Home time - this is how I spent my last day in paradise! Definitely my favourite travel destination to date.
Exploring Bo Kaap in Cape Town - colourful buildings everywhere!
I think Cape Town may just be my favourite place I’ve ever visited! Driving around Stellenbosch today and it’s beautiful! 🍇
Winter sun in Cape Town, I like this place ☀️
Any tips for #CapeTown? Am heading there on Sunday for a mini holiday - found some cheap flights with Jack's Flight Club. Nice to be travelling to a new place and not for work, although this water shortage will be interesting, better pack my dry shampoo...
As we begin a new year, Yogi Tea asked me to reflect on my #GoldenMoments of 2017 as I try their new Turmeric Chai, otherwise known as "Golden Milk". Wherever you are in the world, I hope your 2018 is filled with lots of adventures. What do you have planned for the year ahead?
Had my first ever "staycation" in London this week The Gore Hotel! It was so festive and Christmassy and my room was fit for a Queen - nice to enjoy a mini holiday without going too far! I used a Hotelgift voucher to book my stay - if you're stuck for an idea for a Christmas present, a hotel gift voucher is a great idea for a travel lover. Check out my review here: http://www.pommietravels.com/the-best-hotel-in-london-for-a-christmas-staycation/
I was really quite surprised about how easy it is to drive from London to France. 2 hour drive to Dover, 1.5 hours relaxing on the DFDS UK ferry (the views are amazing!) and then about a 20 minute drive to our chateau. Had a nice little getaway with my best friend Elle, you can read all about our trip to discover Boulogne-sur-Mer here:
Follow my adventures on Instagram today with DFDS UK from Dover to Calais! It'll be my first time seeing the White Cliffs of Dover and driving on the other side of the road! Taking a little getaway to a chateau with my best friend Elle. #ad
Can't believe how small and light this SanDisk portable hard drive is - and it's 240GB! I take so many photos and videos these days and always get impatient waiting for them to transfer, but this beauty transfers files at lightning speeds - definitely an essential part of my kit now.
http://www.pommietravels.com/sandisk-extreme-500-portable-drive-review/ #ad #Extreme500Portable #SaveItAllOnSanDisk⚡
Seattle is a great place to spend 24 hours. From a visit to Pike Place Market in the morning to taking in the views and cuisine at SkyCity at the Needle Restaurant - Space Needle at night, here is a great list of must-see attractions in this waterfront city put together by Hertz #Seattle #attractions #ad http://izea.it/a9FRR6w
Went to a fun, free event in London last weekend hosted by Vive Andalucía to showcase the spirit of Andalucia. It was a rainy day but the flamenco dancers, VR headsets and free Spanish tapas definitely brightened my day, plus I got to catch up with The Travel Hack! #AndaluciaInLondon http://bit.ly/2zOmjmR
I've discovered my new favourite tea brand and it's ❤️. Lately I've been drinking herbal teas a lot because I have a caffeine intolerance. Yogi Tea produces a range of organic teas that take on average 7 minutes to brew, so they're encouraging tea drinkers to use these 7 minutes to do something that makes them feel good - find out what did in my #7minuteschallenge. 🍵 #ad
If you live in London, head down to #AndaluciaInLondon at Angel Central Shopping Centre this Saturday 4th for tapas, virtual reality, live music and flamenco! It runs from 11am to 8pm and there'll be a prize draw to win a trip to Andalusia for two people. http://www.andalucia.org/en/andalusia-london/
I've been to a lot of exotic places but Cornwall is still one of my favourite destinations. Despite what you may think, England really does have great beaches! Check out my guide to the best places to visit:
I get loads of emails with questions about visiting Bali, so I've put together a list of tips to help you with your trip:
One of the most iconic attractions in Paris is definitely the Louvre but the queues can be really long and it's also packed with tourists! Check out my tips for visiting, including where to eat, what to see and how to skip the lines.
What's your daily commute like? I doubt many are as beautiful as the Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - the world's greatest commute! Confused.com have created a 360-degree video of this incredible road, so you can experience the drive like you're actually there!
Do you feel like your trips have lost the surprise factor? These days I feel I spend so much time planning, looking at reviews and scrolling through Instagram photos that sometimes I think I've lost the element of spontaneity with travel. A company called Mirumplan are bringing back the element of surprise to travel by organising mystery trips to Spain!
Received a mention in Marie Claire this week :) What's on your bucket list? http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/travel/travel-bucket-list-527473
Apparently Brits who meet up to 5 new people from different cultures whilst on holiday will have a happiness boost of 10%, so Thomson Cruises are encouraging passengers to step ashore and meet as many locals as possible.
