Kayaking in Northumberland

In the spirit of trying new things this year, I decided to try a brand new sport: kayaking. My chosen spot was a beautiful lake at Druridge Bay Country Park in Northumberland, which offers several water sports and activities throughout the year. Ladyburn Lake seemed like the perfect spot to take to the water in a kayak. Although, I was vividly warned by the instructor … Continue reading Kayaking in Northumberland

Skiing in Borovets, Bulgaria

Travelling all over Europe to ski – including trips to France, Scotland and Austria – has easily given me some of my best travel memories. However, out of all of my destinations, Borovets in Bulgaria is by far my favourite resort. Borovets is home to incredible scenery including mountains coated in snow, picturesque city lights and the vast forests situated on Rila Mountain. At the … Continue reading Skiing in Borovets, Bulgaria

10 Places to Visit in Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations that I have ever visited. The vast history of the City and the incredible architecture within it, makes Krakow a must-visit place in Europe. I travelled to Krakow, Poland with my university in January and found great inspiration and a new positive outlook from my trip. My visit lasted 5 days which was not enough time … Continue reading 10 Places to Visit in Krakow, Poland

Volunteering at Kwantu Game Reserve

I decided to volunteer abroad at the age of 18. It was important to me to spend some time travelling and finding myself before embarking on the next step after education. After searching online for months, I finally found a project that suited my interests and budget. I found my perfect volunteering experience through Kaya Responsible Travel. The programme cost £1,200 and included accommodation, food, … Continue reading Volunteering at Kwantu Game Reserve

The Perks of Volunteering Abroad

In 2008, over 1.6 million people volunteered across the world and the numbers are continuing to increase. I’m not surprised. Not only does it benefit you by giving you fantastic experiences; volunteering helps to resolve social, economic and environment problems across the globe. I spoke to various volunteers to ask them why you should volunteer. Samuel is currently volunteering at a refugee camp in Calais. … Continue reading The Perks of Volunteering Abroad

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Great White Shark Expeditions offer shark cage diving off the coast of False Bay in South Africa, around 1 hour from Cape Town. After booking in at the Crew House in Simonstown, we tucked in to a continental breakfast while waiting for the rest of the tour group to arrive. Apparently greasy food is more likely to cause sea sickness and I was willing to do … Continue reading Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Lane 7: Bowling Alley with a Difference

Lane 7 is a 1950’s, American style bowling alley in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. They also have venues in Middlesbrough and Aberdeen so let me know in the comments if you’ve been! The bowling alley aims to be “Different. Really different”, according to the website and it definitely lives up to the promise! On Saturday night, 7 of us travelled into the City Centre to investigate … Continue reading Lane 7: Bowling Alley with a Difference