Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice (pronounced pleet-wee-cheh) Lakes National Park is a huge forest reserve in central Croatia. It is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, interconnected by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Limestone = that amazing blue colour of the water. Clear clear water of #plitvice #lakes #croatia #beautifuldestinations A post shared by Jemma (@jemmadventures) Read More


Caye Caulker – my favourite island (Belize it or not)

It’s been a few years (*cough* eight) since I visited Belize, but Caye Caulker (pronounced “key caulker”) stands out in my memory as just the best island ever. It is tiny, only 8km by 1.6km, surrounded by the bluest of blue water. No cars are allowed on the island’s three roads (Front Street, Back Street Read More


Kirkstall Abbey – day trips in the UK

  I visited Leeds recently and took the opportunity to visit Kirkstall Abbey while I was there. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in a really pretty setting just outside town. The Abbey is right by quite a busy road, but is surrounded by parkland through which runs the River Aire. The day I Read More


Days out in the UK – Windsor

  The town of Windsor is home to Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, and apparently the Queen’s favourite weekend home. The history of Windsor Castle is filled with Kings and Queens of England escaping from London via the River Thames to the safety of their castle at Windsor Read More


23 Things to Love About Santiago de Chile

I spent a year in Chile teaching English and generally living fabulously. I feel like Santiago flies under the radar a bit when people think of visiting South America, but I love it, so I thought I would share some of my favourite memories and features about this eccentric city.  1.         Where I lived in Read More