Guide to Golan Heights

My holiday to Israel feels like a distant memory, and I am very much behind on all the things I want to write about it. A busy work schedule, a couple of little adventures to Wales and Dartmoor, my 30th birthday, a second job to make some extra cash and a lot of time in…

Read More

Sleeping in the Negev Desert: Mati and Roni’s Guesthouse

When I’m picking a travel destination, it’s the sights that draw me there, whether that is nature, history or famous landmarks. However, what I tend to remember, is the culture, the feeling and most importantly, the people I meet. When I picked Mitzpe Ramon in Israel’s Negev Desert as a destination, I was seeking out…

Read More

Jerusalem Highlights

  Israel had always been a place of intrigue for me, and not always for good reasons. This tiny country is often in the news, and I wanted to understand the political issues but my curiosity also came from what I had heard about the nature and landscapes. However, Jerusalem specifically had never been on my…

Read More

Hebron Dual Narrative Tour

Well the first day of my trip certainly threw me in at the deep end when it came to learning about the tensions between Israel and Palestine. I hadn’t arrived at my hostel until 2am the night before, after a surprisingly easy time going through passport control, after what I had heard. But despite only…

Read More

‘Twas the night before Israel

My out of office is on, I’ve deleted the app for my work emails off of my phone, my bags are packed and holiday is imminent. In the morning, I’ll be jumping on a plane to Israel, to spend 2 weeks exploring the country, along with as much of Palestine as I can squeeze in.…

Read More

Eating and Drinking in Porto

After my recent post on my  Top 5 things to do in Porto, I wanted to share my thoughts on the best places to eat and drink while you’re exploring city. Three weeks on from my trip, I am thinking very fondly of morning coffees in little cafes and sumptuous lunches with wine at bargain…

Read More

Top 5 things to do in Porto

Every city has its own personality, its own rhythms, its own beating heart that keeps it distinctly unique. Often this je ne sais quoi is impossible to articulate. It’s just something you feel. A culmination of the locals, the visitors, the culture, the customs, the architecture, the traffic, the things there are to do, even…

Read More

Looking back: An Arctic Adventure

It’s Friday night and I’m curled up in my toasty warm flat, listening to the wind and rain outside. Despite the imperfect weather, I’d rather be outside. It has been 2 weeks since my wonderful wild camping weekend in the Cotswolds, and as the memory slowly fades, I’m reflecting on some of the best times…

Read More

My top 5 countries for outdoor adventure

It is no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I am at my happiest when I am just a tiny speck on a monumental landscape. The great outdoors and all of the experiences it offers, is what makes me feel most alive. I have been lucky enough to have explored some parts of…

Read More

Jungle hacks: 9 tips for surviving a multi day trek.

My recent trip into the Sumatran jungle was truly life-changing. As a nature-lover, my eyes were opened wide to the beauty of the rainforest and all of the wonders that it’s unique ecosystems hold. From being surrounded by apes, insects, birds and an abundance of plant life to being exposed to the effects of extensive…

Read More