East Coast Australia

Girl in lake mckenzie

HOW’S THE SERENITY? We spent two weeks living with my step-dad’s family near Coff’s Harbour up the coast. Corindi – the tiny suburban town where they live, hasn’t changed in the slightest since I visited when I was ten. There’s still only one shop, duly called ‘The Shop’, which sells the same meat pies and […]

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Lipari, Sicily

Girl in front of Prickly pears

Visiting Lipari at the end of October meant that we saw a very different island to the busy, tourist-touting transport hub that people generally see in the summer. While most days still consisted of brilliant sunshine, calm seas and omnipresent bougainvillaea plants gently swaying in the breeze, others revealed the origin of the islands’ eponymous […]

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Chamonix & the dolomites budget road-trip

Cervino Ski-Lodge

Crashing chalets and not skiing – If you’re not there solely for the skiing or snowboarding, Chamonix can, believe it or not, be done on a budget. All you have to do is be bit cheeky about it. Our friend was in Chamonix for work and overheard some people talking about renovating their chalet and […]

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The Lake District

feet in tent with view of lake

The beauty of the Lake District lies in the contrasts of its landscape. Wild, unruly weather, imposing mountains, and sheer cliff drops frame small, cobblestone-paved farming villages and pastoral hills sprinkled white with sheep and daisies. It’s no surprise that this landscape was a favourite with the romantic poets, who could revel in their closeness […]

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West Coast Road trip: ultimate guide part IV

silhouette in front of el capitan yosemite

Death Valley to Yosemite –  After seeing an Ansel Adams photography exhibition in London, Yosemite National Park has been at the top of my list of places to visit. Although the whole trip was quite spontaneous and we didn’t necessarily plan on arriving at Yosemite in early October, it turned out to be the perfect […]

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Costa Rica

Red Crochet dress – H&M Coachella range; Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviator; Gladiator sandals – Miami souvenir; Dark grey cotton shirt – H&M; Sunglasses – Ray Ban Wayfarer; Camera top – London (Camden market) souvenir; Boyfriend jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch; Shoes – Converse; Cut-out floral one-piece – Miss Sixty; Beige bikini – Yamamay; Multi-colour […]

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