South Kensington Museum Guide

South Kensington Museum Guide

The last time I took the train down to London, I headed to one of my areas of London: South Kensington! South Kensington is arguably the most charming part of London. On a sunny day, t's a great place to walk around, and it's great for rainy days, as there are three great museums right [...]

A Harry Potter Scotland Tour

A Harry Potter Scotland Tour

Harry Potter fans, this post is for you! Scotland is the birthplace of the series, and the filming location for so many scenes of the films! Have a spare day or two? Rent a car and go on this tour! Start in Edinburgh! Edinburgh is where the Harry Potter series was born. Have coffee at The Elephant [...]

A Hiking Day Trip From Edinburgh: The Pentlands Nine Mile Burn

A Hiking Day Trip From Edinburgh: The Pentlands Nine Mile Burn

Ever feel like you need to get out of the city and see some nature? I sure do! The past weekend, I was feeling a bit sluggish. Instead of taking a day to rest, I decided to get out and see some Scottish nature! Sometimes all you need is a little fresh air. I hiked [...]

Exploring Winter Wonderland & Edinburgh Christmas 2017

Exploring Winter Wonderland & Edinburgh Christmas 2017

Being back in the cold weather for Christmas has certainly put me into a festive mood! The UK does Christmas the right way. Lots of lights, markets, and hot chocolate stands around! I’ve been travelling across the UK quite frequently these past two weeks. I’ve been able to see places as Christmas comes nearer, and [...]

unexpected lake district

unexpected lake district

Heading to the Lake District? As a last attempt to camp before the weather turns too cold, I headed down to the Lake District this weekend! It's a quick two-hour train ride from Edinburgh, and definitely worth a visit. The Lake District has quite a few little towns scattered around lakes. The towns are all [...]

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

Though I've only been at school for a month, it was good to rekindle a sense of exploration. Phil came up to Scotland with a tent; we packed our bags into a rental car and hit the road. I got out of class midday on Friday, and we started driving by about noon. It was [...]

unexpected kent: dover, canterbury, and the seaside

unexpected kent: dover, canterbury, and the seaside

Hi guys! Earlier this month, I took a very short, but very sweet trip to Kent, England. Sometimes trips are great because of the company you're with, not the actual destination, and I'll admit, I thought this would be one of those trips. I was so wrong! Kent is full of so much beauty and [...]

unexpected edinburgh: my first week living abroad

unexpected edinburgh: my first week living abroad

Hey friends! Today marks only the first week of being in Ediburgh (though you'll read this later). Of course, starting uni and setting up a life here has taken it's time, so I haven't been able to explore the city too much. That being said, Edinburgh has already blown me away. Before coming here, after telling [...]

unexpected london: tea & boots

unexpected london: tea & boots

The past two days have been an absolute dream! I don't have many pictures of these days due to some camera glitches, but it's now sorted out and the next post will be full of photos! The eighth in London was our "lux" day. We woke up quite late (oops) and first headed out to [...]

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

After a night of eating pizza at midnight and drinking prosecco in bed, Sophia and I had a bit of a late start and headed out for lunch! Since before heading to London, I found a little takeaway food chain that I just knew I had to try, so we took the Tube to Moorgate and walked [...]