'Hakuna Matata - No worries, for the rest of your days'....is not the only lesson colourfully brought into our life by Disney. Here are 15 more flurries of positivity we can live by, to give us the perseverance to keep pushing on: because everybody needs a little pick-me-up sometimes!
Assuming that a virtual reality experience will make someone less likely to visit a destination is like saying that after looking at a travel brochure, watching a destination video, or even reading an article by a top travel journalist, you'll sit back and go: "Tick! Done that!"
The New Forest is a gorgeous part of the world less than two hours drive from London with it's fair share of things to do in and around the National Park; loads of wildlife, National Trust properties, Beaulieu Motor Museum, vineyards, picturesque villages and towns or just walking in the fresh air and admiring the wild ponies! It's also well placed for Bournemouth and its beaches too.
Last month I had luckily picked a lovely sunny weekend to travel to the seaside town of Southwold in Suffolk with my husband Steve and two friends, Alice and Alex, for a long weekend staying at a cottage with holiday letting agents Suffolk Secrets.
Having arrived in Australia's culture capital Melbourne, I am giving life 'Down Under' a go. I have achieved the most important aspect of a happy life and have landed myself an amazing group of friends (more of them later) and have a super flat with work in the pipeline.
I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.
Sometimes I wonder why more people don't visit this sleepy village, with its stunning views across the harbour, its abundance of spectacular coastal walks and wildlife, its rich cultural history and all that incredible fresh seafood on offer daily. Then I remember that's kind of what makes it so special.
Something strange is happening in the airline industry. Frequent Flyer programmes, once the vanguard of the loyalty industry, are fast losing their shine. In fact, airlines are juggling a liability to the tune of over twenty trillion un-used Frequent Flyer miles.
It's not only sperm whales that are found in Kaikoura's waters. Other species include Blue, Minke, Southern Right, Beaked and Pygmy Sperm whales. Vicky tells us about their migrating cycles, the way they feed and bring up young. I'm genuinely bowled over by how much the team know.
DO book train tickets from Delhi in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly, it's a fun way to travel and taking a car is a lot more expensive. Oh and do book your flights to India as far in advance as possible.
My new series Follow Donal started on Food Network UK this week! Here's a behind the scenes vlog from when we filmed the series- a street food tour with my Vietnamese buddy TT!
By having a lighter load, you are able to get to where you need to go much faster. You have nothing additional weighing you down. It makes the journey that much easier. And you allow yourself the freedom to travel that much easier.
Antarctica is the "coldest, windiest, tallest, and most deserted continent on Earth," according to Bulgarian author Ludmila Filipova, yet it "has been alluring people for the last two centuries of human history."
It is a good thing to keep a childlike wonder about this world. Life can get mundane and when it does, go out and try something new. Take a bit of time, that time you would take if you were on vacation, to see your surroundings in a new light. Travel a bit in whatever way you can and from wherever you stand.
Despite the London Heathrow fog, the harsh, stark bodies of the winter trees in mid-March were shockingly bleak and breathtakingly beautiful, a work of art to my eyes. This was our introduction to "Exotic England".
Paris happens to be one of the easiest places to get to from London, in fact you can get there in the same time it'd take you to get up to Leeds or Manchester. You don't even need to board a plane... which is awesome for people like me who would rather give the stress of the airport a miss if it's only a weekend getaway.