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What Are The Benefits Of Travelling?

“Not all those who wander are lost”. – JRR Tolkien For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to travel. To pack up and head off, leaving behind everyone and everything I’ve ever known and live a life of adventure. Having just finished…

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Hiking Sentiero degli Dei: Italy {Part VII}

Sentiero degli Dei, every hiker’s dream! As we approached the tunnel, we were met with multiple cars doing U-turns. Damn, it was closed. This confirmed what we already knew – our Italian sucked. We’d tried to learn some basic words and phrases and we…


Find Out The Cost Of My Trip To Italy: Facts & Figures {Part VI}

With picture perfect views, alfresco dining beneath twinkling stars and whitewashed buildings wedged into the mountainside, it’s no wonder we chose to celebrate Ian’s 40th birthday on the Amalfi Coast. Hiking through woodland and drinking organic lemonade, eating gelato under sunset pink sky and…


24 Hours In Anacapri: Italy {Part V}

As we hurried through the streets of Sorrento, dragging what felt like my own bodyweight behind me, I was determined we were going to make the ferry. If we missed it, we’d have to wait over an hour for the next one. Earlier that…


Pompeii, Thunderstorms & Big Hair: Italy {Part IV}

As we walked away from the car towards the entrance, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I realised we’d just gone against everything we’d read. Twenty minutes previously, after casually winding down the window and asking where the best…


Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone: Italy {Part II}

Friday 25th September 2015: After getting ready we still didn’t have a plan. We bickered. Ian was tired but wouldn’t fully admit it. He fell asleep in the chair and I did angry Zentangle. This is an entry from my travel journal when we…


Gelato, Evening Walks & Pink Sky: Italy {Part I}

As I stood under the clear blue sky watching the hazy sunshine making its way above the mountains, I felt my shoulders drop by about an inch. It was the peace and quiet I’d been craving for months – I just hadn’t realised it.…

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Exploring Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is a place I’ve looked at longingly over the past few years, but it was only recently that I finally got to visit: with its maze of criss-crossing pathways and abundance of floral beauty, I wasn’t surprised to find myself feeling completely…