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MY TRAVEL ADVENTURES
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MY TRAVEL ADVENTURES
I am currently on vacay in BALI and needless to say, I am beyond excited to be back!!!
BALI TRAVEL GUIDE: EXPLORING UBUD
Ubud is the perfect spot to unwind, meditate, take a yoga class and experience a complete sense of zen.
The region is known for yoga retreats and the local artisan markets. Ubud is an idyllic inland tropical setting, which offers resort spas with infinity pools, set upon hanging cliffs in the mountains of the surrounding area.
Breakfast at CAFE ZUCCHINI.
CAFE ZUCCHINI WAS ONCE AN INSTITUTION IN OBEROI, SPECIALISING IN HEALTHY, TASTY FOOD, SALADS, JUICES AND GREAT COFFEE!
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FLIGHT ATTENDANT PERKS
People often ask me what I love most about a being a Flight Attendant!
We really do have a unique lifestyle and it’s probably not for everyone. But I love my job and for me, it’s the travel perks and the people I work with each day that make my job amazing! But I was curious to know what it is that other cabin crew like most about the role.
So I took a moment to ask my fellow crew WHY WE HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD! Here’s what they had to say…
BALI TRAVEL GUIDE: EXPLORING CANGGU
The up-and-coming community of Canggu is a popular hangout for local surfers and holidaymakers love the laid-back vibe.
Food Review: Brunch at GROCER AND GRIND CAFE.
LIKE SISTERFIELDS, GROCER AND GRIND IS A LONG-STANDING INSTITUTION IN THE BALI CAFÉ CULTURE SCENE!
BALI TRAVEL GUIDE: EXPLORING SEMINYAK
Seminyak is the epicentre of Bali tourism for holidaymakers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuta.
I have a swimsuit obsession! I own far too many swimsuits, but I literally live in them on vacation. Paired with denim shorts, they are a summer essential and a must on every girl’s holiday packing checklist!
After all, this is when all of the hard work that you’ve put in at the gym finally pays off. With a toned beach body, you can feel comfortable in your own skin. And with your newfound body confidence, you can just relax and enjoy the sultry summer vibes.
Breakfast at SISTERFIELDS CAFE.
SISTERFIELDS CAFÉ IS A LONG-STANDING INSTITUTION IN THE BALI CAFÉ CULTURE SCENE!
ARE YOU LOOKING TO MANIFEST SUCCESS AND ABUNDANCE INTO YOUR LIFE?
HOW TO HARNESS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION!
I absolutely believe in the Law of Attraction! Here’s why…
BALI TRAVEL GUIDE: EXPLORING ULUWATU
Uluwatu is best known as the surf haven of Bali.
Breakfast at SEA CIRCUS.
ROLL UP! ROLL UP!
THIS FUN CAFÉ ENSURE A BRIGHT START TO THE MORNING!
With a circus-inspired shop front, Sea Circus is an iconic part of the Bali food scene.
SUN-KISSED SUMMER SKIN SERIES!
THE BEST BODY SCRUBS.
The summer sun leaves our skin with a golden glow. But the sun’s UV rays can also be very drying. Body scrubs not only boost hydration but also make the skin appear more supple. So don’t skip this important step in your summer beach body beauty routine!
DO YOU HAVE A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY?
How To Fix Your Finances and Save For Your Next Trip!
I used to hate money. I felt like I was always careful with my spending. Yet, (despite having travelled the world), somehow I didn’t seem to have anything tangible to show for it!
So this may sound like somewhat of an exaggeration. But, reading The Barefoot Investor has actually changed my life!
Breakfast at CRATE CAFE.
“CRATE CAFE IS A SPACE WHERE GOOD MUSIC, GOOD FOOD, GOOD COFFEE AND GOOD PEOPLE MEET AND CREATE GOOD VIBES”.
Located in the heart of Canggu, Crate Cafe has a strong sense of the community. The atmosphere is super-chilled, which makes this the perfect place to relax after a surf or a yoga session.
