Swinging through the Welsh Woods on a zip wire 40ft from the ground? Check. As I look back on my many years…

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A Recipe for the Perfect Christmas Market Experience

December 17, 2015

A few weeks ago National HolidaysΒ asked if they could send me a little hamper featuring what they considered to be the key ingredients for the Perfect Christmas Market experience. They wondered if the recipe they had cooked up would match my expectations of a fab evening at one of the many Christmas markets across Europe. As a Christmas Fanatic and a lover of all Festive Markets everywhere, of…