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27 things to do in Grenoble by a former local!

During my university degree, I spend 8 months living in the town of Grenoble, France. I taught English in three primary schools in the Grenoble suburbs, spent my weekend skiing, mornings exploring and vastly improved my French. If you're planning on visiting Grenoble then check out this list of the best things to do in Grenoble from a former local. About Grenoble Grenoble is a city in France known for its winter sports, hiking, museums, ...

How To Be More Than A Tourist

This is a post I've been meaning to do for a while. To me there is a definite difference between being a tourist and a traveller, and I much prefer the latter. Of course there's advantages to being a tourist, which I associate more with a relaxing holiday, but travelling to me means learning and discovering more about the place you're in. Travelling can teach you loads and you can discover things you never knew ...

Instagramming Venice

Venice, Italy. A city built up of small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Beautiful and interesting. A city that is extremely easy to get lost in, but being lost is more than half the fun... Not having enough room for my camera in my tiny hand luggage allowance, I was left with my phone and instagram. Here's Venice through an instagram lens. During this trip I was in Venice for Regata Storica ...

Your ultimate guide to Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival is crazy. It's a mass of people, bright colours and loud music. And, it's SO much fun! If you've never been to Notting Hill Carnival before it can be a bit daunting. I remember that I'd heard so much about it (both go0d and bad) that I wasn't really sure what to expect. Make sure you're prepared for a day at the Carnival in London with this guide to Notting Hill Carnival. ...

Cairns – Ticking Off The Bucket List

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to scuba dive, the dream was to do it in the Great Barrier Reef. I remember looking into getting my PADI accreditation at a local centre but for one reason or another it never happened. On booking my trip to Australia learning to scuba dive was an absolute must. After our journey up the coast our underwater was about to begin as we got to Cairns ...

Exploring the Australian Outback

After exploring the cities of Sydney and Brisbane, and the beautiful Fraser Island and Whitsunday islands it would be all change as we made our journey into the outback. Having mistakenly watched the film Wolf Creek (I'm really not one for a scary/gory film), the idea of the outback scared me a little bit. If you're planning a trip to the outback any time soon I strongly suggest not watching this film! Fortunately, our journey ...

Sydney, Australia

Given that my life this week involves working two jobs and 12 hour shifts I haven't the chance to fill my life with interesting adventures to share with you. So this week my blog is dedicated to posts on a month spent in Australia. I hope you enjoy - and as always I'd love to read your comments! My decision to go to Australia with a friend from university was made after a drunken conversation ...