Before I went to the Gold Coast in Australia in February I was given a Panasonic HX-A100 Full HD camera to trial out. I’m not big on video, although if I put my mind to it I’d like to be, and usually take any footage on my iPhone or more recently […]
One night in Brussels and I came across this, outside a bar. It was the craziest thing I saw in Brussels by far. This guy had bought a supermarket trolley along and customised it into a chair. He’d bought a mirror and his hairdressing utensils and had made the bar […]Read more...
Fresh from my 15,000ft skydive I decided to take a look around Taupo to see what else there was to get the adrenaline and excitement pumping. Turns out, not so much. Taupo is a little town in New Zealand with a few shops, some health cafes and a pub or […]Read more...
I’ve spent my Sunday packing for my USA trip, and most importantly, Coachella. It’s actually quite difficult, in the grand scheme of packing. I’m going to San Francisco first (predicted temperature 20C) then Coachella (36C) then New York (14C) and I want to take as little as possible. All the […]Read more...
“I HATE that guy… Argh I’m so jealous… Getting married… tsk.” This was the reaction of my boyfriend and I’s tour guide in Halong Bay, Vietnam, when we proudly told him we were heading back to Ho Chi Minh city for a wedding. Our friend was to marry a Vietnamese […]Read more...
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The Coachella wristbands have arrived! At Glastonbury you swap your ticket for a wristband at the gate, at Dour Festival we had a simple print out and the same again for Field Day. But, for Coachella you get a 300g box, filled with goodies and the promise of an OTT […]
Road trippin with my few favourite allies. Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies. – awesome RHCP For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go on a road trip in the USA. This year I’m making it happen. The route San Francisco > Santa Cruz > Monterey […]
When I went to Cannes Film Festival I had no money, no invitations and didn’t have a hit album or new film to promote. I was a dirty backpacker on a five-month trip around Europe who’d planned a stop in Nice to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival. I hadn’t […]
This time last year I was getting ridiculously excited about my trip to Cuba. I was there to help judge the Havana Club Gap Year Competition and genuinely enjoyed every second on the island. Cuba has so much more depth to it than just the colourful images you see from […]
In Thailand £25 is around 1347 Baht, to be precise. I had one night to explore the backpacker world I love so much before going off to work with Thailand Tourism on a luxury hotels project. I landed, dumped my stuff in my hotel, and immediately got one of the […]
The food in Vietnam is absolutely incredible. This is pretty much everything I ate during my two-week Vietnam trip to get you excited about the culinary offerings over there. Rather than pump my Instagram feed full of my gorging I thought I’d document it all here for your viewing pleasure. […]
I love a good festival, me. I’m not sure if it’s the camping, the camaraderie or just the ridiculous clothes that seem to be socially acceptable when you’re partying in a field but I’m well excited for the summer. Here are 75 reasons why you should love festivals too, or […]
One of the biggest parts of going to a festival is the fashion. Once you’ve sorted out what you’re taking to eat and how you’re going to sneak your alcohol in you’ll need to give your festival wardrobe some serious thought. I’ve already started to think about what I’ll need […]
Getting hotter, sat on some guys lap I’d only just met and feeling a bit shaky sick yet excited, I was in a plane 15,000 feet above New Zealand not as you may have thought, out on the razz at 18 in the local nightclub. My whole trip had been […]
Light, cheap, can be cooked on a camping stove and hardy to the changing weather elements – that’s what you want from your festival food choices. Some festivals will have a comprehensive eating area where the food is the star attraction, along with the acts of course. These foodie festivals […]
There comes a time in everyone’s festival life that you just want to sleep. The trouble with UK festivals and sleep is that it’s absolutely freezing when you want to go to bed, but, if you’re lucky, boiling when you wake up. Anywhere in Europe, Oz or the USA and […]
I’ve managed to bag myself four tickets to Coachella in 2014, oh yes. This was done with a totally unnecessary amount of research, and there were a whole rollercoaster of emotions involved in the process. It started with curiosity and ended in shaking hands, a racing heart and a little […]
Day 3 of Coachella: in my opinion the best day of the whole festival (check out my highlights for day one and day two). The main headliners Arcade Fire will be performing and I’m looking forward to getting the glitter, sequins and face paint out for them. My boyfriend went […]
Being a travel blogger is awesome, as I may have mentioned a few times. Being in the job I am and my friendship circles in London I think I sometimes forget what life is like not being a travel blogger, and it’s only when I go back to my parents’ […]
The Coachella line up 2014 is an eclectic mix of awesomeness of every genre. You’ll have seen I’ve already posted my top billing picks for day one. Well here lies my top 7 absolute must-sees for day two. Starting predictably, with the headliner, and moving swiftly on to Blood Orange. […]
When you go to a festival in a group it can sometimes be hard to work out who to see, especially if you want to stick together. When I went to Glastonbury for the first time I went in a group of four and we all picked one, two or […]