While I'm Young

Dannielle Lily is a VERY well travelled 20-something from the Isle of Man. Her blog, While I'm Young is primarily aimed at young female (often solo) travellers, although her future husband is a frequent travel companion. Dannielle was awarded Travel Influencer of the Year 2018 - a well deserved trophy. We can't recommend her blog highly enough!

While I'm Young

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23rd September 2020 by While I'm Young

Visiting Finchale Abbey in Durham

Our latest North East day out was a visit to Finchale Abbey in Durham. Tom had been promising to take me there for a good year and, true to his word, he planned the whole day out. He isn’t usually too hot when it comes to dreaming up places for us to go, so I was pleasantly surprised!...

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17th August 2020 by While I'm Young

Magical things to do in Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Don’t you just love the power of Instagram when it comes to finding new places to visit? When I asked my followers if they had tips for a day out in Harrogate, a few people mentioned the nearby town of Knaresborough. I had never heard of it before, but after looking at people’s beautiful pictures of the place, I made up my mind to visit en route to Harrogate. It unexpectedly turned into a full day there!...

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17th August 2020 by While I'm Young

39 fun things to do in Scarborough

Reminiscent of the British seaside’s glory days, Scarborough in North Yorkshire has all of the ingredients for a great day out in the UK: bucket and spades galore, plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions, a plethora of cheap and cheerful activities and of course, the unmistakeable scent of the great British chippy in the air. Since we’re all reevaluating our summer jaunts abroad in 2020, I’ve put together a list of the top things to do in Scarborough, with tips on everything from wet...

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18th February 2020 by While I'm Young

What to pack for a Caribbean cruise

What you need to pack for a Caribbean cruise depends, of course, on how long the cruise you’ve booked is. Mine was one week long so this Caribbean cruise packing guide is created with a seven night cruise in mind, but if your trip is shorter or longer you can easily adapt the cruise packing checklist to suit you....

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6th February 2020 by While I'm Young

Visiting Cappadocia: Things to see & do

Cappadocia’s fairytale landscape makes it a popular destination for hot air balloon rides, winning the Turkish region a top spot on every Instagram-obsessed traveller’s bucket list. But there are more things to do in Cappadocia than the iconic balloon flights! If you’re short on time, you can see some of the best places to visit in Cappadocia in just 24 hours. Tourists who only have one day in Cappadocia might like to think about booking a one-day private tour to see all of Cappadocia’s...

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4th February 2020 by While I'm Young

Things to do in Mumbai: 24 hour guide

One day in Mumbai is a quintessential Indian travel experience. The heaving city should be on every traveller’s itinerary, but it isn’t a destination known for its tourist attractions. Instead, the best things to do in Mumbai revolve around experiencing the hustle and bustle, sounds and smells of this overstuffed metropolis....

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30th January 2020 by While I'm Young

North Goa or South Goa?

When we planned our India trip, we knew we wanted to spend time in Goa towards the end of the adventure, but we had no idea whether we should go to North or South Goa. People forget that Goa is a state so just saying you’re going to ‘Goa’ is a bit vague! Luckily, Goa is small enough to travel between North and South easily, even if you only have a few days in the state. We decided to wing it and spent some time in both North and South Goa. The two both boast the great beaches that make...

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16th January 2020 by While I'm Young

Cruising on Kerala’s backwaters in a houseboat

During our Globe Travel Centre tour of Kerala in India, one of our standout experiences was the night we spent on a luxury houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters. We slept in one of Xandari Riverscapes‘ private houseboats, which depart near Alleppey. Kerala’s serene backwaters are the main draw for travellers visiting the state in South India and I understand why. Our houseboat tour from Alleppey was an adventure we’ll remember forever and it’s definitely one of the most romantic things to...

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9th January 2020 by While I'm Young

Best places to visit in Kochi, Kerala: One Day Guide

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a port city in Kerala, India where Chinese and Arabian traders established a thriving spice trade in the Common Era. Its history and fabulous shopping opportunities make Kochi a great place to stop and spend some time exploring before you set sail on a cruise of Kerala’s tranquil backwaters....

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7th January 2020 by While I'm Young

Best places to visit In South India if you have two weeks

My fiancé and I recently spent two incredible weeks travelling in India’s beautiful South. It was the best adventure we’ve been on together to date so I wanted to share our complete itinerary for two weeks in South India. We went to some of the top places to visit in South India starting with five nights in Kerala. Next, we flew from Kerala to Goa and explored both the North and South. We finished our two weeks in India on a high in crazy Mumbai. Despite doing very little planning, we both...

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5th December 2019 by While I'm Young

River tubing and partying in Jamaica

During my press trip with Royal Caribbean, our second port of the seven night Western Caribbean cruise was Falmouth in Jamaica. The shore excursion we did there was probably my favourite of the entire trip and it was a day I’ll remember forever. Our day in Jamaica involved cruising down a river in a rubber tube, followed by a party on the beach. It was so perfect, and after the previous day in Labadee, Haiti, I was basically on cloud nine....

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29th October 2019 by While I'm Young

My mini guide to Dalyan, Turkey

Located in the Muğla province of Turkey, the sleepy fishing village on the Dalyan river attracts a laidback crowd who come for the slower pace. That doesn’t mean you’ll be lost for things to do in Dalyan though. If all-inclusive resorts aren’t your thing but you still want a relaxing break in Turkey, Dalyan is the ideal place to go....