A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

The Cotswolds probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings author grew up in the city of Birmingham, then spent most of his time in Oxford, so they are the locations most associated with him. However, Tolkien had family in Evesham – a small market town in Worchestershire – and he would visit … Continue reading A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

Movie Worlds You Wish You Could Visit | A Collaboration

As someone who is passionate about travelling, I seem to find inspiration just about everywhere, but movies are my absolute favourite source. Have you ever watched a film and thought – I would absolutely love to live in that world? Well, that is literally my life. It’s rare that I watch a movie and don’t think it would be an amazing place to visit – … Continue reading Movie Worlds You Wish You Could Visit | A Collaboration

Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

When you think of Vienna, music is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss – all the greats have lived in this city at some point in their lives. However, Vienna also has an avid literary history and is perfect for book lovers. On a recent trip, I set out to find as many literary locations as I could … Continue reading Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

Fun Travel Gifts For Unicorn Lovers

As I was scrolling through Instagram this morning, I noticed a larger than normal amount of unicorn related photo’s. I’m no stranger to the occasional snap of a multi-coloured hot chocolate with added sugar horn, or a slumber party exclusively for those in a unicorn onesie, but today I’ve seen non stop unicorn goodies, and I’ve finally found out why – it’s National Unicorn Day. … Continue reading Fun Travel Gifts For Unicorn Lovers

6 Goals That Will Get Me Closer To Where I Want To Be in 2018

Does anyone else get stuck in a writing rut they feel like they can’t get out of? I don’t mean struggling for inspiration – I’ve got lists of stories that are begging to be told – but the writing part, that’s the bit that’s hitting me hard right now. I go to write about a recent trip, but the words just don’t seem to come … Continue reading 6 Goals That Will Get Me Closer To Where I Want To Be in 2018

Five Fictional Cities I’d love to visit in real life

Have you ever watched a movie, or read a book, and thought – I’d really love to visit that world, or that town, or even that cafe? It happens to me all the time. Just the other day, I was at the cinema watching the new Black Panther movie, and I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing Wakanda looked – the ultimate travel destination. Seriously, … Continue reading Five Fictional Cities I’d love to visit in real life

A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

Edinburgh has a rich literary history counting numerous influential writers among its alumni, but for fans of the Harry Potter franchise it’s most excitingly home to J.K. Rowling. Whilst Rowling wasn’t actually born in Edinburgh, she did move to the city in the early 90’s – around the same time she started writing Harry Potter. Because of this, it’s thought that Edinburgh provided Rowling with … Continue reading A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

When I visited Edinburgh last month, one statement put The Elephant House right to the top of my bucket list – ‘the birthplace of Harry Potter’. It was quite a bold claim, and one not entirely based on fact – J.K. Rowling actually came up with the boy who lived on a train journey to London –nevertheless, it is true that she spent a lot … Continue reading The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter