Scotland’s capital knows how to do Christmas right. In December, Edinburgh turns into something of a winter wonderland – with amazing spots to eat, drink and generally make merry! I’m not long back from a solo mini-break to Edinburgh, where I decided to spend a few days soaking in the city’s holiday atmosphere, exploring some hidden gems and checking out the best festive things to do in Edinburgh in the run-up to Christmas. Continue reading
Scotland is special. It’s a country that I’m incredibly proud to call home, and a place I’m always happy to come back to at the end of my travels. Over the last couple of years, I’ve tried to spend more of the time I do have at home exploring Scotland through the eyes of a traveller…and one of the best ways to do this is by road tripping. Continue reading
Everyone warned me about going to Naples. “It’s dirty” they said, “You’ll get mugged!” one horrified Sardinian exclaimed before I left for the mainland on the 13-hour night ferry from Cagliari (getting mugged would, in fact, end up happening in Milan, and not Naples…where my disgustingly smelly Nike trainers were untied from my backpack on the metro!) but despite its reputation, I absolutely fell in love with the city…and found that there are so many great things to do in Naples! Continue reading
Anyone who has visited Italy in the past will need little convincing of its beauty, but for those who haven’t been and are planning on going, 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
From its rugged peaks and strange landscapes to its pure white beaches and crystal clear waters, Sardinia is a photographer’s dream. Here are 20 images that show the diversity of this beautifully unique Italian island… 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’ve 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 I was invited to experience Paris as a local with HouseTrip. Continue reading
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...
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, 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
My last night on Italy’s second largest island was spent in Alghero, Sardinia – a beautiful and historical city on the island’s west coast. I was travelling from Palau via Tempio and Sassari after staying in La Maddalena the previous evening. The journey from the northeast of the island to the west by public transport is not for the faint-hearted but I desperately wanted to see the city before I left for mainland Italy so I decided it would be worth the trip. Continue reading