What To Wear In Oman (For Women And Men) – 2021 Packing Guide

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Wondering what to wear in Oman? Whether you’re heading to Muscat, the beach, mountains or the desert, this helpful guide will help you pack for your trip.

When you visit somewhere like Paris or Florida on holiday, you just KNOW what to pack. Summer dresses for beach time in Florida, jeans and jumpers for Paris. Easy. But when it came to packing for Oman, I had a lot of questions.

Is it ok to wear swimwear in Oman?

Is there an Omani dressing style to be aware of, or any etiquette to adhere to?

Are women expected to wear a hijab in Oman?

How covered up should I be?

Read more

What To Pack For Costa Rica: 2021 Packing Guide

Enjoying the views from my terrace at Lapa Rios, Costa Rica

Wondering what to wear in Costa Rica? Perhaps you can’t decide what essentials you’ll need for your adventurous trip? This informative guide will help you decide exactly what to pack for Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is one of my favourite countries. With volcanoes, beaches and huge national parks, it’s one of the best places to get up close to nature. It’s also one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with thousands of exotic creatures and plants to spot.

Read more

The Most Colourful Suitcases And Luggage: A Shopping Guide

Colourful Suitcases

Stand out from the crowds with one of these fun, colourful suitcases, after all having stylish luggage is all part of the fun of travelling! 

Hello colourful suitcases! Growing up my family had a collection of beige, black and navy suitcases. Luggage was purely practical – just to carry our worldly belongings from place to place.

These days suitcases are SO much more than that. They’re designed to make our lives easier. We’ve gone from two to four-wheeled cases, which has made our luggage so much easier to transport from home, to plane, to hotel.

When researching this post I found very few soft cases. Most big luggage brands are choosing to design hard cases, which offer a great deal more protection to the contents. Another game changer has been the creation of incredibly lightweight suitcases – luggage sets that you don’t have to lug!

This post contains affiliate links whereby I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  

But one of my favourite things about suitcases these days is how colourful, creative and stylish they’ve become. They’re an extension of our outfits. There are colourful suitcases in every colour of the rainbow… they’re matte, they’re metallic, they’ve got designs on and more! Oh and there’s no chance of getting your case mixed up at the airport when it’s as bright as some of the ones in my shopping guide.

So, to save you time, I’ve popped together a guide to my favourite colourful suitcases around. Whether you’re looking for a cute carry on case or a large suitcase suitable for a two-week holiday, there’s something for everyone.

Read more

LUGGAGE REVIEW: American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

At the airport with my American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

It’s time to put the new American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase to the test…

Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been travelling around with a rather battered case for a while now. I’m a travel pro with a case that tells a different story. My old case has sentimental value – it’s travelled far and seen some incredible sights, but finally, it’s time for us to part ways and see other people.

So, when I had a chance to take some brand-new American Tourister luggage for a spin, I couldn’t wait to travel in style again!

At the airport with my American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase
At the airport with my American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase: What’s It All About?

First things first, the Soundbox range is seriously fun! Coming in two bright shades tropical lime and summer blue, and two more sensible colours midnight navy and bass black, the cases have a circle motif that reminds me of a boombox speaker – no doubt where the name Soundox comes from.

Obviously, being a turquoise lover I had to go for the ‘summer blue’ which is a bright shade of teal. It’s really fun, and so bright you’ll spot it from miles away as it makes its way around the luggage belt.

Cool design of the American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase
Cool design of the American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

Branded spinner wheels on the American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase
Branded spinner wheels on the American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase: Size, Weight and Manoeuvrability

The Soundbox range comes in three sizes – a cabin size case, a medium and a large. I opted for a large, knowing it would come in when travelling with my partner.

The 77cm large case has 4 wheels, weighs just 4.2 kg and has a capacity of a whopping 97 litres. It’s big, without being hefty. Well, before filling it with all my holiday clothes and accessories anyway!

There is one main compartment in the top and one in the bottom. The top compartment is held in place by a full zip around pocket, which also has space in it – perfect for underwear. There’s also a skinny zip pocket on the inside of the lower section. I liked that it had a few elasticated ribbons to hold down what I’d packed.

I’ve not had a 4-wheel case before and it really is a game changer! It’s SO easy to wheel around, spins on the spot, and being so mobile, it made me want to dance around the airport quite a few times!

With its hard plastic exterior, it feels very durable, although time will tell on that one.

At the airport with my American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase
At the airport with my American Tourister Soundbox Suitcase

Read more

12 Summer Holiday Outfits Under £35

beach fashion

I round up the best of the summer fashions, from tropical print playsuits, to cute bikinis, so you’re guaranteed to look gorgeous on your summer holiday!

It’s fair to say that as I’m away so often, I don’t get to shop much. And when I do, it’s mainly online (HELLO ASOS!!)  I’ve always enjoyed picking out new things, and I LOVE the feeling of going out in a whole new outfit. Just this week though, I’ve been looking ahead to summer and spotted a few dreamy items I really want to snap up before my next sunshiney adventure.

When it comes to summer holidays, I like to keep things simple in a playsuit or dress, usually over a bikini. If you’re not jet-setting too much, then it’s important to keep things budget friendly too – after all, how often will you really get to wear those skimpy outfits in the UK? Everything below is under £35, and many items are around £20! This year there are some awesome prints and styles around, so time to round up a few looks I’m lusting after right now!

Floozie By Frost French Pom Pom Basket Beach Bag – £25

I absolutely adore this fun beach bag! It’s the perfect size for suncream, wallet, sunnies, a towel and a phone… plus those all important beach snacks! Plus we all know pom poms are in this season!

Floozie By Frost French Pom Pom Basket Beach Bag
Floozie By Frost French Pom Pom Basket Beach Bag

Floozie By Frost French Pom Pom Basket Beach Bag
Floozie By Frost French Pom Pom Basket Beach Bag

Read more