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Stay the Night: 25hours Hafencity, Hamburg

Stay the Night: 25hours Hafencity, Hamburg

I couldn’t have asked for a dreamier stay during my first ever visit to Hamburg than at 25hours Hotel Hafencity.

It. was. glorious.

From the nautical theme to the whole room dedicated to vinyl, the place just got me, ya know?

My Travel Essentials

My Travel Essentials

It goes without saying, I love to travel. I’ve been so lucky this past year to do so much of it, flitting about here and there for city weekend breaks and extended trips overseas – but I have to say, the most daunting part of travelling for me is the packing. I always put it off until the last minute, end up throwing anything into a bag in the middle of the night before the airport run, then wonder what the hell I’m wearing when I finally get where I’m going, or can reel off a list of important things I’ve forgotten. So here are my most important travel essentials…

Now Playing: August

Now Playing: August

I’ve had a little bit of spare time on my hands this month (after the hectic festival marathon that was July!), so I’ve been using it to catch up on tunes old and new and updating the trusty iPod with some cracking music – it was SO in need of an update, after the Jonas Brothers popped up the other day…

3 Reasons Small Festivals Rock

3 Reasons Small Festivals Rock

Last weekend I packed my pop-up tent and headed down to Kent for LeeFest, having never heard of it before but spying a few bands I lurrrrved on the bill, and from my first step on-site had the feeling that I’d stumbled across a total gem of a festival.

IT’S OKAY…

IT’S OKAY…

There’s one question that I seem to be getting quite a lot lately which is rapidly starting to become a bit of a pet peeve of mine: “So, what are you actually planning on doing with your life then?”

Yep, that old chestnut.

Because the truth is, I have no bloody idea what I’m planning on doing with my life – except to live it.

On The Road Interview: Shura

On The Road Interview: Shura

Electro-pop singer, songwriter, and producer Shura has come a long way since worrying about her first live radio performance at the BBC’s infamous Maida Vale studios – smashing multiple hit singles out of the park and cementing her place on our radio ever since. I caught up with her before a fantastic set at LeeFest: The Neverland to chat about the album, playing live, and an alternate career path…

Stay the Night: Hox On The Locks

Stay the Night: Hox On The Locks

Spending the night aboard the dreamiest canal boat with The Hoxton hotel was a huge tick off my bucket list! All I was missing was a Captain’s hat…

My #FestivalPro Summer of Music

My #FestivalPro Summer of Music

I’ve been a little quiet on the ol’ blogging front lately due to some exciting news – I was chosen to be StubHub’s UK #FestivalPro!! I know what you’re thinking… what the hell does that mean?! Well basically, I had the awesome opportunity to attend three European music festivals and give you guys the lowdown on all the the real action from the ground across all of their social platforms, as well as my own. Cool, huh?

Staying Healthy While Travelling

Staying Healthy While Travelling

Staying healthy while travelling can be tricky, that’s where the many health benefits of matcha tea come in – with these handy mocktail recipes!

On The Road Interview: Amber Arcades

On The Road Interview: Amber Arcades

Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, is the new kid on the block when it comes to exciting new sounds for summer. With her debut album Fading Lines released on 3rd June, I caught up with Annelotte to talk about recording the album, what influenced her sound and the exciting paths that have led her to where she is today.

How to Plan an American Road Trip on a Budget

How to Plan an American Road Trip on a Budget

The great American road trip, it’s on many a bucket list, with many people thinking that it’ll stay that way for a long time – an unattainable dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some top tips for road tripping on a budget…

Songs From The Road

Songs From The Road

My playlist of songs from the road and epic performances from Tom Odell and Sam Palladio along the way.

Road Trip Diary: The Grand Canyon

Road Trip Diary: The Grand Canyon

The next installment of my road trip diary, following our eventful Grand Canyon adventure!

Road Trip Diary: Louisiana

Road Trip Diary: Louisiana

Join me on the first leg of my epic American road trip to New Orleans, our first official stopover!

On the Road Interview: We Are Scientists

On the Road Interview: We Are Scientists

With new album ‘Helter Seltzer’ plus a UK and US tour on the way later this month, I caught up with the band on the road to talk touring and funny stories!

How to Use Instagram to Plan Your Next Trip

How to Use Instagram to Plan Your Next Trip

When you’re taking your next trip will you be scouring through multiple travel planning apps? Use Instagram and get all your advice from one place!