Beer Cupcakes

Beer Cupcakes

Since returning from travelling I’ve been entertaining myself and my family with one of my older hobbies…baking. Luckily I had some new inspiration in the form of a new cookbook for Christmas. One of the first things I had to cook from it were ‘Little London Stout Cakes’ i.e cupcakes made with beer, two things … Continue reading

Yummy Foods – Part 1

Yummy Foods – Part 1

While we were travelling in Latin America we tried some amazing foods, so of it local and some not so, so one long bus journey to keep ourselves entertained, we wrote a list of foods/drinks/snacks that we wanted to try cook ourselves. So here goes the list! Now that we are home I’m going to … Continue reading

Favorite Travel Photos 2012

Favorite Travel Photos 2012

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on this blog, I’m not going to make excuses, but I am going to catch up on some of the highlights of the trip now that I am home. In the meantime, I just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Laura Bly of USA Today who featured my Instagram … Continue reading

Three Travel Experiences that linger

Three Travel Experiences that linger

A while ago I was nominated to continue the chain on this Travel Competition arranged by Low Cost Holidays . In this you are supposed to try and get the longest chain and also write the best stories about your favourite travel experiences, well travelling kinda got in the way of the first (sorry Iain!) but … Continue reading

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Most people think about visiting Ecuador and head for the Galapagos Islands for animals galore. Sadly on our budget we left out a visit there for a time in later life and we’ll do it the luxury way. Despite that, our trip to Ecuador was…

Central America highlights

Central America highlights

So I know it’s been a while since we left Central America but I wanted to put together some of my favourite photos of the trip so far. Mexico Tulum was a fantastic place to spend a few days, gorgeous ruins by the beach in the blazing sun. Unfortunately the heat made it difficult for … Continue reading

Monkeying Around at the Zoo

Monkeying Around at the Zoo

As we were in Cali, Colombia, we had to visit the zoo which has been named as the best in South America. Now I have to admit that I’m not always the fondest of zoos, they have their purpose when looking after injured animals and the like, however in general I find it sad that … Continue reading

Beer is proof God loves us

Beer is proof God loves us

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m one of those girls that really like beer. This is mostly my Dad’s fault, having written a book about beer, taking us to dig for old beer bottles when we were kids and letting me try a sip on his many tastings of a new beer! … Continue reading

Capture the Colour

Capture the Colour

So my boyfriend nominated me to enter the ‘Capture the Colour‘ Competition with Travel Supermarket in his entry, since we’re a little competitive when it comes to our photos I thought I’d give it a shot. Several of these photos are featured in my post ‘Favourite trip photos‘ and on Flickr. White – Vernal Falls, Yosemite, USA … Continue reading

A World Away on your Birthday!

A World Away on your Birthday!

This is not the first time I’ve celebrated my birthday abroad, it is in fact the third and each time has been totally awesome. First, France when i turned 12, secondly my 22nd birthday in America and now I’ve reached the grand old age of 26 (ancient according to Iain) whilst in Panama. While being … Continue reading