Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Fat Camp in the Adirondacks, New York - Ten Years On

Fat Camp in New York
I remember looking at the other girls in confusion as they wailed and pleaded to be sent home a mere one week in. They missed home, didn't like the idea of a structured daily routine and instead, wanted to spend their summer with friends. In stark contrast, I had spent months planning and prepping to be there. There were long talks, powerpoint presentations and flat out begging directed at my then happily married, yet strict, parents. After a long hard slog, they finally agreed to send me across the pond to New York and pay for me to attend, yes, 'Fat Camp', where I was to begin a promised summer of transformation, a decade ago.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Top 5 Things To Do in Slovenia For A Solo Traveller

Top 5 Things To Do in Slovenia For A Solo Traveller - Ljubljana, Lake Bled and Triglav National Park

From it's quaint, small city charm, to its endless miles of lush green terrain, complete with magnificent waterfalls and scenic hiking trails, Slovenia is a solid choice for those wishing for an action packed, adrenaline-fulled getaway. Yet its humble approach to tourism and wanderlust leaves it flying under the radar for many - me included. Struggling to find the perfect getaway for myself (no beaches, no lounging around etc.), I stumbled across the stunning South European country, and my streak of indecisiveness was broken, prompting me to immediately book flights and hotels. And the whim paid off. As a huge advocate of solo travel, I can't recommend Slovenia enough. You will never find yourself at a loss of things to do, and the pleasantly busy aspect to your trip, will have you not having a care in the world as you saunter into eateries for a lovely meal to collect your thoughts.

I spent five days in Slovenia and from city life to the sun-soaked, fresh air of nature, I have listed the top 5 things for you to do in Slovenia. Enjoy, and any questions, please feel free to ask!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Ischia, Italy: An Idyllic Rest and Relaxation Getaway

The last time I had a 'rest and relaxation' beach holiday was... well, never. Making up for my embarrassingly lazy and unfulfilling lifestyle during childhood, my twenties have been all about hurtling myself down a series of accomplished, active breaks. And while I have embarked on many family holidays in the scorching sun as a child, we would always be that Muslim family who would stick out like a sore thump on the beach.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Trekking Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Hiking Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

My hiking inexperience really showed when I decided to hike Mount Snowdon in Wales a week before I went and nonchalantly thought I could do it in my Nikes.


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Lake Lugano : Hiking in Stunning Switzerland

Hiking in Gorgeous Lake Lugano, Switzerland
Often referred to as the 'sunny side of Switzerland', Lugano was a no
-brainer for a trip full of awe-inspiring standalone mountains staggered around the glistening waters of a meandering, scenic lake. I wanted a getaway that would offer me the chance to scale these mountains, breathe in the fresh air and challenge my wavering fitness skills. While me and my brother admired the serene, sunset views during out first day, we were fully aware of the mammoth Monte Bre which lurked amongst the picturesque backdrop a short distance away. We had already decided; rather than succumbing to the lazy lifestyle of a waterfront town, we were to summit that mountain the next day.
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