Visit Gran Canaria for an affordable winter break

It feels as though this wet Welsh winter has lasted forever, with extra layers and hot water bottles being in my life for far too long, not to mention the grey mornings that can easily take their toll on most sun-lovers. With Easter just behind us and spring on the horizon I’m glad that temperatures…

Why Costa Rica should be your next destination for adventure

It was in Manuel Antonio that I learnt the phrase ‘Pura Vida’ which translates to pure life in Spanish. Many say this phrase encapsulates the culture in Costa Rica and it’s easy to see why the laid back surfers of this town lived by this motto. As we jumped off the sweaty bus onto the warm sands you could see the stereotypical sun-kissed surfers carrying their boards to the ocean and I knew I wanted to be a part of it; part of the Pura Vida way of life.  

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN HANOI

Sometimes the best part of a trip is planning. It’s nice to get excited about places so you can gain a real buzz before you visit and experience them for yourself.  Hanoi is filled with so many sights, sounds and smells mixed with a rich history of war, invasion and communist influence- It’s a book…

Hanoi at a glance

It was late afternoon when we arrived into Hanoi and the sun was quickly setting so my first impressions were sort of a blur, but reflectively looking back it’s easy to see why many describe Hanoi as an intriguing city. Filled with hut-like buildings and markets stalls for miles it is a maze worth getting lost in.

New year, new goals, new blog

I’ve travelled to quite a few places across the globe and have ticked off many of those all-important bucket list must haves. Yet as I sit here in my room looking out at the miserable weather that January brings, I’m firstly thinking why am I not on holiday, but more so why on earth haven’t…

Tame Impala: Album Art

Tame Impala are one of my favourite bands so I’m not quite sure why it has taken me so long to appreciate their album art work, just like their psychedelic sound their album sleeves and art work definitely give off the same soothing vibe. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in art,…

Jane Garvey: Guest lecture- “Females on radio”

It’s still in somewhat a man’s world in today’s journalism industry and it’s not hard to miss the signs; just read the by-lines in your local newspapers, see what gender is presenting the news or what voices you hear on the radio- you guessed it, mainly males. This could possibly leave women feeling a little…

FEMALE ROLE MODELS

Seeing as today is International Women’s Day I thought I’d write a post around that topic. Create a list in your mind of five or so inspirational people; whether you know them personally or if they are famous for something or another, just jot down a few names. Now look at your list, how many…

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA- II

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA- II Psychedelic rock that’ll sooth your soul Float into a kaleidoscopic world and let the fuzziness and swooning vocals of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II melt you away. This is their second album to date following their debut, which easily enough to remember, is named after the band. The melancholic vocals and wah-pedals…

God bless the band

This Manchurian band have always divided opinions about them, but then what rock band hasn’t? Love them or hate them this wasn’t going to be an average mundane Monday night, not with The Courteeners in town. Having released their fourth studio album ‘Concrete Love’ mid-August, this is their first tour with their new album. The bands…