North Wales / Ffestiniog Railway & Beddgelert

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

On our second day of our trip up to North Wales, Justin and I spent the morning on the Ffestiniog Railway. My father has always been involved with this narrow gauge railway (he did some volunteering on it back in the day, and has life membership) so I've done several trips on it in the past. Justin had never travelled by steam train before (shocking if you ask me, but maybe that's because I've grown up in a household where steam train trips were par for the course), so this was a brand new adventure for him.

North Wales / Portmeirion

Saturday, 16 July 2016

At the beginning of July, I left my old job and gave myself two weeks before starting my new one. In the first week, Justin and I took a trip up to North Wales (in the second week we went to Disneyland Paris - but that's for another day!). My parents and I visited North Wales a lot when I was younger, so I was excited to spend a couple of days up there with J, and hoped it would be as beautiful as I remembered. It did not disappoint. The scenery is absolutely stunning. We drove through the centre of Wales and most of our conversations revolved around how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful country.

We stayed in Porthmadog, which is just on the outskirts of Snowdonia National Park. It's a lovely little town, with two major attractions in or very close by - Portmeirion and the Ffestioniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Just before arriving in Porthmadog, we detoured via Portmeirion.

Ibiza / Spain

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

After last year's successful holiday to Greece with my girl friends, this year we decided to go to Ibiza. Georgia's friend Amy came with us too, which added an extra fun dynamic to the group. Although we loved Parga, it only had restaurants and bars. We wanted to go somewhere with some clubs as well, and Ibiza is very much a 'bucket list' place, so we took our opportunity.

Texas / Galveston [Part 6]

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

At last we're coming to the end of our epic Texas road trip! This is the sixth and final installment in the series - Galveston.

Of all of the places we visited, Galveston was probably my favourite. It had a relaxed beach vibe, mingled with touristy goodness (I'm a tourist and I'm not ashamed to admit that!) and felt a lot safer than many of the other places we'd visited. A lot of this probably has to do with the amount of cruises that come and go from the port, which was really interesting. My mother managed to get us a hotel that had a view of the cruise terminals, so when we opened the curtains both mornings we were there, there was a cruise ship right outside!

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