This weekend’s travel destination is…

I’ve been counting down to this trip for seriously so long now – S actually surprised me by booking the hotel as an anniversary present for me way back last September. We definitely needed cheering up at the time and I’ve been picturing these white walls, blue domes and caldera views for a solid 8 months now.

Weekend travel Santorini

Yes! This weekend I’m off to Santorini and I am beyond excited about it. We’ll be there Saturday to Tuesday and I have a feeling it’s going to be jam packed with exploring, delicious food, and oh so many steps. I’m a bit worried for my calves already… Wish me luck.

I’m all packed* and ready – note, I ended up packing waaaay more than I planned to in that post. Whilst I’m getting much better at not overpacking, I figure if there’s one time I can go overboard, it’s my birthday.

Which brings me to the main event. On Monday, I’m turning 30. You know, I’m actually not terrified about it at all. I’m excited for all that 30 is going to bring, and I feel like I’m finally getting to know myself and feel happier about where I am. Well, it’s taken long enough!

If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip to Santorini and can’t, then feel free to follow along with me on Instagram and Snapchat (my code is just there to the right, or you can add me by username – predictably, it’s anestingnomad). And maybe Twitter, although honestly I think that’s unlikely. I am just finding Twitter a major Effort – anyone else?

The usual disclaimers about spotty Wifi apply, but I our AirBnB has wifi so at worst you can expect a barrage of photos at the end of the day!

See you there,


*P.S. Yes I did buy the Boden dress (in plain navy because I’m boring like that) and yes it is amazing. Happy birthday to meeeee!



  1. Eppie Shepherd
    13th May 2016 / 17:03

    Oooo have the best time! I’m desperate to get myself to Santorini at some point 🙂

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:08

      Thank you! I really hope you make it. It’s all kinds of amazing here!

  2. 13th May 2016 / 20:10

    Happy early birthday!!!! I hope that you have the best time in Santorini, and you’d better believe that I’ll be following along and being super jealous!

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:08

      Thank you! Yay catch you on snapchat..! So far so amazing 🙂

  3. Jen
    13th May 2016 / 20:25

    Oh I hope you have an amazing time! You deserve it. 🙂

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:09

      Thanks so much Jen! I absolutely love it here already!

  4. 13th May 2016 / 20:31

    Have the best time, so excited to read all about it 🙂 Enjoy snapping away as everything there just looks beyond beautiful!!

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:09

      Thank you! It’s crazy beautiful here. The only trouble is I’m wondering how I’m going to do it all justice…!

  5. 14th May 2016 / 06:14

    I look forward to reading about your birthday trip! Have a very happy birthday Rachel.

    Looking forward to reading all about your trip when you get back 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:09

      Thanks Mica! I’m so happy to be here. It’s pretty amazing. I think my birthday should be a good one 🙂

  6. 14th May 2016 / 14:58

    Happy (early) Birthday! Hope you have an awesome trip 🙂

    • 14th May 2016 / 21:10

      Thank you! I’ll take any kind of happy birthdays! The trip is awesome so far I have to say. It’s so, so pretty here!

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