Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

As part of my Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing course, I’m frequently tasked with writing assignments. I’ll be sharing these on my blog as it would be a shame for these not to be shared! 🙂 The sandy beach stretched out for half a mile in each direction as the waves crashed against the rocky shore. The crystal blue sea shimmered in the glaring sun, … Continue reading Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

One Day Soon – Climbing Mount Kenya

This piece was written as a submission for the Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year competition. I didn’t place anywhere in the competition but I’m very proud of this work. This is a true account of my climb of Mount Kenya in July 2017. The competition theme was: I’d Like To Go Back and since we didn’t manage to summit fully, I know I’d … Continue reading One Day Soon – Climbing Mount Kenya

Iceland Ring Road Trip

Winding through beautiful roads, whale watching in Shaky Bay, getting stuck in the snow and swimming in hail storms. Just a few things we got up to our once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. During September 2020, I travelled to this incredible country with my partner and spent three weeks exploring The Land of Fire and Ice. Twelve of those days, we spent in … Continue reading Iceland Ring Road Trip

Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

North Iceland’s’ advantageous weather and sea conditions make it an ideal setting to seek out the largest mammals on the planet. The number and variety of species in the Icelandic waters makes spotting them an almost guarantee. When making plans to travel to Iceland, whale watching was high on our list of things to do. We didn’t want to book a spot on a tour … Continue reading Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

Iceland’s Entry Process – Covid-19 Edition

Covid-19 has changed all of our travel arrangements for the near future. Living in the UK, we can only travel to certain places without facing a 14 day quarantine on the way back; and this list changes weekly so nothing is safe! My partner and I decided to travel to Iceland long before Covid was even around. In November 2019, we saw an offer for … Continue reading Iceland’s Entry Process – Covid-19 Edition

What We Did For 5 Days in Icelandic Quarantine

When we booked our trip to Iceland in November 2019, we had no idea what the world would look like now. We thought it would be a normal getaway, how wrong we were! 5 days in isolation can see a little daunting in a new country so I thought I would share my experience with it, to help you decide if it is worth it. … Continue reading What We Did For 5 Days in Icelandic Quarantine

One Day in Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and an international hub bustling with air and train traffic. However, if I could describe Zurich in one word, it would be ‘chill’. The city is a haven of calm, high altitude peace. We arrived in Zurich for our trip from Frankfurt which had been the complete opposite vibe so it was a welcome feeling. We arrived by … Continue reading One Day in Zurich