A Guide to Planning, Booking and Walking the West Highland Way

A Guide to Planning, Booking and Walking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is a long distance walk that runs through the Scottish Highlands, from Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) to Fort William and takes just over a week. The route is 151km/ 96 miles long and offers a variety of landscapes including lakes, mountains and moors. Although long, it's not a hugely difficult walk and there are no technical sections so its achievable for most walkers. It's well marked out as well so perfect for when I distract my Dad from his navigation with my incessant chatter.
How to Eat Like a Local in Leeds City Centre

How to Eat Like a Local in Leeds City Centre

Leeds
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One of my favourite things about Leeds City Centre is the vast array of these restaurants, giving locals and visitors alike a huge choice of places to dine whilst supporting independent businesses and the local economy. Whether you’re looking for street food, high end tasting menus or everything in between, here are my top picks of places to eat in Leeds to help you dine like a local.

Hi, I'm Nell. I’m a Leeds based travel blogger creating content to inspire you to make the most of your weekends, limited annual leave and hard-earned cash by writing about part-time, mid-budget travel. Here you'll find posts about city breaks, hiking trips and tales of food and wine.

Things To Do In And Around Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Things To Do In And Around Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Helmsley
It's a known fact that Yorkshire is the best county, right? So much so, that earlier this year when I was desperate for a few days away but feeling too anxious to travel, I opted for a break in my home county and spent a long weekend in Helmsley. Helmsley is a beautiful market town in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and makes for a great weekend away exploring this part of the world. There are plenty of things to do in Helmsley and the surrounding areas, here are just a few of them.
5 Things That Surprised Me in Gran Canaria

5 Things That Surprised Me in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria
Last month I spent a week in Gran Canaria with my boyfriend and his family. The aim of the game was simply to relax: days around the pool, walks along the beach and a lot of barbecues! I soon realised that Gran Canaria had much more too it than I first thought, and was full of surprises. In honour of that, here are five things that surprised me the most.
What to Pack for Glacier Hiking in the Alps

What to Pack for Glacier Hiking in the Alps

I started writing this post prior to my recent glacier hiking trip to the Alps whilst I was packing, and I'm so glad that I didn't finish it as I got my packing COMPLETELY WRONG. I packed far too much, missed off a couple of essential items and made my bag too heavy for lugging up mountains. If you're off on a glacier hiking trip, here's what you need to pack.
10 Things I Learnt on The Spaghetti Tour

10 Things I Learnt on The Spaghetti Tour

Zermatt
I've just returned from the Alps on a version of what is known as the Spaghetti Tour. It’s named as such because although it starts and ends in Switzerland, most nights are spent in Italy eating generous portions of, you guessed it, spaghetti (actually just general pasta, we didn’t have any spaghetti). So I’m sharing 10 things I learnt on the Spaghetti Tour, from how to safely walk on glaciers to several toilet related learnings.
Mountain Huts: What To Expect and How to Survive

Mountain Huts: What To Expect and How to Survive

Zermatt
Mountain huts are a completely unique experience. Usually they are simply a necessity - if you want to hike, climb or ski in remote areas there might not be any other kind of accommodation available, but you don't want to miss out on these incredible locations. They're not to everyone's taste, but they do have their benefits - you just need to know what to expect and have a few tricks up your sleeve to make them more enjoyable!
Celebrating Independent Shops at Leeds Corn Exchange

Celebrating Independent Shops at Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds
Supporting local businesses is high on my list of values. When I’m travelling I’ll seek out family run restaurants, eat local produce and drink the local wine. So when I’m at home, this shouldn’t and doesn't change. So when I was invited to visit Leeds Corn Exchange to celebrate Independents’ Day I felt pretty honoured! It would be the perfect opportunity to discover some new local businesses, engage with the people behind them and hopefully inspire you to discover them for yourselves!
Taste Meson: A Shining Example of Gran Canarian Cuisine

Taste Meson: A Shining Example of Gran Canarian Cuisine

Gran Canaria
Thank goodness we walked past Taste Meson on a walk along the seafront in our nearest town! Overlooking the bay in the centre of Arguineguin, Taste Meson is a small plate restaurant designed to showcase local produce. It’s more of a fine dining style of eating than the tapas style that you might expect from a small plate restaurant in this part of the world, but the atmosphere is definitely holiday dining rather than anything fancy.
Eating and Drinking in Trento, Trentino

Eating and Drinking in Trento, Trentino

Trento, Italy
Whether or not you’ve been to Italy, it’s no secret that the food is great. If we were playing a game of word association, I bet food would be the first word that comes to mind if someone were to say “Italy”. Well, last week I visited Trento and my tastebuds can confirm that the rumours are all true!
Crib Goch and Snowdon: Where to Stay, What to Expect, Where to Eat

Crib Goch and Snowdon: Where to Stay, What to Expect, Where to …

Wales
I'd never been to Wales before, but in preparation for our Italian High Level Route trip in a couple of months, daddy Miller suggested a sprint up Crib Goch and Snowdon. I was a little apprehensive because it was such a long way to travel from Leeds for one day of hiking, especially when the Yorkshire countryside is stunning enough for me, but I can now confirm that it was 100% worth it!
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