Creative Travel Guide take the Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

So our little travel blog has been going for just under two months and it amazes me how much we have both learnt already! One of the best things I have taken away from blogging so far, is how incredible friendly and welcoming other bloggers are. I have had the opportunity to work with, chat and exchange advise with some awesome people who have fun, inspiring blogs. When I spotted Tracy from Tracys Travels in Time had taken part in The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge, I decided it would be fun to join in too. Thanks to Stephanie Fox for starting the trend.


If you had to move to a country that you’ve NEVER been to, and live there for ten years, where would you go?

Well, there are so many places we’ve been to that I would love to live; Thailand, Tokyo, New York, Paris. For places we haven’t been to though, I would say Italy. Italy has been on my bucket list for soooo long; I love the food and I would love to explore the cities, villages, vineyards and islands of such a beautiful place.

places to visit in USA


If you had to live in a hotel for the rest of your life, which hotel would you choose and why?

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is our all time favourite hotel. It is stunning! As we would be living their for the rest of our lives, we would have to opt for the penthouse with full kitchen and living room. When we stayed here, we fell in love with our suite that overlooked the Bellagio fountains and being centre of the strip is fantastic. The hotel is full of varied international restaurants with the Hidden Pizza place being a favourite of mine.


If you could only eat the cuisine of one nationality forever more, which would you choose?

Mexican! Calum spent a good 15 minutes debating this question with me and we decided that Mexican would be the best overall option (yes we taking this blogging stuff very seriously). I love Italian food but I feel I would get a pasta overload and we both love Chinese food but Calum was worried he would miss Cappuccinos…


Who has given you ‘holiday envy’ this year, and how?

This year I have been following Mark Wiens from Migrationology’s around the world trip. He visited so many amazing countries that made me incredibly envious! He explored Rome and Istanbul, places I would love to visit! Calum was envious of the gorgeous looking pizza Mark eats in NYC.

The only downside to speaking with and following other bloggers is that my envy is always growing and my bucket list is now a mile long!



If you had to look at the same sunrise or the same sunset every day, where in the world would you never get bored of seeing?

When travelling, there is nothing better than a hot bath in a decent bathtub. This one may not be for everyone but I love bath bombs and body wash, I’m always trying to bring a little bottle of bubble bath or buy a bath bomb during my travels. Personally, I love LUSH bath bombs so these are ideal Christmas gifts. Bath bombs are available on amazon but shopping in-store is cheaper in the UK and across Europe.


If you were taking a ‘staycation’ in your home town, where would it be and what would you recommend others to do?

Our staycation would be in Eastbourne, UK. Things to recommend would be a trip up to Beachy Head (but probably not in this current weather), a walk along the pier and dinner in Wetherspoon – yes, an exotic life indeed.

Winter Wonderland Sign


Describe your perfect travel day of the year?

I am cheating, my perfect travel day is actually two days! So this Christmas I went to London for an interview (of which I was offered the job on the spot yay). To celebrate, Calum and I headed to Winter Wonderland, ate to much German food and get merry on Bailey’s Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider and Mulled Wine. A few days later, we headed to Watford to visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. This place was enchanting and being a big kid, I loved every minute of it. I even walked away with a chocolate frog and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.


What have you ticked off your bucket list in 2016?

This year has been a fairly ‘still’ year for travel. I was finishing off my PGCE and we were setting up Creative Travel Guide. We did tick off Ibiza, where we enjoyed our first ever relaxing beach holiday after dating for 5 years. We also ticked off some sights in London and some of the quieter towns in the South of England.

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew


What is top of your travel bucket list for 2017?

Before moving abroad, we will go and visit Stonehenge. Every time we are travelling, we get disgraced looks from others when we reveal we haven’t seen Stonehenge before, so this year it is on the top of the list. I also want to visit Bath before leaving the UK and hope to visit Liverpool (if Calum manages to get Chelsea away tickets). We do have a trip to Leicester already booked (for football of course) and there are lots of castles, ruins and day trips I want to take in the South of England.

For travel around the world, we will be spending some time in Bangkok over the next few years and I can’t wait! I also hope to visit Malaysia and explore more of Thailand. Calum wants to visit Taiwan and South Korea along with Laos, so we’re hoping to get to at least one of these in 2017. I would love to go to the Road to Ultra Festival in Bangkok this new year too.


Share your favourite Instagram photo of 2016?

So that’s our Travel Whispers, you can read others from the links below:

The Sane Travel

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  1. Great post Katie! I spent ages debating the food question too – it was too difficult to choose! Hopefully we will be getting some time to travel Thailand etc too next year. So exciting!!

    Harry Potter is on my must-do list before we move next year – it’s looks so much fun!!

  2. Great post! I too want to explore more of Scotland and the UK before I leave for a long term trip! You forget all the amazing things at your fingertips when you are busy dreaming of going abroad!

  3. I’d love to travel to Ireland, Australia, and Harry Potter World (lol). Thanks for sharing your travel tips!

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