The Best Hikes in the UK for your Bucketlist

The Best Hikes in the UK - View from the Summit of Snowdon

The British countryside is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the outdoors.  I had the pleasure of doing some of the best hikes in the UK last year, and hope to explore more once it is safe to do so.  To celebrate the best of Britain when we can travel again, […]

Free Things to do in Edinburgh

The National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill - Free Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fabulous destination, but its popularity means the prices in the city are higher than the rest of Scotland.  However, a visit here doesn’t have to cost the earth as there are plenty of free things to do in Edinburgh to enjoy! Free Things to do in Edinburgh City Centre Exploring the UNESCO […]

Hunting for Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Colourful Victoria Street - Inspiration for Diagon Alley in Edinburgh - Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Where can you find Harry Potter in Edinburgh?  Although Edinburgh wasn’t used to film any of the scenes in the Harry Potter films, it is where J K Rowling wrote the books and found inspiration for characters and locations in her famous wizarding world.  Here you can find some of the best spots for Potterheads […]

An Edinburgh Food Tour with Eat Walk Edinburgh

Haggis Neeps and Tatties on our Eat Walk Edinburgh Food Tour

As you know, I am no stranger to food tours.  I’ve taken a food tour in as many cities as I can, from Berlin to Prague, London and Mexico City, I love them all.  I wanted to taste some of the best food in Edinburgh, which can be a challenge when you are short of […]

7 of the Best Free Views in London

Millenium Bridge at St Paul's Cathedral at Night

Well hello, Gorgeous!  London is an incredible city, and although some of the best views in London can come at a price (thank you View from The Shard!) there are also plenty of places where you can see beautiful views of London which won’t cost you a penny. Here is my pick of the best […]

Brick Lane Street Art Tour in Shoreditch London

Keep An Eye out for Cool Street Art all around Brick Lane - A Drone inside a bird cage with birds flying outside the cage

Street art is alive and well in London’s Brick Lane.  Although there is certainly some street art which I might just call graffiti, most of it is definitely art.  Everywhere you look you can find posters, sculptures and murals – some of which are more subtle than others.  Although the street art in Brick Lane […]

2 Days in Edinburgh Itinerary: A Perfect Weekend in Edinburgh

The View from Calton Hill in Edinburgh - Monument with the Edinburgh Skyline

I spent a week in Scotland at the end of May, when I took a Haggis Adventures tour around Scotland.  The tour lasted for 5 days and before I went home, I spent 2 days in Edinburgh, exploring the city, getting my Harry Potter fix and eating lots of delicious food.  If you’re planning to […]

Things to do in Loch Ness Scotland

Spotting Nessie the Loch Ness Monster - Things to do in Loch Ness Scotland

I visited Loch Ness as part of my 5-day Highland flight tour with Haggis Adventures.  We spent two nights in Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness and spent two days exploring things to do in Loch Ness and surrounding area.  I learned a lot about the Loch and the mysterious Loch Ness monster […]

The Best Hostel in London: wombat’s City Hostel London

Wagner settling into a private room at wombat's London

You may wonder if I’m biased.  As the #wombatstraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, there is no way I’d give an honest review of the wombat’s London, right?  Wrong!  I loved this hostel, not only is it easily the best hostel in London, it is one of my favourite hostels EVER.  And I’ve stayed in a […]

7 Day Scotland Itinerary

Hazel the Hairy Coo - Big Orange Highland Cow peering over the fence

I loved Scotland.  I actually felt ashamed that I had not explored this country before, having lived in England for 30 years I’d only made a couple of short weekend trips before embarking on a Highland Fling tour with Haggis Adventures.  I spent 7 days in Scotland altogether; 2 days in Edinburgh and 5 days […]