20 Facts About Travelling That You Will Love!

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop


Travelling for me is the most worthwhile and educating experience I have ever known!

I encourage you all to travel as much as you can when you can, whether it is within your own country and visiting a new city to hopping on a plane or Eurostar and visiting a new city or country.

I have put together 20 facts about travelling that will hopefully encourage you to explore as much of the world as possible!

1. France is the most visited country in the world.

2. Travel has the ability to make you more creative.

3. Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms of any city in the world.

4. Around 300 people get married in Las Vegas every day.

5. Research shows that travel reduces stress, keeps your body healthy inside and out, and boosts brain health.

6. Canada is home to over 3million lakes!

7. Travelling encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone and learn about new cultures.

8. In 1930, female flight attendants had to weigh less than 115 pounds (52kg).

9. Adding salt and pepper to your food is considered highly offensive to chefs in Switzerland.

10. Less than 1% of the world’s population has ever visited Antarctica.

11. Travelling helps you learn who you are and help shape you as a person.

12. It is illegal to feed Pidgeon’s on the streets of San Francisco, California.

13. Tourism accounts for over 5% of the world’s economy.

14. 99% of Lybia is Desert.

15. You’ll realize that your home is more than just where you grew up.

16. You’ll realize how little you actually knew about the world.

17. The UK generates nearly 5 million visitors to the USA per year!

18. City with the most Rolls Royce’s: Hong Kong.

19. Every day about 3,000 Euro are thrown into the Trevi Fountain in Rome and collected at night to be given to a charity.

20. You have the opportunity to educate yourself and learn a new language!

 


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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20 cool activities to do in #London this weekend!


#LONDON – The City of Dreams. The Big Smoke.

#London has got to be the coolest city to be in for the weekend!

There are so many cafès, markets to shop around, parks to visit, a Hogwarts Express to catch….

I have constructed a list of twenty cool activities to do in #London on a reasonable budget which I think you will enjoy.


 

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Visit a museum: Most museums in London are free, although certain exhibitions you have to pay for. I recommend the Imperial War Museum  Museum of London &  Natural History Museum – enjoy as many free exhibitions as you can!

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Go on a tourist attraction: London Eye, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, London Duck Tours – go on, be a tourist for the day!


Visit a market: There are so many markets in London to visit, grab a bite to eat, have a coffee, find some unique items that only you will own! The list is endless.My favourite markets are Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street (food, antiques, art and clothes) & Borough Market, near London Bridge (food, fresh produce, cakes, olives etc)


Wander around one of London’s beautiful parks!  There are so many beautiful parks in London just waiting to be explored. The biggest park close to central London is St. James Park – just opposite Buckingham Palace. I also suggest checking out Hyde Park, Greenwich Park or Richmond Park (you might even see some Deer roaming around here!)


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Get the Hogwarts Express: sadly, not literally! At Kings Cross Station, they have a very cool photo opportunity for you to take on the 9 and 3/4 platform! Check it out here!


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Southbank is one of the coolest places to be! Lots of restaurants, street performers, market stalls and even a skateboard ramp – what is there not to love? Check it out here.

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Love to bowl? Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes has to be one of the coolest venues to go bowling! With regular themed Hip Hop nights plus karaoke rooms you are bound to have a great night! 

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Have a delicious breakfast at The Breakfast Club- various locations – London Bridge is my fave! Note: You will need to book in advance if you want to avoid waiting in line.

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Go Shopping; two very famous shopping areas in London are Oxford Street and Covent Garden. Both of these areas serve a variety of luxury and high street brands – if you are after visiting department stores such as House of Fraser or Selfridges, then I suggest Oxford Street. Both areas have great food options too!

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#Theatreland London is also known as Theatreland! There are countless theatres that are showing a huge variety of performances, at least one of them is bound to take your interest. A favourite show of mine is The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden. Lots of restaurants also do ‘pre-theatre’ dinners, so look out for some great deals.

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Feeling Generous?  There are lots of exciting street performers in both the Covent Garden and Southbank areas. If you are feeling generous after watching their performance, why not donate £1? There are also lots of people dressed as interesting characters that you can donate to get your picture taken with as a souvenir of visiting London.


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See the stars at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The have plenty of experiences, photography exhibitions, and opportunities to view the stars, explore and discover planets. Perfect for astronomy lovers!

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Alexandra Palace is a wonderful old palace and public venue which has acres of land to explore, a golf course, boating lake, indoor ice rink and event a farmers market. Alexandra Palace is in the North of London but easily accessible.

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Ride the Thames on a Thames Clipper! See the sight’s of London on one of the Thames Clipper River Cruises and ride the waves of the choppy Thames!

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Like being in the sky? Ride the Emirates Airline Cable Cars at the 02 Arena. Enjoy panoramic views of London – and there is no extra charge for beautiful nighttime rides!



Love Pasta? Have Lunch at Padella in Borough Market – there are often lines outside which do move quite quickly, however, this was voted #WorthTheWait 2016! The food is delicious!


Like jokes? If you are into your comedy then The Comedy Store is the place for you. With regular Stand Up shows on Fridays and Saturdays and plenty of special events you are guaranteed to have a great time.

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Visit Trafalgar Square and admire the wonderful fountains, architecture or get involved in special events that often take place in this public square. Look at what the square has to offer here.

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Speakers Corner If you are feeling sassy and want to exercise your free speech visit Speakers Corner at Hyde Park – this public space is used as a positive platform to exercise freedom of speech – but this is not an opportunity to offend anybody! Keep it positive!


Hopefully, you get to enjoy at least one of these activities to do in #London this weekend!

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I blog, actually!

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I blog, actually! I guess we all start somewhere with our blogs right?

Let’s face it – we have all googled something we are dying to know on the internet and came across an amazing blog that has helped us through a current situation or given advice – no matter what it may be! From baking recipes to tips about love, friendships, and travel, we have all read a blog somewhere!

My idea is that anything I write about can hopefully help, enlighten or even guide somebody to just make a small difference to their day.

I am in L.O.V.E with travelling, reading, fashion, baking, exploring and of course, spending a little ‘Me Time’ in order to recharge my batteries here and there! I care about important and topical issues that affect everyone, everywhere – and I hope we can all unite together to take a stand.

I hope you enjoy reading whatever I have to blog about!

Frankie x