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Travel, Lifestyle and Blogging Goals for 2018

While looking back at my top travel experiences of 2017, I couldn’t help thinking about what I wanted to achieve this year! It’s safe to say that 2017’s travel and blogging goals didn’t quite go according to plan mainly as a result of ill health (you can read about that here) So hopefully…

Top 17 Travel Experiences of 2017

Looking back at 2017, I’ve had some amazing experiences and been to some incredible places. My plans may have had to change a bit from my original hopes for the year and from February onwards I had to stay in my home country, but all that has meant is I’ve gotten to discover more great things about the…

Ill Health Hasn’t Stopped Me Travelling: My Summer of English Travel

I can’t believe that it’s Christmas already. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was just starting my Christmas shopping (and I start early in the year, lol) Now the big day has been and gone, I can’t help but think: Where has the year gone? And where has Travel Junkie Girl been? I don…

Visit The Best Farm Shop in Cheshire: The Hollies

The Hollies… the Hollies…the Hollies! I’d heard of this famed place from the lips of several friends over the years, but not living that close to it although in the same county, I’d never been. Then this year I ended up driving past the original Hollies at Little Budworth twice when I went to explore…

Visiting the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Set deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, you’ll find a children’s paradise, not just because of the ice cream on offer, but because the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is actually one massive play zone, no scrap that, it’s practically a theme park! As a bid to explore more of the county in which I live…

Tarporley: The Heart of Rural Cheshire

Last month I announced that I wanted to see more of the county in which I live in the UK. As a group, travel bloggers generally ignore what’s on our doorsteps in favour of foreign climbs and bucket list entries, when there’s bound to be some special places closer to home, if we just explored more in our…

Travel Plans for 2017

First of all, I’d like to say Happy New Year to everyone and thank you all for finding and following my blog and engaging with what I’ve written. I’ve certainly enjoyed the writing! Since starting my blog in July 2016, I’ve been travelling all over the UK and to various European cities, exploring some great places…

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail For many years, I’d heard people talk about the impressive waterfalls at Ingleton, and like many things in life once I’d finally experienced them for myself, I couldn’t believe I’d not walked the trail sooner. There is a well known trail to take in all the waterfalls in Ingleton. It is a…

Travel Junkie Girl’s July Round-Up

July 2016 Round-Up   My first month of blogging has indeed been exciting. Continuing to indulge my thirst for arts, culture and heritage; I visited a variety of cultural establishments including castles, cathedrals, stately homes, museums and galleries. July started with a day out on the Wirral Peninsula, taking the Mersey Dazzle Ferry on a day explorer cruise, part…

The 8 Treasures of Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is the most perfect moated timber framed manor house in Britain and probably the most famous. It was built bit by bit between the 1440’s and 1580’s and offers free guided tours, though just wandering around by yourself is ideal for engrossing oneself in the structure of the building – you’ll see why as you…

Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Dolaucothi Gold Mine I’ve been visiting Carmarthenshire for many years now due to having family in the area, but only just managed to get to Dolaucothi and what a treat was in store for me! It was a grey drizzly day, but as the most part of the attraction is underground, this is the perfect place to head to…

Walk: Mwnt Beach & Foel y Mwnt

A beautiful sheltered and secluded bay with a sandy beach In 2011, the Daily Mail placed Mwnt beach at the top of its list of “Europe’s top ten loveliest hidden beaches.” I agree with the first part – it is a gorgeous sandy beach with no debris or litter in site, though how hidden it is these days with the…