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Scottish wedding on the beach at Harvest Moon Edinburgh

Our Alternative Dream Wedding at Harvest Moon Holidays, Dunbar

Posted on 10th February 2019

Things are about to get very picture heavy, you have been warned… As I’m writing this it’s coming up for five months since our wedding and I honestly can’t believe how fast the time has gone, or how much things have changed since then. That time over again we’ll be parents to our baby boy! I’ve been putting off writing this post because I’m scared I won’t do the weekend justice, but our photographer, Emma did such a wonderful jobRead More

Two Become Three + My Struggle with Ethical Living in Pregnancy

Posted on 2nd February 2019

If you follow me on Twitter or speak to me in real life you’ll know that I haven’t shut up about it since I had my first scan in December, but I’ve barely shared my pregnancy news elsewhere yet. But since I’m now at the 20 week point (halfway through!) and my June due date looms ever closer, I thought it was probably time that I did. I feel overwhelmingly lucky to be pregnant and to have fallen pregnant asRead More

24 Hours in Manchester

How to Spend 24 Hours in Manchester

Posted on 14th January 2019

Post in collaboration with Hotels.com* I feel like Manchester is becoming more and more popular as a UK city break destination and I couldn’t be happier that this amazing city is starting to get the attention it deserves. Offering far more than the football, Oasis and grim weather it’s often famous for, the city can easily rival the likes of London and Birmingham. There are an abundance of hotels in Manchester to choose from scattered around the compact city centreRead More

Life Updates – Mental Illness, Wedding Chat & Upcoming Travel

Posted on 11th August 2018

It’s been…a while. The last time I posted, at the beginning of March, the country had ground to a halt while we were in the grips of The Beast from the East. Now, in August (?!) we’re in the middle of the hottest summer I can remember, and it’s hard to believe that we ever had to rely on jumpers and coats to keep us warm. It seemed a bit weird to just launch back into blogging after such aRead More

Cotopaxi Ecuador.

7 Reasons Why Ecuador is My Favourite Country

Posted on 4th March 2018

It’s no secret that Ecuador is my favourite country. Colombia is often lauded as the hidden gem of South America, but it’s Ecuador that slips under the radar for most travellers. It probably would have slipped under mine too had it not been for Tom. He had visited before in 2006 but wanted to go back, and so we went. Many people we met on our travels skipped it completely, which is a huge shame. Most people associate the countryRead More

Not everyone can go vegan but you can eat more ethically. Here are seven ways to eat more mindfully and reduce your carbon footprint with minimal effort.

7 Easy Ways to Eat More Ethically If You Can’t Go Vegan

Posted on 7th February 2018

I try not to judge people who can’t – or even don’t want to – go vegan. For one, other people’s food choices are absolutely none of my business but also because my lifestyle choices aren’t always the most ethically sound either. I’m less discerning with my alcohol choices than a vegan probably should be, I buy vegan products from shitty companies like Unilever (looking at you, Marmite) and I take medication containing milk-based ingredients. I could do better andRead More

Overall, Ljubljana wasn't for me but I loved the city's alternative Metelkova district with its cool street art and installations. I think it's a must for your Ljubljana itinerary even if you only have one day in the city. A real highlight of Slovenia!

Metelkova – A Must for your Ljubljana Itinerary

Posted on 4th February 2018

You might remember a few months ago I wrote a post about why Ljubljana disappointed me. It was a city that I just didn’t seem to gel with, but I absolutely fell in love with the city’s Metelkova district. It’s a must for your Ljubljana itinerary, and here’s why! Read more: The Trick That Saved Me £300 on Flights to Slovenia Metelkova – A Must for your Ljubljana Itinerary The centre of Ljubljana is undoubtedly very beautiful with its brightlyRead More

I spent the Christmas break in the beautiful city of Wroclaw, Poland. With delicious vegan food, great coffee and pastel-perfect architecture it was the ideal city for a short weekend break.

Postcards from Poland – How I Accidentally Fell in Love With Wroclaw

Posted on 28th January 2018

Wroclaw was one of those breaks that happened almost by accident. Although I’ve always wanted to visit Poland and had heard great things about the city I’d never really considered booking a trip there.  Enter the Ryanair sale and £20 flights from Newcastle and we found ourselves booking a short break over New Year. Since we had a few nights there I did think about combining with a trip to Krakow, but following my own advice about travel burnout weRead More

In June 2015 I wrote a 30 Before 30 list of the countries I wanted to visit before my thirtieth birthday. Here's an update on my progress! So far I've been to Croatia, Turkey, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Poland. Read on for my highlights and best things to do in each place!

30 Before 30 Update – Where I’ve Been Travelling Since June 2015

Posted on 4th January 2018

Way back in June 2015 I wrote my own 30 Before 30 list detailing everything I wanted to achieve before turning 30. Only instead of things I wanted to do, it was places I wanted to visit. In the 4.5 years between writing the list and my 30th birthday I wanted to visit 30 countries I’d never visited before. Since writing that list I’ve changed my attitude towards travel after I realised I was burning myself out trying to cramRead More

5 Small Lifestyle Changes to Make in 2018 That Will Make a Big Difference to the Planet

Posted on 1st January 2018

Ah, January. There are but a few lonely Bounties lurking at the bottom of the Celebrations tub, the world looks decidedly more dreary and if you’re anything like me you feel like you’ve been in a constant state of hangover since mid-December. That can only mean one thing – New Year’s Resolutions! I’ve long given up on my losing weight, getting fit and waking up early resolutions, but I still subscribe to the idea of January as the perfect timeRead More

Hello!

Hi, I’m Sarah! A travel consultant and freelance copywriter originally from North Wales and now happily living in Manchester, UK.

I like to travel as much as I can for as little I can with my partner, Tom. Next up is a return to Bavaria & Saxony in February.

After our dream wedding in Scotland in September we found out the best news that we're expecting a new travel companion in June 2019. We're excited to show our baby as much of the world as we can with the limited time and money available to us.

When I'm not travelling, one of my favourite things to do is share the best places to visit in incredible Manchester over on Spotted By Locals.

Still want to know more? Head over to my About Me page!