Portsmouth Life, Travels

Seven Daily Views

I recently started an Instagram project called #DailyView. I got the idea whilst sat on the bench in the first image. The wind rustled the leaves and the day just caught my attention. I realised that we are surrounded by so much beauty every day. Anything you see with your eyes is a view.Make sure… Continue reading Seven Daily Views

Travels

GUEST BLOG – I left my heart in the Highlands

A guest blog post I wrote for the awesome Marauding JJ’s website!

Analogue John

Guest blog by Kaitlin McKenzie.

I love flying. I love the adrenaline rush of takeoff, the always-blue skies, the excitement of going somewhere new.

Or, rather, in this case, somewhere that feels like home.

As the crew prepare for landing, I sit snugly in my Easyjet economy seat and peek down through the clouds at glimpses of the land below.

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Memories of descents toward destinations like lush, green Bali or burnt-red central Australia flit through my mind. But the land below me now is nothing like those.

Dark green hills roll like waves beneath us, sand-coloured lines squiggle across the terrain, forged by busy landrovers or wandering rivers.

The hills are covered by a patchwork quilt of green, dry grey, and heather brilliantly purple even from our altitude.

These are the hills of Scotland.

I spent the cloudier part of the plane journey leafing through the in-flight magazine. One…

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Books, Travels

The Perfect Bali Travel Read

A must-read for Bali lovers and visitors!! The perfect accompaniment to any Balinese adventure. A beautiful retelling of what Bali was and what it still inherently is: beautiful.

Opinions, Travels

My First and Best Italian Meal

Arriving in Italy late evening after a seven hour drive, and stumbling into the best restaurant in town! A gift from the travel gods! And an embarrassing language exchange!

hang gliding, Travels

Salzburg: A Brief Encounter

A unexpectedly lovely day of chasing hang glider pilots around Austria followed by night-time wanderings and really good beer.

Things to be doing., Travels

Aya Bad Swimming Pool: SalzburgΒ 

This pool was conveniently located just along from our accommodation, Pension am Eschenbach. Coming from the UK I'm not used to pools being really clean and elegantly designed. The Aya Bad was an infinity pool and when you swam in it's cool, clear waters you felt like they would never end. The water was perfectly clean… Continue reading Aya Bad Swimming Pool: SalzburgΒ 

hang gliding, Travels

New High Score: Five Countries in a Day!

On Friday I woke up in Lille, France and fell asleep 600 miles away in Salzburg, Austria. The reason for this mammoth journey is not just your average road trip, I am working as a driver for a group of hang glider pilots! This year, the British nationals are in Sigilo, Italy, and it is… Continue reading New High Score: Five Countries in a Day!