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Stories of my adventures around the globe, covering everywhere from Las Vegas to Chernobyl to the Arctic Circle.

Paris, revisited

I wrote most of this post on a train under the sea. How crazy is that?!

On Saturday we took some time off to go to Paris. It was our second trip to Paris, booked spontaneously due to a Eurostar flash sale, and it was surprisingly very different to the first time we visited.

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How to pack hand luggage like a Jenni

How to pack hand luggage

Anyone who’s ever met me will tell you that I like stuff. I like experiences too, but I have a lot of stuff.

Which is why it generally surprises people that I like to travel light whenever possible. They often furrow their brows and say, ‘But where’s all your stuff?’

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Amsterdam, illuminated

In January we went to Amsterdam for the annual Light Festival. Amsterdam is a city I’d wanted to go to for years, yet despite it being just a short flight away, we’d never actually been. The Light Festival seemed like the perfect opportunity to kick off 2017, and after heading to Norway in December, we weren’t worried about it still being winter – anywhere would feel warmer!

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Chasing Magic

When I turned 29, I decided I really wanted to turn thirty on a beautiful island with white beaches and palm trees. I spent ages researching islands in the Maldives. I bought endless pairs of flip flops. I changed my mind about snorkelling a million times.

So it was only natural that we ended up going to a completely different kind of island.1

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  1. Joe’s dad was really ill, and we didn’t want to be away as long or fly as far as originally planned.