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What To Do When You're Sleepless In Seattle

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“In the midst of a busy life, don't forget to live.”  ― Marty Rubin


You may not realise this but we owe so much of our modern lives to a little city that exists right on the West Coast of America: Seattle. That grande vanilla soy latte that you order every morning from your local Starbucks? It actually came all the way from Seattle. The Microsoft computer systems that you're so familiar with? They were created by some of the best minds in the world, who happened to be born in Seattle. And what would we do without Amazon, one of the world's largest retailers? We'd probably have to leave the house to go shopping, but thanks to Seattle - we can shop for pretty much anything from the comfort of our own homes. Or we can binge-watch a new series on Amazon Prime. Or read something spectacular on our Amazon Kindle. Basically, Amazon owns our souls.

Seattle is a city that I never expected to visit (I was happy enough knowing it existed via Grey's Anatomy's opening credit…

Summer Staycation: 48 Hours In Brighton

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“A little piece of everywhere I go becomes a big part of everything I do.” 
― Richie Norton
It's fair to say that the UK is by no means a tropical paradise but it has such charming ways, it's very easy to fall in love with. Apart from it being my place of birth and my home for the last 25 years, one reason why I love Britain is for our quintessentially British seaside - something I've only come to appreciate in my adulthood. 

Like it or loathe it, there's nowhere on Earth that does the seaside like us Brits do. The fish and chips, the stripy deck chairs, the awkward changing-out-of-my-swimsuit dance, the sticks of rock, the penny arcades, the dodgy sun tan lines, the unpredictable weather, the sugar-coated doughnuts and the happiest of dogs bathing in the sea all make for an experience that stays with you forever. 

So to keep my love for the British seaside strong, my boyfriend and I recently spent the weekend in Brighton. A town renowned for being quirky, creative and pos…

Travelling Tales: Why We Should All Vacay In Vancouver, BC

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“I read; I travel; I become” 
― Derek Walcott
I've always wanted to travel but unless you live a flexible, carefree (and well-paid) life, it's not often convenient to put your life on hold, pack a bag and jet set halfway across the world. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to be able to reach your dream destination. Well, that's what I thought, anyway. But this summer, my boyfriend and I did just that. We travelled.

We threw whatever caution we had to the wind and decided to experience a little bit more of what this glorious planet has to offer. I quit my job as a Junior Researcher in London and took time to plan our first big adventure together, which would see us travel down the West Coast of North America. We planned to take 6 weeks out, starting in Vancouver, BC and ending up in Los Angeles, CA.

So, this is where our journey begins. 
Vancouver is Canada's third largest city by population. Where city and nature collide, it's a unique metropolis in which will…