ARE YOU BURNING YOURSELF OUT?
HOW TO GET A WORK-LIFE BALANCE!
I took a mini vacay from blogging! Here’s why…
Hey Guys! Sorry for going MIA for a bit there. It’s almost been one year now since I first decided to start blogging, so I decided to take a mini vacay! Writing this blog has been a whole lot of fun. But there are times where life just takes over and you have to learn how to balance the load in order to maintain a work-life balance!
In a previous life, I was most likely a mermaid, as I feel alive by the seaside! I’m obsessed with having a bikini-clad beach body, salty hair, messy beach waves and a golden tan.
I am truly in love with the serenity of the sea. Instantly, I feel a sense of inner peace when I see the waves of water gently rolling onto the shoreline. I love the ocean and basking in the sun on the seashore! Sitting on the sand, in the foamy water whilst the waves wash over me is so liberating.
THE BEST OF BALI
Exploring…Nusa Dua, BALI
Nusa Dua is a tranquil tropical beach setting, located south of the hustle and bustle of the central region of Kuta and Seminyak.
The lifestyle here is laid back, allowing holiday goers to enjoy the sea breeze within the beautifully-kept luxury five-star resort grounds.
Sipping on a Fresh Coconut whilst escaping the heat of the Summer Sun…Pure Bliss!
Sitting in a swing chair, soaking up the afternoon sea breeze and nourishing my body with the juice of a fresh coconut… I have never felt more alive!
SICK OF GETTING YOUR HEART BROKEN?
Still Single In Your 30’s? There Must Be Something Wrong With You!
Turning 30 is scary! Especially, if you are single.
Socially, it is acceptable to be single in your twenties. In fact, it is actually encouraged! Especially in our modern day world, as many people are settling down and getting married later in life. Yet, for many women, the pressures to find ‘the one’ is still very confronting.
Breakfast at SHELTER CAFE.
SHELTER CAFE EMBODIES THE HEART OF SURF CULTURE WITH ITS HAWAIIAN-INSPIRED MENU.
This popular rooftop café is located off the beaten path, so it can be a bit tricky to find! But head down the laneway to No2A JL. Drupdai in Seminyak and you will stumble upon the entrance via the staircase, next to the Nalu Bowls surf shack storefront.
Exploring…Nusa Dua, BALI!
Lunch at THE LIBRARY.
THE COFFEE LIBRARY IS A CONCEPTUAL CAFE CHAIN, WITH A CULTURE EMBODYING THE COMFORTABLE AND NOSTALGIC SETTING OF AN OLD FASHIONED LIBRARY.
Their centrally-located flagship cafe on the main street of Jl Kayu Aya in Seminyak, Bali has recently re-opened after undergoing renovations.
The cosy restaurant resembles a multi-storey library. Seating is available outside, as well as on the ground floor and upper levels. Old fashioned bound books are on display. Coffee beans are stacked on the timber shelving and pop art lines the walls, creating the perfect space to read and relax over a cup of coffee.
SICK OF GETTING YOUR HEART BROKEN?
Valentines Day is all about lovers. So if you are single, the day can be a heart-breaking reminder of this fact! But you don’t have to stay home this Valentines Day and sulk about it. Gather up your single girlfriends and get out there and have some fun!
REJECTION IN RECRUITMENT
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Coffee Break at REVOLVER EXPRESSO.
THE BEST BOUTIQUE COFFEE HOUSE IN BALI!
This institutional boutique coffee house is positioned down the Gang 51 laneway off Jl Kayu Aya in Seminyak, Bali.
START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY TODAY!
HOW I BECAME A GYM JUNKIE IN MY EARLY 30’S.
Want to get fit but don’t have the motivation to join a gym? Getting started is intimidating and sticking at it is hard. Especially if you struggle to find the time. But it’s never too late to start your fitness journey and transform your body! I did it and so can you!
100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE!
