VIDEO: Adventures In St Kitts

When it comes to adventures, St Kitts is a paradise adventure playground!

I visited the Caribbean island earlier this year for a week of fun-fuelled travels. From zip-lining through the rainforest, kayaking and swimming with turtles, to exploring old plantations, forts and checking out the top-notch foodie scene… WOW there was PLENTY to enjoy! Oh, and then the small matter of the endless rum punch on the island! Well it’d be rude not to try it…

For a flavour of my week, check out the video of my adventures in St Kitts. If you enjoy it, please like, comment and share!

Oh and for the best viewing experience, be sure to shake up a rum punch to enjoy with it…

I’m an Official Ambassador for St Kitts. Thanks to St Kitts Tourism Authority for organising the trip and British Airways for taking care of the flights. As always, opinions are my own!

3 Amazing Ways To Meet People While Travelling Solo

Nervous about travelling solo? You’ll never get lonely with my tried and tested ways to meet people while exploring the world!

I’m a huge fan of jetting off on holiday with my best friends, but there are certain times when the travel experience is heightened by travelling solo. When you only have yourself to think about, you can create a trip that’s totally suited to you. Plus, without anyone to hide behind, you tend to make more friends, take a leap out of your comfort zone, and relish the adventure! Hey, I never would have gone volcano boarding in Nicaragua or hang-glided in Rio if I had some of my scaredy-cat friends there to chicken out with!

Volcano Boarding Nicaragua
Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
Enjoying the view in Yosemite National Park
Enjoying the view in Yosemite National Park, USA

It’s fair to say solo travel has a bit of a stigma. Not only is it a daunting prospect for the one doing it… it’s also the kind of thing your mum will have a big opinion about! Will you be safe? What crazy things are you planning to do? And after days of fun… what happens when you get lonely? Continue reading 3 Amazing Ways To Meet People While Travelling Solo

Amazing Days Out On The Isle of Wight

Long days on the beach, extreme sports, wine tasting and a top foodie scene – whatever your age, whatever your passion, it turns out there’s something special waiting for you on the Isle of Wight!

Sunset over Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight
Sunset over Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight

My relationship with the Isle of Wight began around 20 years ago. I was at primary school and about to embark on my biggest trip yet. Along with 25 other kids, I hopped on a coach, then a ferry and spent a few days on the seemingly exotic island. I was 10, and for me, this was like the Caribbean. We played games on Shanklin beach, visited Osborne House, and spent a day at theme park Blackgang Chine. I have very happy memories from the trip. Flash forward 20 years and here I was boarding WightRider 2 (the ferry) from Portsmouth to Ryde. Over the next 3 days I’d be reliving some childhood memories and, fingers crossed, be creating a few new ones!

View of Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight
View of Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight

Continue reading Amazing Days Out On The Isle of Wight

REVIEW: Olo Restaurant, Helsinki, Finland

Serving gourmet Scandinavian cuisine in the centre of Helsinki, there’s a reason Olo Restaurant has a Michelin star.

When it comes to foodie cities, I never expected Helsinki to be a top destination. But, with 4 Michelin starred restaurants in the centre, and plenty of spectacular waterside locations to dine at, it’s a city that really took me by surprise! During my week staying at Visit Helsinki’s #HelsinkiSecret Residence I spent an evening at Olo Restaurant enjoying their 9 course tasting menu (entitled ‘The Shorter Way’) with wine pairings.

I don’t think I’ve ever sat at a restaurant table to find something totally uncooked waiting for me. But, sure enough, as I took my seat beside the window at Olo, as a beautiful rainbow draped itself through the sky, there was a dish of unbaked sourdough. “It’s rising” waitress Melanie said. “I’ll take it off to be baked and bring it back when it’s ready.” Nice touch I thought…

Unbaked sourdough awaited us as we arrived at Olo Restaurant, Helsinki
Unbaked sourdough awaited us as we arrived at Olo Restaurant, Helsinki
Magical view out of the window at Olo Restaurant, Helsinki
Magical view out of the window at Olo Restaurant, Helsinki

Continue reading REVIEW: Olo Restaurant, Helsinki, Finland

For lovers of travel, solo adventures, luxury and more