How to tech detox, actually

Like many millennials, my life is inextricably linked to technology. My phone connects me to my friends and family, my bank, the government, and businesses whose services I require. It connected me to my university. Hell, I work for a website, so even my career depends on the world wide web. I was a latecomer …

Continue reading How to tech detox, actually

Advertisements

Normandy, France: Highlights of staying with a French family

France is different for every traveller. Some marvel at the art in Paris. Some drink wine in Bordeaux. Some climb mountains at Chamonix. I've wanted to visit France for a very long time, but to be honest I was slightly daunted by its size: it's literally impossible to see everything, even if you had a lifetime. …

Continue reading Normandy, France: Highlights of staying with a French family

Food in Europe: My top 10 recommendations

I've spent the past three months exploring Europe, and in that time I've visited 10 countries. I'm not joking when I say I've eaten a LOT. Seriously. Brunch, appetisers, dinner, drinks, dessert - I'd be a serious contender if eating were an Olympic sport. I wouldn't necessarily call myself a foodie - for starters, I …

Continue reading Food in Europe: My top 10 recommendations

Killarney National Park by horseback, bicycle and foot

If you've ever thought about visiting Ireland, one place you simply MUST add to the list is Killarney National Park. It's located in the country's south-west, boasting the greenest woodlands you'll ever see, plus rugged hills and crystal-clear lakes. Here are my three top recommendations for making the most of it: 1.Horseback In my opinion, …

Continue reading Killarney National Park by horseback, bicycle and foot

Edinburgh: How to make the most of a one-night stay

I'm going to start by saying my trip to Edinburgh was exceptional, because I had glorious sunshine. It was a welcome surprise in a place renowned for being cold and wet, so I spend as much time outdoors as possible. This city is postcard-perfect! I stopped in Edinburgh for just one night, on the way …

Continue reading Edinburgh: How to make the most of a one-night stay

Scotland road trip: Glasgow to Inverness in four nights

It's amazing when things just fall into place. I recently visited Scotland, only to find out a couple of friends - who I met in Nepal - were also in the area. I was backpacking, and they were road-tripping. A match made in heaven! We met in Glasgow, and travelled together to Inverness. Here's what …

Continue reading Scotland road trip: Glasgow to Inverness in four nights