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Feeling Festive In Funchal

Feeling Festive In Funchal

Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, may be small but it’s Christmas celebrations are anything but! Find out what they’ve got going on this year – and why I feel more festive here than back home

A Spontaneous Day Trip To Manchester

A Spontaneous Day Trip To Manchester

Since I moved to Nottingham I have gotten it into my head that I’ve moved so far north that I might as well be in Yorkshire. This belief is what led me to booking a spontaneous train ticket to Manchester on Saturday. I’ve spent a […]

How To Spend 24 Hours In Edinburgh

How To Spend 24 Hours In Edinburgh

With it’s charming old buildings and quaint cobblestone streets, Edinburgh is the perfect place for a short city break. It has everything you could possibly want in a city; an historic old town, a new town full of high street stores for some retail therapy, […]

Snapshots of Scotland: Edinburgh in August

Snapshots of Scotland: Edinburgh in August

With its tall, imposing historical buildings and beauty on every corner, Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break, especially during August when the Edinburgh Fringe – the world’s largest arts and culture festival – is in full swing. There’s no doubt that the […]

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the whole month of August I was working in one of the venues at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I won’t tell you which one as I work for them full time – we are one of the unusual venues if that helps you narrow […]

Liverpool City Guide: How To Be A Proper Tourist In The City

Liverpool City Guide: How To Be A Proper Tourist In The City

‘Tourists’ often get a bad rap, don’t they? They dawdle everywhere annoying locals. They’re always gazing up at the nearest tall building or stopping to take a photo of every pigeon or blade of grass they see. They’re always in the way and so inconsiderate. […]

How I Travelled Croatia On Just £300

How I Travelled Croatia On Just £300

Disclaimer: This amount doesn’t include flights, and I only spent £30 of the £300 on a deposit for a hostel in Dubrovnik- the rest came out of other money. I was talking to some ‘friends’ (long story) last summer and somehow we ended up talking […]