Travel Diaries: Edinburgh

In a bid to extend my birthday celebrations for as long as possible (and because it’s been on my travel bucket list for ages now), Tom and I decided to take a trip to Edinburgh for the first three days of November. It was also my first ever visit to Scotland, which I was very…

Travel Diaries: Toulouse

Another month, another trip away! Having all lived in Paris once upon a time, my ex-colleagues and I now all live in different places, which is always a great excuse to go abroad, I find. This time, it was the turn of Toulouse, where my lovely friend Victoria moved to at the start of this…

The Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, Capri

After the lousiest of lousy British ‘summers’, a holiday to sunny bella Italia was very welcome indeed. Italy is one of my favourite countries, admittedly mainly because of the food, but also because the scenery is beautiful, hence why the Amalfi Coast had been on my bucket list for a long time. We started our…

My 5 Favourite Places to Eat in… Paris

The annual ‘I left Paris *insert number of years ago* today’ date has recently passed, so cue another Paris article! With France arguably being the gourmet capital of the world, it’s unsurprising that Paris is filled head to toe with food delights. From bistros to luxurious restaurants, markets to bakeries, the French capital has it all….

Travel Diaries: Lagos

This June saw another instalment in my solo travel diaries and the beginning of my quest to become a surfer babe. With a week off work and nowhere to go, I stumbled upon the ‘Algarve Surf Hostel’ in Lagos on Hostelworld. While I’ve never specifically thought about trying surfing, at the same time, I was…

My 5 Favourite Places to Eat in… Birmingham

It has recently come to my attention that I have yet to focus on the fourth theme of my blog, this being food. Ah, food. One of life’s main pleasures, and arguably one of the things that makes me happiest. Having lived in a couple and visited a number of different cities, I thought to myself, why…

Travel Diaries: Switzerland

Despite still being very much a newbie at my new job, one morning my boss comes and asks me, “Would you like to go to Geneva next week?” I’m sure you can imagine what my answer was, plus it meant a chance to scratch another country off my world scratch map (I feel like my future…

Travel Diaries: Bakewell

Less than two weeks into my new life as a working woman, I abandoned ship to spend two nights away in the tiny English market town of Bakewell with my boyfriend, Tom. It was my first time venturing into the Peak District and a chance to explore some more Northern territory! Since we were travelling…

The Inevitable Post-Uni Blues

Every graduate remembers that feeling when you finish your last ever university exam. At last, the late-night library sessions can stop and your social life can begin once more. The few weeks that follow are often some of the best of your whole time at uni, but then all of a sudden, you’ve moved out of your…

My Volunteer Experience

This summer, I graduated with a degree in French Studies from The University of Birmingham, and it was also the time that I undertook my first voluntary work. Oxfam run an amazing volunteer scheme every summer where they recruit stewards to work at UK festivals. What was so refreshing was to be able to apply…

Why everyone should try travelling solo

‘You’re going travelling alone?’, ‘Are you here by yourself?’, ‘Did you really go on your own?’ Yes, yes and yes. The fact that not only was I travelling alone, but that I’m also a woman, became a recurrent topic of conversation before, during and after my European and South American travels. So I’m looking to…