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  • Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards 2016

    Last year, on a whim one lunch time, we decided to enter the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015 under the ‘Travel’ category. We didn’t expect to be shortlisted, let alone be recognised in the awards…

    September 15, 2016
  • Travelling with your sibling: why everyone should try it

    For most, travelling with your siblings is something only endured when you’re younger: an experience limited to annual family holidays in Spain; brutal fights in the back of a car during a claustrophobic road…

    August 2, 2016
  • Welcome to the circus

    Call me a miserable child but when I was younger, I didn’t visit a circus. Not once. I have a vague recollection of a fifth birthday party, in which a clown appeared. I don’t…

    July 30, 2016
  • My Tuscan wedding

    I’ve been so excited to share this post with you all. It’s a post that’s only fair after my incessant mentions of it over the last 18 months: my Tuscan wedding! Remembering next to…

    July 24, 2016
  • Flowers for Mother’s Day

    Did you know that you can kill a plant by giving it too much love? No, I didn’t either, until I found my once juicy green pots of succulents, wilted, black and swollen one…

    March 9, 2016
  • The Year of Simple Things

    Yesterday evening, I inadvertently saved my neighbour’s life. It’s a long story but, in summary, involved a gas hob being left on as he fell asleep. Sitting him down with a cup of milky tea,…

    December 29, 2015
  • So You Don’t Want to be a Full-Time Blogger?

    We’ve all read those articles: the ones proclaiming that the time is now to carpe diem, to thrust that resignation letter at your boss, to untether yourself from the desk where you’ve been slowly rotting…

    December 23, 2015
  • The Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015

    Rewind to the beginning of the year: our blog was two months old and whilst looking for other travel blogs to follow, we stumbled across the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. We eagerly read about…

    November 20, 2015
  • Adventures with Anxiety

    I’m gripping on tightly to my water bottle and staring fixedly ahead at the blur of headlights and streetlamps. The air inside the taxi is stifling and I can feel my scalp prickling with…

    November 8, 2015
  • Instagram: Would we lie to you?

    We launched our Instagram account a year ago, intending it simply to be a place to store our collection of travel photographs. Photography is what we enjoy the most and sharing it seemed natural. We…

    November 4, 2015
  • Meet My Other Half: the realities of being a twin

    There is one question that has dominated my life: ‘What is it like being a twin?’ When people ask this question, they are genuinely interested. I see it in their eyes. These are a…

    July 14, 2015