An Honest Review of New Zealand Hostels (North Island)

I spent 4 weeks travelling around New Zealand, starting in Auckland and ending in Christchurch. Some hostels were great, a few were very much less-than-great so hopefully you will find my experiences useful! Here is my round-up of the accommodation I stayed in on the North Island. South Island accommodation review coming soon! Auckland Haka…

My Top 5 New Zealand Activities

It has been a tough decision but I’ve made a list of my must-do activities for New Zealand! There is of course so much to do in every destination however these are the things I always go back to when I’m reminiscing about the good times of my trip… Glow worm caves at Waitomo – this…

Weekend Guide: Düsseldorf

Recently I headed off to Düsseldorf with my family for a short but sweet weekend, arriving on Friday night and leaving on Monday evening. It might not be the most obvious choice for a getaway, being overshadowed by cities such as Berlin and Munich however the appeal of Düsseldorf shouldn’t be underestimated! We stayed in the NH…

Kiwi Experience Sheepdog (+Milford Explorer) Trip 2017: My Review

Having just returned back from 4 glorious weeks in New Zealand, it is finally time to get back into the swing of real life and let you all know what I got up to! Let me get straight to the basics: I travelled from mid-February to mid-March on the Kiwi Experience bus, using the Sheepdog pass…

My Holiday Essentials: Part II

If you guys didn’t already know, my first solo trip is rapidly approaching and I’ve been getting a bit spendy in preparation, so I wanted to share a couple of items which I feel will be very useful! Basic tees – to pair with light shorts for the day or dress up for evening drinks. Baseball cap –…

My New Zealand 2017 Itinerary

If you’ve been keeping up on my blog and Twitter, you will know that next year in 2017 I’m heading off to my ultimate bucket list destination: New Zealand! I booked my flights a few weeks ago in store at STA Travel but am yet to book anything beyond that – although I am 99.9% certain that…

Weekend Guide: Krakow

Krakow is somewhere that I’ve always wanted to visit; I’m a quarter Polish so I’ve been interested to see where some of my ancestry is from. In January I finally visited with three university friends for a ‘beat the January blues’ getaway. We flew out from London Stansted and rented a 2 bed apartment which was located just…

My Holiday Essentials

If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you might not know that next year I’m heading to my dream destination – New Zealand! I’ll be travelling for 4 weeks, touring around the country with Kiwi Experience. Needless to say, this is a pretty big deal for me so I’m already planning what to pack and what,…

What to do and see in Berlin

Let’s take a trip down memory lane… Back in the glory days of January 2015 when I was still living a glorious student life, my housemates and I decided to take a little trip over to Berlin before starting a new semester. Just like all of my other mini-breaks, it was of course a cheap…

A delightful weekend in Rome

One of the first trips I took with friends was back in my second year of university, when my housemate and I spontaneously booked a long weekend to Rome in January to beat the post-Christmas blues! We got a pretty cheap deal from TravelRepublic so flights + accommodation (including breakfast) came in at under £200 each. We stayed…

Bristol Upfest 2016: photo gallery

Every year, South Bristol comes alive with the street art festival Upfest. Based around North Street in Bedminster, a collection of the world’s best artists come into town to redecorate the place. I was there on the first day which explains some of the incomplete pieces below but regardless I’m sure you can still appreciate what…