• 30 Things To Do Before Turning 30

    30 things before 30 is all about hitting those early adult life milestones and checking off those riskier bucket list items. This is my personal list of the 30 things I did before turning 30!

    Plastic: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

    For too long we’ve passed the buck back and forth between producer and consumer, each refusing to admit responsibility for our global waste problem. Finally, awareness campaigns are gaining critical momentum and spreading the message that not only do we have to clean up our mess, we have to change how we consume and package products. That change doesn’t have to be difficult, with many practical ways you can help start to make a difference.

    Ginza Onodera: The Best Dinner of My Life

    Everyone has one. The best, most memorable dinner of your life. It might change over time. Sometimes the significance fades. Other times it’s simply outdone. Mine happened during my honeymoon in Hawaii at Ginza Onodera Honolulu.

    New Forest: British Country Escape

    Londoners have a habit of getting away as often as possible, but sometimes the best type of breaks are actually right on your doorstep.

    UK Blog Awards: I’m a Finalist!

    I am so excited to announce that I made it as a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018 for the Lifestyle category! A huge thank you to everyone who voted, what a way to start the year! Winners will be selected by a judging panel in February with the results announced in April.

    Travel Stories: It’s a Small World

    Travel really does make the world seem smaller. When I signed up to attend my first travel bloggers networking event, the last thing I expected was to meet someone who already knew my name…

    Pizza Making Party at PizzaExpress!

    A pizza making party not only sounds like fun but is also the perfect opportunity to work on your dough kneading skills. PizzaExpress specialise in handmade pizzas. Learn to knead and toss your dough with their experts over a glass of prosecco!

    Where to Eat Portuguese Food in London

    Last week I was invited to the launch of a new Portuguese restaurant called Caco & Co. The invitation got me thinking about Portuguese restaurants in London, where are they and which is the best? To answer the question, I took my Portuguese bestie and my father with me to try out three of London’s most talked about Portuguese restaurants. Here’s what I found…

    UK Blog Awards 2018: Why you should vote for me!

    Participating in the UK Blog Awards is like running a marathon. Nobody really expects to win on their first go. But who cares if you don’t win, you’re still going to run! After all, you’ve spent a year in training, pushing yourself to run faster, further, breathe deeper. You’ve raised money from your friends, family and colleagues in support of your favourite charity. You didn’t give up, and you can’t wait to finally do it, to say you did it. That’s plenty to be proud of.

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    The Honeymoon Guide to Maui’s Road to Hana

    Maui’s Road to Hana is like a road trip through paradise. Yet, its name has first-time visitors stumped. Is it a road or a destination?

    Experiences, Not Things: The Millennial Christmas Gift Guide

      What to get the people who have everything… It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but here we are. Last year I wrote The Couples Christmas Gift Edit, a list of do’s and don’t for him and her that was surprisingly popular…

    One Year of Blogging

      My blog is one year old! One whole year, wow. I’m incredibly proud of this little blog of mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, is that it’s a lot of work! A one year anniversary is a real achievement, like learning…

    Four Days Stuck Inside the Shangri-La New Delhi

      Arriving in New Delhi We reach the hotel somewhere around two in the morning. The drive was eerily peaceful for India, barely any traffic at all. Even having the road all to ourselves as we drive past the row of embassies, the Presidential estate,…

    An Open Letter to New Delhi, the Most Polluted Place on the …

    New Delhi, India 09/11/17 To whom it may concern, As a world traveler and blogger, I feel I should say something about this recent trip I’m on. I’m in New Delhi right now, where the air pollution levels are off the charts. My husband is…

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    Tips on Planning Your Hawaii Honeymoon

      Making Choices I began to discover Hawaii when I started researching for my honeymoon, flipping through guidebook pages and opening tab after tab on my browser. I wanted to do everything, go everywhere, but came to accept that I was going to have to…

    How to Avoid Hidden Travel Costs

      No matter how well you plan your trip abroad, it’s easy to get caught out by hidden travel costs. Planning everything down to the last detail certainly takes the spontaneity out of travel, but it’s definitely one way to help make sure there are…

    Halloween Like Hollywood: Couples Costumes

      Adult Halloween These days a lot of adult Halloween couples costumes are based on Hollywood movie characters. And not just from horror films, although I expect to see a lot of Pennywise clowns from IT walking about this year! Suck it, coulrophrobes. Superheroes and…

    Don’t Miss Out on Europe’s Truffle Season

      Europe’s most prized truffle season takes place in two acts. First, Italy’s white diamond comes to market from September to December, with Alba’s Annual Truffle Fair kicking off in October. Bringing in the New Year, both Italy and France harvest the black winter truffle…

    Sleep Like a King in a Portuguese Pousada

      What is a Pousada? Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of the palaces or castles…

    Why Lisbon Has The Best Nightlife in Europe

      Lisbon Nightlife = Awesome In this post, I hope to convince you that Lisbon has the best nightlife in all of Europe! Forget Berlin, too druggy, London, too expensive, Paris, too dangerous, Oslo, too cold, or Rome, too many dudes… Only Lisbon offers the…

    The 80s was the Best Decade Ever, Fact

      I don’t want to argue with you. The 80s were and always will be the best decade ever, fact. It was a magic combination of economic success, laid-back tunes, perms, mullets and shoulder pads. If you could graph modern progress with the psychological impact…


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