– THE ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST.
Take Control of Your Life and Start Ticking Things Off Your Bucket List Today!
Life is short. So the new year always seems to serve as a timely reminder of how quickly it can pass us by. If you have reached the end of another year and wondered where exactly the time went, it may be time to pause for a moment and think about what you would like to achieve in the year ahead. Has your life has been action-packed and full of memorable moments? If not, perhaps it’s time create your very own Bucket List of 100 Things To Do Before You Die!
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HAVE YOU REACHED A POINT WHERE YOU JUST FEEL A LITTLE
LOST IN LIFE?
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In my 20’s I felt like I had the world at my feet! And as it turns out I actually did! But now that I’m in mid-30’s, still single and not quite sure where my career is headed, I can’t help but feel a little… Lost in Life.
IT’S A NEW YEAR, TIME FOR A NEW YOU!
2017 has taught me a lot of life lessons. I’ve also had a lot of time to do some serious soul-searching. It’s been a challenging year, to say the least. And there have certainly been times when I have felt a little lost. But for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I am truly happy within myself! Which is actually quite profound as that probably hasn’t always been the case.
MY ISLAND HOME
My Island Home… A little piece of paradise which I was fortunate enough to enjoy whilst working in Bali!
FAKE TAN 101
GETTING THAT GOLDEN BRONZE HOLIDAY GLOW!
Fake Tan can be tricky to master! But here is my fail proof FAKE TAN 101 Cheat Sheet to help you avoid looking like a Dorito: 3 Easy Steps to the Perfect Post Holiday Golden Glow!
IS BLONDE REALLY MORE FUN?
Do Blondes Actually Have More Fun? I’m a natural brunette, so I’ve always been curious! So after I finally got the courage to go blonde, I can now share some insight with you on how it differs from the dark side!
Breakfast at CAFE ORGANIC.
EAT. DRINK. AND SHOP LOCAL!
This cute little 100% vegetarian café is nestled off
Jl. Petitenget in Seminyak, BALI.
Cafe Organic supports ethically-run farms, sourcing locally produced organic goods and farming in their own organic gardens. Their menu is fresh and nutritious.
HOW TRAVELLING INSPIRED MY LOVE OF FOOD!
One of my favourite parts of travelling is trying the local cuisine. Therefore, naturally, through my love of travel, I have also developed a love of food!
In fact, nowadays when I book a holiday one of the first things I start researching in the local food. I spend hours scrolling through my Instagram feed and always set off with a list of ‘must-visit’ food destinations!
SUMMER IS COMING!
GET YOUR BEACH BODY READY!
Summer is coming! So if the thought of stripping off and stepping onto the sand in a swimsuit scares you, don’t despair. Here are my top tips to help boost your beach body confidence in six easy steps!
TRAVEL GUIDE: THE BEST IN BALI!
To be completely honest, I had no desire to travel to Bali before I started flying there for work. I’d always thought of Bali as highly commercialised and over-populated with Australian tourists. But, Bali truly is a beautiful place! Especially when you get away from the westernised hub of the central area of Kuta and Legian.
From things to do to places to stay, here is my guide to help you to get out of Kuta and see the BEST OF BALI!
WHY WORKING ABROAD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
… MY YEAR WORKING ABROAD IN BALI.
In 2016, I was lucky enough to fly to Bali each week, working abroad during what was without a doubt,
the best year of my life!
Working abroad is an amazing experience! So if it’s something you have always longed to do, then I urge you to pack your bags and go. Whether it be a remote year working abroad, volunteer work providing foreign aid or simply taking a gap year, travelling will change your life!
THE LIFE OF AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ATTENDANT…
HOW I LANDED MY DREAM JOB!
When I first set my sights on the sky, my ambition was to travel the world!
But securing a role as an International Flight Attendant at any airline is not quite that easy.
Read this post to discover how I landed my dream job!
TAKE A CAREER BREAK!
