life as a writer

The Simmer Dim: A Short Story by Izzy Gray

In 2020, lockdown hit, forcing us into our homes and taking away the usual travel opportunities.  It's been a heartbreaking time for many reasons, but if there's one beacon of light to shine through the mire, f...

The Times It All Went Wrong: Take Two

Five years ago (...how?!) I shared an article called ‘The Times it All Went Wrong’, with the hope of showing the, erm, slightly less glamorous side of travelling.  Surprisingly, it went down a storm. What do...

My Top Travel Experiences of 2018

As my pals down in Leith would say, 2018 has been a beezer of a year for travel.  As well as several trips abroad, one of my missions for the year was to spend more time exploring my home country.  Turns out, S...

A Year in Travel: My Top Travel Experiences of 2017

2017 was a year of firsts for me; the first time I had the confidence to travel alone; the first time I visited mainland Spain; the first time I got trapped on a metro at night...oh wait, we're not talking abou...

A Literary Tour of Paris

There are few cities I know which could be as inspiring as Paris; with its artistic associations, ornate architecture and thriving cafe culture, it's a city which will not only draw you in, but get beneath your...
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