Let’s talk depression. Or, more specifically, post-travel depression. In my NEW BLOG POST I talk about my sudden serious case of post-travel blues. I thought I’d dodged them altogether, but two months in, they’ve hit hard. I’m longing for my free-spirited days on a Philipino beach, where my biggest responsibility was deciding which beer to try next whilst I mastered my game of pool.🍺🎱
So how do you find a way to retain some sense of adventure in your daily life and not let the more mundane get the best of you? I have seven tips for beating those pesky blues and making ordinary life feel a little more extraordinary. Link in bio 🗺🦋🏙🚙
📸: Photo taken a low tide, hanging with this beautiful starfish in Bohol, Philippines.
La del “me traíiiis algo” pic 😁
When we’re building a business, side hustle or passion project, we tend to put our focus on the haters. The people who don’t believe in us - or don’t think it’s possible - tend to be our biggest motivators. Because wouldn’t it be nice prove them wrong?!
But why? When there are those who do believe in you, never doubt your ambition or your efforts and support you every single step of the way. Even when you’re the one doubting yourself most. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So today, I want to give a little shoutout to my biggest supporters. Mom and Pops (who took this, the very first ever TBB photo). Little bro, who tirelessly advises my every design move. My besties, who are my biggest fangirls and literally never miss a post. My dear readers, who make my travel and beauty addictions appear completely normal. And to the travel blogger community, particularly those who are UK-based, who have welcomed this new blogger into their circle with open arms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s to the lovers, not the haters! 💕💫😜 @twins_that_travel #tttmentorship
Happy Sunday, folks! ☀️Today I bring you a brand new BLOG POST - one to help you design the perfect two-week road trip through Mexico’s Yucatan. A guide to taking sunny hammock naps, swimming in cenotes, eating your weight in tacos and even swimming with turtles. Putting this one together was truly a trip down memory lane. In one my favourite countries in the world. I hope it makes for some wanderlusty Sunday reading! Link in bio ☝🏼💄🎒
Guys, school starts in a couple days and I’m struggling to find my motivation! Usually I’m ecstatic for class, but now that it’s my senior year of college (again) I’m running out of steam. What do you do to keep yourself focused??🧠 ...At least I’ve got my backpack ready 😅📚
Strange - I don't like rosy perfumes, but fresh roses - a lot! 😗🌹🌹🌹
Кстати, о розах. Люблю их в свежем виде, особенно когда пряность аромата слегка приглушается свежестью дождя или росы 😌 А вот парфюмы розовые - нееет 😁 Вот единственные два, которые не сильно душат:
1. Aqua di Parma "Rosa Nobile" ( яркий и стойкий, ухх)
2. Jo Malone "Red roses" (легкий полупрозрачный)
The craziest place I’ve visited in all my travels, you ask? Well here’s one that certainly tops the list: the Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok.🦄 ☕️ This insane little spot, in the heart of Asia’s most colourful city, is an absolute must-see. The ceilings are covered in My Little Pony, you can rent a unicorn onesie for the afternoon and you can eat unicorn-shaped burgers, waffles and ice cream. Basically, are you for real?!? I mean LOOK at my smile; it literally could not get ANY bigger. This place is where all your 80s childhood dreams really do come true. 🦄🍬🍭🍩🌈🍦💘💖
Something about this photo truly makes me feel like I’m living inside of a fairytale. Except for rather than a damsel in distress, I’m a solo female traveller who decided to embrace her independence, take a career break, start (and monetise) a blog and travel the world with her hard-earned cash. A true modern day fairytale, wouldn’t you say, ladies?😆🧚♀️✨💫 And for those of you who will of course be wondering, this is Wat Arun, my favourite wat in all of Bangkok. Cracked porcelain tiles cover the entire building, and seen up close, they’re simply breathtaking.
On New York City and catching feelings.
I was opportune to be given a tour of New York City by my Uncle who has lived in NY for over 40 years. Believe me,it was interesting to see NYC through his eyes ,from his perspective and through his stories.
Do you know that NYC has over 8million people living in it? It is divided into five boroughs; Manhattan,Brooklyn,Queens,Bronx and Staten Island.
We drove through Bronx, Harlem(part of Manhattan),Manhattan,Queens and Brooklyn. •
There is a Kudirat Abiola Street in NYC,right beside the Nigeria consulate office.
New York City is indeed the centre of diversity. It was really refreshing seeing the fusion of different races, various cultures etc. Jews living alongside African-Americans, Africans, Whites,etc. It felt good to see a lot of melanin hued faces.#ifyouknowyouknow
Of ladies in Harlem, hustling pretty much like under bridge, Ikeja to make hair.
