• The North Coast 500 – The first 150 miles

    A few weeks back we completed the North Coast 500 which is a 500 mile road trip around the north of Scotland. The guide book we bought estimated that this would take us around a week, but we took a slight detour over to the Isle of Skye, so it actually took us about nine days to complete. If you’re considering the North Coast 500 or you’re looking for inspiration for your next road trip, we couldn’t recommend it enough! We picked an amazing time of year to come as we had beautiful weather, it was mostly sunny, it wasn’t too cold, but we also got to enjoy the odd…

  • Van life – Our Scottish adventure so far!

    At this point I probably shouldn’t even call myself a blogger as I haven’t put anything on here since 7th March! But as yesterday marked two weeks of living on the road, I thought it was about time I got something uploaded. We recently completed the North Coast 500 in Scotland and I’ll be writing a series of posts about this at a later date. But for now, I just wanted to make sure my fingers were still able to type and I was still able to string a mildly entertaining sentence together. So for those of you who aren’t on one of the 1,239,506 WhatsApp groups I’m a part…

  • 6 steps for a healthier mind, body and soul

    Making the decision to change your lifestyle and start being healthier isn’t easy. After going vegan at the beginning of the year, I’ll be the first to admit I still find myself daydreaming about a bacon sandwich every now and then! But looking after yourself is important for your mind, body and soul and there are so many small changes you can make to your daily life that really will have a big impact on your health. Here are just six small changes you can try if you want to start feeling better! 1. Take Time Away From Technology As we are living in a digital age the likelihood is…

  • How to be more present and mindful while travelling

    As we sat at home last Friday night, glass of wine in hand, we found ourselves flicking through our photo album from our 2015 European road trip. I know, I know, the thought of a photo album that isn’t online seems crazy these days! But there’s something so lovely about holding a physical album and pouring back through the old memories. As we turned each page more memories came flooding back to us and we began sharing stories and reminiscing. But there were a few pictures from our long weekend in Milan that really struck a nerve with me as I remembered the way we felt  at that particular time…

  • Veganuary: Week 4 – What I’ve learnt

    Well I set out to complete Veganuary and I am very proud to say I did it! More than that, I really enjoyed it. It’s certainly been a learning curve, getting to grips with what you can and can’t eat and I imagine there’s still a great deal I don’t know about. But with January now behind us, I thought I’d put together a short post just to recap on the last four weeks. What I’ve learnt It may just be because so many people are on the Veganuary hype, but there really is a lot of choice out there for meat and dairy free options! Whether eating out or…

  • Make 2019 your year of wellness with these simple steps

    Having already started the year off by going vegan, I really want to put a focus on health and wellbeing this year. We’re one month in and I’m already feeling great! It can sometimes feel like a chore, trying to stay on top of our health, but it’s better to make small changes that have a big impact, than wait until has gone wrong and then hoping a doctor or healthcare professional can help us sort it out. This is coming from someone who is terrified of the doctor and dentist and always ends up putting off going (and it’s not a good thing!). Sometimes we get so caught up…

  • How can you really get to know a destination?

    Do you have a place in the world that you absolutely love visiting and always want to learn more about each time you go? Perhaps there’s a destination on your bucket list that you’ve always wanted to visit. I believe you can fall in love with a place after just a day (in fact I have done). But it takes more than that to truly get to grips with a destination, to know it inside out as if you’d lived there your whole life. Is there a particular place coming to your mind right now? If like us, you’re a curious traveller, always keen to get to the heart of…