Blog Posts

Looking for destination inspiration? We've assembled the best UK travel bloggers to help. If you're thinking of going, these travel bloggers have been there and are bursting with thoughtful advice backed by real-life experiences

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24th June 2019 by Rachel on Route

Whale watching with Wild Whales Vancouver

This year I turned 30 years old. I’m actually OK with this milestone, as I have found that as I grow older I feel far more comfortable in myself. I am far more confident and self-assured. It feels lke I have finally and entirely left my youth behind me. I’m not even a young adult anymore, just a plain old adult. 30 doesn’t seem so scary, once you’re this side of the fence! That being said 30 is kind of a ‘big’ one, and I think that should be celebrated. We’re big on celebrating....

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18th June 2019 by The Blonde Abroad

10 tips for your first trip to Australia

Australia is the birthplace of The Blonde Abroad and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart (I came up with the concept of this very blog while sitting at a cafe near Sydney Harbour!). When I first left the corporate world in search of something else, my first stop was Australia. I spent nearly two months living on the East coast of Oz and I couldn’t get enough!  The country has a beauty and diversity unlike anywhere else—there’s the cool coastal city of Sydney, the...

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16th June 2019 by The Blonde Abroad

The best destinations to travel to in August

Summer is going to be in full swing soon enough, and for those that want to plan the ultimate trip to finish off the sunny season—August is the best time to visit countless destinations around the globe!However, there are a few places that aren’t so ideal. Many European hotspots are abandoned in August while the locals go on holiday. In Paris, for example, small boutiques and restaurants often close as Parisians explore the countryside…so you really won’t get much of the local...

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11th June 2019 by Rachel on Route

Review of Wedgewood Hotel and Spa, Vancouver

This year Ian and I celebrated our 9th anniversary together. (Whaaaaaat, how did time go so quickly?) And after a rough few months, and a serious dive in my sanity/mental health, I decided we both needed a little luxury in our lives. So as a mid year treat, I booked a one night stay in the delightful Wedgewood Hotel and Spa. This is not a sponsored/paid post – all opinions are entirely my own! Wedgewood Hotel and Spa Review. The hotel is located at 845 Hornby Street, in the centre of the...

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10th June 2019 by Pause the Moment

24 fun & historical things to do in Rhodes, Greece

These are just some of the many wonders that await visitors in Rhodes, Greece – The Island of the Knights. The Island has been conquered and re-conquered by Christians and Muslims, and the architecture all around it still lives to tell the tale. The Old City of Rhodes is full of such artifacts, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Rhodes is one of the largest Greek Islands, and is rich in history and attractions, bringing droves of visitors to its shores every year. Also known...

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10th May 2019 by Pause the Moment

Zakynthos 101: The beginner’s guide to Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos Island (also known as Zante) is the third largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea, located off the west coast of mainland Greece. Zakynthos town includes many squares — every corner and path seems to be brimming with Zakynthos history. Did you know?: The Venetians ruled Zakynthos island from 1484 to 1797. The island is now known as a tourist hotspot and it’s also home to two endangered species, the Caretta Caretta sea turtle and the Monachus seal. Many landmarks are unique to this...

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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Vegan fast food in Paris

Last year was a bit of a year of personal growth for us, which ended with a vegan adventure in Paris, followed swiftly by an engagement. (Squeal, that still sounds weird!) Following the death of a beloved pet, Mrs S (who was legit the cutest cat in the whole world) I decided to give vegetarianism a go. And here I am 8 months later still surviving, and still very much a vegetarian. So I think I can say it was a good decision....

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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Los Corrales – A brief stay in a rural Spanish idyll

Los Corrales is a sweet little rural village, nestled in the Seville province of Spain. Its small population (4,095 people in the last census) means that the town feels very unspoiled. We visited back in March earlier this year – some friends invited us to visit this lovely little town, where they also ran the [...] The post Los Corrales – A Brief Stay in a Rural Spanish Idyll appeared first on Rachel On Route. ......

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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Best cities for celebrating halloween

Halloween! The much loved and celebrated holiday is just around the corner, and I asked fellow bloggers what their ‘Best Cities For Celebrating Halloween!’ are! They didn’t fail to inspire some amazing autumnal travel from across the world. With both traditional and some more unusual celebrations going on to celebrate the holiday. Unsurprisingly – I was overwhelmed with suggestions of cities in the USA. You guys certainly love to celebrate during this season! So in that vein, I’m...

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25th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

How I survived my first solo trip - Oslo, Norway

So for my first solo trip I had decided to plan and travel to Norway, for a week long stay. I figured it was a safe country, not too far away from home, but different enough that it would feel adventurous and exciting. My brother and Ian dropped me off at Stansted Airport...