sophieannetaylor

A travel blog with a splash of lifestyle

Thursday, 10 August 2017

HYDRA - UNDERRATED GREEK ISLAND BEAUTY


Whilst in Athens, I knew I really wanted to see more of Greece besides the capital city. But with the infamous islands of Santorini and Mykonos being too far to reach, and searching for a quiet place to relax, Hydra ticked both of those boxes and I was in my element gallivanting around here.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

A GUIDE TO ATHENS


Until being encouraged to visit Athens by one of my friends, myself and many others have tended to gloss over this Greek city. With the financial crisis and the refugee crisis, Athens has received quite a battering! However, believe it or not, the city is still thriving and it's waiting for people like you and me to go explore! Let's just say I had an absolutely fabulous time and this city ultimately surprised me in the best of ways.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

HOW TO BAG A TRIP ABROAD FOR £35 - YES IT IS POSSIBLE


Now, I know what many of you reading are thinking, either that is impossible or you'll be slumming your trip on someone's sofa. Well no actually, travelling is not as expensive as people believe it to be. With many people still being glued to travel agents and package deals, it's understandable that many would believe travelling to be expensive, especially if they have never booked a trip themselves independently. But in all honesty, it was only until recently I have worked out how to make a trip that cheap. Before I was able to bag a two-night city break in a 4-star/5-star hotel for £100 a person, but by discovering Airbnb and booking flights further in advance, that cost can be brought down to a whopping £35. So how can you bag flights and accommodation that cheap, well look no further (and I'll try to keep the post brief)...
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Monday, 5 June 2017

TRAVELLING HAND LUGGAGE ONLY - CABIN ZERO REVIEW


As many of you who are regular readers know, although I never skimp on quality, I am quite the budget traveller. I will always opt for the cheapest airline available to get to my destination and 9/10 times it will be a budget airline which will charge to check in luggage. Meaning I am quite the hand luggage only gal! Usually, for short city breaks I would bring along a small wheely case, but if travelling on public transport a lot and having to walk from place to place with luggage, especially in countries with bumpy pavements, it really is impractical. Which is why Cabin Zero's offering of a suitcase on my back was pretty appealing!
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

SWITCHING OFF WHILST TRAVELLING - MY THOUGHTS


Often when I’ve gone travelling in the past, I’m met with two reactions when it comes to posting to social media whilst away. Those who read my blog, and family and friends who are interested in what I get up to enjoy my posts, whilst others will sit proclaiming that I clearly cannot be having fun whilst away if I am sat on my phone and snapping. It’s not just me exclusively who I see be ‘bashed’ for posting, often on social-media I will see people ranting about people constantly uploading and being glued to their phones whilst abroad. So what’s my take?
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Friday, 19 May 2017

WHY I LOVE JAPAN: LESSER KNOWN PLACES TO VISIT (GUEST POST)


Hello! Today I will be sharing a guest post from fellow travel blogger Rhiannon from Rhiannon Travels! Of course as many of you know I adore making friends with likeminded people online and fortunately blogging and social media such as Instagram can be absolutely fabulous for that! Rhiannon is from Australia and has travelled to many places, her native country, the USA, and of course Japan! In fact that’s how we got in touch in the first place! I was in awe of all of her gorgeous snaps on Instagram from her month long trip, and lets just say I was oozing with jealousy! So we’ve been talking since and decided to guest post on each other’s blogs! Her post today is all about why she too loves Japan and all of the lovely off the beaten path spots she found! (As you know, I’m all for finding hidden gems!) I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

MISTAKES & BAD TIMES - THEY HAPPEN


Everybody makes mistakes and goes through bad times, it’s a given. If you believe some people around you do not when you naturally compare your life to others, either they are really good at hiding it, or simply their ‘bad time’ or ‘mistake’ has not come yet. Either way it really common and all of us will experience these negative times. I personally have had many of these moments in life, however, I’m writing this post not mainly as result of myself but because many who are close to me have been either struggling mentally and/or have made what they believe are ‘mistakes’ very recently. So if you reading this are going through a tough time, let me just say, it's going to be okay. I've witnessed it all firsthand from the perspective of a supporter, but have also experienced some negativity and mistake making myself.  
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