Posted on: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Posted on: Monday, 21 July 2014
When I was younger I'd spend each and every Saturday in town. Occasionally we would venture from our typical spot in the centre and head to the nearby park. It was often filled with teens rather than families, and there was definitely some underage drinking going on - but hey, at least we weren't on the street corners. I visited this park a lot when I was younger, but it was just a place to go, rather than somewhere to appreciate. Last month I headed there on a sunny day with my friend Penner, it was the first time I'd been there in about six years. If you had told my 15 year old self that I probably would have been mortified that I had not kept up my *promise* of going every summer. But when I think back to that promise, I wonder why I never kept it, or why it's taken me six years to go back. I really did take my old school hangout for granted, I mean look at it - it's beautiful.
Posted on: Friday, 18 July 2014
While I'm in the process of creating some bucket lists for my American road trip, I figured I would go back through all of the photos on my phone as unfortunately I'm going to have to delete some in order to make way for three weeks worth of adventures.
Admittedly I'm a self-defined hoarder, at least when it comes to photos. On my laptop I have the same photo saved about 100 times in a million different places, and my phone is always telling me that my storage is almost full. I, just like many other bloggers I'm sure, like to take photos and document things, and I definitely have a hard time hitting that delete button. So seeing as it's Friday, and a lot of people around these neck of the woods do "Photo Friday / Friday Photo" (I'm not sure which), I thought I would share with you some of the favourite photos I've taken on my iPhone.
|Celebration, Florida // Epcot, Florida // Alnmouth, UK.|
Posted on: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Up until two weeks ago, I hadn't set foot in an aquarium for over ten years. I've always liked aquariums, and I have fond memories of visiting this same one when I was younger, but things seemed a lot bigger then. When my friend Danayeal and I met for a catch up we both wanted a new place to explore and take pictures of, and figured we would head down to the Bluereef Aquarium in Tynemouth to see what we could get up to there.
Posted on: Monday, 14 July 2014
It feels weird to be writing about such a momentous occasion on what is primarily considered as a travel blog, but as I said in my introduction post, when everyday life takes me on an adventure I'll write about that too.
Many of you won't know, but for the past three years I've been studying Magazine Journalism at university. I always thought I wanted to be a music journalist, but as the years have progressed I've realised that while I like writing about music, I'm not so sure that it's for me, professionally anyway. I like to be positive in reviews, or at least constructively critical, but I've found the world of journalism prefers you to be much more harsh and negative, it often thrives on the basis of hate and that's something that doesn't sit quite right with me. And unlike most people, I really didn't like university. I hated my course and the way it was structured, and there were only a few modules that we took that I thought were any help. The social aspect was great, and though I made some great friends the likelihood of us being "friends for life" is slim, and that's really quite sad.
Posted on: Friday, 11 July 2014
After reading Megan's post a few weeks ago about her top Instagram accounts for travel inspiration I was really happy to learn that I'm not the only one who spends ages on Instagram looking for inspiration. Sometimes I get a little bit jealous and then end up wanting to book a one way ticket to the other side of the world, but these things happen right? With that being said I thought I would share my top ten Instagram accounts with you, in no order of course! Picking a mere ten was hard enough, especially as I tried to even things out and not just focus on people with a bunch of followers. It's probably worth mentioning that the majority of the people behind these accounts don't define themselves as travel bloggers or anything like that, I just really enjoy their photos and they certainly give me that wanderlust feeling.
Posted on: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Posted on: Monday, 7 July 2014
One of my final modules at university was in photography and we were asked to do a self-negotiated project. I decided to pick light trail photography and capture Newcastle, my hometown. I absolutely love how light trails look, but I knew that the Quayside in Newcastle would be one of the best places to get a real feel for the city. The light trails look a lot more effective than I anticipated, and I'm really happy with how the images themselves turned out. I actually ended up getting a first (the highest mark available) for these photos. It's still a 100 times prettier in person though, trust me.
Posted on: Friday, 4 July 2014
In honour of July 4th (happy holiday's my American friends), I thought I would talk about my three week trip that I took to Florida last year. I was actually in Florida for the 4th of July so it only seems fitting to do a bit of a throwback post. However, I don't really remember the 4th of July all that well. I was at a house party and do recall sitting on a little kids deck chair out in their backyard which just happened to be a lake, looking up at the fireworks with a can of bud-light in one hand, and my phone in the other realising that there was no place I wanted to be but there. I was surrounded by mostly strangers, and yet in that moment they all felt like family. I definitely had way too much to drink that night, but in that moment I felt like sobriety took over me. I'll probably not get a chance to celebrate another 4th July in America for a long time, but let's just say I definitely made the most of it last year.