How to Survive your First solo trip

So you’re going on holiday alone huh? Or you’re thinking about it… well I, a quarter-centurion+3, recently took my first solo trip and I’m here to pass on some words of wisdom. Make Your Safety a Priority Safety is most likely going to be your primary concern when going on holiday alone. Before any trip I take, alone or with…

Where do I start? I am fortunate enough to say I had a pretty easy breezy pregnancy. When Liam was born, sure, I had my feelings of loneliness and helplessness from time to time but I can't say I experienced any post-partum depression. But I definitely did feel different; my usual positive, happy-go-lucky outlook was dampened by a sadness of…

The advancement of a new travelling experience means a lot of organisation. I can see why companies who professionally organise trips actually exist. There are the flights (that's the easy bit), then accommodation (but reading one poor review after ten positive ones sets me back to square one), what to do and see, visas, vaccines, luggage, transport, currency, insurance, what…

On Wednesday I fell into a dream. A Dior dream. Yes folks – I was lucky enough to secure one of the hottest tickets in town. I visited the new Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Spanning 1947 to the present day, Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the history of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers…

I love food, which makes me pretty lucky to live in Bristol. The city is completely inundated with places to grab food. At most of these eateries, the food is locally sourced and made fresh on site. All of the places I recommend here have one thing in common – their food is always delicious! First up is Eatchu. If…

Recovering from a big illness takes time, patience, and strength, and some days just happen to be stronger than others. I have accepted that today is a not-so-strong day and have been confined to bed, having already signed off of hospital placement for tomorrow, to give me time to recuperate and be good to myself. But it’s also a perfect…

...they're hard to keep up with. Well, that's my personal opinion anyway. I made the decision back in September to instil an Autumn theme on my grid. Something I don't regret doing, as my engagement increased and people were taking more notice of my photography. Plus, I love Autumn and everything surrounding it. I produced and posted some of my…

"I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome, Then she finally got to Rome, and all she did was post pictures for people at home, ‘cause all that mattered was impressin‘ everybody she’s known." The power of Social Media as a tool for business growth is unquestionable. But somewhere along this path, I confused myself with a…

Sometimes I am lucky enough to visit faraway places, but that always means getting on the dreaded long-haul flight. The food is always naff, the seats are never comfortable and you’re always sat behind the one person who fancies reclining into your lap mid-dinner service. Fortunately, there are some steps we can take to mitigate the challenges of long-haul flying.…

Tokyo is the most densely populated city in the world, and is certainly one of the largest, busiest cities I’ve ever been to. The main thing I learned during my first visit there is that the key ‘tourist’ spots are pretty spread out across the city. This is in contrast to somewhere like New York City, where you can find…