This post was originally going to be about the evils of booking.com (and I stand by that – never use them, they are evil) but now it’s not. Norway was simply too nice to waste an entire post on something as unpleasant as booking.com. It wasn’t an auspicious start. I had to get up at… More Norway 2017: The Northern Lights are like women in fashion magazines
Friday night was not optimal tent-pitching weather but there we were – me, three Rangers and four Guides, up to our ankles in mud, in pouring rain, putting up our tents in the dark. We’d arrived at 6pm at Girlguiding’s latest event, Sparkle & Ice, a winter survival camp happening simultaneously at three Training &… More Sparkle & Ice: it turns out winter camp is cold
I’m sorry if you’ve seen this post before but I know no one reads the older posts, which is why I’m taking the opportunity to re-write one per month. This is my favourite travel story ever and I really want to tell it to everyone. It was late October 2014 and I was in Helsinki,… More The Great Train Adventure
A lot of my photos are somewhere on the spectrum of blue-grey-green-brown-black-white so I decided that my next photoset would be red-themed. That was a mistake – I have very few red-themed photos but I’ve dragged a few out, mostly from Switzerland.
Towards the end of my year abroad, my friend Angela’s mother came to visit and we decided to make a long day trip to Lugano, which is a long way from our home in Neuchâtel. I didn’t write a blog at the time so I don’t have a record of many of the details but bless… More Year Abroad: Lugano
It’s difficult to write much about this particular Useful Travel Item but it is so very useful! For a few years, I owned an A5 plastic ziplock wallet. In that, I kept my important documentation – my passport, my flight confirmation, my accommodation confirmations and the paperwork for any tours I had scheduled, bus tickets I’d… More Useful travel items: the pouch
Back in September, on the back of a bad summer at work and an issue at Guides, I ran off for a short weekend in Manchester and Liverpool. I took the direct train from Southampton – and it kind of astonishes me that there’s a direct train to Manchester from Southampton – first thing on… More Manchester
I didn’t think I’d have many travel plans for 2017, given that I had no idea what state my employment would be in but it seems I’m ok for now. I celebrated being back at work part-time in November with a wee little trip to Tromsø later this month – at a cost of no… More Travel Plans 2017