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Top five things to do in Sydney, Australia

Earlier this year I took a two week solo trip to Australia – a long distance getaway to explore a few sites without breaking the bank. I spent a week in Sydney and participated in two tours with Zepher Tours to Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains as well as taking some time to explore attractions around the city with friends both old and new. Here are a few of my highlights and top five things to do in Sydney.
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How to survive a 32″ seat pitch this summer

The British weather hasn’t let us down with the temperamental summer and that can only mean that it’s time to head off on that much-anticipated getaway. Unless you always turn left when boarding a plane, you’ll know all about the squeeze of economy class. So, what are the best ways to travel in comfort? I gathered a few suggestions in the list below. Continue reading How to survive a 32″ seat pitch this summer

Traveller’s Tips with KLM UK’s Flipbook

Recently, I was invited to share my travel tip for Amsterdam with KLM to form part of a ‘Bloggers Guide to Amsterdam for Vintage Lovers’.

Alongside other travel bloggers, I’ve suggested just one short tip to suit the ‘vintage fashion’ theme that includes everything about fashion, food, music venues and absolutely anything else that vintage fans might like.

You can check out my traveller’s tip as featured in the KLM UK Flip Book and of course do share your own tips below. Continue reading Traveller’s Tips with KLM UK’s Flipbook

Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

As the second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva is home to main industries of banking, governmental administration, technology and tourism – there’s a vast mix of world class hotels like Intercontinental Geneva. The city prides itself as one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world offering nature and architecture with a rich palette of history. The city is also a major gateway to the Alps, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

Five reasons to visit Brooklyn, New York

I was fortunate to have my first visit to the Big Apple earlier this year with the joint fortune of it being my first solo trip! My accommodation was in Clinton Hill, so I enjoyed exploring the city and seeing so much in my limited time there. With just two days to explore, I maximised my exploration of Brooklyn with a promise to see the rest on a return visit.

Brooklyn in particular is somewhere that I was excited to see; it’s best described as easygoing, diverse and artistic without being over the top.  Continue reading Five reasons to visit Brooklyn, New York

Tips for sourcing last-minute accommodation

Accommodation is one of the biggest fixed costs of travelling regardless of your tastes. Fact is, nobody wants to pay a fortune for a roof over their head and reducing this cost can save you a lot of money on the total cost of your trip. Short of finding a cheap flight, inexpensive lodging can massively impact your budget.

If you’re still planning a trip overseas this summer but haven’t booked just yet, there are some tips for shaving the cost of your accommodation. Travel during the holidays is never cheap, but it is still possible to getaway and stay in comfort for less. Continue reading Tips for sourcing last-minute accommodation

Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

Travel in safetyI’m not generally a superstitious person but 2013 is shaping up to be a year of learning. As the saying goes, bad things usually happen in threes. With that, I should have well and truly paid my karma dues and be on to some safe and happy travels for the remainder of the year.

Since February 2013, I’ve had not one, not two but three cases of travel misfortune! As somebody that has travelled reasonably trouble-free for over ten years, such poor luck has been an eye-opener both educationally and (most painfully) financially. Continue reading Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

It’s a wrap! Travel tips for Berlin, Germany #byExpedia

Last week was ‘Visit Berlin Week’ on the Ad-lib Traveller blog. As a result of a competition hosted by Expedia I was fortunate to spend a week exploring a city that I grew to love.

During my time there I explored so many places, from the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen to  the restaurant and shopping district around Mitte, to bars and entertainment and alternative nightlife at the Liquidrom. It was an insightful, fun-filled experience and one that filled me with memories to last a lifetime. Continue reading It’s a wrap! Travel tips for Berlin, Germany #byExpedia

Top 5 Travel Necessities That No Travellista Should Live Without

As part of the ‘Travelling Brown Girls’ Carnival’, I’ve put together my fourth contribution around the top five necessities that I feel no traveller should live without. Previous posts as part of the carnival have included ‘Five Ways to Immerse Yourself in Local Culture‘, Five Travel Tips for Travellistas on the go and My Top Five Travel Peeves.

Each post has explored different topics with the focus around travel – I hope that you enjoy reading my latest post ‘Top 5 Travel Necessities That No Travellista Should Live Without’. 🙂 Continue reading Top 5 Travel Necessities That No Travellista Should Live Without