Solo In Iceland: A Winter Adventure

Hey Beauties, for this post I’m going to give you all a visual diary of my five day stay in Iceland – and no the pictures do not do this place justice. It is STUNNING! I did have a lengthy post written up with handy tips and tricks but unfortunately due to some technical difficulties, the post didn’t save. I’ll do a couple of dot points below that I feel is important information to know, otherwise if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below.

  • Yes it’s true, Iceland is expensive! I saved a lot of money by staying in accomodation that had kitchen facilities. I brought with me snacks, tea, pasta, seasoning and rice because I knew it would be cheaper in my home country than in Iceland. I then only purchased food if it was essential and when I wanted to treat myself.
  • Don’t have your heart set on seeing the northern lights. I had the tour booked every night I was there and every night it was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Go with the mindset that if you see it, it’s a bonus. That way you won’t be disappointed if you leave without haven’t had a chance to see them.
  • I highly recommend the Golden Circle Tour. one of the stops is at a natural hot spring and it was incredible. A few days later I went to the Blue Lagoon and in comparison to the natural hot spring, it felt like I was in a fabricated public pool with way too many tourists.
  • If you don’t hire a car, it’s quite easy to get around if you book yourself onto a bunch a tours. That’s what I did and the pickup system they have is super easy to navigate. Just make sure you arrive at your designated bus stop at least ten minutes prior because sometimes they’re early.
  • The water is safe to drink and the people are super friendly. I was told by my taxi driver that tipping is not required and some even take offence to it. I went during winter and yes it was cold, so I’d say have enough warm waterproof clothing in your suitcase.

London – Playing Tour Guide In My New Home

Hey Beauties, hope everyone is having a fab day and totally succeeding in life! Speaking of life, my current one here in London is going great. Yes, the weather is dull and freezing at times, but on the plus side, this vibrant city always has something amazing to offer.

From parks where wild deer roam free to eclectic markets, sunsets on the River Thames, theatre productions, pop up restaurants, secret cinemas and so much more, there’s never a point where I find myself bored with zero to do.

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Island Hopping Around The World

Peace and tranquility. Two words that perfectly sum up my island getaways. Waking up every morning to the sunrise filtering through the curtains of my beachfront bungalow, snorkelling beside turtles in crystal clear waters, the warm sun on my back as I lay on white sand listening to my favourite tunes. I’ve been to three amazing islands outside of Australia, with many more still to check off my list – My ultimate goal is an over water bungalow in Bora Bora. That’s the dream!

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Weekend Getaways Within The UK

Hey everyone! Another weekend equals another getaway. Who else has been getting their adventure on? For me, London has been the perfect base to explore Europe, and with so many amazing countries at my doorstep, I sometimes forget that there’s just as much to explore right here in the UK!

Over the last few months I’ve been using my weekends to explore the top recommended places outside of London, and I’m so glad I did because so far they have been beyond beautiful.

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Japan – Beauty Personified

Hey Beauties! I hope everyone is doing well during these uncertain times. Since the spread of COVID-19 and lockdown laws have been implemented across the globe, I’ve been doing my part to stay indoors, which means two things. I’ve had endless time to write (which has been great!) and I’ve been catching up on all those mini projects I’ve had sitting on my “to do” list forever. One of them being, to write about my Japan trip back in 2015! So five years later… here it is!

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