Travel

How to Hike The Cliffs of Moher

The Best Way to Experience the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are on many a bucket list, and one of the fan-favourite places to visit in Ireland (and in Europe I would say). As it’s such a hot spot among tourists, there are no shortages of tour companies who have day tours running from Dublin, Belfast, Galway, etc. They drive you to the Cliffs, give you an hour to explore through the Visitor Centre. It could be a bit underwhelming for those of you who have been dreaming of visiting them for years. Or those who love the outdoors, and who want to see the iconic views and places important scenes (ahem, Harry Potter?) have been filmed. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see the version of the cliffs you see online from the Visitor’s Centre because you’re right on top of the main chunk of the Cliffs. But most people don’t know they have an alternative, well here it is:

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10 Things To Do In Gothenburg, Sweden

On the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg is the country’s second largest city. Tourists flock to Gothenburg, particularly in the summer months when Liseberg, the city’s gigantic amusement park, opens its doors. Even when Liseberg’s gates aren’t open, Gothenburg has plenty to enjoy and discover! Here are my top ten:…

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Arthur’s Seat Lit Up Yellow

*This post contains gifted items of clothing, both the coat and the jumper were gifted by Peregrine UK. Peregrine is a brand that I reached out to, to work with because they are Made in Britain, and use sustainable practices. They produce a really high degree of quality in their clothing!
I have been up Arthur’s Seat only once in my life. Situated at the tipy top of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, it’s quite a little hike to get up, and, to be honest, I usually can’t be bothered. I go up Calton Hill every other week, and I regularly explore the other seven hills of Edinburgh, but I’ve only gone up Arthur’s Seat once. Today was not that day. Today we went up just high enough that we got a decent view, but more importantly, we got to get up close and personal with all the yellow gorse flourishing in Holyrood Park.

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Tartan on Tartan on Tartan

Processed with VSCO with p5 presetMixing prints is not something I usually do, and mixing tartan prints is definitely something I never thought I’d do. But when I left my house yesterday it was chucking it down and I grabbed my umbrella and off I went. It wasn’t until I was updating my Instagram (@arcticsabrina) stories that I realised I was mixing two different colours of tartan. I usually wouldn’t even wear more than one piece of tartan, and ever since moving to Edinburgh I generally avoid it at all costs. I brought my kilt home at christmas and left it there, and these trousers have been at the back of my wardrobe collecting dust. It just feels like a bit much when I wear tartan now, like a bit of an overkill. But yesterday I think I achieved the peak of ‘didn’t you know I live in Scotland now?‘ with my accidental tartan mix-up. …

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Solo Travelling In Sofia, Bulgaria

How I, An Incredibly Anxious Traveller, Solo Travelled Through Bulgaria
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Nobody really asks, but I can see their eyes secretly wonder “why” when I tell someone I’m travelling to Bulgaria for a little holiday. The short answer is … I don’t really know. It wasn’t because I have some ever-present burning desire to visit Bulgaria. My going to Bulgaria was just a holiday booked on a whim, because Ryanair had a sale. It ended up working out well, but I didn’t have many expectations, let alone knowledge about Bulgaria before I went. I booked it quite simply because I had never been before, and because I had never thought about going. Usually people opt for the opposite….

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Fika In The Morning, Hygge In The Evening

Moments from our weekend getaway to Sweden
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I went to Gothenburg, (Göteborg) Sweden for a little weekend holiday with my friend Lauren (loulabellerose.co.uk) a few weekends ago and it was the perfect mix of exploring somewhere new, and getting a very relaxing chilled out holiday! I have well and truly fallen in love with Gothenburg. For some context, I’m originally from a small city in Northwestern Ontario, where the Northern influences run rampant. Our approach to this trip was explore, eat as many pastries as possible, find #accidentallywesanderson buildings on every corner, and to just fall headfirst into the traditions of hygge and fika. …

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Why You Should Try Out Airbnb

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Vinales, Cuba

I’m an avid user of Airbnb. I’ve stayed in Airbnbs big and small all over the world (or at least in North America and Scotland…) and I’ve found that they provide so many luxuries that you can’t find at a hotel or hostel! It bums me out that so many people are too nervous to try out Airbnb because I feel like you’re missing out on so many cool opportunities! That being said, I totally understand being apprehensive about it. I started out renting an Airbnb (entire apartment) with a friend, then alone, then staying in a single rented room with a friend… and I’m still apprehensive about staying in a single rented room alone! But these are the reasons I would 110% consider trying it out, if you haven’t already:…

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19 Things To Do In 2019

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It wouldn’t be a new year without a good old bucket list! I’m very nosey so I loooove reading people’s bucket lists, but this year I thought I would adapt mine to be less all about me so that it’s a bit more accessible to readers. So here are 19 things that I really want to do in 2019, that maybe you will also like to try this year!…

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2018: A Year In Review

2018 was a big one for me. I graduated, I moved out of my family home, I travelled a ton, I started new jobs, and I met a bunch of new people. I can look back at myself a year ago and see someone who had no idea what the future held, who was unsure of what she wanted to do, and even more unsure of how to achieve the things she knew she wanted. Today I am far less afraid of the unknown, I embrace it and look forward to it and just hope to be lucky enough to get to experience more of it. This year has changed everything about me, from the hair on my head the very essence of my outlook on life. Here’s what happened, maybe after reading you’ll be able to understand why I’ve become such a different person in such a short period of time.
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My Go-To Travel Outfit | Hiking in Ireland

Function Over Fashion: A minimalist approach to styling while travelling
I am NOT someone who overpacks when they travel. Now that I’m living in the U.K. I’m traveling on budget airlines (bc ya girl’s on a budget), which charge you even for a hand luggage carry on. On my latest adventure to the West coast of Ireland to do some hiking, I packed everything into my small and beloved Lululemon backpack, which fits perfectly under the seat of the airplane. Mind you, the trip was four nights, five days, and included city days in Galway and Dublin, and two days in the countryside hiking and biking, so I needed a LOT of variety when it came to my clothes… or so you would think. I managed to find basically one outfit that worked under all circumstances, admittedly I did not look fantastic and chic in the cities, but it was good enough!
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