Category: Inspiration

When Travel Dreams Fade – The Eclipse That Wouldn’t Wait

I knew I was tempting fate when I published that ‘travel plans’ post in January… I’m sitting here writing this tale of discarded travel plans, wondering whether I should have let it get to me so much. Why is this even an issue? I ask myself. The law of averages tells me it’s N.O.R.M.A.L for a travel blogger, isn’t it? No, scrub that, it’s normal in everyday life. We’ve all been there, having to soak up the...

BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Neasden Hindu Temple London

Hindu Blessings at London’s Neasden Temple

I’ve been to UK Hindu temples before, those converted community-hall type of temples you find in most urban population centres, where the shrines are modest and the furnishings sometimes a little frayed around the edges. I’d occasionally wondered if all such temples outside of India were the same. Last weekend I discovered that this is categorically not the case, as I accompanied my longest-standing friend and her family to Neasden Temple in north-west London. I knew nothing...

Following in Their Footsteps – My 2016 Travel Blog Role Models

  Time flies when you’re having fun. Or, in my case, when you’re an emerging travel blogger trying to juggle the multiple demands of content creation, networking, social media management….oh and, you know – actual travelling. Suddenly, I find that a year has passed since I made that decision to ‘go for it’ and plunge myself into a world of more uncertainty but infinitely more excitement too. Along the way, I’ve taken inspiration from my...