A Weekend in Paradise: Ilha Grande

A peaceful island with no cars, pristine beaches, rainforest hikes and eye-capturing waterfalls is certainly the making of a weekend in paradise. For Ilha Grande this hasn't always been the case. Formally, it hosted a high security prison for Brazils most violent criminals. Fortunately, it is now known as one of the safest places in… Continue reading A Weekend in Paradise: Ilha Grande


Top 5 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

The first part of our Round the World adventure took us to Brazil, starting in Rio de Janeiro. We knew we were throwing ourselves in the deep end starting with South America and a Portuguese speaking country, but we have loved our experiences so far! We spent 5 nights in two area of Rio; Copacabana… Continue reading Top 5 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro


Rio Forest Hostel Review

Rio Forest Hostel in Santa Theresa, Rio De Janeiro This is the hostel I have been looking forward to staying in the most and it didn't disappoint. We moved here on Day 3 in Rio de Janeiro and came from the Copacabana area up to Santa Theresa in order to move closer to Central Rio.… Continue reading Rio Forest Hostel Review

Personal Development

Do you care what other people think?

Do you care what other people think? I have honestly spent my life thinking this way! Unfortunately, when I think about what people think of me I always think quite negatively. Goofy. Ugly. Skinny. Boring. Serious. Plain... the list could go on I wasn't until recently on a Business Branding Training that I realised I… Continue reading Do you care what other people think?


RTW Packing Guide: Travel Accessories

Packing for a Round the World Trip is no easy task but in this guide I hope to make your life a little easier. You could genuinely spend all your savings on the latest gadgets, lightweight this and that and end up packing the kitchen sink. But then you risk the chance of breaking your… Continue reading RTW Packing Guide: Travel Accessories


How to Plan a Round the World Trip

The very short answer is Google Maps and a Spreadsheet. End of Blog. Only kidding! For us we have chopped the trip in half. As we are going to working for 6 months in Australia, we know we have plenty of time to plan the second half of the trip. This has made it much… Continue reading How to Plan a Round the World Trip


A Guide to RTW Travel Vaccines

For a person who has a phobia of needles (well a phobia of passing out because of the needles), planning the travel vaccinations we needed for our Round the World trip gave me nightmares! As I knew there was no way of getting out of it, I threw myself into researching everything that we needed… Continue reading A Guide to RTW Travel Vaccines


Hidden Gems: The Isle of Kerrera

On this trip I was well and truly whisked away on a secret escape. All I knew was... Scotland, nothing else! I knew that the Mister knew me well enough to plan the best weekend away in celebration of my birthday. I love surprises so I was excited from the moment we set off. Actually,… Continue reading Hidden Gems: The Isle of Kerrera


Planning: Peru on a Shoestring

Something we have talked about for over a year now, is soon to become a reality. Up until Christmas the focus had been on saving, saving and guess what more saving! But then we stepped in STA travel last month to make some decisions. With the help of Jack at STA Travel Manchester and his… Continue reading Planning: Peru on a Shoestring