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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

Ljubljana is really having a moment right now. It may be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe but I didn't fall in love with this Instagram favourite! Here's how I spent one day in the Slovenian capital.

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Why You Can’t Fall in Love with Every City

Posted on 10th September 2017

Ljubljana is really having a moment right now, isn’t it? You can’t move for blog posts raving about it, it’s all over Pinterest and Instagram, and everyone I spoke to assured me I’d love it. So you’ll probably understand my hesitance to confess that actually, I didn’t. It’s a bit of a strange one because I did like Ljubljana and it’s probably one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to. Something about it just wasn’t quite there for meRead More

Just one day in Zagreb? Read on to see my itinerary for 24 hours in the (rainy) Croatian capital including must-see attractions and the best vegan food!

Bok from Rainy Zagreb

Posted on 28th August 2017

Although I’ve visited Croatia before and loved it, the capital city of Zagreb hasn’t always appealed to me. In the height of summer I’d much rather be by the coast than sweating in a busy, landlocked city. However when we were planning our trip to Slovenia, it actually ended up working out much cheaper flying to Zagreb instead. So naturally I couldn’t resist stopping for a snoop around en-route to Bled. With just one day to see the city, thisRead More

6 Reasons Why Ancoats is Manchester’s New Northern Quarter

Posted on 9th July 2017

  It’s no secret that I love Manchester. I’ve been living here now for almost three years, but I’ve only been in the city centre since I came back from travelling last August. For so long I felt like I didn’t really have anywhere to call home because there wasn’t any place I really connected to enough to root myself in for any great length of time. I might not be quite ready to pack in travel and settle downRead 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 a lot for as little I can with my partner, Tom.

Since we got engaged in Peru in 2016 we've been saving for our dream wedding in Scotland in 2018. Trips are a little scarce these days but I like to try and show you that you can have amazing travel experiences without spending a fortune.

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!