Why Messy Scrapbooks are the Best

Starting out on my solo travels, one of the biggest things for me was keeping track of everywhere I had been and all of the amazing pictures and memories I had picked up along the way… enter scrapbooking stage left. But, starting out with notebook in-hand wasn’t so easy, as a self-confessed perfectionist my heart broke as I saw perfect pages laid siege to with a whirlwind of snatched minutes and splodged mementos. Once my initial illusions had been well and truly shattered however, I came to the conclusion that, you know what, this thing was turning into something pretty darn cool.

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An Insider’s guide to Marbella

My home for 7 months, the Costa del Sol will always be a part of me. Far from the tacky beach-side tourist spots it is famed for, to me it was the rolling hills and beautiful scenery I walked through, the glimpses of Morocco and Gibraltar I woke up to on a clear day and the beautiful cobbled streets and tapas bars of the numerous little villages I found on the way.

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Exploring Portugal – Touching Down in Lisbon & the UNESCO-Listed Sintra

A dream of intricate tiling boasting colourful florals at every turn paired with the famous cork-everything. Portugal might lie just next to Spain but it is a world away from being Spanish. Touching down on my European travels in Portugal’s capital city I uncovered just what exactly this amazing place had to offer with it even featuring in my top 5 cities to explore. Read on for more of what I got up to in this incredible city.

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Top Tips for Studying Abroad in the United States

Studying in North Carolina was one of the best experiences of my life and a real eye-opener for someone who had never flown alone before and had only ever experienced the Orlando version of America. From Frat parties to International dorms, I was thrown right in at the deep end with the most bizarre culture shock you can imagine. Here are some of the things I wish someone had told me before I set off.

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How to Survive Rome on a Budget

One of the most romantic and historically significant cities in the world can often come at quite a price for unsuspecting travellers. But, having spent a weekend there for barely anything, we found that you really don’t need to splash the cash to have the city break of your dreams. Read on for your one-step survival guide to visiting this incredible city on a budget.

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Why Everyone Should Visit Florida’s Isles of Capri

Beautiful sunshine, glorious nature and incredible picture-worthy sights, Florida has it all. Taking a step away from the usual Disney-esque attractions can be a real eye-opener with some truly stunning sights to explore. Whilst most people have heard of the famous everglades but overlook some of the smaller spots to be found around every corner, the Isles of Capri being one of them. Read on for why you need to discover this hidden gem right now.

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Marbella, Spain.

So after what seems like an eternity of radio silence… I’m here! And I have to say, waking up to this view every day is perfection in itself. After settling in I have so many posts to share with you all about the ins and outs of everything I had to sort out to get here from setting up my phone in Spain, to finding my way around the local area and shopping. But for now, a little more about getting here.

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Last-Minute Amsterdam on a Budget

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A short while ago I found myself stuck in an airport with my Mum having to somehow book and plan a trip within a few hours after we missed our flight to Stuttgart. Thankfully it all worked out and we managed to find flights for that afternoon to Amsterdam! 😀 You can read all about what happened and read my last-minute booking tips here.

The purpose of this post is to give you ideas on what to do, where to go, how to get there and lots of other ideas about visiting Amsterdam based on my own experiences. This is not a be-all-and-end-all guide to Amsterdam merely tricks I have learned on my travels and places I have loved.

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