Category Archives: Travel

Gods Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

London’s hidden neon mecca “Why on earth are we going to Walthamstow?!” exclaimed my friend and long time Londoner as we jumped on the tube at Brixton. “Trust me” I replied with a smile. Hidden amongst the rows of houses and warehouses is one of my favourite places in London. God’s Own Junkyard is London’s […]

Weekend Breaks: 48 Hours in Hull

Hull: How to spend in a weekend in the City of Culture Hull (or Kingston-Upon-Hull as its officially known) is full of surprises. It was once voted the UK’s “ Crappest Town”, Hull stepped into the limelight in 2017 as the second UK City of Culture (a title that it will hold until 2021). With […]

5 of the best Rock Bars in the United Kingdom

“It’s only Rock n Roll, but I like it” – the Rolling Stones It’s after midnight. You’ve just seen the greatest gig of your life and you’re not quite ready to call it a night. What you need right now are darkened smoke filled rooms, loud rock n roll, several shots of Jäger, and carpet […]

Packing for a Holiday: How not to do it (advice from a serial overpacker)

Packing for a Holiday without overpacking My name is Mel, and I’m a serial overpacker 🙋‍♀️ Seriously, if there was a 12 step program for overpackers I’d be the first to sign up. Anyone that has ever travelled with me can attest to my desire to pack a stupid amount of crap with me on […]

Melbourne: Where to have a bloody good night out!

Full Disclosure: I grew up in Melbourne and spent the majority of my 20’s lurking in dark bars watching bands and knocking back pints of Geelong Bitter – so my idea of a good night out may not be shared by many people. But here are some suggestions if you find yourself in Melbourne (in […]

Auckland: A day of assumptions, extinct volcanoes, & knackered calf muscles

A whirlwind day trip around Auckland to Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island Chasing the Sunrise at Mount Eden To assume, as the saying goes, is to make an ass of you and me. In this case, entirely making an ass of me. I’ll come to why this is the case in a wee moment. For […]