6 best places to spend New Year in the UK

A little delayed as I forgot to put this up here with all the Christmas craziness but better late than never – my new article for the National Student! All of these places are still amazing to visit year round, or you know, you can always start planning next New Year’s early. Here’s an excerpt:

“Christmas is almost upon us so it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to ring in the New Year. Luckily, you don’t need to go far or spend big to have a fantastic New Year’s Eve, as the UK has some of the best celebrations and destinations in the world, whether you want to start 2018 raging or relaxing. London will always be close to our hearts but there are so many other places in the UK to have an incredible New Year’s Eve worth noting.

Here are some of the most weird and wonderful New Year’s destinations:

  1. Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital comes to life at this magical time of year with Hogmanay, a three-day celebration from the 30th December to the 1st January. Bundle up, wander the city’s streets in full festive swing and enjoy the many events, from the torchlight procession to the New Year’s Eve ‘Concert in the Garden’ (headlined this year by Lily Allen)…”

 

Click here read the rest of the article! Hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas and stay tuned for my New Year’s blog post xx  

6 Hidden Instagram Hotspots in Peru

Hi guys, I finally got my life (relatively) in order and wrote a new article for the National Student on six incredible hidden Instagram hotspots in Peru! Here’s an excerpt from the article, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it:

“With the likes of the stunning Amazon rainforest and the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu in its borders, Peru is already renowned for being one of the most picturesque and photo-worthy countries in the world. However, if you step off the beaten path in this South American country you can discover remarkable hidden gems just waiting to be photographed, taking your wanderlust and Insta stream to new heights.

 

1. Huayllay stone forest

In the open Peruvian fields of the Huayllay National Sanctuary, you can find a forest of stone, towering pillars rising impossibly into the sky. These incredible formations have existed for thousands and thousands of years and now host rock-climbers and visitors alike who come to bask in this otherworldly landscape…”

You can read the full article here. If there are any places you think are worthy additions to the list let me know in the comments below!

Rainy Autumn Days in Utrecht

A few weeks ago I took a short trip to Tilburg in The Netherlands to visit a friend of mine who is doing a year abroad there. While I was there we took a day trip to Utrecht, a small picturesque city that is a bit like a mini Amsterdam. It was raining the whole time we were there but didn’t damper our fun at all as we wandered in and out of cafes, cute boutique shops and bookstores. Utrecht is such a vibrant, creative city and we were surprised by the number of independent shops and businesses. The canals glistened beautifully under fairy lights strung along the banks and were framed by trees bursting with autumn colours. The rain gave everything a special cosiness and it was such a care-free day full of serendipity so I wanted to share some of the photos I took with you guys…

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