Lauren McGill

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May2017

Croyde Life

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I have now been living in Croyde for over 3 years and I must admit that when I first moved here I was a little worried about the fact that it was so small! In these few years I've learned to appreciate the quiet times and look forward to the ... Read More
May 3, 2017Lauren McGill
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Apr2017
Wineries, beautiful secluded beaches and fresh sea food are just some of the reasons I loved Lanzarote. It was a surprise trip for my husband's 25th birthday that I had booked during the Rynair winter flight sale. I bought return flights from Bristol for £40, some people on the flight ... Read More
April 25, 2017Lauren McGill
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Apr2017
So I have been really, really wanting to get to Iceland. In November I was meant to be going for 5 nights but didn't make it there. I was renewing my U.K. residence permit, which is meant to take a maximum of 8 weeks and ended up taking closer to ... Read More
April 24, 2017Lauren McGill
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Apr2017

Road to Coachella

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We embarked on a mini road trip starting from from Las Vegas and ending at Coachella Music Festival. Two nights spent in Las Vegas was enough for me to realise this place could empty your pockets pretty damn quickly. The first night we met up with a friend at the ... Read More
April 21, 2017Lauren McGill
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Apr2017

Glastonbury vs. Coachella

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2 Festival Giants, 2 Very Different Events Most people in the U.K. will know Glastonbury. It’s the biggest festival there. Most Americans will know Coachella, ongoing since 1999. I’ve had the luck of getting Glastonbury tickets 3 out of the 3 years I’ve attempted. It was my first music festival ... Read More
April 21, 2017Lauren McGill
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Mar2017

Americans and Passports ✈

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According to the U.S. Department of State, less than half of Americans have valid passports. Over years of traveling I've taken a fair share of sh*t over why many fewer Americans have passports when compared to their European counterparts. But that number is lower than ever before. Let me ask you this, ... Read More
March 29, 2017Lauren McGill
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Mar2017

New York : Beyond NYC

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Do you know why it's called New York, New York? It's because New York City is in the state of New York. So you shouldn't assume that if someone is from New York they grew up in the Big Apple. It would be like assuming someone from London lives across ... Read More
March 23, 2017Lauren McGill
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Mar2017
I didn't know quite what to expect from Bournemouth, but I went there with an open mind. I'd heard a few different things, but tried not to let it sway me either way! You can't deny the amazing views of the sea from the paths running along the top of ... Read More
March 7, 2017Lauren McGill
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Mar2017

NYC on a Budget

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Yes it's true, New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn't mean its off limits for someone with a small budget. There are simple tips to follow that can add up to big savings. Depending on what time of the year you go, you ... Read More
March 5, 2017Lauren McGill
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Feb2017
Who doesn't love a place where wine is cheaper than water and you can walk from the city centre to a sandy beach in minutes?? Spain was the first country I visited in Europe. My initial time in Spain I visited Madrid and Seville, but I always wanted to go to Barcelona. ... Read More
February 22, 2017Lauren McGill