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Close your eyes and picture an island with no roads, just sandy dirt tracks. No modern transportation, just horse and cart and bicycles. Picture turtles swimming in the clear turquoise waters and beach bars lining the powdery white sand beaches. You’re picturing Gili Trawangan or as it’s more commonly known, Gili T, the party paradise of the Gili Islands.  Gili T is where I spent Christmas 2017. Being away from home at Christmas is hard but when you’re thrown into a tropical paradise, it makes it slightly more bearable. Okay,

Whether you love it or you hate it, we are the generation that takes photographs of our food before we eat it. Some of us even choose looks over taste, going as far as ordering something from the menu purely because the carefully thought out descriptions make it sound as if it will be a photogenic dish. We’re willing to let our coffees go cold and well, everyone else’s on the table too, get funny looks from customers as we stand in all sorts of positions in order to get that perfect

Expect your jaw to drop open, your feet to effortlessly sink into the softest and whitest sand you’ve ever seen and your remaining iPhone storage to be full within minutes. Yes, it’s Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen and one that no picture will ever do justice. You simply need to witness the beauty for yourself and then rave about it to every person you meet afterwards because quite frankly, it’s pretty special. When I was planning my trip to Australia, unsurprisingly Whitehaven Beach

Ubud is one of my favourite places. I fell in love with the town within minutes of arriving and started to doubt whether the 3 night stay we had booked was going to be enough. Set amongst rice paddies and gorgeous greenery, Ubud is seriously picturesque. It’s a photographer’s dream. As well as being picture perfect though, the cultural town also offers endless activities from swimming in waterfalls to hiding from the craziest of monkeys in their monkey forest and don’t even get me started on the food there or

A good coffee shop to me is not only somewhere you can get a great coffee and a delicious indulgent snack but also somewhere that you makes you want to stay for hours and hours on end. Whenever I visit a new city, I always try and suss out the best places to eat and drink and one that really stood out to me when I was in Hanoi in Vietnam a couple of months ago was The Note Coffee.  I absolutely love the concept behind The Note Coffee which is

I’m currently writing this blog post full of determination and motivation for the year ahead. Although it shouldn’t take a new year to make you realise you need to change your ways, it’s always good to use it as an excuse to have a fresh new start and wave goodbye to any negativity that the previous year brought to your life. 2018 is your year. You can make anything happen.  I’m not going to reflect too much on 2017 other than to say it was the most difficult year and although it

Before I went travelling I didn’t know much about Cambodia and if I’m entirely honest, it wasn’t somewhere I was super excited about visiting. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt whilst travelling, it’s that you should never ever judge a place before you visit. So many places have completely surprised me and a few that I was least excited for have actually been some of the most enjoyable. Cambodia was one of those places. It’s a country bursting with history, unbelievable and heartbreaking history that everyone should know about, some

Vietnam was one of the places I most excited about visiting during our trip. I’d heard such good things about the country and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. From the craziness of Ho Chi Minh city to the lantern lit streets of Hoi An to the beautiful scenery of Da Lat, Vietnam has something for everyone and with each city contrasting from the last, it’s a place where you can never get bored. We started our 3 week Vietnamese adventure in Hanoi where we began to work our way down from

A relaxing backpacker retreat with a laid back hippie vibe, the town of Pai is nestled into Northern Thailand’s beautiful mountainous landscape. It’s a place that wasn’t originally on our itinerary but one that must make it onto yours. The stunning views from various viewpoints throughout the town will leave you with enough Instagram content for weeks, the beautiful waterfalls will allow you a fun way to cool down from the scorching Thai rays and the night markets offering a wide selection of delicious cuisines will keep you well and

A trip to Thailand doesn’t quite feel complete without coming face to face with some elephants. Bathing these beautiful creatures is one of Chiang Mai’s top tourist attractions which has resulted in a large number of companies offering the activity, making it extremely hard to decide who to hand over your hard earned pennies to. My number one rule for choosing which company to go with is to look for a sanctuary that looks after and cares for the elephants and one that does NOT offer riding. I love animals and

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