Review: Fox & Squirrel’s Brixton food walk

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When it comes to my appetite for travel, and my greed for exploring new sights and cultures, I’m insatiable. Sometimes though, I’m just hungry. Which is why I immediately accepted an invitation from Fox & Squirrel to eat my way through Brixton on their Guardian-approved walking tour. Little did I know, however, that the experience … Continue reading

Newsflash: Safestay’s £1 Bed Bonanza!

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Who fancies a £1 stay in the swankiest hostel in London? You? Read on friends. I can’t believe it’s been a whole YEAR since I reviewed Safestay hostel. Over the past twelve months the hostel has gone from strength to strength, topping all sorts of lists (including Visit Britain’s best luxury hostels) and well and truly … Continue reading

My Next Destination

My Next Destination

2012 was a pretty epic year. Within the space of twelve months I managed to haul my sorry unemployed bum to London, score myself a dream internship at My Destination, transform said internship into my dream job, move houses twice, go on my first press trip (to Sweden), and win myself a trip to Thailand. … Continue reading

Lovely London: It’s Chriiiiistmaaaas!

The Winter Festival

So, in case you were wondering, London and I are going steady. We fell in love, and yes, like any relationship we have our ups and downs. But ’tis the season and I’m feeling all Christmassy, and can’t wait for a month of festivities with my city. Our first Christmas-themed date? A meander through the Southbank … Continue reading

My Top 5 Travel Romances

Heart in the sand (Credit: Emma Sparks)

Ah, I see. You saw the title and expected some really juicy gossip? If you’re looking for the intricate details of my love life I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you. Leave now. We’re OVER! You see – I’m a tad emotional. I tend to experience the world via my feelings, rather than … Continue reading

Review: Every City Tells a Story

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I’m no art critic; I suffer from Museum Fatigue, an affliction I’m sure many of you have experienced.  No matter how riveting the pieces on show in any museum, gallery, or exhibition, I can only withstand half an hour before my eyes implode, my knees ache and my jaw forces out a yawn every thirty … Continue reading

Brit Fever: Bond, The Queen and Mr Bean

Union Jack (Credit: Emma Sparks)

We Brits are fairly self-deprecating; we have a reputation for modesty and mild manners and according to the rest of the world, wouldn’t say boo to a goose. When I lived in Paris, I quickly learned to stop apologising when others rudely bumped into me in the 5pm rush, but it was a tough habit to beat. … Continue reading

I Have Reached My Destination – Part II

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A while ago I wrote about my internship at My Destination. I’ve been working there for nearly six months now, loving every minute. It has been incredible to spend my days reading and writing about what I love the most: travel. It still doesn’t seem like ‘work’. No sinking feeling of dread on Sunday nights … Continue reading

Have a Safe Stay…at Safestay

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I’ve stayed in plenty of hostels. Some good, some bad, and some where I feared for my life. They vary so dramatically – from cockroach-ridden shacks, to swanky boutiques – that I feel I’ve become something of a hostel expert. I find myself scanning the communal areas for a sense of ambiance, checking tops of … Continue reading

Falling in Love With London

The Meeting Place (Credit: Flickr SteveR-)

Two months on from my rather disgruntled post, 5 Reasons London Hates Me, I’ve come to a realisation: London was playing hard to get. Just like the infuriating behaviour of primary school boys, London was twanging my bra straps and pulling my hair not to upset me, but to gain my attention (just to clarify, primary … Continue reading