Planning is crucial to a successful trip. It may not be the most exciting for some, however, I love this part the most. You get to pick all your favourite things, plot them out and make sure you tick them off, one at a time and never miss a thing!
If you haven't started researching yet, check out Top 5 Websites to research, How to choose your Travel Accommodation or How to get your 2018 Travel Organised you will need to have your research done before you can start the planning stage of your trip.Read More
Tourists flock to Covent Garden to admire the street performers, walk the piazza and get lost in the old market hall, but why not go against the crowds and discover the hidden gems of Covent Garden, or shall we say what's behind the curtains?... Sorry.Read More
Krakow has been on my list of places to visit in Europe for years. The allure of inexpense, vodka, and that Eastern Europe architecture make Krakow a top destination to visit.
With a vast history, rich culture and delicious Food and Drink, there are tons of things to do in Krakow that it can be a little overwhelming. Well fear not, fellow travellers as I run down my Top Things to Do in Krakow.Read More
A city of two halves, quite literally. Buda + Pest. Dripping in Art Nouveau architecture, it's hard to rival Budapest on beauty and style. It's like walking round the set of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel; a true visual orgasm!
I visited in December 2016 for the Christmas Markets, as you can imagine it was absolutely freezing and snowing...bonus. However, my pictures suffered for this joyous event so apologies in advance!Read More
Ancient History Buffs visiting Italy will of course be adding Pompeii to their list of things to do, with good reason, it's really something.
For my dissertation I focused on Pompeii, the topic, well, let's just say it brings smiles and giggles to everyone once told (think phallic imagery, more on this later). So I thought as I have been a few times, I have a few tips that will ensure you make the most out of your day.Read More
2018 is here already? How did this happen?
Well it's time to start getting prepared for the year ahead as time does fly. Organisation is key if you want to make sure you hit your 2018 Travel Goals and this is what I want to share with you today.
In years gone by, I have organised my yearly trips one at a time which is an archaic way of doing things. In every area of our life we plan meticulously, finances, family life, work etc, but when it comes to travel, the fun part, we seem to forget all about it.Read More
I get asked many times what are the top things to do and see in Iceland on your first visit. As Iceland is very popular and offers a plethora of experiences I have created a quick List to help you plan your trip and hit all the major sites and attractions in Reykjavik and beyond.Read More
Finding the number one spot to rest your head on your vacay is quite a hard task. If you get it wrong, that means sleepless nights, turning to mood swings, equals the holiday from hell. However, get it right, and everything runs smoothly.
I spend a lot of time researching the best hotels, apartments, villas (depends on the holiday) as I have a few non-negotiables and have experienced some god awful accommodations. I do not want you to go through this hassle. Here's my process for choosing the near perfect travel accommodation.Read More
I have a degree in History and Ancient History so clearly I tend to gravitate toward historical Sites. Rome is literally the Holy Grail for History Lovers but there is way too much to fit in. Crazy, I know.
I have created a three day Itinerary which I have personally tried and tested twice before with two different groups of people and we managed to do all of the following sites/areas with time to spare. Warning: if you have what I like to call a Moody Michael who hates walking...prepare for them to be very moody indeed. There's a lot of walking required but it is worth it.Read More
Christmas is by far the best time of year and our European friends get it spot on with their Christmas markets. Every year I book a trip for some Yuletide fun. If you like Mulled Wine, delicious pastries, handcrafted Christmas decorations and freezing your asses off; here are my top European Christmas Markets to visit.Read More
Cocktail bars are always at the top of my list to research because who wants to sip on the same boring drink?! Edinburgh knows how to make a mean cocktail and my list was bursting at the seams with recommendations but I only had 3 days to fit all these alcoholic beverages down my gullet.
Rest assured, I gave it a good go and I managed to visit my Top 5...yay! So if you are heading to Edinburgh and are a lover of Cocktails, make sure you add these to your must do list.Read More
I have a confession. Although I have lived in England for 28 years, I have never set foot on Scottish soil! Phew, it feels better to get that out the way, but now I can say, I have popped my Scottish cherry and it felt wonderful.
I have so much to write and show you from my Edinburgh trip so I thought I would start festive. Everyone loves a Christmas Market right? I know I do. Here is a short guide to fully engage your Christmas Cheer.Read More
If there's one thing the PNW is known for it's rain. Second would be having great coffee shops to escape the rain. In the last few dry days of the year, I wanted to find my own perfect little spot in the city where I could plop down with my laptop and stare out the window melodramatically while My Chemical Romance blasted through my headphones.Read More
Salem, Massachusetts is a bewitching coastal town, filled with history, diversity, great food and of course magic! I have been fortunate to visit twice, and I can hands down say it is one of my favourite places in the world. I fell in love with this charming town within 15 minutes. It's friendly, welcoming, quirky, homely, pretty, and above all different. Sorry to sound cliche but it generally does have something for everyone.Read More