So, earlier this year I found a new love for sport in the form of paddleboarding after taking a lesson with my mum (you can read more about that here). A number of sessions later, here we are with boards of our very own, heading out on exciting adventures on as many weekends as possible and having the time of our lives (well, most of the time anyway). When I say most of the time, what I mean is that I have discovered the not-so-glamorous side of paddleboarding in recent weeks, and some things that no one seems to tell you before you get committed… Who can relate?
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited along to a mid-week break to LEGOLAND with my boyfriend and his little boy. Having never been before, I was genuinely buzzing to go, especially as we were staying in one of the LEGOLAND hotels and the weather was B E A U T I F U L that week. Here’s what we got up to on our little trip and what I thought of the theme park.
For Mother’s Day earlier in the year, my brother, sister and I had clubbed together to buy a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lesson, and I’ve been on the search for a new hobby (alongside Geocaching) so decided that I would accompany her! With this weekend bringing the glorious sunshine to Devon, heading out to explore some of the beautiful countryside was an absolute must. So, we booked in for our 2-½ hour lesson with Croyde Surf Academy! Want to know how we got on? Read on…
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik has long drawn visitors from all over the globe to explore the area’s extensive history and enticing beauty, and is, in fact, amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea! Regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, the baroque buildings, limestone streets and clear blue waters leave little more to be desired. Whether you’ve never visited before or are visiting for the hundredth time, there will always be something new to discover. Here’s my itinerary for a 7-day trip to this stunning location to make the most of your time staying in Dubrovnik.
If you’ve not already been to Paris, I would recommend adding it to the top of your bucket list, even if you only visit for 24-hours. It’s a truly incredible destination that is most well-known for the Eiffel Tower. However, there is so much more waiting to be discovered just beyond the surface that makes it such a spectacular destination. I have to admit, I have only visited once, for just 24-hours, hence the theme of this post. I’ve got a second trip planned for July this year, and in anticipation have been meticulously researching all of the hidden gems and secret attractions to add to my list. My first trip was incredible, but this time I really want to make the most of everything possible. So, here’s my guide to 24-hours in Paris!
When I was younger, I wasn’t exactly scared of flying; it just used to make me feel a little anxious. However, after a long-haul flight to and from Thailand, and travelling to and from uni for several years via the sky, I soon got over the nerves. However, my other half does not do well with flying, and last year said that he never wanted to fly again, which was a teeny tiny bit heartbreaking for the inner adventurer in me. This means that the destinations we can visit have been dramatically limited, and cue me spending hours and hours and hours researching the places that we will be able to visit…
In September 2016, I visited the South of France for a week and had the most incredible time. It was the first holiday I’d been on with my partner and the first holiday I’d been on of this type (my travels before had included backpacking in Thailand and island hopping in Greece), and I still hold this as the best holiday I’ve ever had! We’re planning to revisit the south of France this year, and I cannot wait. So, here’s what we got up to on our first trip:
This month so far has absolutely flown by; I had my last hand-in for the first semester of my final year on January 8th and now am starting my literature review for my dissertation – STRESS. Paired with the fact I’m working full-time for the month, the days seem to pass in the blink of an eye. To bring a little positivity to this busy period, I’ve started planning my holidays for the year and am getting incredibly excited for uni to be over and to enjoy a bit of well-earned R&R. Although none of these are set in stone or booked yet, here are a few of the places I’m hoping to visit in 2018!
I have to admit that I get an obsession over certain things quite easily; whether it’s a new jacket I’ve been lusting after, a set of Spectrum brushes, an indulgent dish or over Geocaching! When I first started heading out on these adventures I wasn’t really sure what to expect, it had been recommended by a friend as an idea for a date, so I decided to try it out in 2016. Over a year later I still love it and regularly head out for a little expedition. Now you may be wondering what exactly Geocaching is, so carry on reading to find out more!