How to Visit Loch na Gainmhich & Wailing Widow Falls in Scotland

Loch na Gainmhich and Wailing Widow Falls - One of the Best Waterfalls in Scotland

If you’re driving the North Coast 500 in Scotland, there is a hidden gem that you might easily drive right past. Technically, this gorgeous waterfall isn’t actually on the NC500 – but it is worth the detour.  Loch na Gainmhich and Wailing Widow Falls is the most beautiful loch and waterfall I have ever seen, […]

YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall Review

Hadrian's Wall leading down to a single tree at Sycamore Gap in the evening light

Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK.  Its landscapes are wild and rugged, seeming untameable except for an epic wall that the Romans built across the country.  Hadrian’s Wall stretched 73 miles across England, and the remnants of the wall, and the footpath alongside it,  attract visitors from all over the world.  […]

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds

Things to do in Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds - The river and a stone bridge with Cotswolds houses in the background

I’d lived in the UK for about 30 years and had never visited the Cotswolds, so it was about time to change all that!  I planned a trip in Mabel the Motorhome to explore some of this beautiful region in the UK.  I spent three days in Bourton on the Water, shortly after the lockdown […]

Worldpackers Review (My Experience PLUS a $10 Worldpackers Discount)

Ponies at my Worldpackers volunteering experience - Worldpackers Discount Code

Do you want to be able to travel for longer without worrying about money?  Work exchanges are the best way for backpackers to save money while travelling, so I thought it was time I wrote a full review of Worldpackers, my favourite work exchange website.  In this post, I’m going to talk about how Worldpackers […]

Things to do in Lyme Regis Dorset

Things to do in Lyme Regis - Spot Colourful Beach Huts

Lyme Regis in Dorset is famous for its fossils, but there is much more to do in this lovely town than just hunt for dinosaurs.  I had a lovely time camping in Lyme Regis and spent a few days exploring this area of Dorset.  In this post, I’ve brought together the best things to do […]

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis - My Gorgeous Ammonite Fossil in a Stone that I'm Holding

Lyme Regis is a lovely little town in Dorset, on the western end of the Jurassic Coast.  Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils, and for being the birthplace of Mary Anning, a renowned palaeontologist.  Fossil hunting in Lyme Regis has been popular since Mary Anning discovered some of the most significant fossils in the […]

Things to do in Ludlow England

Things to do in Ludlow Shropshire England - Dinham Bridge over the River Teme in Ludlow

While I was doing my work exchange at a livery stable in Shropshire, I visited the nearby town of Ludlow.  Ludlow is a quaint market town, close to the border with Wales, and is a delightful town to explore.  These are some of my favourite things to do in Ludlow and the surrounding area.  Where […]

Glamping in the New Forest at YHA New Forest

Glamping in the New Forest in a Silver Airstream Trailer - Consider Glamping at YHA

While I’m exploring more of the UK I was very excited to visit the New Forest in Hampshire.  As a child I was obsessed with horse and ponies, so visiting the New Forest National Park was a dream come true: ponies everywhere!  Of course, there is more to the New Forest than ponies, and the […]

Short Breaks in the UK with YHA

Eco-Friendly Land Pod - semi cylinder shaped pod with small windows and flowers in front - Glamping Short Breaks in the UK

While the uncertainty around foreign travel remains, more Brits than ever before are planning to have their holiday in the UK this year.  However, prices for accommodation have skyrocketed, as hotels and guest houses take advantage of high demand and desperate holidaymakers.  That said, it is still possible to have a great value short break […]

Hadrian’s Wall Walk from Housesteads Roman Fort to Sycamore Gap

A Section of the Hadrian's Wall Walk with the stone wall in the foreground, leading away into the distance, green fields and brown bracken on either side. Grey cloudy skies look like rain above.

Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best things to do in Northumberland.  Although it is possible to walk the whole of the wall, which stretches across the North of England, I wasn’t ready for that, and wanted a way to see Hadrian’s Wall without too much effort!  Here’s […]