Barcelona, Spain

Five Unmissable Sights in Barcelona

Barcelona seems to be a city that people return to time and time again. I never really understood the infatuation with the place. I had previously visited Barcelona on a day trip around two years ago and we basically skimmed over some of the sights but didn’t really get a feel for the place. Back in June, I spent four days in the city lapping up the incredible architecture, discovering many of the delicious eateries and generally falling in love with the city.  I now understand why people can’t keep away from the Catalonian Capital. I’ve tried my best to…

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Rachel’s USA Trip: My Florida Travel Wishlist

Some of you might have previously seen my plans to go travelling around the USA in October for a couple of months. As we get closer to the trip, I’ll be updating you guys with all my plans and how I’m getting on with booking everything. It’s all getting very exciting as we are now into double digits on the countdown. Aside from my Trek America trip which is the Southern BLT, I’ve only booked a few things in Florida which is actually right at the end of my trip. Somehow, I’m managing to book my trip backwards. The final…

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How to survive a Music Festival in bad weather

This weekend, I headed down to the Peak District for Y Not Festival. In true typical British Summertime, the whole weekend was a complete washout. Unfortunately, the festival was cut short on Sunday and cancelled completely. Obviously, all the rain and mud was not an ideal situation but Charlee and I still had a fun weekend. It was certainly an interesting unforgettable experience. The Stereophonics still put on an amazing show on Saturday night and we even went to an exercise class with Mr Motivator! Amazing! I can’t say I was 100% prepared for the weekend. I knew it was…

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Summer in the City: Coolest Ways to Cool off in Tokyo

Summers in Tokyo are notoriously hot. I’ve spent many a frantic morning in hotels where between stepping out of the shower and dressing myself, I have begun to sweat and my hair dried completely all in a matter of minutes. And let’s face it – nobody wants to spend their entire holiday running between shops purely to relish the air con. Without some forward thinking, you may well find yourself becoming a sweaty mess more often than you’d like amid the scorching summer heat. Here are a few activities to tick off the list on those particularly hot days in…

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Kaiser Baas X90 1080p Action Camera

Last week, I was in sunny Spain at Benicassim Music Festival having the time of my life. I’m currently avoiding the rain and sat with the heating on. What is going on?! Isn’t this supposed to be Summer in the UK? Benicassim Festival is primarily in the evening with the headliners not even coming on stage until after midnight. This gave us the chance to chill at the beach and I decided to bring my new Kaiser Baas X90 1080p Action Camera* along to play with. I’m sure you’ll all know by now that I’m not the most technical person. I…

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7 Ways I Save Money For Travel

I get asked pretty frequently about how I afford to travel so often. I’m really fortunate to be invited on some amazing trips and given some great opportunities but also all my disposable income does go on travel. Right now, I’m saving up for the biggest trip of my life which I’ll be spending two months travelling across America. As you can imagine, it’s going to be a pretty pricey trip but it’ll be worth it. I thought I would share some of the ways I save money for my little travel addiction. Every penny counts! Sell, Sell, Sell! If…

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