The new year is here, anyone else feeling the hangover? 1st of January is always such a weird day, the streets are fairly empty, everyone is dreading work the next day after the long holiday break, and you just didn’t wake up with that New Year feeling!
The gyms will now be packed for a few weeks with the new year resolutionists. I think everyone is ready to eat more consciously and exercise after not giving a sh** for a week. I for one had a week long cheat day.
While I am not one for the “new year, new me” fad, I do like to take time to really reflect on the previous year, what I gained, what I lost and what it taught me. 2017 and 2016 were all about self love and healing, but 2018 allowed me to elevate that. Continue reading “2018 Lessons That I Will Live By in 2019”
Merry Christmas, I trust your belly’s and hearts are full and you are now planning your next family get together! With the year coming to a close I wanted to end off with a travel bucket list for 2019 for anyone looking for a little inspiration. Get in touch with me if you have any questions on the recommendations/destinations and I would be happy to answer 🙂
Ella is paradise for any nature lover who wants tranquility while exploring nature in the highlands. With long walks, waterfalls, breathless sunsets and endless tea plantations, it is hard not to fall in love with this place in the heart of Sri Lanka. The best time to travel is in April for dry weather across both coasts of Sri Lanka and if you plan it right you can travel during the easter bank holiday and first may bank holiday, taking only 9-10 days off work for almost 3 weeks of holidays! Continue reading “2019 Travel Inspiration”
If you love going on a holiday and seeing different places several times a year, your hobby might become expensive after a while. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can fund your travels and feel safer and less guilty about your trips. If you are in the gig economy, you might already know about some of them. Still, it might be time to brainstorm and find new ways to earn extra money for things you love doing. Continue reading “How to Earn Extra Money While Travelling”
2019 is near, so near I can smell the exciting things to come. And of course, there is nothing more exciting than planning your first trip in the new year! I have finally reached my 30 country before turning 30 goal with two extra years to go, so I need a new goal.
If like me, you are dying to explore this beautiful planet, then I am sure you also find it overwhelming of where to start when everywhere is on your list! Going back to basics sometimes helps, thinking about how you want to travel. Catching a cheap eurostar train or a roadtrip are sometimes forgotten in holiday planning. In this post we are going to look at the three basic options of getting around and some facts on them.
Continue reading “Back to Basics – Ways To Travel”
At the time of writing, the old year is drawing to a close, and the new one is about to begin. What will it hold for you? Where will you travel? How many items on your bucket list will you get to tick off along the way? I know that doing a Safari in west or south Africa is still high on my list, and planning another trip to visit my friendly giant pals.
Continue reading “Raising Money for Your 2019 Trip”
You know the expression ‘when in Rome..’, well our guide is going to focus on what you should be doing when you are in Italy. If you are a traveller, Italy is certainly somewhere you should experience. Thanks to the fact that there are so many wonderful things that you can see and do in the whole country, narrowing it down to Rome seems a little difficult. So, if you are taking a trip anytime soon, then keep reading our list of things that you should do when you visit Italy. Continue reading “When In Italy..”
Ex’s, we all have them. There is the crazy ex, the ex who doesn’t love you anymore, the ex who pops up every now and again or the ex that won’t let you move on. I have had my fair share of drama but I have entered a drama free realm for the past year, good vibes only!
However, it took some work to get there. After my last relationship ended, I was very much enjoying the single life and freedom. I cannot emphasise how important it is to really take time to heal after a relationship has turned sour, and healing by yourself is the true challenge. Not finding comfort in another person’s arms but to find comfort within you.
After a 4 year relationship, it was obviously not going to be a clean slate break-up. However, for my own sanity and self-respect, I ended the relationship by text.
I know, a horrible act, and quite selfish. Continue reading “Knowing When To Close That Door”
Elephants are 1 of the 3 only animal species that mourn the death of their own. According to Jason Goldman, journalist at the BBC, elephants, chimpanzees and dolphins have portrayed similar behaviours to human’s when they come across a death of their own. When the young of a chimpanzee has died, the mum walks around carrying it for days after the death. When a dolphin dies the pod swim around the corpse and keep it protected from predators for days following.
Everyone know’s my love for Elephants, I wanted to write about the similarities they have to us humans, despite the very obvious differences.
Let’s start with their brains. The elephant’s brain is the largest among all mammals Continue reading “3 Things You Didn’t Know About Elephants”
We planned a family trip to Bangkok to celebrate my sister’s 25th Birthday – although, we ended up celebrating her birthday without her.
Lesson 1: Do not look for your passport a few hours before the flight, have it ready at the point of booking your flight
My sister and brother had misplaced their passports, and only realised 3 hours before our flight from Singapore to Bangkok. I remained positive that they would find their passports and be able to catch the evening flight out, but this never happened. So it was just me, my mum and her partner.
I was convinced that I had been to Bangkok before, but my memory fails me at times and I cannot be 100% certain, I’ll have to ask my dad if he took us there as kids. But either way, I did not get any deja vu moments driving into the city from the airport. So I decided to take in the city with naive, curious eyes. Lesson 2: You always discover something new when you visit a place you’ve been to before Continue reading “3 Day Itinerary in Bangkok”
Many know Bangkok as the foodie and shopper’s paradise of Southeast Asia, with mouth watering Thai street food every meter and the haven for your hearts desire to bargain (not to mention the fake designer goods you can afford).
I almost came with no expectations of doing anything else other than eat and shop – but it turns out, this bustling and chaotic city has a delicate side too.
While there a few temples to visit and impressive buddha statues to admire, there is nothing like the intricate detail and design seen at The Grand Palace.
Since 1782, these palace grounds have been the home for Thailand’s Kings. Whilst the current King resides in Dusit Palace, the Grand Palace is still used for royal and state ceremonies.
The grounds of the palace are made up of several important buildings and ornaments, with some of the more astonishing below.
Six pairs of Guardians surround the palace, all facing the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha, guarding the buddha of any evil.
The Emerald Buddha Continue reading “The Grand Palace – A Cultural Must in Bangkok”