Celebrated my first Carnival in the Caribbean the other week! I love the way people are so proud of their bodies, no matter what shape or size they are. Here's a beginner's guide to Carnival in Antigua: http://www.pommietravels.com/celebrating-carnival-in-antigua-a-beginners-guide/ #LoveAntiguaBarbuda
Looking for the best bank card for travel? I took my Starling Bank card for a spin in Amsterdam! There are no ATM or foreign transaction fees from them and the mobile app is packed full of features. Skip the queue with my code POMMIETR and download the app here: http://bit.ly/2wrUbDv
I'm super excited to tell you guys about a new bank card from Starling Bank, which I tried out this week in Amsterdam. Starling Bank is a new challenger bank that charges no ATM withdrawal fees or transaction fees for using their card abroad, which is perfect for travellers like me. This mobile-only bank account comes with a really cool app that's packed with features, including spending insights, 24/7 live chat and the ability to block/unblock the card within the app. I've really loved using it so far, and since it's a current account I can use it for day-to-day banking at home. If you want to learn more you can sign up with this link and use the code POMMIETR to skip the wait list! http://www.pommietravels.com/best-bank-card-for-travelling-abroad/
Monaco is one of the most ridiculously expensive places on Earth, but you don't have to sell a kidney to go there. Here's a little video I created with American Travel Blogger showing you how to do Monaco on the cheap: https://youtu.be/Pa9ccPAInf8
P&O Ferries (Official) invited me to share what I'd take on holiday if I had absolutely no luggage limits. What would you take? http://www.pommietravels.com/if-there-were-no-luggage-limits-this-is-what-id-take/ #ad
I spent 3 months in Seattle this year and it soon felt like home. Join me on a tour of Things to Do in Seattle with American Travel Blogger as we discover the Space Needle and many of Seattle's top attractions: https://youtu.be/QnW10LHzgXs
Just got back from Carnival in Antigua - love the costumes and how, no matter what shape or size, people are proud of their bodies!
Thinking of visiting Tel Aviv? It's a really vibrant city - I love the outdoor culture, the beaches, the nightlife and those delicious Israeli breakfasts! And if you want to explore like a local there's a Facebook Messenger chatbot called Gooster that will help find cool places to go.
Here are some more of my top tips for visiting like a local: https://www.pommietravels.com/tips-for-visiting-tel-aviv-like-a-local/
I'm always looking for travel hacks to get cheap flights and one of the great tools I've found is Jack's Flight Club. Jack is a travel hacker who sends out email alerts with error fares and ridiculously cheap deals (latest one was £258 return - Paris to Tokyo to London!) There's a free version and a premium version - it's well worth getting the premium version for annual feee of just £35. You get 4x as many deals to your inbox and you have first dibs before they sell out. Check out my review here:
Sometimes a girl just needs a weekend away...I was feeling a bit stressed with work so drove down to New Forest for the weekend. Such a cool forest and horses lying in the middle of the road everywhere! Burley Manor was such a treat! If only I could feel like lady of the manor all the time.
The Galapagos has always been on my bucket list! What would you like to see? The Galapagos Tortoise or the Blue Footed Booby? Check out this list of awesome wildlife you can see in The Galapagos by Pettits.
In most countries you're able to get to and from the airport by public transport or taxi. But sometimes it's a hassle trying to negotiate taxi fares or haul your bags onto different buses and trains. KiwiTaxi lets you pre-book transfers so you know exactly what you're paying, and best of all it's available in 94 countries. Check out my review here:
Who loves Disneyland? I recently went back to The Magic Kingdom at Disneyland Paris with Ezitravel - my first time since I was four years old! Wondering what it's like to visit as an adult? Here are my top tips:
Have you ever wanted to try something a bit different in London? A few weeks ago I tried Up at The O2 - an urban mountaineering experience that involves scaling the roof of The O2. The experience was so fun and got my adrenaline pumping - check out what I got up to here: http://www.pommietravels.com/up-at-the-o2-review-climbing-the-o2-in-london/
In Paris this week! Had a really great time today doing a '10 Tastings' food tour with Withlocals. Baguettes, crepes, oysters, wine, saucisson....we had all the French foods!
There are just 3 days left to enter to #win a Google Pixel phone courtesy of EE ! Read my favourite apps to use in New York City and enter here:
Hi everyone, I have an exciting giveaway for you - I'm offering a Google Pixel phone for one lucky reader courtesy of EE! Discover my favourite apps to use in New York City and find out how to enter here:
Heading to Rome this summer? Check out my top tips and places to go besides the tourist traps: http://www.pommietravels.com/tips-and-things-to-know-about-visiting-rome/
Got kids? With the help of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk and TUI I share 30 family travel tips to avoid temper tantrums and meltdowns on holiday. 🌴🌞 #MVCxThomson
Want to bring your favourite Europe travel photos into your home decor? My-Picture.co.uk lets you print your photos onto canvas to hang on your wall. Best of all they're giving my readers a special discount to get a FREE 20×20 cm print or 30×20 cm print. Or you can get a £9 discount for any other order. Don't miss it - the coupon code expires 17th June. http://www.pommietravels.com/5-european-trademarks-on-your-wall/
I'm so excited to go back to the South of France for my 30th this summer! The last time I was there I took the train along the coastline, stopping at places like Cannes, Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, Nice and Beaulieu-Sur-Mer. The train is the easiest way to get around the French Riviera and is very affordable (Cannes to Nice was €7), so no need for a car! It's super easy to check the times and book them through Voyages-sncf.com. 🚆
Don't forget you can share your own train tips using the hash tag #1001TrainTips and you could WIN Interrail Passes for you and three friends! Think of all the travel you could do! https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/traintips
Hi everybody I have a really exciting competition to share this week! Voyages-sncf.com are giving you the chance to win FOUR Interrail passes! All you have to do is share your best train tips to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #1001TrainTips. You and three friends could be travelling around Europe this summer! I've Interrailed before and had the time of my life - check out this old pic from the archives - wow we didn't travel light! https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/traintips 🚆
TIP: I love overnight trains! You can save money on one night's accommodation!
Want to go to Thailand? BrightSun are running a competition to win a luxury trip for 2 to Bangkok and Phuket! Entry is super simple - just select 3 activities you'd like to do there and submit. Must be 18 or over and live in the UK to enter.
Want to know more about me and my story? One Globe Studio interviewed me about how I got into travel blogging and what the future holds: https://youtu.be/2EP0V6e2TOE