Last year - I flew over 51,000 miles, visited 7 new countries, and travelled on at least 20 different kinds of transport.
Come find out everything else I got up to in my 2017 round up in stats, numbers, and general highlights. #travelblogger
Hello sunshine ☀️ I'm exploring Martin County in Florida 🇺🇸 this week with Discover Martin County and I'm so excited to see a less touristy side of the sunshine state - starting with Hobe Sound this morning 😄
These fab murals are dotted all over the town and they're so colourful. Great way to start our week 💜🌴 #discovermartin #loveflorida #ad
📸 by VickyFlipFlopTravels
7 alternative beach destinations I think you should consider for 2018. Where would you add to this list?
NEW: Cocoon Browser Review
Why the free browser from GetCocoon is PERFECT for travellers. Safe browsing on even the most dodgy WiFi networks, protected privacy, no ad tracking.... and you can watch US Netflix from anywhere in the world for free without downloading a VPN.
Also perfect if you live in the UK and you want to watch US Netflix 😊
Tomorrow I'm headed back to Florida for the second time in a few months 😄☀🇺🇸 This time it's off to Martin County, Florida to check out a very different side of the state. Hoping it's as sunny and colourful as Miami was last November...
📸 by Wanderlust Chloe
BIG NEWS! I moved house yesterday 😄💖
Yesterday I moved in with VickyFlipFlopTravels 🧜♀️ in sunny Southsea and I'm VERY excited to be back. Come find out why I made the big move and what I'm up to over the next few months...
Check out my latest freelance post for Avanti's blog - all about beautiful Costa Rica 😍 #puravida
Just found out I was named one of the top 10 Travel Bloggers of 2017 by Trips 100. Thank you so much Fleamail - this means a lot 😄
Also thrilled that two of my all time favourite blogs made the list - Wanderlust Chloe and along dusty roads. Congratulations you guys! Go check them out if you haven't already!
This was one of my most popular posts last year - and I'm so proud to have been able to create something about my home that's done so well!
If you're looking for a UK getaway this year consider #Dorset - it's the best part of England!
Another shot I love from #Havana - posing with our gorgeous red convertible on the Malecon.
📸 by Every Steph - Green & Glamourous Travel Blog
NEW! 7 Things to do in #Havana
I spent three awesome days exploring Havana with cubaneden.com and uncovered some of the coolest things to do in the city. These are the seven highlights I think no visitor should miss. Anything missing from this list?
When you're attempting a #Havana photo shoot with Every Steph - Green & Glamourous Travel Blog but you're wearing trainers, there's a zillion cars getting in the way, and the entire construction site across the road has stopped working to watch 😂
NEW! My review of the gorgeous Roger Smith Hotel in New York City #NYC
Don't miss my roundup post of my favourite hotel stays of 2017.
PLUS find out how you can get £20 off your next Booking.com hotel booking.
Where was the best place you stayed last year?
In the need for some 2018 travel inspiration? loveholidays.com has created the perfect fun little tool to get you dreaming about your next adventure.
Check out my dream destination for this year in this fab round up post from Cruise1st
My most popular Instagram posts last year were the ones I took at Las Coloradas - the pink lakes in #Mexico. I still can't get over those amazing colours!
Thought I'd share the video again in case you missed it last time. If you like it, please subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2EPbgJ6
Trying to reach 100 subscribers so I can change my channel URL - please help!
NEW! 11 Unmissable Food and Drink Experiences in Miami
What's missing from this list? #FoundinMiami
NEW - December Travel Round Up
Everything I got up to last month... which, as it turns out, was a lot! Don't miss it!
My most popular blog post last year was my Shy Girl's Guide to Solo Travel!
So pleased and proud that this post has been helpful to so many people planning a solo trip 😍
Have you travelled solo? I'd love to hear your tips!
NEW! 2017 Look-Back and Travel Stats
My review of the past year - everywhere I went, and exactly how much #travel I did! How many flights, trains, and buses I took, how far I flew, and how many beds I slept in. Plus some of my favourite Instagrams and travel highlights of the year.
Where was your favourite place I explored this year?
Because now is the time of year to look back at the highlights of the past 12 months... these are some of the most amazing and/or most unique places I've stayed this year. But I want to hear what your favourite hotel stays were - so come and leave me a comment!
PLUS - find out how to score £20 off your next hotel booked through Booking.com 😄
Finally home from my epic adventure and ready for the holidays! Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, the USA, and Cuba 😍 14 weeks, 5 countries, 3 US states, 14 planes, 24 buses, 1 thirty hour train journey, 11 boats, 1 Dia de los Muertos, 2 volcano hikes, 5 pairs of lost sunglasses, and who knows how many mojitos...
Thanks for following! Stay tuned for LOTS of blog posts 😄
Hola from Havana-na-na-na 😄🇨🇺💙😍
This was the last stop on my epic Americas adventure, and it's been awesome! Today I met up with Every Steph - Green & Glamourous Travel Blog for one last day of fun together... Cue lots of mojitos, daiquiris, and - of course - old cars! This city is so full of colour and spirit. Definitely hope I can come back for longer some day.
Next stop.... UK! This has been an incredible three month adventure, but now I can't wait to get home and spend Christmas with my family ❤️ Stay tuned for way more photos once I get back to the land of real Internet!
Is Solo Travel Worth It?
Where's Mollie? asked me and somebody other awesome travel bloggers what we think of solo travel!
SO excited to announce that I'm headed to #Havana this Monday! I've never been to Cuba before and it's been on my wish-list forever :) If you've been then I want to see all your tips!
