So I’ve turned 30 a couple of months back and I must be having some sort of a crisis because I’ve been thinking about what I’m doing with my life. I have quite a few plans for the next ten years, namely to visit 60 countries before I turn 40 but at the rate I am going, I might need to be a bit more ambitious!
My recent road trip around the United States gave me an opportunity to spend time in some fascinating places and discover this amazing country. I didn’t always get as much time in each place as I would have liked and Memphis was one of them.
During my trip to the States and Canada this summer, I was lucky enough to go to a few baseball games. I love North American sports and while I am a huge ice hockey fan (Go Hawks!), I have struggled to fully understand the appeal of baseball.
So, I vowed to do a few more European city breaks this year and I have finally booked a couple of trips for the next month. One of the great advantages of living in the UK is the ease with which it’s possible to get around Europe.
We have all wanted to bring a slice of paradise back from our travels. A small piece of a faraway land, a memory encapsulated in an object. Something to remind us of our trip and make us vow to return.
When I travelled through South East Asia, I picked up loads of friendships bracelets from every place I visited to remind me of where I’ve been.
This fast flowing river located in a major European city has attracted surfers for decades and attracts dozens of tourists vying for the best view from the bridge above. Can you guess where?
Sometimes, when it comes to travel, it’s easy to gloss over local sights in favour of faraway lands. Despite living in London for 17 years, there are many sights and attractions that I haven’t visited. Borough Market is one of them.
We all have our reasons for wanting to go to a faraway place, experience a new culture or enjoy a different cuisine. But what goes through our mind when we pass up on a destination or eliminate it from our shortlist?