A Tower of London Beefeater Tour

The White Tower

I remember going to the Tower of London when I was a kid, I must have been less than 10 years old so we’re talking maybe 25 years ago (wow that makes me feel old)!  The only thing I remember was the beautiful purple velvet crown in the Crown Jewels, and nothing else.  So, when […]

Backpacking Scotland Tours from Edinburgh: An Honest Haggis Adventures Review

Walking in Glencoe - woman in blue coat walks between epic mountain scenery

I’ve lived in England for most of my life yet haven’t travelled much in the UK.  However, after my backpacking trip to Ireland last year, I couldn’t wait to visit Scotland!   I was invited by Haggis Adventures to join them on one of their Highland Fling 5-day tours around Scotland and was excited to see […]

Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Crown Jewel Beefeater Gin

Gin is the most English of spirits, and one of my favourite tipples!  On my recent visit to London as #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I decided to visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery London, the most famous gin distillery in London.  Their gin distillery tour included a visit to the working distillery, access to their […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea in London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea Composite

An afternoon tea is a quintessential London treat, but why have any old afternoon tea in London when you can have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea?  This wonderful experience at One Aldwych was voted the best afternoon tea in London by Bookatable in 2017, and it isn’t hard to see why.  I […]

Free Museums in Leeds You Need to Visit

Leeds City Museum building, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick - Free Museums in Leeds

I lived in Leeds for 10 years.  I love this city in England, I came here to study at the University of Leeds, and stayed around for several years after that.  However, I am ashamed to admit that in all that time I didn’t appreciate everything I had on my doorstep.  True, Leeds has changed […]

Things to do in Portrush Northern Ireland

Beautiful East Strand Beach and White Rocks Beach from the Coastal Path - Things to do in Portrush

The Northern Irish Coastline is incredibly beautiful.  There aren’t quite enough superlatives to describe the variety and drama of the cliffs, beaches, castle ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites.  The whole of the Causeway Coastal Route is fascinating, and if you have a few days to spend in Northern Ireland then you should take the […]

Incredible Belfast Street Art You Need to See

Belfast Street Art - a bright & colourful face

Everyone in the UK (and beyond) has heard about the political murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  In fact, that was pretty much the only thing I knew about Belfast before I came here.  However, after spending several days exploring the city, I discovered that there is far more to Belfast than it’s difficult past.  Yes, […]

A Titanic Afternoon Tea in Belfast

My table set for afternoon tea at the Titanic Museum in front of the Grand Staircase

I adore afternoon tea.  I’ve had delicious afternoon teas in cities all over the UK including some of the best afternoon teas in York, and a themed afternoon tea in London, so when I read about afternoon tea at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, I knew I had to give it a try.  There are […]

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

Hiking on the Causeway Coastal Route Walk - Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast

Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland as the best place to visit in 2018.  They weren’t wrong.  From the moment I arrived in Belfast I have felt welcome, safe, and have been wowed by the hospitality of the people and the gorgeous scenery of the coast.  When you are […]

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Whalebone Arch in Whitby - The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby Review

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay […]