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Travel Update: WTM 2017, future travel plans + winning my first ever Travel Blog Award

November 7, 2017

I’m sat writing this post on a bed covered with travel catalogues, city maps and activity agendas for destinations around the world. I’ve got one leg spread across Tokyo and a bum cheek in Barcelona. I have literally just returned home from a hectic – but totally inspiring – 90 minute visit to the 2017 World Travel Market at the London Excel, and I felt the urge to…

Ireland Marathon Training My Life Running Travel

Be part of my Live Dublin Marathon Experience

October 26, 2017
Marathon Training, Running, Fitbit

It’s happening! It’s finally here. *Gulp* This weekend I head to Dublin to run my second marathon and I want you to enjoy the experience with me. As you may already know from my Instagram posts, training for marathon no.2 has not gone as well as training for marathon no.1. There are multiple reasons excuses for my lack of training – a hectic work load, bad planning, the…

Chile Travel

Finding Flaws in Valparaiso

March 21, 2017
Valparaiso Street Art and Grafitti and Dog

From the moment I checked into my Santiago hostel, everyone kept telling me I had to make a trip to Valparaiso, a small but colourful coastal city less than two hours away. Everyone bar the hostel owner that is. “Valparaiso is too dirty for me,” Ivan told me one night over a glass bottle of red wine at the hostel barbecue. “It used to be nice but not…

Chile Travel

The one where I was kidnapped in Chile

March 14, 2017
Tornado Drink Chile Santiago

Travelling with anxiety leaves you feeling a little more wary of strangers than your average backpacker. It also means you check your bag is zipped up a trillion times a day, check your passport is still in your pocket every three minutes, and you usually arrive to airports, bus stops and train stations waaaaaaay too early. This was me during my time in Peru. However, by the end…

France Sponsored Travel

“Paris is always a good idea”

February 23, 2017
Paris shot city life

“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…

Travel Win

Win a 3 month blogger trip to South America

February 17, 2017
Machu Picchu South America Latam Airlines Travel Blogger

We really should give LATAM Airlines one big pat on the back for being a brand clever enough to recognise the talent and power of bloggers. As the leading airline of Latin America they really know their stuff when it comes to the power of online influencers. We’ve seen them send Bloggers and Instagrammers on press trips, arrange top London events for more than 150 UK online writers, and…

Travel Win

Win a 70 Litre Rucksack from Trespass

February 6, 2017
Trespass 70 Litre Rucksack Travel Backpacking

Attention all my fellow backpackers, travellers and explorers alike – fancy winning yourself a brand new 70 litre Rucksack?? Of course you do! Trespass, one of the UK’s most successful outdoor clothing companies, has kindly offered to treat one of you lovely readers to this fantastic Amin 70 litre rucksack worth £89.99! Designed with sturdy fastenings, a supportive back system and padded hip belt, this durable design makes for…

My Life Peru Travel

Finding myself on Colca Canyon

January 24, 2017
Hiking Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru - Adventure Travel

Spending a weekend hiking a canyon and sleeping in a hut with a group of strangers is not something I would have ever thought I would be interested in. But something important I learned about myself throughout the horrific year of 2016 is that I’m not the same person I was three years ago. And so despite last year being an incredibly tough year, it needed to happen,…