5 locations on my travel bucket list

I was going to call this my 2018 travel bucket list but that would have been ridiculously ambitious and I’d probably have to win the lottery so let’s just say it’s places I want to go at some point for sure. This definitely isn’t an exhaustive list of places that I want to visit, it’s just 5 that are on my mind at the moment. Of course, coming up to the new year, we’re all thinking about things that we want to do in the coming year so here are some travel dreams of mine. Let me know if you’ve visited any of these places and have any blog posts to share or tips you can send me! 1. New York (again) I was lucky enough to travel to New York with my course at uni but I really, really, want to go back and share it with my special person because all we did when I was there with uni was shopping and I want to actually see New York properly! We didn’t even do top of the Rock or anything, it was a bit of a wasted trip to be honest so I really want to go back there. I want to head to specific restaurants, I want to enjoy Ellis island when it’s not freezing cold and I want to explore America with my best friend so it’s definitely on the list. I also really want to do the West Coast too so would love any itinerary tips for them both. 2. Copenhagen As much as I’ve heard that it’s super expensive it doesn’t put me off that much! I just want to see those beautiful coloured houses, look at them! I also love Scandinavian style and their way of life so I really want to try it out for myself. I basically just want to go here for all the Insta-pics because, let’s face it, it’s going to be amazing. 3. Sri Lanka Everything else on this list is a city break, really, but sometimes you really need a hot, exotic get away, right? Definitely. I said it last year but I loved our Greek break to Crete this summer but I definitely felt like I needed to see more than Europe for my next break. Check out my 3 out of the box things to do in Crete for some cute things to do though, it’s a beautiful island and I had a fantastic time. It was basically an extreme sports holiday and I’m totally fine with that. Anyway, back to Sri Lanka – the actual point of this section. Sri Lanka just looks like something completely out of this world, it has undiscovered parts, ancient temples, National Parks and just incredible sights to see. There’s also a rock fortress to climb at Sigirya which apparently has incredible views and we all know how much I love a good hike. 4. Lisbon We’ve been to the Algarve in Portugal a fair few times because it’s reliable weather and gorgeous food but we want to see something different in Portugal and 2017 seemed to be the year of Lisbon! I saw loads of my favourite bloggers head here in the summer and it just looks so beautiful. I also really need to get my hands on those little custard tarts because they look ridiculously delicious. 5. Budapest I absolutely fell in love with the idea of Budapest purely from this blog post by Kristabel, her photography is amazing and the tourist board need to sponsor that girl ASAP because her post is so informative, so beautiful and now I really need to go to Budapest super soon. Where’s on your travel bucket list? Is there anywhere that you absolutely must go this year?
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24 hours in Birmingham

If you’ve seen my ‘why I want to move to Leeds‘ or 24h in London posts then you’ll know that we like to check out cities in the UK that we don’t live in! I just think it’s great to know your way around as many cities as you can because, why not? You never know what opportunities will arise and it’s cool to get to know other places just in case! This weekend we headed to Birmingham for the Christmas market to kick off the festive season.

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24 hours in London

Work/life balance has been a bit crazy recently but it definitely has some really great perks. I’ve been having to travel to London a few times a week recently and luckily, one of these trips happened to fall on a Friday which was super close to one of my oldest friends’ birthdays so I stopped for the weekend and for her birthday brunch!

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3 ways to make your next holiday more memorable

We all love to travel and we all hate the feeling of holiday blues, right? Summer’s coming to an end and so is holiday season. How exactly can you get over holiday blues? A great method is to simply ensure that you make the holiday as memorable as possible in the first place! This gives you something to look back on both straight after returning, and in the future! Here are 3 ways to make your next hols the most memorable. 

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5 must-see places in Croatia

Croatia is somewhere that is seriously on my to see list when it comes to heading abroad. I’ve seen so many people venture there this year, I’m dying to go! The diversity of Croatia is amazing. From small fishing villages to ancient Roman old towns, quiet sandy beaches and rolling waves to bustling harbours, we can find it all on the Croatian coast. I’ve been having a look into places to go and I’ve found my top 5 on the Croatian list so wanted to share it with you. 

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5 Places You Have To Go In The Caribbean

A Caribbean vacation is a popular desire for loads of travellers. That’s pretty vague thought, the Caribbean is made up of a lot of different islands and countless appealing destinations. It can be difficult to narrow down the options, particularly given that most every place you Google in the entire area looks similarly idyllic. The secret is that all of these destinations are spectacular, so to some extent it’s not really necessary to make up your mind. Here are five places you have to go, along with a few reasons why!

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Crete through a lens

I love a photo diary and since picking up my new Olympus Pen ELP7 I’ve enjoyed snapping a lot more than I did with my bigger DSLR camera. I wanted to share some of my favourite shots and a couple of great things that we did during our little Cretan adventure in this mini photo diary.

The buildings in the old town of Rethymno are super beautiful against the blue-sky backdrop.

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3 out of the box things to do in Crete

During our recent visit to Rethymno, Platanias and Chania in Crete we did some pretty awesome things. We’re not the usual sit around the pool holiday-makers. Of course, we love to relax but we also love to get out and so some fun and exciting activities that we can’t do at home. Here are three of the best things to do if you ever venture to north Crete!

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