Author - Abbi

Chasing the Aurora in Northern Ireland

The Northern Lights, are one of those ultimate bucket list items. The idea of seeing multiple colours dancing in the nights sky, sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Many people will opt to do a trip to see the Northern Lights in any one of the Nordic countries, and can pay a hefty price tag for a tour. However, you don’t always need to go to these...

Learning to Stand Up Paddle board in Christchurch, New Zealand

One thing I love about travelling, is the opportunity to put yourself out there, and try new things that you may never have done at home. Over my years of travelling, I’ve taken up many opportunities, which often end up being adrendilane fuelled activities, such as bungy jumping or paragliding. Today I am dreaming about warm climates and summery activities, so...

Discover Northern Ireland: Hiking Slemish Mountain

Hiking Slemish is something I will never tire of. Slemish is one of many mountain ranges in Northern Ireland, but is probably the smallest. In fact it looks more like a big hill than a mountain.   Where is Slemish? Slemish is on the Causeway coastal route and is based outside a small county Antrim Village of Broughshane, not far from the larger town of Ballymena...

Visiting Liverpool’s biggest secret: WilliamsonTunnels

Sometimes the best attractions in a city are those which are those, which are not as well known. Liverpool is a city full of culture; with award-winning museums, theatres, entertainment venues and incredible architecture. However, if you dare venture out of the city a little, toward the suburb of Edge Hill, you will come across an unknown treasure – The...

Climbing Snowdon – the highest Mountain in Wales

The rain battered down on the window. It was 7 am, and the light was just starting to come through my dorm room window, at YHA Pen-Y-Pass in Snowdon. My heart sank a little. I had journeyed over 250 miles to get there, and only had the one day to complete the climb, so naturally I was feeling disappointed. Despite this, I got up and dressed in my walking gear. Wolfed...

The smallest house in Great Britain, Conwy, Wales

There is something about a place that has smallest, tallest or largest in its title. It makes it more intriguing to visit, or it certainly does for me. It is like I have achieved something that many others have not, when in reality, that isn’t that true, and in the end, these places are super popular. However, it grabs your attention, and makes you want to...

Staying at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to young to stay at a youth hostel. Although this is something I knew already, I rediscovered it recently, by staying at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass in Wales.  Youth Hostels often conjure up a few different images; either bunking with a school group, in cold rooms, with musty sleeping bags, being told to be quiet by your...

Postcards from Porto, Portugal

Porto sounds delightful doesn’t it? It is a city full of character, great food and wine and magnificent buildings. It was a city that I chose to spend 2 days in recently; arriving in the morning of one day, and leaving by lunchtime two days later. During my time, I stayed in a wonderful air bnb apartment I had enough time to cram in a lot of what the city had to...

Fine dining at the Intercontinental hotel, Porto, Portugal

“Fine dining is an occasional treat for most people.”  – Rene Redzepi This is true for me. Although I love my food, I am not one to go to expensive restaurants,with cloth napkins and silver service. However, I found myself in one not long ago, when I had breakfast from the highest restaurant in the UK.  As I said; it is an exception. When I found...

Sao Bento, Porto: The most beautiful train station in the World

The buildings in Porto are just magnificent, and are literally around every corner, you will be able to gasp in awe at the colourful mosaic facades. However, the buildings aren’t limited to being beautiful on the outside, there are some that are just as incredible on the inside too. One such building is Sao Bento, one of the main train stations in Porto...

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