Sightseeing in Bristol ft. Paper Bag Co*

Living in The Cotswolds I have my fair share of cities to choose from for a shopping trip or a bit of sightseeing. From Bath to Oxford and Bristol to Cardiff, I really am spoilt choice. So when I heard the creators of The Selfie Bag (Cotton Bag Co / Paper Bag Co) had created a local bag range, I jumped at the chance to sample one. The local bags range showcases towns and cities in the South West area and come in five designs, including two of my favourite cities – the beautiful city of Bath and the bustling Read More…

Favourite things to do in Leeds | Guest Post

As the weather gets warmer I find myself taking more day trips and, in the Summer months, weekends away. I enjoy staycations and exploring my “own back yard”, especially places in the UK I haven’t visited yet. There’s so much to see and do from big cities to small seaside towns. Today the lovely Jess is talking about her favourite things to do in her hometown of Leeds. Jess is a lifestyle blogger who talks about fashion, travel, food and her life. [Missed a post in my staycation series? Catch up here.] Favourite things to do in Leeds Guest post Read More…

Day Hiking Essentials

If you’d told me five years ago that I’d enjoy hiking, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was never an outdoorsy type, sure I enjoyed short walks around my home town and the surrounding villages, but longer walks or hiking didn’t seem appealing to me. That was until my first mountain hike, it was tough(!) but the feeling I had once we all reached the top was amazing. Since that trip hiking has become something I really enjoy doing and my road trip to the Scottish Highlands strengthened my love of camping and the outdoors even more. Walking, especially in Read More…

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I recently visited the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. A four and a half mile walk through the woods sculpture spotting. Thankfully the weather held up and we only had a very short sprinkle of rain. As this was a spur of the moment decision we hadn’t packed lunch or water but luckily there is a cafe adjacent to the carpark. Unfortunately I felt it was over priced, so I’d definitely recommend bringing your own food and drinks with you. There is a charge for parking but at £5 all day, during Read More…

Volunteering Abroad | Guest Post

Have you ever thought of working while you travel abroad? Or what about volunteering abroad? Today the lovely Astrid is sharing her experiences with volunteering abroad in Ghana. You can get in touch with Astrid by email: astrid.halliday@gmail.com Hi there! My name’s Astrid and I’m just starting out in my journalism career sharing my thoughts and experiences on travel, Uni, volunteering and mental health. I struggled to set up a WordPress site and had all sorts of problems which went way over my head so I decided to postpone it and start writing for sites which would also improve my Read More…

Camping Essentials*

Last year I took a road trip up the North East of England and up to the Scottish Highlands. Along the way I stopped in Kinlochleven and stayed in a glamping pod! It was a great experience and strengthened my love of camping and the outdoors. Camping can be a great way to spend your staycation and this post covers the essentials I take for any camping trip. [Missed a post in my staycation series? Catch up here.] Shelter / Sleeping Tent and tent pegs Unless you’re glamping, you’ll need to pack a tent. My favourite is a lightweight two Read More…