At the weekend I posted my Christmas Gift Guide for Travel Lovers 2020. I hope you found something to buy someone, add to your own Christmas list or inspire you in any way. After posting that guide and a picture of my most recent Cult Beauty order on my Instagram story, a couple of people […]
The festive season has officially begun! I know that may seem a little early for some of you. However, after the recent lockdown 2.0 that has been imposed in England, November is cancelled, and Christmas has started in my household. Whether you think that it’s too soon to be decorating or not, it’s certainly time […]
As autumn sets in, there is nothing better than settling down to get into a good tv series or movie. I often like to rewatch my favourites. Some of them are not always ‘autumny’, but they give me a sense of nostalgia that I find comfort in as the evenings get darker and the temperatures […]
Its official, summer is over here in the UK. Our shortlived blue skies have been replaced by grey clouds and red leaves all over on the ground. Despite the darker evenings and the colder temperatures, autumn is my favourite time of year. I love how autumn looks, the lead up to Halloween and Christmas plus […]
The title makes this post sound negative and sinister – Much like the concept of failure itself, I promise it’s not. I am such a control freak, I will happily admit that these days. This also comes with a quality in myself I don’t love – I hate the thought of failing anything. In some […]
For those that have been reading my blog posts and following my Instagram, it’s no secret that Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the world. To me, Cornwall proves that sometimes the best places don’t need a boarding pass and are only a stone throw away. I have spent so much time in […]
Welcome to the 3rd and final part! If you’ve stuck with me this long, thanks because I know this is overdue. I previously have written about my experience of travelling during COVID-19 and about my first impressions and experience of Naples in part 1. I also wrote about my day up Mount Vesuvius and around […]
Welcome to part 2. I have previously spoken about my experience of travelling during COVID-19 and last time, wrote about my first impressions and experience of Naples in part 1. On day 2, I headed out for a jam-packed day of walking, hiking and little did I realise at the time – burning and not […]
During lockdown, I felt suffocated after being stuck in my house for months on end, no different than I know the majority of us were feeling. So out of hitting desperation in June, I took the risk and booked a flight and Airbnb in Naples for the beginning of September. This was whilst we still […]
As the world starts to open up after months of lockdown, the concept of having the freedom to travel feels ironically foreign. After hearing of so many cancellations and countries going back onto the UK quarantine list, I held my breathe on getting to go to Italy until the plane was physically off the ground. […]
I used to be the girl paying the extra money to check in her massive suitcase full of 2 weeks worth of clothes, with multiple pairs of shoes for a 7 day holiday. The way I used to pack is very different from how I prepare for a trip now. I think the back and […]
Last week I published A Delicious Guide to Bath that was full plenty of options for you all to sink your teeth into. However, this wouldn’t be very “Sophie” of me, if I didn’t include a piece about the best places to have a drink in Bath. Although originally from Sussex, I have been in […]
As some of you may know, I was originally meant to be visiting Paris in April. This was then rebooked to the beginning of October due to the ‘rona virus (shock). So, the plan was to go on 7th October for a week and I had been so excited. However, today when I was confirming […]
In the spirit of enjoying what we have on our doorstep instead of always hopping on a flight, today we are visiting the Roman city of Bath in Somerset. I grew up around Bath and it’s where I have been working for the past few years. Over this time I have gone out for more […]
With COVID-19 having kept us from being able to fly to every corner of the world, it really makes us appreciate what we have not far from our doorstep. For me, my favourite staycation would be Southern Cornwall. Here are the 5 places I believe you can’t miss when you visit. The Minack Theatre This […]
The outstanding scenery surrounding Lake Como consists of miles and miles of mountains and Victorian Villas. There is so much to explore around the lake among the towns and villages. From botanical gardens, gorgeous waters and historic cathedrals, you won’t be short of things to do while you are there.
If you are new to solo travel like I am, there are some handy items out there to give you peace of mind and to make you more comfortable with being out and about on your own.
Lago di Como is a lake situated north of Milan in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region. It’s full of little towns, beautiful waters with the Alps as the most stunning backdrop.
I decided I would book myself a solo trip. Do you know what’s really fun? Telling people you are going to Paris alone. Along with worry for my safety, was people’s pity that I would be on my own in the most romantic city in the world.