Of Waste-bags lined up on the street.
Of new buildings rising out of the ashes of torn down old buildings.
Of so much wealth in the luxurious apartments yet of need/ poverty some blocks away.
Of beautiful,interconnecting bridges. New York City is a collection of islands. The Brooklyn bridge is beautiful and you can see the Statue of Liberty from there. Brooklyn is beautiful, hip and artsy.
Of street graffiti /art.
Of people hawking/selling interesting things like water in traffic. Sounds familiar? 🤣🤣
New York was a lot to take in and I still don’t know what to think about the city. It was however good to see familiar places from TV. I would be sure to visit again in the nearest future.
Have you been to New York City? •
#inmyfeels #destinationsbyife #notallwhowanderarelost #sheisnotlostbutfound #darlingescape #brooklynnewyork #melanintravel #manhattannyc #lagoslately #seetheworld #gosee #theconstantlycurious #nyc #widenyourworld #expandyourhorizon #exploretheearth #welovetotravel #fairytalebloggers #timetoseetheworld #ikejababes #lekkiliving
This is the very last selfie I took in Southeast Asia. One of way too many. But I love this pic because: a) I have a frangipani in my hair that smells delicious, b) I’m sitting in a very local hair salon and only took this to pass the time whilst my bro got a haircut c) it perfectly captures what a 10-month holiday does for your body (that skin! that hair! that tan!) and, most importantly, mind. I don’t think I’ve ever looked so zen. 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏼May those chill vibes continue as I enter my new (slightly more settled) chapter back in London! Wish me luck! ✨ And don’t worry, there’ll still be plenty of travel content coming you way 😜
🌴NEW BLOG POST🌴10 reasons why I think the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo is the coolest city in the Caribbean. Most people head straight to the likes of Punta Cana, but this charming capital city offers so much to the traveller who’s willing to stick around for a day or two. It’s a city of “firsts” (the first church in the Americas, the first hospital, etc), so much vibrancy and colour and, my personal favourite, so many tropical vibes. Not to mention you can sample some of the world’s best coffee, cigars and local dishes. Click on the link in my bio to read all about it. ☝🏼☀️🌴💛
Can't believe it's been so long since I last posted! I've been travelling the whole month which made keeping you all up to date a bit tricky. I've learned a lot this month too, like the importance of standing up for yourself while travelling. If you travel you know the "journey" is also a metaphorical reference. As I've gotten older I've found self confidence that sometimes surprises the people around me who underestimate my perseverance and confidence. Growing up isn't just growing into a woman, but growing into a strong mind that doesn't bend when times get tough or break because of the fear of others' perceptions. I thought I was self confident before, but I didn't know that was just the beginning. Proud to say I'm my mother's daughter. 💪#growingeveryday
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📍Queenstown, New Zealand
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📍Queenstown, New Zealand
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There is more to this photo than what meets the eye. 👁 I was trying to take a good old selfie with the sea🤳but in reality, the camera snapped just as I started speaking to a few fellow travellers. In my typical fashion, I somehow managed to befriend a lovely couple on a very hidden patch of sand in Koh Lipe. Before I knew it, we were swapping stories about our favourite Thai islands and the best ways to avoid getting attacked by a damselfish on a swim. Now, I can name countless reasons why I travel. The landscapes, the culture shocks and the cuisine. But the real reason is the PEOPLE. The people you meet from each country of course, the ones who really introduce you to a place. But ALSO your fellow travellers, many of which are as wild and free-spirited as you, who gave up their jobs, their comfort zones and comfortable beds(!!) to live out of a backpack just to see a little bit more of the world. For full disclosure, you meet plenty of idiots too. Let’s be real. 😝But more often than not, I’ve met kindred spirits, who share my love for adventure, long heartfelt chats and not making too many plans. And we’d made some unforgettable memories, diving into oceans, eating all sorts of oddities and dancing until dawn. So here’s an Instagram-post toast to fabulous friendship, wherever you may find it around the world. 👯♀️🌏🥂
🌊NEW BLOG POST🌊Yes, two in one week, you heard that right! This one’s a bit of a #throwback
. Hence the special Thursday edition. It’s all about the beautiful island of Bali. This Indonesian gem is now pretty much a rite of passage for anyone backpacking through Southeast Asia. But is it still actually affordable? Yes. Yes it is. Find out how. Just click on the link in the bio. Yup, that one right up there👆🏼😝
It’s official. Luang Prabang is my favourite city in Southeast Asia. This gem of a town has it ALL. Old French colonial buildings, tropical vibes to encourage long lazy days and some of the BEST food in the region. Here I am chilling on the city’s bamboo bridge, with a smile that says it all. 🌴🛤😍