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.
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.

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.

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!
Sleeping on the Caledonian Sleeper: A Guest Post

Sleeping on the Caledonian Sleeper: A Guest Post

Did you know that blogging is actually a genetic trait? That's right, and today I'm publishing a guest post from my wonderful blogger mum, Christine. When mum mentioned that she was going on the Caledonian Sleeper to Shetland, I was mega intrigued and over the moon when she agreed to write a guest post for Adventures With Nell all about it. Enjoy!
A Slightly Girlie Guide to Hiking Kit Essentials

A Slightly Girlie Guide to Hiking Kit Essentials

Leeds
Walking holidays are only enjoyable if a) you're fit enough (it's no fun if you're struggling up hills and longing for the end of the day so that you can rest your legs) and b) you have the right kit. The right kit will literally mean the difference between a multi-day hike being a challenge or a holiday. Here are my hiking essentials.
How to Have the Perfect Weekend in Southwold

How to Have the Perfect Weekend in Southwold

Southwold

Southwold holds many happy memories for me: as a kid I'd spend almost every October half term there on bike rides and in the arcade, and as a teenager weekends there would revolve around chasing boys and wangling invites to beach parties. Now as an adult (sort of!) I don't visit very often, but when I do I'm reminded of what a happy and wonderful place it is. Here's my guide to how to spend a weekend in Southwold.

Cosy Places to Drink in Vilnius

Cosy Places to Drink in Vilnius

Vilnius
I visited Vilnius in January, meaning that it was very, very, very cold. Much to my distaste (I realise sarcasm doesn't really come across in writing), this meant spending a lot of our weekend warming up with a cup of mulled wine or two. Luckily, Vilnius turned out to have loads of places that were cosy, friendly and served fantastic mulled wine.
The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

Helmsley
I never planned on writing a blog post solely reviewing the hotel, but we had such a lovely time here that I had to! So here it is.
Coping With Mental Illness Abroad

Coping With Mental Illness Abroad

Leeds
I don't write about mental health. It's not because I'm ashamed or embarrassed by my experiences of it, it's just that it's not something I want to write about - I'd much rather share exciting travel stories and wonderful food experiences with you. And although I've struggled with quite severe depression in the past, my mental health is, most of the time, not too bad. So why on earth am I writing about it now?
A Very Snowy Weekend In Vilnius

A Very Snowy Weekend In Vilnius

Vilnius
One of my favourite things about this trip was that I didn't do much research, so had no idea what to expect. This meant discovering lots of lovely surprises as we wandered around the snowy streets, and allowed us to experience our own version of Vilnius - although I realise that in a small city you're pretty much guaranteed to do the same things you'd have done if you'd read up on it!
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