Travel

Austria

A weekend in Salzburg: Sightseeing, Snow, Schnitzel, Strudel and The Sound of Music.

REVIEW: Yoho Hostel, Salzburg

Vienna: a guide and my top tips

Au Pairing in Austria: First impressions of Vienna

Being away from home and how to deal with homesickness

How to make authentic Wiener Schnitzel

The problems, pros and cons of working as an au pair

Vienna in September

Vienna's Naschmarkt

Figlmüller - The best Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna

Exploring Vienna through the medium of cake


Belgium

Burgers chez Rachel, Brussels

A trip to Antwerp during Bollekesfeest: shopping, sightseeing, exploring and eating.

Dinner at Ellis Gourmet Burger, Brussels

A rainy day in beautiful Bruges.

Brunch at Au Pays Des Merveilles (APDM), Brussels

A trip to Ghent and Gentse Feesten festival.

Wednesdays at Châtelain: The market and mingling.

Maison Antoine: the best frites in Brussels?

A spontaneous spring weekend in Paris, part 2.

A spontaneous spring weekend in Paris, part 1.

Brussels Fabulous Finds: Melting Pot Kilo vintage, Chillbox froyo and L'Atelier En Ville concept 
store.

A Wonderful Mother-Daughter Weekend in Brussels.

Exploring Brussels Markets: Antiques, frites and treats.

Settling into my intern life in Brussels.

The first few days in Brussels...

Excitement for Year Abroad Part 2: Interning in Brussels!


The Czech Republic

A wintry weekend in pretty Prague.

Review: Plus Hostel Prague


Germany

Glühwein and good times on a German Christmas market crawl round Bavaria

A night in the new Park Plaza Hotel, Nuremberg

Me-time in Munich {in photos}

Two nights and one day in Würzburg {in photos}

Back to Bayreuth {in photos}

A 90th birthday in Frankfurt {in photos}

REVIEW: The 4-star TRYP Munich City Center Hotel

Exploring (and eating!) in Erlangen. And a quick stop in Cologne!

A brief but brilliant trip back to Bayreuth.

Berlin take two: Trying to fall in love with the city.

Finishing my time as an English Language Assistant in Germany

Leaving Germany, speaking German, and what I've loved most.

My guide to Bayreuth.

A visit from my Dad, beer and Bavarian fun.

The Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände in Nuremberg - a fantastic insight into the history of the Nazi regime.

REVIEW: The beautiful Bavaria City Hostel, Füssen.

Schloss Neuschwanstein: The original fairytale castle and one of the most beautiful places EVER.

A castle, cake and cuteness in Kulmbach

A day-trip to Bamberg: Sunshine, snowmen and strudel liquor.

A weekend in Salzburg: Sightseeing, Snow, Schnitzel, Strudel and The Sound of Music.

REVIEW: Yoho Hostel, Salzburg

A day trip to beautiful Regensburg

A romantic day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a delightful evening in Nuremberg and a hilarious train journey home.

Christmas carol concert cheer

A visit to Nuremberg Christmas Market

Christmastime in Germany

One happy trip to Heidelberg

Making friends, speaking Denglisch and becoming Germanified.

My favourite finds from a mini-break in Hamburg

Glühwein, Wurst and Wintry Wonderland in Bayreuth Winterdorf

Family, vintage finds and a fleamarket in Frankfurt

The Joy of German Cuisine

A Weekend in Würzburg: Organised hitch-hiking, Nutella shots and the new king of Sommerhausen.

German stereotypes: true or false?

Year Abroad: Working as an English Language Assistant in Germany - the first few weeks...

Year abroad life.

Exploring Coburg: Pretty palaces, castles and fortresses.

Making a new home homey.

A trip to Munich and Oktoberfest 2013.

Arriving, exploring and settling into my new German hometown, Bayreuth.

The year abroad in Germany begins: Travelling and training.

I'm moving to Germany for my Third Year Abroad. Tomorrow. And this is how I feel about it...

Pre-year abroad jitters.

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 1

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 2: Applying to be an English Language Assistant

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 3: Getting a Job

Review: PLUS Berlin hostel

Berlin: my budget guide and thoughts on the city


France

Cruising from Portsmouth to St Malo with Brittany Ferries

A weekend jaunt to St Malo, Brittany: crepes, segways and the sea

A ski and spa break at Terminal Neige Le Totem hotel, Flaine 

Interrailing the South of France: Annecy

Interrailing the South of France: Nice

Interrailing the South of France: Aix-en-Provence

Interrailing the South of France: Toulouse and Carcassonne

Interrailing the South of France: Bordeaux

REVIEW: The Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel

Parisian adventures, day 3: A Batobus trip down the Seine and the Louvre

Parisian adventures, day 2: a picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Parisian adventures, day 1: Notre-Dame, the Marais and the Hôtel de Ville

Skiing in Megève, 2015

The best bits from a break in Southern Brittany

A boat trip round the Golfe de Morbihan and a visit to the Île aux Moines.

Crêperie Saint Georges - Carnac, Brittany

Medieval French fun at Fêtes Historiques in Vannes.

Humans of Paris

Paris for one.

A spontaneous spring weekend in Paris, part 2.

A spontaneous spring weekend in Paris, part 1.

Breton stripes, boulangeries and big, brilliant breakfasts - Bienvenue en France!

A hidden gem in Brittany: Saint Suliac.

Brittany's best: buzzy St Malo and the delicious Kouign Amann

Brittany's best: Dinan by day and then by night

Brittany's best: Dinner in Dinard - Bistro Resto Oliver


Greece

A luxury wellness break at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort


Indonesia

Elephants, waterfalls and hot springs in Tangkahan, Sumatra

Monkeys and milkshakes in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra

Volcanoes, hot springs and tropical fruit in Berastagi, Sumatra

Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Sumatra

Rice paddies, bamboo forests and traditional dance in Bukittinggi, Sumatra

A homestay and a floating village in Cianjur (via Jakarta), Java

Traditional puppets and awesome street food in Bandung, Java

Temples, jewellery-making and traditional ballet in Yogyakarta, Java.

Sunrise over Mount Bromo, Java.

Snorkelling, spa-time and Balinese cooking in Pemuteran, Bali

Ulun Danu Bratan water temple and luwak coffee, Bali

Balinese luxury at Anumana Hotel, Ubud

Healthy foodie heaven at the Garden Kafe at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali

Shopping, eating and templing in Ubud, Bali

Five-star luxury beyond my wildest dreams at RIMBA hotel, Jimbaran, Bali

Dinner at The Four Seasons' beachfront restaurant Sundara, Jimbaran Bay, Bali


Italy


Living like Beyoncé at Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia

The bluest of seas in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Italian Adventures Day 1: Bergamo.
Portugal

A luxury spa break in the mountains at Macdonald Monchique, the Algarve

24 hours falling in love with Lisbon

At sea with the dolphins off the Algarve coast

A postcard from Portugal

My guide to eating and drinking in Lagos, the Algarve, Portugal (2012)

Our summer holiday in Lagos, Portugal (2013)


Singapore

Singapore


Spain


The best bits from my trip to Madrid, part 2

The best bits from my trip to Madrid, part 1

A night in the AC Hotel Recoletos, Madrid

The best things I ate in Madrid

A girl's guide to Madrid


Thailand

Bangkok

Koh Samui


The UK

A girly weekend in and around Winchester

A London staycation with a view at Novotel Blackfriars

A girls' day exploring and eating in Brighton

A trip to Anglesey with Green & Black's

A luxurious weekend at Stoke Park Country House Hotel and Spa

A lovely long weekend in Edinburgh

A luxurious stay at The Balmoral, Edinburgh

My guide to Bristol: restaurants

My guide to Bristol: healthy cafés and lunch spots

A day-trip to Bath

A family weekend in Devon: Totnes, Dartmouth and Blackpool Sands beach

A London Weekend: Brunch at Granger & Co. and getting lost in Notting Hill

Bicester Outlet Shopping Village - a bit of a lottery

Yummy foodplaces I found round Carnaby Street in Soho, London

The marvellous Mulberry factory outlet store at Shepton Mallet

Lilly and Boo's Cupcakery, Bristol

A mini girly guide to Norwich

Easter in Edinburgh and a mini guide to the city

Why I love being a Bristol Uni student

The joy of a holiday in a cosy country cottage


Tips and Excitement

I'M GOING TRAVELLING ROUND SOUTHEAST ASIA!

17 practical tips for travelling round South-East Asia

My Cosmo article: Six reasons why living abroad for a year is the best thing ever.

My 14 top tips for seeing cities on a budget.

The top 10 places on my travel wishlist.

11 reasons for going travelling with a tour group

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 1

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 2: Applying to be an English Language Assistant

Planning my Third Year Abroad - Part 3: Getting a Job
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