Monday, 1 June 2020

Win A Maybelline Bundle Worth £135


Okay, so there isn't much travelling going on at the moment, so how about taking up a new hobby and try out some makeup? I am the first to admit that I am useless at makeup and as I travel all the time, I don't have time to learn. So at the moment, I am finding myself watching cosmetic YouTube videos to learn how to do it.

I have got together with a group of fantastic bloggers to bring you a competition today. We all know money is tight for some people, after being made redundant or furloughed. So we wanted to help by bringing you a full selection of cosmetics from Maybelline. This bundle is worth £135 and contains a range of products from mascara to lipstick.

Friday, 29 May 2020

The Hill Stations of Pakistan


Pakistan is a country rich in natural resources, awful mountains, amazing coastal beauty, lush green fields, and beautiful landscapes. The majestic beauty of hill stations of Pakistan is beyond explanation. I always choose to visit a hill station to embellish my summer vacation with wonderful memories. Pakistan’s hill stations are the best spots if you are a person who wants an escape from the bitter realities of life. You should wait no further and visit Pakistan today.

Here’s a list of several gorgeous hill stations of Pakistan.



  • 1.       Murree
  • 2.       Gilgit
  • 3.       Kalam
  • 4.       Shogran
  • 5.       Malam Jabba
  • 6.       Gorakh Hill Station
  • 7.       Bhurban
  • 8.       Abbottabad

Let me pen down the astounding beauties of Murree.

Murree:

Murree is also famous as the “Queen of Hills”. Every year thousands of tourists visit Murree from all around the world. It is located at the drive of one and a half hours (64.3km away) from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is a marvellous visiting place for the residents of Islamabad. Murree is their perfect choice for spending weekends with their families or friends as it is their nearest picnic location.

Murree is a town rich in history, established by the British as a sanatorium for their soldiers. It remains a local as well as an international tourist destination throughout the year on account of its scenic beauty, soothing environment, and snow-capped hills. It is part of the Margalla Hills and is situated on the outskirts of Himalaya. There are mainly four routes for going to Murree.

The first one is the Old Murree Islamabad road. You can reach Murree only in one and a half hours through this route.

The second route is the 4-lane Expressway. It will take only one hour to drop you at Murree.



These two routes are most commonly used while the other two are a bit longer and require heavy vehicles as the roads of these routes are windy, bumpy and uneven.  

Mall Road is the point in Murree where tourists approach for food and shopping. This is the most crowded place in Murree. Nighttime is ideal for visiting this place, as lights in the night add more elegance to Murree hills and one gets spellbound in its charm. If you go to Murree, you must visit this place.



Chair Lift: Those who visit Murree can’t help taking chair lift. It takes you to Patriata from New Murree. This whole area is covered with profuse, dark forests. There also come some deep ditches during the chair lift journey. You can enjoy the dying beauty of Murree hills in your chair lift adventurous travel. Riding chair lift is the best way to have a glance of the alluring symmetry of the Queen of Hills spread beneath you.


You must visit Murree at least once in your lifetime. I have visited this place two times in my life, I felt goosebumps to see the snowy peaks of this destination. I must share that I left this place with a wealth of serenity and spiritual attachment with nature. Wait no further, visit Murree and accumulate the treasure of lasting memories!


Friday, 15 May 2020

How Important Is Travel To You?

The Importance Of Travelling

Travelling is a significant part of life as it is the best way to escape from the busy routine of life. It is actually a good antidote for anxiety, stress and depression. It not only improves mental and physical health but empowers one with the wealth of knowledge of other cultures.

People love to travel to help open their minds. They realize that there is no one way to live life. Meeting people from other places will show you that your world view isn’t the same as everyone else’s. By being exposed to new places, people and civilizations one develops a wider world view.

One can comprehend the importance of travelling by various rewards it promises. Let me share some of those.


Personal Experience Of Travel

For me travelling is synonymous with exploring. Columbus could not have discovered America by staying at home. Travelling gives you a chance to experience nature, different geographical regions, topographies, and people. It has a tendency to comfort our frustration, worries and problems. It broadens our horizon to move in new directions, disconnecting from the pulls and pushes of life. It helps to build unforgettable memories all over the world.

Travelling is not complete without experiencing the local food. It provides you with the classical opportunity to try new, thrilling and authentic delicacies from different parts of the world. You come to taste various unheard flavours which could not be possible staying at home.

Travelling helps build stronger bonds and remarkable memories. If you travel with friends or family, it adds to more fun. You can grasp lifetime memories by creating photo albums. Sharing these photographs on social media can excite the passion of travelling in others.


Travelling connects you with people from vast cultures and societies which provide you with the valuable education which was impossible to get in a formal school, college or a university. This asset of knowledge boosts up your confidence which enriches your personality and you stand out among the rest.

Being in a place where you don’t know anyone will help you enhance your communication skills. You learn how to communicate with people who are not familiar with your native language. It also uncovers the fact that language is not something inherited, where one goes, can learn the commonly used phrases and ways of life easily.


It is believed that one cannot succeed until one comes out of the comfort zone. Travelling stretches our mental capabilities and creative thoughts. During travelling, all the things don’t happen as per plan. This helps you understand yourself, employ your creativity and overcome the circumstances.

So What Do We Think?

Travelling is healthful, however, it may prove detrimental if not planned carefully. If you are a patient, never forget to take your medication. It will save you from any displeasure on the way. You know well where you are travelling and the things that keep you healthy, so pack your luggage accordingly. Remember, life is once, keep travelling to different places of your choice.

Step ahead and get back with life-altering experiences!


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Where Can I Stay In Southern Turkey?

Turkey is a huge country and there are so many holiday resorts to visit. Turkey has become popular again over the past year after a decline in tourism affected the country. Although the Aegean coast is more popular with the English people, holiday resorts on the Mediterranian coast are becoming more and more popular with the English, despite being primarily popular for tourists from Germany and Russia. I visit Antalya on the Mediterranean coast because I like the different nationalities that go there. With more English people going to the Mediterranean coast, I thought I would share the best resorts to visit.

Monday, 11 June 2018

What Should I Pack For A Backpacking Holiday?

When you decide to go on a backpacking holiday, you often have to think about how heavy your bag is going to be because you will be carrying it around a lot of the time. Also if you're going by plane, there is usually a 15 or 20kg weight limit to think about. If you're going somewhere that's hot, carrying a heavy rucksack is not ideal because you're going to sweat. When you pack your bag, make sure you pack it sensibly. Put heavy bits in the bottom and lighter stuff that you might need as you travel at the top.

Photo by Brandon Kaida on Unsplash

Friday, 8 June 2018

What Is The Best Way To Travel As A Backpacker?

 So this year you fancy giving backpacking again for your holiday? I did it last year with Tilly and it was the best most economical holiday I've ever been on because we went away for nearly a month and it cost us less than the price of a package holiday at the height of the summer. I know that a backpacking holiday can seem quite daunting to start with, but it really is easy there just a few things that you need to take into consideration and this is where I'm here to help and today we will be talking about plans to make when you first decide to go on a backpacking holiday. How you're going to travel is one of the most important things to think about because you want to be safe as well as stay within your budget. There are a few things you need to consider when you are backpacking too like the weight of your luggage as most planes have a weight limit and you don't want to pay extra with the luggage. Also, think about whether you want to book all the travel in advance or if you are going to buy it as you travel. Buying it all in advance restricts you to times and places, but if you pay as you go along, you end up paying more but you can make the journey up as you go along.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Swim Wear And Beach Wear For A Trip To Turkey

Recently we went to Turkey for a 12 day holiday. It was fantastic and the weather hit 35/36 degrees. Something that is never heard of in England! We had a fab time but it was made even more special with the beachwear that we took with us from Simply Beach and Simply Swim.

Everyone wants nice stuff to go on holiday with and this is a round-up post, but I will add the link to the full posts on my lifestyle blog www.misstillyandme.co.uk.