Eppie Shepherd

89 Flips | 12 Magazines | 2 Likes | 32 Following | 26 Followers | @EppieShepherd | London lifestyle and travel blogger at eppie.me.uk. Also a self confessed foodie and craver for quirky cocktails.

13 Things I Learnt on my First Trip to Paris

I knowwww, I call myself a travel blogger. But what you have to understand is that until last year, I put all my time and money into experiencing far …

Exploring Exmoor National Park; The Heritage Coastline

Following on from yesterday’s first post about my escapade in Exmoor, I’m continuing the story onto the Heritage Coastline.<p>The north of Exmoor …

Darkhorse, Stratford; the Underdog of London's Restaurant Scene

Stratford’s not somewhere I’d think to head to for a midweek dinner with friends. In fact when I drag myself east onto the Central Line it’s normally …

A Guide to the Must Eat Sweet Treats in Vienna

Apart from the imperial architecture and majestic mountainous backdrops, one element of Vienna that sucked me in and stole my affection was an …

A review of the 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity

Hooded and dripping wet, my suitcase leaving a slippery trail behind me, I quickly pulled out my phone from under my jumper, a quick glance to check …

St Tropez; Not Just a Rich Man's Land

One by one I pick them from their shell, making sure to grab a thin sliver of onion where I can, before I receive another hit of the fresh brackish …

The Day I Spent 7 Hours with a 6 Foot Avocado

I’m clammy, static and feeling a bit high from the fumes of cheap plastic. It’s starting to give me nausea and I’ve been uncomfortably stuck in the …

Top 10 Unique Dates in London

Date night. Gone are the days where we’d share sugary cocktails at Be At One or sit squished against popcorn scoffing strangers in an Odeon cinema. …

Finding A Scent in Grasse, the French Home of Perfume

“Oh Christ that’s vile” my conscience screamed as my face politely recoiled from a nasty smelling bottle, decorated with miniature plastic handcuffs. …

Top Places to Visit in the North Wessex Downs, Wiltshire

<i>Oh I do love to be beside the… hilltops. Oh I do love to be beside the… sheeeeeeep</i><p>But sar-iously though, a weekend in the English countryside is a …

Ireland

A Surprise Christmas Trip to Disneyland Paris

The door nervously opens. In a few short seconds, his eyes flicker around the familiar room, which has been unexpectedly set up to uncover the …

7 Ways to Get the Cheapest Theatre Tickets on the West End

I’ve always had a soft spot for the theatre. From a young age, I was treated to a big West End show or fancy ballet with my Nana on our regular day …

Get Inspired; Top Recommendations For Australia

Australia. Its wild, its diverse, and its bloody huge.<p>It’s not just a country, it’s a continent. The reason I think that I haven’t ventured over to …

8 Things Not to Miss For Food Lovers Traveling to Japan

Japan is definitely high on my list of “most unique countries I have ever visited”<p>From the insanely crowded and world famous Shibuya crossing in …

The Hidden Gems Of Montana That Will Blow Your Mind

The hidden gems of Montana offer a variety of scenic vistas and wildlife encounters for exploration and other exciting adventures in the great …

Montana

Here's Why You Should Add Peru To Your Bucket List - The Bucket List Project

Peru is famous for many things; the birthplace of Paddington Bear, the adventures of Indiana Jones, and, stepping out of the world of fiction for a …

The Netherlands: 10 Towns Worth Visiting That Aren't Amsterdam

The Netherlands or, not formally correct but we’ll forgive you, Holland. Most people know about this country because Amsterdam is a popular tourist …

European Travel

How to spend an incredible Christmas weekend in London

I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas. I love getting into the festive spirit as early as possible, playing Christmas tunes and watching Love Actually at least …

10 Things Not to Miss in Indonesia - Insider Tips

Indonesia is a country rich in culture and full of spectacular natural views and landscapes that will stay with you forever.<p>With around 18000 …

12 Things to Know Before Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland ~ Maps & Merlot

When you go to Iceland, there’s one spot that nearly every tourist visits…the Blue Lagoon. Yes, there are better, hotter, less expensive hot springs …

Two days in Barcelona – wine, tapas and the wonder of Gaudi

I was 17 and I had never felt more grown up. I was being whisked off on a city break by my then boyfriend to Barcelona. A city break! How <i>mature</i>. How …

48 Hour Guide to Seeing London Like A Local

I’ve lived in London for almost 3 years of my life and in that time, I’ve eaten in almost one new restaurant a week, seen a dozen or so shows and had …

Postcards from Vienna and Wachau Valley

Whoever started the phrase 'Don't forget to look up' came from Vienna. Or at least he was a traveller who shared my adoration for ornate architecture …

The 5 Step Plan to Coping with Wanderlust

“So, where are you going next?” The inevitable question I get asked on a regular occurrence, more so now than the other commonly asked interrogation …

Top 15 Most Wonderful Views Across the Globe #GIVEAWAY

I have this thing with views. Which is probably why when we first visited our London skyline flat, I gave Allyn a puppy dog eyed look that read “OH …

How Travel Challenged my Fear of Edges

Standing precariously on top of a pile of rocks, sucking in my core for every ounce of rigidity, I froze with a smile as my Dad slowly pressed the …

Top 10 Things to Do in Exmoor National Park

On my recent trip to Exmoor National Park, I was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of uninterrupted ragged coastlines and broad landscapes saturated in …

Top 3 Ways to See the Grand Canyon; From Helicopters to Hiking

The Grand Canyon. It doesn’t really need introducing does it? That great big ‘ole gaping hole in Arizona is probably more famous than Rob …

A Luxurious Staycation at Luton Hoo Hotel & Spa

Last month Allyn and I packed up our swimsuits and best country-glam outfits and took ourselves away from the city for a little staycation. Just 45 …

Where to Sleep, Eat and See in Hamburg; a Beginner’s Guide

Spending a weekend in Germany’s maritime metropolis, I couldn’t believe the extent of entertainment dotted around the winding rivers. Grand museums, …