74 tropical islands, covered in lush green rainforests and epic white sand beaches, with a whole world of colour just waiting to be discovered beneath the surface of the perfect blue waters, The Whitsundays are advertised as an unmissable paradise for anyone travelling to Australia’s East Coast…
With today being the first day of March (I still can’t believe how quickly the first two months of the year have flown by!) it seemed like the right time for a quick update on what I’ve been up to, where I have been and where I’m off to next. Continue reading
Anyone who has visited Italy in the past will need little convincing of it’s beauty, but for those who haven’t been, this is a country that definitely lives up to all of the hype.
From some of the best beaches in the world to incredible works of art, stunning architecture and jaw-dropping landscapes, here are five of Italy’s most beautiful destinations: Continue reading
In hindsight, one week in Brisbane was probably a little too long. I’d booked it as a sort of buffer – so that I could have some downtime after travelling from Scotland, and to give myself a couple of days to sleep off the jetlag and another couple of days to explore the city before I moved on to the Sunshine Coast. Continue reading
It’s only taken nine months (or 10 years since I technically first added the country to my bucket list!) for me to make it to Australia…and I couldn’t be happier to be here. I left cold, grey and slightly snowy Scotland one week ago today – flying from Edinburgh to Brisbane, via Abu Dhabi. Continue reading
Spectacular sunsets, quirky locals and some of the island’s best surfing action, Balian Beach, on the South West coast of Bali, is the perfect escape from the tourist traps of the main towns. With only a handful of accommodations and places to eat or drink, hardcore partiers will be disappointed but, if you’re looking for an authentic, laidback Bali experience, this is the place to go. I stayed here during a Workaway placement last December and got to know this little village with its beach bars, restaurants, night market and the surrounding jungles and waterfalls. Continue reading
Scotland might be my home country but I’m ashamed to admit that, at 27, there is still so much I haven’t seen. When I started travelling last year, I promised myself that every time I came back to Scotland, I would try and fit in as much as possible – to travel in my own country as I would if I were abroad. I’ve been back from Sardinia for just over a month and, despite the typically non-summery Scottish weather, I’ve managed to fit in a lot of backyard travelling…including a day exploring the beautiful Ben A’an.
I have wanted to visit Paris for as long as I can remember, but despite it only being a short flight from my home country of Scotland, I somehow never got around to going when I was younger. It took me until I was 24 to finally make it to the “City of Love”, when a last minute place on a press trip popped up.
Ending up in Genoa had never been part of my original plan when I was travelling through Italy last November. It came about more through necessity – a stop off to break the journey from the Cinque Terre to Lake Como – than actual curiosity to see the city…but if I was going to be there for 24 hours, I was determined to make the most of it. Continue reading
I’d been talking about visiting one of the other islands – Sark, Herm or Alderney – since I landed in Guernsey in February, but between long hours, lack of days off and saving for bigger adventures at the end of the year, I always ended up pushing my plans back. After being offered the job in Sardinia and handing in my notice, I knew that I had to make it to at least one of them before I left The Channel Islands…
If you’re a subscriber or follower of A Travellin’ Tale, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been more than a little absent from the blog over the past six months. It sounds like a cop-out to say that I’ve just been too busy to post but…that’s the truth!
The first half of this year has flown by and with working abroad rather than simply just travelling, the majority of my free time has been spent catching up on important daily things (you know, like eating and sleeping) rather than writing…but I’m hoping to change all of that now… Continue reading
I’ve been exploring the Channel Island of Guernsey for around two months now (when the weather lets me!) and recently took the coastal path from near where I’m staying in Forest to Moulin Huet Bay, on the South Coast of the island. Continue reading
After three days in what turned out to be (very possibly) the dirtiest but friendliest hostel in Italy, and a complete public transport nightmare that included having to bluntly ask the man sitting opposite to stop taking pictures of me from underneath his jacket, it was going to take somewhere seriously special to pull me out of me out of my Sunday slump before I headed for Rome…luckily, I had decided to go to Positano – which is probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been fortunate enough to visit. Continue reading