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Travelling is my favourite thing. There’s nothing I love more than exploring new places, so when someone recommended I visit Tallinn in Estonia, despite not having been familiar with the place before, I did a bit of research and within minutes decided it was worth a visit. Plus, with flights for just £30 return, how could I possibly not? Having recently returned from this Estonian gem and seen everything that Tallinn has to offer, I can assure you it definitely is worth a trip. Think beautiful narrow streets you can

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,

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 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

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

So I’m currently sat right next to the fire trying to get as much heat as possible. In fact, if I went about 5cm to my left I’d probably be in the fire, burning away. When did it get SO cold? Don’t get me wrong, I am excited for chunky knits, coat shopping and cosy nights in in the warmth but I feel like summer just came and went in a heartbeat…it’s crazy. I’ve been super busy these last few weeks since I got back from the Greek Islands and

I went Greek Island hopping when I was 5 years old so as you can probably guess, my memory is a little hazy. In fact, all I remember from the trip is being in some clear shallow waters with lots of fish nibbling at our legs. Despite that, whenever my parents spoke about it, I loved the sound of travelling through the beautiful Greek islands and knew I needed to do it again one day especially after seeing the billions of Instagram photos of the whitewashed cliffs of Santorini and

A few years ago my friend and I decided to travel around Europe, ticking off as many places as we could in about 3 weeks. I always see so many people on Twitter and Facebook asking lots of questions about interrailing so I thought I’d put together a blog post sharing the ins and outs of travelling around Europe by train including advice and recommendations for those lucky enough to be travelling this year. We were 20 years old with a small budget (we were at uni where trebles and clothes