This is one of the things I’ve missed about living in the UK. We spent a brilliant afternoon doing nothing in particular on the beach and taking in the views across the UK’s coastline. I love faffing around on lazy days like this (aren’t they just the best?!) especially so when the weather’s so nice … Continue Reading

London is home to pretty much anything anyone would ever want from a city. I mean, there’s a whole load of secret spots to see, amazing and unusual sites and some amazing independent coffee shops. You’ll be spoilt for choice. Best of all, its got all the usual foody offerings and pretty much every niche … Continue Reading

After several months in Asia (and a brief stint in Australia), I must say it’s nice to be back home. 🙂 After experiencing a vaste amount of new and different things almost on a daily basis, there’s a really nice and feeling about settling back into the familiar. That being said though, there are also … Continue Reading

This is very exciting!!! 🙂 For the first time ever on Hand Luggage Only, we’ve got ourselves a guest blogger! Without further ado, here’s introducing – Georgia! Georgia is a fellow Londoner, talented graphic artist, photographer extraordinaire and the Mother of Dragons! Okay, that last one might not be quite true but she is the … Continue Reading

Welcome to my home! Found these photos I took back at home in Wales and thought I’d share it. Okay a bit of context, we live in a converted farmhouse back in Wales (unless of course when I’m in London) – which is the reason why they’re so many farm animals around. Come and take a walk with … Continue Reading

This tiny little island located in Devon in the UK is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets. Located at one of the lowest points you can get to in the UK, this tidal island is actually connected to the mainland at low tide and is truly the epitome of ideal British country living. Oh and … Continue Reading

Kings Cross St Pancras is one of London’s most iconic buildings. I still remember vividly the first time I saw it – I was transfixed and stared at it in awe for ageeees! Well till we drove past it anyway. 🙂 Back then, I remember the whole neighbourhood being slightly grimy yet this in now way … Continue Reading

I absolutely love the UK so I may be a little bit biased but I genuinely feel like it has some of the nicest places to spend a summer (or winter) holiday. Unfortunately, a lot of places in the UK which offer a greatly different range of experiences and sights get easily over-looked for places … Continue Reading

Compared to our neighbours on the continent (France and Italy, I’m looking at you in particular), British food sometimes gets a bad rap and doesn’t always get the praise it deserves. French food is renowned for being so sophisticated yet utterly-delicious and Italian food is regarded as real comfort, indulgent food all across the world. … Continue Reading

1.) Take the Thames Clipper (boat) up River Thames This is way cheaper than the river cruises and a great way to see a lot of sights across the Thames in London. Of course, it doesn’t come with a tour guide talking to you about what you’re seeing but that may not be a bad … Continue Reading

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world – I know I could be accused of being biased here but I genuinely think know so! Having lived in London for a few years and hence gotten the opportunity to take in a whole range of experiences in London (on a wide range … Continue Reading

If you’re planning on visiting the UK (or if you already live in the UK) then you should definitely try to see at least one. Each one of these buildings is impressive in its own rights and forms such a strong part of the UK’s history that you would be hard-pressed not to love. You … Continue Reading

Croeso (Welsh for welcome) to my post all about Wales. Particularly West Wales, but I will try and name a few important places to visit while in Wales. I have had many experiences of visiting multiple places in Wales. Actually, I must admit I have previously lived in Wales, but I still go back now … Continue Reading

London is a spectacular city at any time of the year, but the atmosphere, buzz and al round goodwill.  Alongside some amazing fireworks make for an unforgettable night! Best of All it can be done on a budget! For the last 8 years or so I have always managed to enjoy London on New Year’s … Continue Reading