My Worst Ever Travel Photos

Recently I’ve been going through my travel photos from all of my memory cards and my phone and trying to back as many of them up as possible. When you’re working with old technology (hello four-year-old laptop and phone!), it’s a constant worry that something will just give up the ghost along with all your captured memories.

So, in order to pre-empt a disaster, I’ve been trying to do the responsible thing (for a change) and upload all of my photos. In going through my snaps from the last couple of years, I’ve uncovered some real doozies – photos that, for some reason or other, I felt compelled to take at the time, but that are actually some of the worst, most badly-composed and stupid photos I’ve ever taken in my life. Here are just a few of these “gems”, so that we can all have a good laugh at how sometimes we get it so, so wrong.

My Worst Ever Travel Photos

I think I thought I was being artsy with this one, trying to get the clouds in as well. Instead, it’s just part of a windmill and some sky. Fail.

Why Florida Is Perfect For Adults (Like Me)

Why Florida Is Perfect For Adults (Like Me)

I’ve always been a big kid. I make no excuses for that fact. I geek out at Harry Potter (everyone’s read all the books and watched all the movies at least twice, right?!), I get giddy for Christmas. I love eating cake. But I’m kinda scared of big rollercoasters. And that’s ok. Because even though Florida seems like it’s just one big theme park, there’s a lot more to the Sunshine State than adrenaline, and that makes it perfect for adults, and big kids, like me.

Firstly, let’s talk about Florida’s weather for a second. With a subtropical climate almost year-round, it’s no hardship to spend a vacation here and marks the reason for the name “Sunshine State”. Now, am I a little sad that they get little to no snow? Yes, but I’ll get over it. And who wants to visit a beach town when it’s snowing anyway? That’s just stupid.

Muiderslot Castle: A Day Trip From Amsterdam

Muiderslot Castle: A Day Trip From Amsterdam

Being from Ye Olde England, I love me a good castle. Much like zoos, they are the kind of places I seemed to spend way too much time at during my childhood, either through parental persuasion, or school trips. Luckily, despite this, I still enjoy visiting both. (Although, zoos more than castles because, hello, orangutans).

So when Scott told me there was a castle only 20 minutes outside of Amsterdam, I willingly agreed to go, but only if we could get brunch first. Because sometimes there has to be a plea bargain when you’re about to unwittingly do some edumacating.

Mexico: Live It To Believe It

I don’t need to tell you how much I love Mexico. From my first visit to Mexico City for Dia de los Muertos, to the three months I spent exploring the country last summer, I have fallen for the country hard.

It’s not difficult to love somewhere that has such a diverse food, culture and landscape, as well as such friendly and welcoming people. So when the Mexico Tourism Board asked me to talk about my love for the country and why people should explore all of it, not just bustling Mexico City, I didn’t hesitate.