Having visited New York back in 2010, the Brooklyn Flea Market was first on my bucket list. I had covered a lot of Manhattan during my first visit so it was time to explore the other boroughs.
When I was 18, I had just gotten my first proper job in my local supermarket and decided to spend my first pay packet on a deposit for New York City. I was young, naive and was focused solely on ticking the big sites off my bucket list: Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, NBC Studios, The Natural History Museum, a Mets game. We done it all.
This time around, I was determined to explore a little further. This included getting to know Brooklyn a little better – even if it was just dipping my toes into one area: Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.
I’m not one to stay in fancy hotels, I normally opt for anything that’s cheap and cheerful. Especially when I’m doing short city breaks and planning on spending as little time inside as possible. But when I found an amazing price on Booking.com for the Radisson Blu for my trip to Bremen, I couldn’t turn it down.
We travelled to Bremen for the May Bank Holiday as a last-minute trip. I wanted to take full advantage of the extra free day off work so decided to take the Friday off as a holiday to make it a 4-day weekend. Bliss! You can read my post here on what we did on our trip.
Mugdock Country Park has absolutely everything you would want in a park: walking trails, wildlife, a pond, a loch, castles, kids play park, bike hire and an amazing cafe with homemade food. But best of all, Mugdock has history.
Arthur’s Seat sits at 251m in height and overlooks the new and old town of Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle! The hill is located down the south-east of the city, to the east of the Royal Mile and overlooking Holyrood Park. However, it boasts 360 degree views of the city.
Describe the GoPro HERO Session Camera in three words: compact, lightweight, waterproof! (and cheap in comparison to the other GoPros!)
You guys know I love the outdoors, and a lot of my posts cover hillwalking, exploring Scotland and swinging from trees. So after I booked a trip to Croatia, I knew I wanted to do water sports. And if you do water sports… you need to an action camera to your travel gear! Cue my hunt on Amazon for a cheap alternative to a GoPro.
After spending quite a bit of the summer travelling to Germany and Croatia, I was finally happy to get back on track and exploring Scotland again. I was kindly invited to explore the New Lanark World Heritage Site and discover the cotton mills and learn about life in the village for those worked and lived their during its prime.
One of the many many reasons I loved my trip to Split was because of the various opportunities to take part in some outdoor adventures! From hiking and rock climbing to kayaking and cycling, Split has it all! You guys know I’m an outdoor advocate, so I had no doubt my five days in Split were going to be jam-packed with pure fun.
Researching Split, there was one thing that I knew I wanted to do: Kayaking. I had researched it extensively beforehand, and booked a morning slot with Red Adventures.
For years I’ve always wanted to go to Croatia but things have always came up and prevented me from doing so. This year my dream came true, and Split didn’t disappoint. I had researched this town so much in the months leading up to my visit, my it wasn’t until I got there that I realised how much is packed into this little town on the Dalmatian Coast. I need to go back pronto!
We booked to visit Bremen, Germany on a whim, trying to make the most of the May bank holiday. We looked on SkyScanner, found the cheapest flight and booked it. And thankfully we had enough Euros left over from Ibiza two years ago that we didn’t need spending money. Bremen is in the North West of Germany, and has plenty of sights easily reachable on foot. The Main Square (Marktplatz) is a hub of tourists, restaurants, historical culture and iconic gothic and renaissance architecture. We spent three days wandering Bremen and discovering what this beautiful city had to offer. Spoiler alert: a lot!
Loch Lomond. My first true love! If you don’t know, Loch Lomond & Trossachs is a national park in Scotland. However, this post will focus on only one aspect of the park – the water itself, Loch Lomond. Since I was young, we’ve always visited the shores of Loch Lomond for summer day trips and winter road trips. It’s not particularly a secret, but I wanted to make it as simple as possible for you to plan your trip, too. Loch Lomond is a fresh water loch and is the greatest inland stretch of water in Britain based on its surface area. Below I’ve split the Loch into East and West to make your trip as straightforward as possible.