Welcome to Backpacking Bella!

Kissing Giraffes: A Nairobi Day Trip

Many of the best places to visit in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi are in the suburb of Karen. Named after Karen Blixen, author of memoir-turned-movie Out of Africa, the attractions include her former home and some charming animal centres. For […]

The Scaredy-Cat Who Climbed Quebec’s Highest Waterfall

This story is about the conclusion of our trip across Canada and how I ended up spontaneously rock climbing Quebec’s highest waterfall, despite suffering from a fear of heights.

After a fun stay in Montreal, we took […]

Family Travel Inspiration, Tips and Win Tickets!

What’s the best way to enjoy holidays abroad when you have kids? Where are the latest family-friendly resorts? A brand new event in London next month, the Family Travel Show, will provide a host of family […]

How to Enjoy the Sweetest Romantic Break in York

Close to the sweeping moors where Cathy and Heathcliff played out their love affair in Wuthering Heights sits the ancient walled city of York. Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, it’s a city […]

A Love Letter to London

Sometimes you can travel far away and forget what makes your home city so special. This is my love letter to London.

Two years ago, I left you.
I felt I’d grown weary of you, the routine of […]