A Night With Gary Barlow & P&O Cruises

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Walking through the streets of a London suburb on a particularly grey day in January you’d be forgiven for thinking that nothing interesting or exciting was going to happen until the days started getting longer, but if you’re a fan of a certain Boy-Band-Legend and love cruise ships then this dull day was about to get a lot more interesting.

Is Morocco Safe to Visit?

Agadir Morocco Safety Solo Female Traveller Experience

Hey Owlets.

2019 was the year that I finally set foot outside of Europe (I know, it’s taken me a while!). Cruise and Maritime Voyages are known among cruise nerds for their weird and wonderful port calls -their choice of itineraries really bother some people but when I saw a Canary Islands cruise also heading for Morocco I was incredibly excited and pretty much instantly decided to book. Morocco is one of those beautiful places that you see all over Instagram as a backdrop to a stereotypically stunning blonde girl’s travel photos that makes you instantly feel as though you’ve been missing out for your entire life. Pretty much everyone knows that what you see on Instagram is never the full story but I have to admit that I couldn’t help but get sucked in. Having experienced Morocco for myself I wanted to give you a little Instagram VS reality debrief so that you can make your own mind up.

What to Do on a Sea Day

What to do on a cruise sea day P&O Cruises MV azura

Hey Owlets,

It’s definitely not a secret that I love cruises, and given half a chance I’ll convince anyone who’ll listen that they should give it a try, but one of the biggest things I hear is “I don’t want to be stuck on a ship during sea days”. I get it, even I thought this before my first cruise. In an age where technology keeps us occupied 24/7 disconnecting, even for one day, can seem a little daunting. Even though my favourite thing to do on a sea day is nothing, here’s some tips to get you through in case the thought of a day disconnected terrifies you.

My Travel Goals For 2020

2020 Travel Goals Bucket List Ideas

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Every year that I’ve been a blogger I’ve written about how successful my year was, my goals for the next year or something along those lines but, if I’m honest, I’m pretty happy at the moment and I don’t really have anything major that I want to achieve in the next year. I feel like publishing posts like that pile pressure on, rather than motivating, so this year I want to take a break from that and instead do something a little different - a travel bucket list. Even though I’m calling this my “2020 bucket list” I don’t exactly plan to achieve everything on this list in a year, it’s more of an acknowledgement that what I want in life changes as I live it, and even though this is accurate now, by next year it might not be. With that all said, let’s get into talking about a few of my travel aspirations.

Hello 2020 - Rewinding a Decade

Life of a Travel Blogger 2010-2020 Morocco

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It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since I sat down to write my 2018 roundup post, but here we are again looking at another new year - not just a new year but an entirely new decade. If I’m honest it doesn’t feel like more than 5 years since my teachers were repeatedly correcting the date in my exercise book when I wrote 2009 instead of 2010, and seeing what vaguely looked like “2019” would always make me wonder where I’d be in 10 years time. In 2009 I was 13 - I can’t remember what I wanted to be at 13, but I’m pretty sure at the time all that mattered was that not everyone in school hated me (it felt like it at the time). 

Cruising at Christmas: My Experience

Christmas Cruising Guide Cruise and Maritime Voyages Columbus

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If you haven’t been keeping up to date with my Instagram account then you might have missed the spam all about my trip on board Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ MV Columbus. This was a bit of a first for me - both being on board CMV’s flagship and cruising so close to the festive season, arriving back in the UK in the first week of December. It’s one of those times where you aren’t entirely sure whether or not it’s a Christmas trip so I wanted to give you a rundown of my trip to help you.

Why You Should Travel in Winter

Paris in Winter Travel Tips What to do in France

Hey Owlets,

I don’t know about you but as soon as the leaves change and temperatures drop I find myself spending hours looking at holiday websites, planning my next trip and keeping an eye out for last minute deals. I’ve never been normal, so here’s why I prefer taking trips in the Winter.

How Lighting Affects Your Mood

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When setting up a room, either in a home or work environment, your mind often flicks to what’s essential - chairs, tables, maybe a computer or a sofa if it’s at home. It’s taken for granted that when you move into a new space you flick the switch on the wall and the room will instantly light up. While that works on a functional level, lighting is actually one of the biggest things to consider when you create a new space and has a huge effect on your mood.