Have you ever started packing and realised there’s absolutely no way everything you want to take on your trip will fit into your bag? Yeah me too… I’m a self-proclaimed overpacker, and will admit to times of shame where I’ve resorted to sitting on my case!
You could say I like to travel prepared for any situation and is that really a bad thing? Well yes (god damn weight restrictions). Still, over my recent travel adventures I’ve managed to curb my chronic overpacking using the below tips 🙂
Yesterday I woke up to the news that there had been yet another cowardly terrorist attack in my nations capital of London. This comes less than two weeks after the heartbreaking bombing at Manchester Arena. These atrocities, have not only left me heartbroken but also fearful about the state of the world.
Following the equally as tragic attacks in Paris, Nice and Berlin late last year, I can’t help but feel as though we’re stepping on eggshells; where and when will these monsters strike again? Thus leading to the question: Should we stop travelling to Europe’s cities?
For me the answer is very simple – No.
Like most, on previous trips I’ve exchanged my currency and headed abroad with an abundance of cash. However, having ample spending money to hand in this way result’s in paranoia that all my hard earn cash will be stolen! Leaving me constantly looking over my shoulder and protecting my bag like its a new born child…
The Alternative of using my credit card however has just never seemed worth it! With card transaction fees (applied at around 2.99%) and ATM withdrawal charges, you end up spending so much more money than you bargained for!
A friend of mine recently suggested I purchased a Revolut Travel card… This provided an answer to all my travel prays! To be honest, I now have no idea how I managed to travel without one for so long!
Here’s all you need to know:
I recently published a post on My Bucket List Top 5 Cities to visit… While I adore exploring cities, the natural beauty of our planet also captivates my imagination and inspires my wanderlust! As such, there are several unique activities/experiences which certain (more remote) destinations offer that are also top of my travel bucket list:
From me, one of the best things about travel is the amazing people you meet along the way! However, when mingling with fellow travellers and locals, once they find out I’m English there are several inevitable questions which are sure to come up in conversation.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all up for a little bit of small talk but, some such questions inadvertently spark an inwards eye roll and here’s why:
Although travelling to our Earth’s remotest and undiscovered Magical Places is all well and good, there’s certainly a few equally as magical cities which have inspired my wanderlust, fuelled my desire to explore, and captivated my imagination. But alas, money, time and accessibility has meant I have not yet been able to explore the following cities at the top of my Bucket List. However sometimes the waiting makes it all the more worth it… right?
Yesterday the UK announced that they’d be following the U.S. In banning large electrical items on selected flights.
After reading/hearing about the new rules I was confused, with my research raising more questions than it had answered: