Whenever life gets busy, the first thing to go is my ability to get content posted on the blog on time. If I don’t schedule blog posts in advance, blog posts go up way late. Like 5PM late. If the posts go up at all.
Whether your life involves travel, work, or just life, things arise. And those things make deadlines hard to meet if you don’t plan ahead. Which is why I so highly recommend that you schedule blog posts in advance in this week’s Blogging Basics post.
Soooo it has taken me a while to post my Edinburgh Travel Guide. I spent a long weekend in Edinburgh, December 15-18. Today is March 12. Whoops.
I could blame my tardiness on laziness (which would be about 90% true). But the actual reason why I am so late in launching this Edinburgh Travel Guide? I didn’t know what to say.
In case you’re new to Glitter & Spice and/or don’t know me personally, you should know that me being speechless about anything is a rare occurrence. Especially about travel. I’ve visited all but two continents and, in each and every destination, I am able to define exactly what I love about that country. Sure, it’s usually the food… but I’m able to put it into words.
Edinburgh… it was everything. I loved the people. The architecture of the city. The history. All of the kilts. Heck, I even loved the food! Part of what makes the city so special is the fact that the city is divided into two sectors: Old Town and New Town. The Old Town dates back to as early as the 12th century, while the New Town was built starting in the 1760s. And y’all – I love any city in which the “new” city is older than my country.
I did a long weekend in Edinburgh with my best friend and within 10 minutes of our arrival in the city, we both declared our love for Edinburgh. So much so that I am trying to get back to Scotland for a week this summer, just to experience it again. If you haven’t yet been to Edinburgh, trust me: this is a destination you’ll want to visit.
This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).
Happy Monday, friends! My to-do list was so never-ending this weekend that I actually fell asleep on the couch last night after dinner, with my computer in hand. So, for the third time in two weeks: better late than never!
Today’s post is all about how to stick to a New Year’s resolution. Each year, I like to set overarching goals for the year. So, instead of “take one trip per month,” it might be “travel more”.
This year, my resolution was to cook more. It was actually to cook in every meal on weekdays and only eat out on weekends, but that was quickly revised as I realized that wasn’t sustainable. Last week, I cooked in for all but two meals (which is quite impressive noting that I maybe cooked in twice in three months last fall!).
I get a lot of questions about my travels. How I manage to travel without totally breaking the bank (I’ll get to that one eventually). How I come up with my travel itineraries. And how to research and plan an international vacation.
That last one has been popping up more and more ever since I announced my trip to London, Edinburgh, and Paris.
Planning a trip to a foreign country can have a few challenges… And planning a trip to a foreign country in which English is not the majority spoken language can have a few more. But, as this past trip was my third international trip in 2017, I’ve come up with a few tricks to help make the planning process a bit easier.