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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24th May 2022 by While I'm Young

38 best things to do in Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento has welcomed droves of tourists every year since way back when the Romans started building holiday homes there and it’s easy to see why. A short, scenic ride from Naples Airport, this quintessentially Italian city nestled high on the clifftops of Campania is all about the dramatic views, food and vibes. There are so many fun things to do in Sorrento, whether you stay for a day or a month!...

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3rd May 2022 by While I'm Young

A review of Santa Catalina Hotel in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

We recently found cheap flights to Gran Canaria and decided to book a little city break in Las Palmas, the capital city of the island. Because we had saved money on the flights, I decided to go a bit bougie when it came to accommodation. I booked three nights at the oldest hotel in Las Palmas. Here is my review of Santa Catalina Hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I’d always wanted to stay at a prestigious hotel like this one and I really feel it’s the best place to stay in Las Palmas....

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19th April 2022 by While I'm Young

One perfect day in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

If you’re visiting Gran Canaria, you should definitely plan to spend at least 24 hours in Las Palmas, the capital city of the Canary island. You’ll find the majority of the destination’s cultural attractions in Las Palmas and the city also has some excellent restaurants so if you’re a foodie like me, it’s a must!...

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11th April 2022 by While I'm Young

Sightseeing in Gran Canaria

If you’re going on holiday to Gran Canaria, you can expect almost guaranteed sunshine and some truly excellent food. While many holidaymakers are content to lap up the good weather and sangria, more discerning travellers might be wondering what’s on offer in terms of sightseeing in Gran Canaria....

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1st March 2022 by While I'm Young

Where to stay in Dubai

Having lived in Dubai as an expat and played host to visitors and visited a lot of the hotels for brunch or dinner while I was out there, I’ve got a good grasp on the best locations to stay in Dubai, whether you’re visiting for a solo sightseeing trip or a family holiday. My guide to the best places to stay in Dubai caters to every type of tourist and for all budgets. I hope you find it helpful! Once you’ve booked your hotel in Dubai, please do check out my other Dubai travel guides to...

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11th February 2022 by While I'm Young

El Dorado Royale Spa Resort Mexico hotel review

For my 30th birthday, Tom and I spent ten nights at El Dorado Royale Spa Resort by Karisma in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was my second time in Mexico and we were thoroughly impressed by the beachfront resort, so I couldn’t wait to share my review!...

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29th November 2021 by While I'm Young

TUI BLUE Atlantica Nissaki Beach Hotel Review

This is my review of Atlantica Nissaki Beach, a secluded adults-only TUI hotel in Corfu, Greece. Tom and I stayed there for seven nights on an all-inclusive basis for his 30th birthday and we were thoroughly impressed, which in itself is impressive because we certainly had high expectations for our first holiday abroad since late 2019....

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1st November 2021 by While I'm Young

See Newcastle’s landmarks on this walking tour

This self-guided walking tour of Newcastle documents the route I followed when my Dad came to visit me in the North East for the first time recently. I planned our day out in Newcastle meticulously to ensure Dad would get to see all of the top places of interest in Newcastle Upon Tyne on a straightforward scenic walk around the city....

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23rd September 2021 by While I'm Young

5 unique places to stay in Devon

Are you planning a romantic getaway in Devon and you’re looking for something a bit different to the usual hotels and B&Bs? There are a lot of one-of-a-kind accommodation options in the area! Unique hideaways, a holiday letting agency focusing on unique places to stay in hidden corners across the UK, has some excellent accommodations...

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3rd September 2021 by While I'm Young

Best places to eat & drink in Sunderland

One of the things I love most about Sunderland is that it’s possible to dine out on the cheap. Some of the best restaurants in Sunderland aren’t at all expensive, but they don’t compromise on quality. In the past year or so, Mackems have seen huge investment in the city’s culinary scene with new foodie havens opening their doors at a pace even I, the hungriest girl in the world, am struggling to keep up with. I constantly have a list of new places to eat and drink in Sunderland that I...

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9th August 2021 by While I'm Young

The best places to stay in Cornwall

Cornwall’s pristine beaches, picturesque towns and mouthwatering pasties make it a popular destination for both UK staycations and tourists from further afield. With more and more of us opting to holiday in England, I’ve teamed up with Classic Cottages to bring you this guide to the best areas to stay in Cornwall – whatever kind of trip you’re planning....

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2nd August 2021 by While I'm Young

Top things to do in York, England

We travelled from Sunderland with National Express and spent a delightful day sightseeing in York and indulging in some good food and drinks. It was mum’s first visit, so I was keen to make sure she got to see all of York’s tourist attractions. I’ve visited the grand old city many times before, so I’ve put together this guide to the top things to see in York to help you plan your own trip....