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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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....

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21st October 2019 by While I'm Young

10 unforgettable days in Turkey: Full trip itinerary

I recently went on one of my favourite adventures to date: an epic road trip through Turkey that was packed with bucket list experiences and otherworldly destinations. This is my complete itinerary for ten days in Turkey, including our five day self-drive tour from Marmaris to Cappadocia and back down to the south of the country. As we carved our way through the patchwork landscape on our Turkey road trip, we passed makeshift honey stalls and impressive mosques at what felt like hundred metres...

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6th September 2019 by While I'm Young

The ultimate Dubai itinerary: Best things to do in five days

So you have five days in Dubai and you want to make sure you squeeze every last moment of luxury, sunshine and wow factor out of them? My Dubai itinerary will help you plan your trip, whether you’re staying in Dubai for two days, seven days or longer. There’s so much to see and do in Dubai, from record-breaking heights to world famous restaurants and buzzing nightlife, so you’ll want to pack as much as possible in to your stay. Let a local do the hard work and use my day-by-day itinerary...

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27th August 2019 by While I'm Young

What to do in Liverpool: Two day itinerary

Liverpool has undergone a huge regeneration to establish itself as one of the best tourism destinations in the UK, boasting the largest collection of galleries and museums outside of London and (I’ll fight you on this) the friendliest locals in the country. The city is as famous for its rich maritime history as it is for the musical legends it has produced, its nightlife is as alluring as the local food scene, and Liverpool’s shops hold as much lure as its cultural attractions. My Dad is...