After an amazing time exploring the islands in Phang Nga Bay (see posts here and here), it was fair to say that by the time we got back to the mainland, we were knackered! It was quite surprising because we didn’t actually feel tired until we got to the hotel and even though we planned … Continue Reading

2014 was the year that Hand Luggage Only was truly born! Lloyd and I started toying with the idea of Hand Luggage Only back in 2012 after travelling around at every opportunity possible and accumulating quite a lot of travel photos so after a bit of “to’ing” and “fro’ing” we finally decided to go for … Continue Reading

Swiftly following the morning’s sailing/kayaking and lunch-time gluttony (if you missed that – check out part 1 of this post – which has been split to two parts due to having lots of photos), my friends and I (who must have put on quite a few pounds from lunch alone) headed off to the next … Continue Reading

First off, this is part 1 of the post as there are too many photos to fit in one post so do settle down with a good cuppa tea… actually, scratch that! Chuck that tea down the sink and get yourself a huge vat of mulled wine instead (go on – it’s Christmas time… N.B.: I … Continue Reading

Confession: I’m still not entirely sure how to pronounce Phuket! Is the ‘Ph’ pronounced like ‘F’ or ‘P’. Come to think of it, is the ‘Ket’ pronounced like ‘Pet” or ‘Pit’. To be entirely honest, I was too excited upon arrival in Phuket to ponder on these questions at any great depth. I just wanted … Continue Reading

Bit of background: I’ve been quite lucky to have spent the last few months living outside of the UK. Funnily enough, for all my love of travelling, I’d never been to Asia before and so this was  a summer of firsts. The first opportunity I got, I packed as much travel as possible into every … Continue Reading

In Phuket, Thailand… Isn’t she just the cutest baby elephant ever?! She’s such a poser too! She’s one of the first elephants I’ve ever seen and definitely the most adorable of the herd! She loves bananas! She also loves a sneaky little bit of gossip too!

When my friends suggested booking a trip to Thailand, I immediately jumped on board – Thailand is a one country that possesses some of the most magnificent sights in the world and a travel destination that beckons to millions of people each year and rightly so. You may have noticed a lack of blog posts these … Continue Reading