Tag: #featured

#88 – Visit the Opera

Continuing on the theme of “things I would never normally do but that my bucket list forces me to try”, I went to the opera last week! Ah, the opera. Specifically the English National Opera, to see their production of Carmen on opening night. Like much of the population, I’ve heard of Carmen through films, books, TV adaptations (even that hip-hop version starring a … Read More #88 – Visit the Opera


#18 and #19 – Watch All Films On The AFI Top 100 and iMDb Top 250

Phew, this is going to be a big one. It’s taken me a LONG time to complete both of these bucket list items – I finished the AFI top 100 in 2020, and for various reasons I wanted to do this post combined, which meant a delay in posting this… but I’ve done it. 18 years later (no joke). Read on to see why … Read More #18 and #19 – Watch All Films On The AFI Top 100 and iMDb Top 250


#83 – Visit a hammam

Hi! Long time no type… well, it’s been a few months, which, for this blog, is actually a pretty fast turnaround. But I’m back! This time, with a bucket list entry that was… an experience, to say the least… I’ve been to Morocco once before (pre-RR), and, honestly, didn’t really rate it back then. I’m not sure if it was walking through the medina … Read More #83 – Visit a hammam


#70 – Drive on the Trans-Canada Highway

Hello world! It’s been a while. I apologise for my absence – life’s been mildly hectic/challenging over the past nine months, and I’ve had to take some steps away from things I love to do to concentrate on other things. However, your girl is well and truly BACK, and ready to get going on some adventures… and what better way to start than to … Read More #70 – Drive on the Trans-Canada Highway


#56, #73 & #74 – Desert, Dinners and Dune Bashing

This is going to be a BUMPER bucket list update, because not only did I manage to go abroad for the first time in two years in January (!!!), but I also managed to tick off THREE bucket list items out there, making it genuinely one of the most memorable holidays I’ve had. Start reading below to find out aaaall about it, or, if … Read More #56, #73 & #74 – Desert, Dinners and Dune Bashing


#76 – Appear On A Podcast

Podcasts have become HUGE in the past few years. Formerly the medium of slightly nerdy hobbyists, they have hugely grown in popularity, and I’m pretty sure the pandemic didn’t exactly hurt. In fact, as this article shows, “an estimated 100 million people listened to a podcast each month in 2020, and it’s expected to reach 125 million in 2022”. That is wild. I started … Read More #76 – Appear On A Podcast


Welcome Back and an Update

Ah, New Year. 2022. Saying sayonara to the previous year and ringing in the new. I’ve always been a fan of New Years… not the Eve itself which is always a bit of a disappointment if you ask me, but the ‘new year new me’ ethos. The excitement of a fresh new start, the possibilities of the year ahead, the idea of a blank page … Read More Welcome Back and an Update


These Days

So, the world’s a bit weird now, huh? Gone are the days of me finding £20 flights to God-Knows-Where and flying on a whim. Gone are the days of planning elaborate multi-country/state trips and getting excited about them months in advance. Gone are the days of, well, venturing outside our front doors, really. I understand the importance of what we’re doing, of course I … Read More These Days


Rome, Italy – September 2019

Long time coming, this post – but I finally did it! I finally made it to Rome, one of the most popular tourist cities in the world, and did it in relative style! Not going to lie, this was one of my more challenging solo adventures, and my patience and hatred of inefficiency was tested big time. Want to know more? Read on, friend! … Read More Rome, Italy – September 2019

Havana, Cuba – September 2018

1988. Calgary’s Winter Olympics happened in February, and the Summer Olympics were held in Seoul the same year. The UK’s pound note ceased production, and Prozac started production. Roger Rabbit, Die Hard, and Beetlejuice all came out. These, um, items, were considered fashionable: And yours truly was born. Making me 30 this year. And what did I do for it? Why, spent it in … Read More Havana, Cuba – September 2018


Travel Music – A Roundup

Music is a HUGE part of any trip for me. Not only does it get me excited about a trip, listening to the music of the country I’m visiting, but it can encompass so much about the country itself. I’m a huge music nerd (seriously), as well as a huge travel fan (obviously), so I’ve put together some Spotify playlists featuring artists from different … Read More Travel Music – A Roundup


Travelling On The Cheap

I get a hell of a lot of questions around how I manage to travel *so* cheaply. The cheapest return flight I’ve managed to grab was £18 return from London to Milan, but there have been plenty of bargains out there that I’ve managed to wangle. Indeed, I now work out where I’m going based on the trick below, and running my finger down the … Read More Travelling On The Cheap