City Breaks

48 Hours in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland is a fantastic destination with both natural beauty, deep history and castles across the land. Being part of the UK but also connected to Southern Ireland means it is an easy weekend trip. Northern Ireland has historically gained its fame from its conflict history as well as being the city where the Titanic was built. But […]

Europe

Women who Inspire #3 Anna McNuff

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Source We love Anna McNuff. but then what’s not to love about a woman who is a self-professed ‘mischief-maker’ and that chooses to run across New Zealand, just for thrills and giggles? An adventure heroine… Okay, so maybe ‘thrills and giggles’ is airbrushing it slightly. In her book ‘The Pants of Perspective’ some of Anna’s […]

Europe

Community projects: recycling in the township

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Volunteering at a recycling initiative One of the best community projects focused on recycling that I’ve ever visited was during my recent trip to South Africa. When taking time off from shark diving, White Shark Projects (WSP), the volunteer company I travelled with, showed us many of the ways they invest back into the community. Along with […]

Travel

12 Places to Visit in 2018

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Hello 2018! Screw the ‘New year, new me’. I am all about the ‘New year, new TRAVEL’. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you already have a list of a hundred places to visit this year. On the other hand, if you’re still looking for some inspiration for this year’s travels, you’ve come to […]

City Breaks

Is Chernobyl safe to visit?

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Chernobyl Amusement Park - Belles in Boots

You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve heard the stories. But what is Chernobyl really like to visit and is it safe? Well the answer is: It’s unlike anywhere I’ve been before. It’s not your typical touristy place. What was once a lively, new and growing town is now left abandoned, lifeless and overgrown. What exactly happened? […]

Europe

Women who inspire #1 – Cheryl Strayed

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Source In 1995, Cheryl Strayed took off on her own to walk over 1,000 miles across the Pacific Crest Trail in America. 10 years later, she told her  amazing story through her book ‘Wild’, which became an NYT bestseller and nominated by Oprah for her book club. If you hadn’t heard […]

Africa

Tips For Visiting Marrakech

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Spending time in Marrakech is a unique experience. What can be overwhelming and chaotic in one corner, can be the most serene and peaceful spot in another. Marrakech has been on my travel wish list for about 6 years. So when I started thinking about where I wanted to spend my birthday this year, Marrakech […]

Europe

24 Hours in Andorra

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It’s a microstate, a principality, a country – it’s Andorra. As one of Europe’s smallest countries, Andorra has been on my travel list for quite some time. Wedged between Spain and France, it is the ideal spot for an avid skier, a keen hiker, a sale seeking shopping…. or someone like me – a travel […]