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Thailand: The Ultimate Bucket List


There is a loooot to cram in Thailand. The country is full of beautiful temples, post-card perfect beaches, epic islands and crazy cities…and you’re gonna wanna get a taste of all of this when you go. Depending on the route you decide to take – my 3 week  route and itinerary guide can be found here – this bucket list will give you an idea…

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What to Pack for a Long Haul Flight?


Packing for a long haul flight can be suuppper long and suuuuper stressful. You don’t want to miss out anything essential, but you also don’t want to over pack and end up hauling around a mega heavy bag. So, I have created a list of packing essentials that I bring with me for a long haul flight…   What’s in my carry on? Essentials Passport…

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3 weeks in Thailand: Route and Itinerary


There is soooooo much to do and see in Thailand – it can be hard figuring out where to visit and which route to take in order to make the most out of your time. I travelled around for 3 weeks, which I found was a perfect amount of time to experience most of the countries highlights. Personally, I love beaches, snorkelling, cities and culture…so…

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Best things to do on Magnetic Island


Where is it? 8km offshore from Townsville, Queensland. Why should I visit? I was not a big fan of Townsville (where you board the ferry to the island) – gonna be honest – it’s boring! There was very little to do and, as the ocean is full of jellyfish, you couldn’t go in the sea…meaning there could be no beach days. Sooooo, Magnetic Island is…

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Experience Salcombe! How to Spend a Day There


Where is it? North Devon, England Why should I visit? Salcombe has the best of both worlds – a selection of stunning beaches and a bustling little sea side town lined with pastel coloured houses.   W H A T  T O  D O Wander around Salcombe is super photogenic – with roads lined with pastel coloured houses, little boutiquey gift shops in every direction…

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Where to Stay in Turkey? The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need


  If you’re wondering where to stay in Turkey – look no further. I have spent quite a bit of time in Turkey; this year marked my fifth visit. I’m no local, but I have a pretty decent bit of knowledge to point you in the right direction of where to stay and what to do when you get there. Where is it? Eastern Europe…

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How to spend a day in Barcelona


Where is it? North East of Spain. Why should I visit? Barcelona is fuuull of things to do – the list is never ending. I have been five times now and still feel like I have so much more to see and experience there. It’s a city where I can honestly say, it is hard to get bored / feel like you’re not getting the…

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What to do at Bantham Beach, Devon


Where is it? Bantham is located in the region of South Devon, England. Why should I visit? Bantham is the ideal spot for a beachy, jam packed holiday – with watersports, wild swimming, food trucks, country pubs, coastal walks and islands – it’s got it all. The village is tiny – it is pretty much a road down to the beach. It is built on…

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Why You Should Visit Lepe Beach, Hampshire


So, where is Lepe Beach? I’d never heard of it before and I’m doubtful that you have either. If you are familiar with the New Forest in Hampshire; Lepe Beach is part of that national park – yup, I had no idea the New Forest was coastal – but it is! If this is all making no sense to you, the beach is just a…

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How to Spend a Day in Portsmouth


Having friends in different unis all over the country is a great excuse to travel new places that you may not have ever thought about. I’d never even considered going to Portsmouth – I don’t even think I’d ever acknowledged its existence before my friend went to uni there, but it was a great spot with a load of things to see and do –…

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My name is Holly, I am 21 and based in Bristol, UK.

Travelling doesn’t have to break the bank, you can travel and experience the world even if you are on a tight budget.

So, welcome to the Channel Sunshine. I am so glad that you have landed here somehow! I hope I inspire you to go and book that trip you’ve been promising yourself…

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