Author Archives: Claire

How to Have a Weekend in Dublin on a Budget

In order to fund my expensive habit of going to as many places as humanely possible, I have had to develop some tactics to visit expensive cities on a budget. When I told people I’d booked an impulsive trip to the capital of Ireland after finding flights for £50 on Skyscanner, everyone’s response was pretty […]

Things to do in Bradford on Avon

Snugly nestled in rolling Wiltshire countryside, just over the border from Somerset and a mere fifteen minute drive from Bath, Bradford on Avon has a distinct beauty and charm found only in untouched British towns. Based on the River Avon, as the name suggests, the town has been inhabited since Roman times and was built […]

Is Guatemala Safe? – Don’t Judge a Country by its Statistics

Guatemala isn’t presented that well in the media. According to British newspapers, violent muggings happen all the time, and there’s apparently a huge homocide rate. It’s hard to imagine why, given these statistics, anyone would go to Guatemala. I was fully aware of this when I booked my flights in March 2015. I was in Guatemala […]

Acatenango Hike – difficulty and pain but a pretty amazing view

Hiking in Latin America is an experience like no other. There’s so many different landscapes in this part of the world that it’s hard to pinpoint the best; whether you’re preparing for Patagonia or hiking to Machu Picchu, it’s safe to say that you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget. One of my favourite Latin America […]

Bristol, I Love You

I went to university and fell in love; with a collection of buildings, graffiti, bars, cafes, a massive river and impressive bridge, and thousands of quirky people. Bristol you wonderful, unique, unforgettable place. I’ve fallen for you. It is easy to understand why people feel so strongly about the South West’s largest city; It’s near […]