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ARE YOU A PEOPLE PERSON? START A BLOG!
Could blogging be your next career path?
If it’s something you see yourself doing, set yourself some goals and start a blog today!
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT.
THE LIFE OF A FLIGHT ATTENDANT … IN HER SHOES!
Feel like you are drowning in a never-ending ‘To Do’ list?
Here are some tips on effective time management, to help you manage the stress without screaming at everybody!
SINGLE AND STILL TRAVELLING SOLO?
Bachelorette, Your Biological Clock Is Ticking!
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Viva Las Vegas!
THE TRIP THAT INSPIRED ME TO BECOME A FLIGHT ATTENDANT!
Long before I became a Flight Attendant I’d already travelled a lot for work. The first time I ever stepped onto a plane it was for an interstate work trip. And the first time I flew internationally it was also for work.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a career that has taken me places. And it is was these first few trips that sparked my inner sense of wanderlust!
THE TOP FIVE HAIR STYLES FOR TRAVEL!
Photo Credit: James Barker | Instagram
Looking for low maintenance hair styles to get you through your holiday, whilst still looking great in photos?
Here’s some inspiration to help you get through your next trip!
MY TRAVEL ADVENTURES!
New York, New York!
The epicentre for style!
CHANGE YOUR WORLD: LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HAVE BORING HAIR!
HAIR COLOURS: THE TOP 5 HAIR COLOUR SHADES TRENDING RIGHT NOW!
Want to change-up your hair colour? Do it! Life is too short to have boring hair! Here are the top five hair colour trends that I LOVE, which are trending right now. I’ve hand-picked my favourites from all the current trends. So all you have to do is choose the shade that works best for you! Then, call your hairdresser to book an appointment to make you look fabulous!
HAIRCUTS: THE TOP 5 HAIRCUTS TRENDING RIGHT NOW!
Want to get a new haircut? Do it! Life is too short to have boring hair! Here are the top five haircuts that I LOVE, which are trending in 2017. I’ve hand-picked my favourites from all of the current trends. So all you have to do is choose the style that works best for you! Then, call your hairdresser to book an appointment to make you look fabulous!
MY TRAVEL ADVENTURES!
STYLE ADVICE: 5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE!
Style icons make getting dressed look oh so easy! They seem to have an innate ability to pair pieces together in a way that is effortlessly stylish.
Yet, it’s actually not that difficult and you too, can make a fashion statement by creating your own signature style!
TINDER AND TRAVELLING SOLO!
Travelling the world with the love of your life is the ultimate way to find out if they really are ‘the one!’ After all, you never really know someone until you travel the world with them!
MY TRAVEL ADVENTURES!
Streetscapes in the Summer!
The Curse of the BEST FRIEND FALLOUT when TRAVELLING!
Tips on how to avoid this happening to you!
The GLAMOUR DAYS OF FLYING
Why a new generation of women
WORK TO TRAVEL!
STOCKINGS DIRECT AVIATION REWARDS PROGRAM
One of the biggest challenges of my job? Avoiding getting a ladder in my stockings! For Flight Attendants the struggle is real. Especially since buying stockings can get so expensive. (And personally, I’d rather spend my hard-earned money on a trip to the Bahamas!)
For women in aviation, buying stockings is a never-ending expense. So I’ve partnered up with online retailer Stockings Direct to provide you with a DISCOUNT!
If you work for an airline, you are eligible for a 15% Discount on all of your purchases on Stockings Direct! Plus, you will receive loyalty points for every purchase you make! (5 points for every £1 spent).
USE MY AFFILIATE REFERRAL CODE ‘PAULA’ & SIGN UP NOW TO SAVE! http://www.stockingsdirect.co.uk/aviationrewards.html
Stockings Direct has a HUGE range! So if you need help choosing the perfect style, my personal recommendation is the Ultra Shine 10 Denier Tights in Illusion by Aristoc. They are so comfortable and have a flattering silk finish, which gives the legs a really nice shine!