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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,

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

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

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 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

You could say that we went from one end of the spectrum to the other after departing Dubai and arriving in Bangkok. From a super modern and almost peaceful place to the mayhem of tuk-tuk drivers, street food stalls and loud music. It was very different to say the least. Arriving late at night on Khao San Road trying to find the sign for our accommodation amongst the herds of tourists partying on the street and locals trying to usher us into their bars, convincing us to buy buckets, shots

We booked our flights for travelling through STA Travel which I’ll go into more detail about in a later post. The first flight we booked was London Gatwick to Bangkok which included a stop in Dubai for a few hours. We decided instead of stopping for a few hours, we would stay in Dubai for a couple of days and break up that extra long journey to Bangkok which also meant we’d get to explore Dubai, a place neither of us had been to before. The night before we flew, we

On our very first date my boyfriend and I spoke about how we would love to go travelling one day but never did I think 3 years on we’d actually be about to set off on our journey together. I’m currently writing this as an excited but emotional and nervous wreck at the thought that shortly I’ll be sat on a plane heading into the unknown. Travel is one of my biggest passions. There is nothing I love more than discovering new places and I hate staying in one place for too