• Lifestyle,  Self

    10 Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts to Brighten your Day

    Everyone has bad days, and finds themselves from time to time feeling unmotivated, sluggish or clouded with self-doubt. No matter how perfect and put together someone’s life may seem on the highlight reel of social media, its important to remind yourself that everyone goes through these times at some point. Below I’ve collected some of my favourite pinterest thoughts that I find to help keep my thoughts in check and try to see the silver lining no matter how bad my day might seem! Final Note Hopefully this post has given you some kind of motivation or inspiration to turn your negative thoughts away or to try and see the…

  • Central America & The Caribbean,  Travel

    8 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting St Lucia

    When I found out I was going on a trip to the tropical Caribbean island of St Lucia, I did what I always do, and try to research as much as possible before I go. Unfortunately, there didn’t really seem to be a lot of useful information available in the travel blogging world. So upon my return I thought I would put together this guide of things to know before arriving, to help others who might find themselves in the same situation. You’re gonna need cash – and I’d get it before you go. I’m used to travelling abroad with no cash and then using a ‘Revolut’ or Monzo card…

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    Oceania,  Travel

    New Zealand in 2 Weeks: How to see both Islands

    As soon as I visited New Zealand it instantly became my second favourite country (behind Vietnam)- not bad considering I never felt the urge to visit before. Two weeks really isn’t enough time to do everything this incredible country has to offer, but despite what people say, it IS possible to squeeze in the top attractions of New Zealand in just 2 weeks.  Firstly, it is worth noting that we would not have been able to squeeze this much in if we hadn’t picked up a rental car. I can’t imagine travelling around New Zealand any other way, to be honest. We used omega rental in both the north and the…

  • Europe,  Travel

    12 Hours in Paris

    For those living in the UK, it’s easy to forget how lucky you are being so close to much of Europe. With various travel links like short flights, ferries and the Eurostar, short weekend getaways are easily do-able. Just before Christmas, I spent one day exploring the city of Paris, somewhere I’d been meaning to visit for so long. This guide should help give some inspiration into how you can spend 12 hours in this beautiful city. Angelina Café We arrived into the city at about 10:30 am and headed straight to Angelina cafe to try their world-famous hot chocolate! I honestly could not recommend this café enough. I’d read…

  • North America,  Travel

    Camping in Yosemite National Park, USA

    This is part of my Bucket List tag – a series of posts featuring bucket list worthy items. You can see my ever-growing bucket list here. In September we took a 3-week trip around Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Lake Havasu (Arizona). We also managed to squeeze in a night camping in Yosemite National Park! Anyone who has been to Yosemite, or even has it high up on their bucket list will know how quickly camping spots sell out. It is recommended that you book your spot up to 6 months in advance to secure a place in some of the camping sites closest to the Valley. Luckily, there was…