A weekend in Belgium: Brussels, Bruges & more

With the introduction of the new Omicron variant, it somewhat felt like this weekend was never going to be. The night we had booked our Eurotunnel crossing coincidentally coincided with France closing their borders for tourists, and it was busy! Luckily after queuing for two hours in Folkestone we arrived in Calais with time to … More A weekend in Belgium: Brussels, Bruges & more

48 hours in Thessaloniki, Greece

The first stop on our Big Fat Greek road trip (blog coming soon) was Thessaloniki. Macedonia has been on our travel list for a while – mostly due to Chris’ extensive knowledge of Ancient Greece and its neighbours. Turns out, Northern Greece is really quite spectacular! Read more to find out the cultural highlights, as well as our thoughts on the nightlife and the local football. … More 48 hours in Thessaloniki, Greece

2022: Simple Living

I’m sitting here with my first mulled wine of the season. An alcohol free one actually; the cheap, sickly sweet stuff from IKEA. It’s 13th December and I can’t help but feel ridiculously reflective at this time of year. It must be a natural phenomenon, although I don’t know enough to discuss it any further. … More 2022: Simple Living

Highlights from Eastern Sardinia

Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia is remarkably different to the majority of Italy however, as it has gained cultural influence from across the Mediterranean. Their native language, Sardo, is even said to vary from one village to the next depending on the roots of its influence. In September 2020, we drove to Sardini; taking the overnight ferry from Livorno, Italy – and back to Nice, France. In the interest of taking time to relax, we explored the local area of Eastern Sardinia, rather than rushing around to explore the whole island in the 6 nights we were there. Here is a list of the best places we visited… … More Highlights from Eastern Sardinia

The 6 best viewpoints in Rome

Rome is one of my favourite cities, and I will visit time and time again without being bored. There’s something about Italy that I find slower paced than life in the UK, in all aspects apart from the crazy Roman road traffic! Rome can be so busy yet so relaxed in a crazily contradictory manner. This post is all about the best viewpoints that I have found in Rome so far. Some of them you may know already, but hopefully some of them you are yet to explore! … More The 6 best viewpoints in Rome

My 30 before 30

I’ve never really been one for goal setting. There has always been a lot that I want to do in life, but I never wanted to put too much pressure on myself. I am however, turning 25 this year – which means I have 5 years until I’m 30! Give yourself a gold star if … More My 30 before 30

Eco Review 2: Eco Bumble Hair Ties

I quickly came across Eco Bumble after a quick search on Etsy for some plastic free/ environmentally friendly alternative products. Based in Manchester, Eco Bumble produce hair ties from natural rubber in lieu of synthetic rubber. According to their marketing, synthetic hair ties can take up to 500 years to degrade and hence, are non recyclable and will end their life in landfill. Find out how I got on with this eco alternative here… … More Eco Review 2: Eco Bumble Hair Ties

Instagram vs. Reality: sharing your experiences of destinations across the world

Like many, the beautiful photos I see on Instagram often influence the places I visit on my trips – but do you ever reach a destination and feel frustrated that the pretty picture didn’t tell you the whole story of the experience? In this post I am sharing the stories of some of my Instagram followers who have felt this way on their travels across the world. … More Instagram vs. Reality: sharing your experiences of destinations across the world