Find out why I recommend Bite Away, a natural and easy to use treatment that relieves the pain, itching and swelling of insect bites and stings.
Jacara Shoes Review | Insect repelling, waterproof shoes from Craghoppers
Smart, insect-repellent, waterproof shoes – I’ve spent 3 months testing them out in various conditions and found they tick all the boxes.
Cool camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure
Right now, the only option we may have is camping in our back garden, if we’re lucky enough to have one. But these restrictions won’t last forever, so now is the time to dream and plan your next adventure large or small. In the meantime, if you do have a garden and the weather is warm enough why not set up a tent and have a mini-adventure in your backyard. The kids will love it!
India travel tips | All you need to know before you go
When to go, where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to avoid scams, here’s all you need to know before you go to India.
Travel tips for first-time visitors to China
From applying for a China travel visa to how to get around, here are mine and my fellow travel bloggers tips for first-time visitors to China.
How to get the most out of a solo holiday
Top tips for getting the most out of travelling alone, including how to save money, stay safe and not feel lonely plus some great solo holidays to inspire you.
How to find the best last minute travel deals
Whether your planning a staycation or booking a last-minute holiday abroad, here are my money-saving tips for finding the best travel deals from over 30 years in the travel industry.
25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure
Whether you’re planning a long weekend in an exciting city with your partner, a week in the sun with friends or a solo round-the-world-adventure, here are my top travel tips that I’ve picked up over thirty-plus years of travelling and more than twenty years working in the travel industry. These simple hacks will help you get the most out of your travels, from how to prepare before you go, what to pack, where to find the best places to eat and how to make the most of your time while you are away.
Top 10 health tips for the 50-plus traveller (and the rise of the grey gap year).
This is an Aviva sponsored article about over-50s travel, a theme close to my heart. Have you heard of the grey gap year? It’s an expression I recently came across which refers to people my age (over 50) and older taking a year off work to travel, or who are enjoying...
40 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan
From translating Japanese menus to using public transport, never blowing your nose in public to navigating your way around a high-tech toilet, here are 37 top tips that I’m sure will be invaluable to anyone travelling to Japan for the first time.
Best travel clothes for women
I’ve been travelling for over 30 years and I’ve learnt the hard way which brands I can rely on. Here’s my round-up for the best travel clothes for women.
Going solo in Lisbon
As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing a guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of blues, pinks, golds and yellows, I sat there smiling to myself, feeling a sense of freedom and excitement. I’d arrived in Lisbon that afternoon and was wondering what adventures I would have over the next few days. There is something so exhilarating about visiting a new city alone.
Cultural cock-ups and travelling mishaps
When we travel, I believe that we are ambassadors for our country. We should respect other cultures and seek to gain respect from others. No matter how well-travelled we are, however, it is still possible to make mistakes when we visit a different country, especially...
Going solo in Rome
Rome is a great city to explore whether with others or own your own. I felt perfectly safe as a woman alone in Rome. Here are my solo travel tips from my experience of travelling to Rome alone.