Nottingham, England

Everyone knows exactly what it feels like when you’re stuck at home, maybe it’s raining (unless you live in the UK, then it’s definitely raining), you’re scrolling through the Instagram pages of the rich and famous, and you’re stuck by a sudden hit of wanderlust. For me, it’s usually when I see pictures of people exploring…

Review of Camp Zlatorog, Lake Bohinj

Last year, when my two friends and I were interrailing, we caught a train from Venice to Zagreb, crossing through Slovenia on our way. This journey was perhaps one of the most memorable as it was a rickety old train with real, working windows (!!!), and most of the trains we’d used previously only  relied on…

Liebster Award!

It was a wonderful surprise for me to find out that I had been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely and inspiring Dream Fly Discover! I feel really lucky to have been recognised, especially by such an awesome blogger, and I can’t wait to share the love with my own nominations 🙂 Make…

Bonjour, Lyon

Wandering along the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon, or riding the funicular to the peak of Fourvière Hill, it’s easy to forget that real life exists outside of this district in the south of France. Beautifully picturesque, it feels as if you’ve stumbled upon the love child of Italy’s Florence and the fictional town of…

5 ways to make the most of hostel life

If you’re young and travelling on a budget, the chances are you won’t be staying in 5* hotels everywhere you go. Youth hostels are your best bet; they’re cheap, they’re cheerful, and there are no curfews. In fact, some of my ultimately favourite memories from travelling happened inside the hostel.  So, how come people still shudder…

Kenya, 2013

If you read my last post you’ll know that in 2013 I spent a truly incredible three weeks in Kenya, working with Maji Safi charity to build a classroom for Inspirations School and spending a week on safari in Tsavo East. Kenya is a beautiful country and I’m just waiting for the day I can…

Lala Salama – ‘Hope for Tomorrow’

In 2013 I was lucky enough to spend three weeks in Kenya with Inspirations School, founded and built by the wonderful Maji Safi charity. The secondary school I attended had a very personal involvement with this charity, and so from year 7 I knew it was something that I wanted to be involved in. I…

Broke (but happy) in Venice

In the past couple of weeks three of my friends have either been to Venice, or have booked trips there. Unfortunately we could only stay in Venice for 24 hours but we still had the most incredible time. Here are some of my tips for enjoying this wonderful place on a student’s budget: If you can’t afford…

Buda//Pest

If there’s one city I keep telling people to go, it’s Budapest. Here are my top 5 places to check out! Shantee House: If you’re looking for a place away from the hubbub of Pest, check out this awesome hostel on the other side of the Danube (don’t worry, it’s right next to tram and…

A day in Zurich

Like I mentioned before, my friends and I went on a month-long interrailing trip last summer. Backpacking through Europe is absolutely amazing, especially because the sights you get to see by train are just too lovely to miss. That being said, night trains are NOT THE ONE. We were trying to get from Aachen to…

I heart Zagreb

I’ve been day dreaming a lot recently, and one of the places I keep revisiting in my mind is the fabulous city of Zagreb. Although it’s the capital city of Croatia, we almost felt as if we’d strayed off the beaten track when my friends and I visited last July. I think this was because…