10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Lisbon

Known for its 9-month long summers and bright winter mornings, it is easy to come a little unstuck on a rainy day in Lisbon. The whole city seems to run for cover, almost shutting down entirely at the first sight of a dark cloud. Gone are the outdoor qiosque café-goers, the tanned beach babes and … Continue reading 10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Lisbon

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto area is, in some ways, reminiscent of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde; by day, it is a quiet, shady oasis of pastel-fronted houses with delicate iron balconies and dangling flowers. But, by night, the Bairro Alto leaps into action, its seemingly-abandoned houses morphing suddenly into tiny bars and clubs, with people seeping … Continue reading Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip

When you live somewhere for a long time, and get stuck into a routine, I find that it's often the sights right on your doorstep that you take for granted; this, unfortunately, was the case with my time in Edinburgh. I reached the end of 4 wonderful years in the city when the sudden realisation … Continue reading The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip

A Long Weekend in Brussels: City Guide

Quietly, charmingly, Brussels draws you in. Unlike other European capitals, which are ostentatious in their colour and light, the city waits calmly for you to fall in love with its quaint corner cafes and its gold-plated architectural detailing. Brussels doesn’t ambush your senses with car horns, street performers or roaring traffic; its Northern-European sense of … Continue reading A Long Weekend in Brussels: City Guide

The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s Guide

September has arrived, and while summer seems to have bloomed late here in Portugal, festival season is drawing to a close. Time to woefully pack away the pots of glitter and bum-bags for another year, as you mourn the passing of yet another summer of crowded fields, overheated tents and disposable camera photos. Maybe you’re … Continue reading The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s Guide

6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide

Almost unexpectedly, Vancouver stole my heart. While I tend to enjoy pretty much everywhere I visit, my expectations for this glittering Canadian city were almost non-existent; yet I was immediately drawn in by its jaw-dropping scenery, its smiling, friendly locals, and the strange sense of familiarity that you feel, despite having never stepped foot in … Continue reading 6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide

Let’s Talk About Our Twenties: 8 Things I’ve Learnt in the Past Four Years

In a mere matter of months, my early twenties will be over. And, I won’t lie: the thought of finally diving into my mid-twenties is TERRIFYING. To say that the past four years have been turbulent would be just a slight understatement. I’ve fallen in love, had my heart broken, moved back and forth between … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Our Twenties: 8 Things I’ve Learnt in the Past Four Years

A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour

So, you’ve arrived in Lisbon. Maybe your flight had you up in the early hours of the morning; maybe your train was a little delayed; maybe you’re still buzzing with the excitement of exploring an unknown city. Either way, you are HUNGRY. But where do you start? Cities can be overwhelming in their options. It … Continue reading A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour