Pics from Tavira, Portugal

Tweet I visited the town of Tavira in Portugal back in April, but I forgot to share with you some of my pictures from this beautiful part of the Algarve. I therefore thought I would share them with you just now. Please note: all pictures were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini! These are […]

Top 3 Places to Learn English in the UK

Tweet If you’re coming to the UK to improve your English and you’re looking for the best place to learn – where should you go? Below are the top 3 places in my opinion to learn English in Britain. This is based on a whole host of factors including price (of courses), cost of living, local accent, things […]

How to Find Cheap(er) Accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival!

Tweet Photo by Festival Fringe Society – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, The Edinburgh Festival is fast approaching and if it’s your first time visiting the world’s biggest festival then you may be surprised to find out just how expensive it is to stay in Edinburgh during the month of August! It’s not unusual to hear of rooms […]

What I’m doing 10 months on from becoming non-nomadic

Tweet After spending most of my life (since the age of 17) travelling, in April last year (9 years on from when I took my first trip) I decided to return to Scotland and officially become non-nomadic. As a full-time travel writer and blogger for around 6 of those years, it was not an easy decision to take. I knew […]

Thoughts on the UK General Election Result

Tweet I couldn’t quite muster the energy to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK General Election. Aside from the lack of sleep that comes with doing an all nighter to watch the votes come in, I wasn’t entirely sure if we’d got the result we wanted in Scotland. On one hand I was […]

While you holiday in the Mediterranean this summer, migrants are dying in it.

Tweet Apologies for the severe tone to the headline of this article, but the unfortunate reality is that it’s true. While many of us in the UK & Northern Europe will spend our holidays in Mediterranean resorts this summer, many migrants seeking asylum will die trying to cross the Med from Africa and the Middle East. And the worst part […]

Ch-ch-changes! Becoming a social issues blog!

Tweet   As some of you may have noticed over the past year, I’ve not been updating this blog anywhere near as much as I used to. To be quite honest, I’d kind of lost my passion for it. It was getting harder and harder to make a professional income from travel blogging, and to […]

How to beat the pick-pockets in Barcelona!

Tweet I’ve been in Barcelona almost 2 months now, and despite the larger police presence in tourist areas of the city (which I’m pleased to say does seem to be making a difference), Barcelona is still a destination where pick-pocketing and bag snatching is rife! I’ve yet to come across a reliable source of stats, but […]

How to find a job and get your NIE number in Barcelona!

Tweet In case you missed a previous post on the matter, I have recently moved to Barcelona. Now, whilst I’m still very much in the ‘settling in’ phase, I’ve already learned a lot about how to get set up here (both through my own trial and error and from talking to other recent expats.) In turn, I thought it would be useful to pass […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barcelona

Tweet I’ve been based in Barcelona for 2 weeks now, and whether or not I can stay here permanently will depend a lot on how fast I can build up my freelance portfolio and/or whether a good job opportunity comes up, but already there are some things I really love about living here. 1. The Sunsets The sunsets in Barcelona are exceptional! They […]