The Scrapbook of Life

Michelle is a UK based travel blogger with a particular passion for Europe and Asia. In her blog, The Scrapbook of Life, you'll find detailed posts documenting her travels through countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia as well as destinations closer to home. We particularly like her thorough cost breakdowns, which prove that exotic travel doesn't have to break the bank!

The Scrapbook of Life

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9th August 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Weekend In Bath, England – The perfect 2 day itinerary

Fancy spending the weekend in Bath? Whether it’s a hen-do, couples retreat, solo trip, family getaway, or anything else in between, Bath is an excellent choice for a UK city break! Located in the depths of Somerset, Bath is famed for its abundance of curvaceous Georgian architecture, boulevard-style streets, and greens dotted with grand old beech trees. The city is quintessentially English and to help you get the most out of your weekend, I’m going to share with you the perfect 2 days in...

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1st August 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Dubrovnik to Bosnia day trip – An enchanting one day tour

The Croatian town of Dubrovnik is one of those special places which can be used as a base for international day trips to places like Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. But unlike Montenegro, Bosnia wasn’t on my travel radar until I started planning my visit to Dubrovnik (in hindsight, I feel pretty silly that up until this point, I’d never even considered visiting this Balkan beauty). After a quick search of Mostar, I was hooked and had booked onto a Bosnia day trip from Dubrovnik. A...

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29th June 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

 Top 10 things to do in Marmaris, Turkey

With summer vacation season fast-approaching, you might be considering Turkey as this year’s destination (especially if you’re after some all inclusive fun). One of the most walkable cities in Europe, Marmaris is located in the southwest of Turkey and is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, meaning hot dry summers and milder winters are on the cards. And just in case you need a helping hand to show you what sights are on offer, I’ve put together this list of the top 10 things to do in...

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13th June 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Best boat trip in Albufeira? An honest review of Allboat, Portugal

On a recent trip to Portugal, I was lucky enough to partner with local company Allboat Albufeira who gifted me a Benagil Caves and Dolphin Search boat trip for 2. In this blog post, I will give you an honest review of my trip with them. And let me tell you, I’ve got no intentions of deceiving anyone, so just because this trip was gifted to me, don’t you think I’m going to only include the good stuff. But (spoiler alert), the difficulty is, there’s nothing bad to say! So, if you want to...

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30th May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

A quick travel guide to Langkawi, Malaysia

Sandy beaches lined with palm trees, mischievous monkeys, flavoursome food, lush-green rice fields and budget friendly – have I got your attention yet? Well Langkawi is all of these things and so much more. An archipelago of 99 islands with the main island being Pulau Langkawi, Langkawi is a sun-blessed paradise and Malaysia’s answer to a tropical escape. Back sometime in the late twenty-tens, I had the absolute privilege of spending 4 days in Langkawi as part of a 3 week trip to Southeast...

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16th May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Four Waterfalls Walk Brecon Beacons – A complete guide, FAQs + tips

Located in the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park in what is ironically coined as Waterfall Country, the Four Falls trail is probably one of the best waterfall walks in Wales! If you are someone who is drawn to water and bewitched by it cascading over ledges, then this walk is for you! Much of the trail passes through woodland, alongside rivers and around steep gorges, and it will take you to the following 4 waterfalls – Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and...

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3rd May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Marmaris excursions – 7 very best day trips from Marmaris, Turkey

Surrounded by forested mountains and lapped by clear waters, Marmaris is one of the most walkable cities in Europe and best summer city break destinations, located in the southwest of Turkey. A hotspot for water sports lovers, sun worshippers and sightseers alike, there are many wonderful things to do in Marmaris, but the popular port resort is also perfectly situated to see more of what Turkey has to offer. To date, I’ve been to Marmaris twice and on each occasion I have exploited this by...

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18th April 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 most scenic routes in Scotland – Best roads In the Scottish Highlands

The scenery in the Scottish Highlands is so utterly enchanting that in my humble opinion it is one of the most unique places to visit in Europe. For this reason, it would be difficult to pick just one scenic route to answer this question. There are many wonderful roads in Scotland which meander around intimidatingly tall mountains and lochs which are like sheets of glass (on still days), and each of them are special in their own way. After visiting the Highlands more times than I’ve had hot...

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4th April 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur by train – A step by step guide

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and place of extreme sacredness for the Hindu community, Batu Caves consist of four limestone caves which are said to date back to 400 million years ago. But perhaps the most iconic feature of Batu Caves which is seen on travel guides and brochures worldwide is the 140ft gold-coloured statue of Lord Murugan which sits at the entrance to the main cave. I visited Batu Caves as part of my 3 week itinerary for Singapore, Malaysia and Bali, and have created this step by...

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21st March 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

10+ things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Germany’s fairytale town

The fairytale town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most beautiful small towns in Germany and one of Europe’s unique places to visit. Located in the state of Bavaria, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is world-renowned for its perfectly-preserved medieval old town (altstadt) and given its enchanting beauty, is a strong contender for any European bucket list. Encased inside historic walls which are dotted with high and mighty towers, the old town is paved with cobble-stone streets and...

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7th March 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

10+ useful Scotland travel tips + one you won’t have already read

So you’re off to Scotland? Congratulations! I’m excited for you, because you will find some of the prettiest places there. I’ve been visiting year-in-year-out since well before I could walk and talk. It has been a firm family favourite holiday destination for yonks, and the mountains, lochs, waterfalls and towns hold many precious memories for me. After so many trips, the Scottish Highlands has come to feel a bit like my second home, and I want to share with you some of the 11 must-know...

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7th February 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 very best things to do in Zadar, Croatia

A historic port and peninsula city, Zadar is located on the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most walkable cities in Europe. Perhaps lesser known and more sedate than Dubrovnik and Split, Zadar is home to a unique Romanesque old town, much of which is pedestrianised. A maze of quaint lanes, narrow streets and sociable squares, Zadar is a marble-paved city where the old remnants of the Roman era charmingly intertwine with modern Dalmatian life. One of the best summer city break destinations in...