Kirsty Leanne

Kirsty Leanne

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15th February 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

Plus size surfing: The importance of inclusivity

I’ve spoken about surfing as a plus-size woman on my blog before and honestly, I feel like that experience was going to be enough to put me off for good. I was humiliated on a busy beach trying to squeeze into a wetsuit that I knew wouldn’t fit and as two very persistent instructors tried to squeeze me into it, I felt hundreds of eyes staring at me and judging me in the process. In the end, I gave up and wore just a rash guard over my swimsuit instead. It was December a little chilly out...

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27th December 2020 by Kirsty Leanne

4 fun date ideas in Liverpool

Although I haven’t had a chance to visit in 2020, I always seem to find myself back in Liverpool at least once a year. Whether I’m visiting for an event or I’m there with friends, Liverpool is one of my favourite UK cities to return to time and time again. One person I have never visited with, however, is my boyfriend....

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27th December 2020 by Kirsty Leanne

Why Florida is a great destination for couples

Although it feels like YEARS ago, last year I was lucky enough to spend some time exploring parts of Florida on a trip with Trek America. Although I didn’t get the opportunity to visit everywhere on my bucket list (Miami I’m looking at you), I did get a feel for what the Sunshine State is all about....

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12th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

Why Los Angeles is the perfect destination for couples

Before COVID hit I was lucky enough to visit LA for the second time and as a place that is extremely close to my heart, I was already mentally planning my third trip back before I’d even left. While that trip had to be put on hold as a result of Coronavirus, I have FINALLY started to put the plans in motion to return when everything is safe, this time with my boyfriend....

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12th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

Cute date ideas for couples In Shrewsbury

I’ve lived in Shropshire for the majority of my life and until this year, I didn’t really see the beauty in it. I’d much rather spend my money booking trips to far-flung destinations but when the opportunity to travel was not there, I had no choice but to explore what was on my doorstep....

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12th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

Fun date ideas for couples travelling to Newquay, Cornwall

Although travel has been few and far between this year, I was lucky enough to squeeze in a trip to Newquay at the end of Summer. Things were obviously a little different, it was great to spend time visiting somewhere different for a couple of days....

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30th October 2020 by Kirsty Leanne

7 fun date ideas in Los Angeles

If you’ve been following me and reading my blog for a while, you will know that one of my favourite places in the world is Los Angeles. Having lived there for a short period of time when I was 19, it’s always had a special place in my heart. Recently, after an 8-year break, I went back for the first time since I had lived there. The 10-day trip made me remember exactly why I loved the place and in my head, I mentally started planning my next visit back, this time with my boyfriend. As...

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15th June 2020 by Kirsty Leanne

Universal Studios Hollywood: A fun day with the stars

As soon as I started planning my trip to California I knew that I had to include a trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Home of Hogwarts and Springfield, it felt like the perfect place to go and live out my childhood dreams for the day. Luckily, the 3-Day Klook Pass includes Universal Studios, which meant I was able to enjoy the park as part of the one-off cost of the pass....

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29th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

14 things to do on a weekend break in Riga

Whilst attending the first-ever Women In Travel Summit in Europe, I had the absolute pleasure of spending a couple of days exploring the beautiful city that is Riga. Having never visited Latvia before, I was super excited to spend a couple of days exploring both a new city and a new country. Then again, who wouldn’t be?...

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29th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

10 things to do if you only have 48 hours in Nashville

A couple of months ago I spent just 48 hours in Nashville as part of a much bigger trip to the states. Although 2 days was definitely not enough, I did manage to get a good chunk of things done. From line-dancing in an old town saloon to wandering around the Country Music Hall Of Fame, I definitely have a taste for this incredible city....

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29th January 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

Learning something new in Bath | Why you should consider taking a #MyMicroGap with Visit England

When I left university my original plan was to go on a gap a year. I wanted to travel the world, find myself and have those final moments of ‘doing whatever I wanted’ before I had to settle down into the world of work. I mean for most graduates, it’s the dream, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t quite what happened....