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 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,…

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…

New York at New Year

A while back, I was lucky enough to visit New York over New Year 2013/14 with my family. We stayed in the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan which I’d highly recommend, it has a stunningly ornate lobby and has a real ‘wow’ impact on arrival. It was especially magical around Christmas time, it was beautifully decorated and…

How to spend a weekend in Edinburgh

Recently one of my oldest friends moved up to Edinburgh so, although it’s obviously very sad that she won’t be 5 minutes away from me anymore, it does give me a great opportunity to visit a wonderful city more often! I went a few years ago during the Fringe Festival and although it was a great trip,…

Budapest Weekender

A while back I got to tick off one of my bucket list destinations – Budapest. It seemed like everybody was visiting except me so my friend and I finally bit the bullet and booked a trip! We visited in December 2015 so it was during the Christmas markets, which I’d really recommend. The city…

A week in Split, Croatia

In the summer of 2015, three university friends and I decided that a holiday would be the perfect way to finish our education together. We chose Split because it seemed to be the perfect mixture of a city/beach break that we were looking for – we wanted the flexibility of being able to relax on the…

A long weekend in Dublin

Dublin has to be in my top three favourite city breaks. This city has everything I look for when booking a weekend getaway: enough history, culture and points of interest to fill up the daytime whilst there is a varied and lively nightlife to experience the city after dark. It certainly didn’t disappoint! Firstly, let’s…