When it comes to blogging and travel writing, it seems to be a big thing that people don’t want to talk about the bad experiences, everything has to be about how wonderful travel is, you HAVE to visit here etc etc. But in reality it’s not always the case, you’re not going to love EVERYWHERE that you travel. Now I don’t want to be mean, there are many different things that can affect a visit, but first impressions are first impressions and in this post I share 5 disappointing travel destinations from around the world.
After travelling to 40+ countries, I’m often asked where my favourite place in the world is. I find it hard to give just ONE place, my usual answer is ‘I liked here, here, here, here OH and here’! But it’s time to try and put them in an order once and for all…although I can guarantee that it’ll probably change with new adventures, but for now, here are my top 10 world-wide destinations!
2018 seems to have absolutely flown by! And here I am starting off 2019 back home in England. In this expat update, I’ll be looking back at some of the highlights of the whole year, as well as looking at the last 4 months in a little more detail!
I’ve become obsessed with sand dunes. They are one of my favourite types of landscape and I find it hard to put into words why. Sand dunes are often in quite hostile environments, being in places that are very hot and offer little or no shade. They are exhausting if you try and climb them and have the power to make you feel so tiny. They create huge ‘mountains’ which is crazy when you think that they are literally just piles and piles of loose sand with no solid centres. Yet they are beautiful and FUN. I collaborated with some other travel bloggers and compiled a collection of different sand dunes around the world!
2017 is over, it doesn’t seem possible! So it’s time to reflect on some of the awesome places I visited and my favourite travel memories from 2017! This year I’m going to divide them up into the American Midwest, Europe and Worldwide…just like my tag line “exploring England, Iowa and everywhere in between!”. What have been some of your 2017 highlights?
It wasn’t until I really sat down and thought about it, that it occurred to me just how emotional airports can be. Just think about experiences that you might have had. I know that I personally must have experienced what feels like every emotion on the spectrum! It fascinates me to sit at an airport and wonder where people are coming from or going to and what their stories are and now I’m going to share with you some of mine!
I can’t believe it’s the end of September already! Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!
Since I became an ‘immigrant’, I was intrigued to find out if any of my ancestors had emigrated/come from anywhere other than Great Britain…has travel always been in my blood…literally!! Ancestry DNA recently had a sale so it seemed like the perfect time to find out!