Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Instagram Life Lately + Life Update

Even though we are in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK, the summer feels as though it is coming to a quick halt for me. I suppose it may be due to the fact that my summer has been quite a long one as I was lucky enough to enjoy bits of it on the beaches of Spain, dipping in pools in Las Vegas, and even taking in the sun on some of the lovely days that England has had to offer. 

My Summer has been a bittersweet one, but that is another story for another day. For now, I thought it would be nice to isolate a few of my Instagram snaps, and share the story behind the photo. The idea is to share more of what I was thinking, feeling, and more of where each snap was taken. Let me know what you think. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

These Are Some of the Best Locations for a Secluded Trip

hands, way, guide

Our most recent holidays have been spent with family, and while that is fine and dandy there are just some times that you to really get away. There are many destinations around the world that are perfect for a secluded vacation. You can stay away from any other people, unless you really want to interact with them. There are great choices for different types of people, no matter what sort of environment you like; you can experience mountains, beaches, forests, and lakes. Of course, don't expect to be able to get away without experiencing at least a bit of nature. If you want to escape to somewhere quiet, try these places that are currently on my radar.

The Nordic countries can be ideal if you want to find complete peace and tranquility. There are different environments to experience and plenty of untouched wilderness. Sweden offers some different landscapes you can consider for your vacation. You could stay in a yurt in the middle of a forest, seek out a tiny island in an archipelago, or climb a mountain. Sweden's liberal camping laws mean you could set up a tent anywhere you want. But you could also paddle out to a cabin on an island or stay in a lakeside guesthouse. If you want to stay somewhere extremely remote, keep traveling north.

Greece might be a busy destination for travelers. But you can also find tranquility there. The best way to enjoy a peaceful vacation in the country is to avoid the resorts that most tourists flock to. That's not to say that you can't stay at a quieter resort. There are more exclusive places to stay. Try the resort of Amanzoe in Greece, located on the Peloponnese Peninsula. You can hide away on a hilltop, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist-filled areas.

sea, red, oceanNew Zealand
New Zealand's wild landscapes are famous all over the world. The country offers some beautiful and remote locations you can visit. If you want to go off the beaten track, there's no shortage of islands, forests, and other natural features to explore. New Zealand is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors. There are lots of sports and active activities to get involved with, even in more remote locations. You could spend your days wild swimming, hiking, or just hanging out on a beach.

The Maldives
If your perfect idea of a relaxed vacation is being surrounded by a turquoise sea, the Maldives may be for you. You can find exclusive and beautiful resorts that offer you rooms that extend right into the ocean. The still and sparkling waters are enough to help anyone relax. If you choose to stay a resort, you can feel like you're somewhere truly secluded but still have attentive staff on hand. Being on an island will always feel more remote, with the ocean stretching out in front of you.

In this vast earth we are definitely spoilt for choice. I have been researching these beautiful places, and would love to know if you have been to any of them. Don't hesitate to let me know!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Make The Most Of Your Staycation With These Fun Day Trips

Living on a small island has lots of advantages. One of those is the ability to travel around in a short space of time. The UK benefits from an extensive motorway network which, if I'm honest, has its moments, especially during bank holidays. But on the whole, it can be pretty convenient for day trips.

As more of us embrace the concept of a staycation, day trips are becoming more popular. Rather than sit around the house and garden on our day off, we head out, whatever the weather. On your next day off, try one of the following destinations. Or if going over the top and making the day extra glam is more your thing hire a limousine and take in lots of different sights.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Revealed: The Top 5 Caribbean Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

The Caribbean is a part of the world that consists of many lush and exotic islands. It's a region where many of its islands get considered as paradise retreats. If you've got a bucket list, you need to add the Caribbean to your destinations! Here are the top five islands in the Caribbean to help you get started:

1. Jamaica 
A former British colony, the island is a melting pot of African, Asian, and European cultures. It's one of the places where you can still see traditional arts and crafts in use. With rugged mountains and plenty of sunshine, Jamaica should be at the top of your list! 

2. Providenciales 
Few people may have heard of Providenciales. It's an island in the north-west Caicos Islands. With a population no bigger than a large town, it's the perfect place to escape from it all. 

3. Puerto Rico 
If you want to experience a plethora of historic culture, one place you need to visit is Puerto Rico! It goes without saying that you can also enjoy the best coffee you've ever tasted in your life there! 

4. Barbados 
Barbados is an island retreat favored by couples seeking to celebrate new marriages. Plus, it's also the place for adventure seekers to enjoy activities like surfing. 

5. Nevis 
Last, but not least, is the beautiful island of Nevis. It's one of the few Caribbean islands unspoilt by humans. You won't find casinos or giant cruise ships there. Nevis is also a historical island, used in the past by Horatio Nelson as a naval base.

If you're more of a visual person, like myself, this infographic of the island of Nevis is a fantastic little tool to help you plan your trip, or even just to help your wanderlust continue to grow!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Great British Seaside (And Other Places) By Bike

Holidays are in full swing at the moment, and most of us are wishing and wanting to go abroad. The reality is that holidays right at the peak of summer can be quite expensive. With the rise of popularity of staycations you don't need to go away from the British Isles to enjoy a great holiday. There are ways to keep costs down and still have an awesome time. One of those is by going on a bike holiday.