I'll be staying at a gorgeous little Casa Particular in Old Havana which I found thanks to cubaneden.com - so excited to explore the city and drink ALL the mojitos!
The past few days in New Orleans have been an absolute whirlwind and I've loved every single second!
We stayed at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the most perfect French Quarter location, we ate our body weight in food (as per usual), and we made sure to have some classic New Orleans experiences... Like drinking something luminous on Bourbon Street, eating beignets at 3am, and hitting the rotating carousel bar at Hotel Monteleone 😄
I've been having so much fun that I hardly took any photos (bad blogger) - but the spirit of New Orleans would be pretty hard to capture visually anyway. It's all about smells, flavours, and music! #NewOrleans
Not bad for my first meal in New Orleans 😋 This city is ALL about great food and the Windsor Court Hotel is definitely one of the best places to find it 💜
I'm here visiting my friend Pam - making the US the fifth country we've overeaten together in 😂 and after this amazing feast of a lunch we're definitely off to a good start!
Currently on board the Amtrak Crescent from NYC to New Orleans... A 30 hour journey through some seriously beautiful scenery!
The food's good, service is amazing, and I have my own little private roomette with a little bed. I'm loving it ❤️ What do you think... Is 30 hours too long or is this a great way to see the country?
A very Christmassy weekend in NYC ❄️😍
Made it up both the Empire State Building and to the Top Of The Rock NYC thanks to my awesome CityPASS. So many amazing views!
It's been flipping freezing all weekend, but I've loved being back in one of the coolest cities in the world. I also loved staying in the old-school glamour of the Roger Smith Hotel - my suite was bigger than my old flat and so pretty!
#cityPASS #TrueYorkCity #spon
My last day in the Yucatan was spent exploring ruins and singing along (badly) to some proper belters on a crazy little blogger road trip. This part of the world is so flipping pretty 😍
Kissing goodbye to Mexico today for a week to go on a pretty epic USA adventure - stay tuned!
One of the things I miss most when I travel is the sense of community that only happens when you hang out in the same place for a long time. For the past few weeks I've been living in Merida and spending almost every day with a little blogger family - and its been bloody awesome!
Massive shout out to Nathan Foodie Flashpacker (my favourite person to stuff my face with), the ever fabulous Every Steph - Green & Glamourous Travel Blog, the lovely Nate from Travel Lemming (my hero for lending me a laptop when mine popped it's clogs), and the best foodie guides in the city Food Fun Travel 😄 You guys have made the past few weeks amazing! Muchos love too to everyone else I met in the city 💜 it's been a blast.
NEW GIVEAWAY! #Win a Knightwick 3 Berth Tent from Leisureshop Direct Limited!
Last night, we went to the Feria Xmatkuil 2017 Yucatan State Fair. And somehow, we wound up dressed as olde timey cowboys for a photo.
And it was wonderful!
Starring - Travel Lemming, Foodie Flashpacker, Food Fun Travel, and The World Wanderers Podcast.
Everything I got up to last month, in brief, with some jokes. Please enjoy...
Last week I tweeted that my Airbnb in Merida didn't have any kitchen utensils and asked for suggestions of how to cook instant noodles without a bowl or plate...
Yesterday I came home to a box of goodies from Airbnb, including a bowl and plate and a bunch of yummy chocolate!
This is so cute and a complete surprise! Thank you so much Airbnb 😘
Sooo full and sleepy after an amazing food tour with Provecho Food Tours in Merida.
One of my favourite things about this city is the food... It's so wonderful here and there's loads of unique Yucatecan dishes to try. Our guide was fantastic and I've learned so much about the food here! So good! #Merida
NEW POST - 8 Things to do on Isla Ometepe
Yep, I'm FINALLY catching up on blog posts from the past few months and this is one I'm really excited to share... because #Ometepe is one of the absolute highlights of my trip. This is one of the most pretty, most tranquil places I've ever visited!
Featuring el pital Ometepe and El Zopilote, Isla de Ometepe - two amazing places that made my time there extra special :)
This week has mostly been about catching up on work and eating ALL the Mexican food!
NEW! How to Deal with Travel Burnout
Written yesterday in a fit of inspiration because I've been going through the dreaded burnout this week myself!! After over two months on the road I was feeling strung out and exhausted from all the movement!
So I'm renting an AirBnb this week in Merida and getting some much-needed "me time". These are my top tips for getting though #travel burnout.
Do you have tips of your own? I want to hear them! Come read my post and share your thoughts in the comments...
Finally made it to Chichen Itza yesterday!
I have to admit... at first I was feeling just the tiniest bit underwhelmed. It was pricey to get in, the site is full of vendors trying to sell tacky souvenirs, and it was already pretty busy despite our 8.30am arrival. But then I saw the Mayan football pitch and got very overexcited about seeing one of my all time favourite kids movies (The Road to El Dorado) brought to life 🤣
And in fact, Chichen Itza is incredibly impressive. I find the Mayans so fascinating and I can't wait to explore a few more of Mexico's ruins!
And that's a wrap for my amazing trip in Miami 😄
It's been a week of fun in the sun with my favourite blogger partner in crime Wanderlust Chloe in one of the most colourful cities I've ever seen. From the pastel coloured art deco buildings of Ocean Drive to the amazing street art around Wynwood - it's been almost overwhelmingly colourful!
Thanks Visit Miami for an awesome week - hopefully see you again soon 😍 #FoundInMiami