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
Finding accommodation in Rome is no mean feat with so many to choose from and ranging in prices, where do you even begin to look? Never mind book anything! Hotels in Rome are diverse and depending on location can be very expensive. Do you want a boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace or a cute 3 star hotel in central Rome? Anything goes in the Eternal City.
Before thinking of the hotel itself, I find it is easier to choose the neighbourhood that suits your style, taste and price range. In this guide I have split my recommendations into 5 neighbourhoods, focusing on 3 - 5 star hotels in Rome suited for different budgets and of course with the emphasis on affordable luxury.Read More
Herefordshire and the Wye Valley do not get the press they so rightly deserve, most travel writers and travellers focus on the Cotswolds and forget about this stunning area. I live 30 minutes away so this location holds a special place in my heart and I want to show you that this area, rivals the Cotswolds. Yeah, I said it.
Brooks Country House offers a retreat from urban life in a magical part of the UK. Let’s check it out.Read More
Today on Feature Friday we have the wonderful Tammy off of The Freckled Wayfarer, sharing her Top 10 things to do in Newfoundland, Canada.
Be prepared to want to book a flight right away as the pictures are stunning. It's an area of Canada I cannot wait to visit and I am sure after this article, you'll be adding it to your bucket lists too.Read More
In the past few years Slovenia has started to slip into travel bucket lists around the world. It's capital city, Ljubljana (Lub-lee-ann-uh) is a perfect European city break with fusions of Central European and Mediterranean influences, chilled vibes, beautiful wine and beer, the cutest Cafes and delicious food.
In this guide, you will learn how to get around, places to stay, top things to do, best restaurants as well as shopping recommendations.Read More
Lake Bled is one of the most photographed places in Europe, with a fairytale castle and a quaint island slap bang in the middle of the lake. But did you know that there are other treasures to explore on a day trip? Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj are waiting to be discovered and are not too far from Lake Bled.
In this short guide, I will explain how to plan a trip from Ljubljana to visit Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj in 1 day. If you haven't seen my Ljubljana Travel guide check it out now.Read More
Hygge, Scandi and Style, three words I associate with the Danish Capital. Copenhagen oozes coolness and beats to its own drum. A Copenhagen city break is quite possibly the most relaxing weekend away in Europe.
There aren't as many Things to do in the way of Attractions compared to other European cities, which means you can spend a lot of time wandering the streets, chilling in a cafe and stumbling upon hidden gems.
I have compiled a thorough Copenhagen Travel Guide with a 3 day downloadable Itinerary to take with you, so you don't have to lift a finger. Handy! Let's dive into my Must - See guide to Copenhagen.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
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
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
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