Postcard from…Ramsgate Harbour

The seaside town of Ramsgate is the perfect weekend escape from London. Within minutes of wandering along the boat-filled harbour, the stress of the week melts away and you’re ready to just…relax. There’s a bit of something for everyone, with a sandy beach, plenty of pubs and restaurants and the…

How To: Travel Europe By Train

My love of travelling by train has been growing steadily over the past few years since I first took the Eurostar to Paris. I’m not a great fan of flying, and initially took the train to Paris in the hopes I’d get to visit somewhere without having to board a…

Adina Aparthotel, Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city that never ranked high in my to-visit list, and when trying to find things to see and do there it never really grabbed my attention in the way many other German cities have. But, when faced with cheap flights from there to Iceland, I couldn’t turn…

Postcards from…Venice

Venice was my first introduction to Italy, a country I have been wanting to visit for years. There was a high expectation of something amazing as I touched down in the city, and the four days I spent there definitely lived up to everything I hoped it would be and more. I picked…

Reykjavik4you Apartments, Reykjavik

Iceland is a country with a serious price tag, there’s no getting away from that. But the price tag is completely worth it when you get to experience the beauty of the country as unique as Iceland! Whether you stay in Reykjavik as a base for excursions, or you are…

Iceland | Exploring Reykjavik

After a fun couple or weeks exploring Europe, we’d finally come to the last day of our epic trip. And what better way to start the day than with an almighty bang at 5am! We both woke with a jolt, and I rushed to the window thinking a car had…

Iceland | A Tour Of The Golden Circle

An early start by Icelandic standards, we were up and out before dawn – although the fact dawn was after 10.30am made it much easier. Satnav set, roads checked, snacks packed and we were on our way to our first stop of the Golden Circle…Þingvellir National Park! One perk of…

Iceland | Exploring The South Coast

The first full day in Iceland started with confusion. Something I had neglected to consider before booking Iceland was the minimal amount of daylight – the sun made an appearance about 11am and disappeared again about 4pm. The early evenings I could deal with as it wasn’t that different to…

Frankfurt | More Than Just A Stopover?

The original reason for coming to Frankfurt was purely because it was the cheapest place we could get a flight to Iceland. But, when presented with an opportunity to explore a new German city, how can I possibly refuse? After arriving late in the evening and taking a 20-minute detour…

Luxembourg | An Epic Leg Day

Luxembourg City isn’t the biggest place, and we could have really seen everything in a day. But, it’s nice to not have to rush around trying to fit everything in, so we left some sights for our second day in the city. With an afternoon train booked, we packed up,…

Luxembourg | Tiny Cities and Freezing Valleys

The older I get the more I appreciate a lay in. Especially on holiday, and especially when I’ve just travelled through 4 countries in as many days and am totally knackered. The day started much later than anticipated, but thankfully we had breakfast in our room after our supermarket raid the…

Verona – Munich | A Day Of Travel

First rule of holiday: no alarms. And yet, I woke on the sixth day of my trip to the sound of my alarm. Joy. Unfortunately, it was necessary to allow us the time to fill our bellies at the breakfast buffet before we checked out. The walk from the train station…

Verona | An Italian Love Affair

Stepping out to sunny skies, we were on a mission to see as much of this stunning city as possible on our only full day in Verona. We made our way straight to Verona Castle, just a short walk from the main square and our hotel. On arrival, I was so…

Venice | Goodbye water, hello Verona!

Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and as we’d now woken up to the fourth day of our trip it meant it was time to move on. After a quick breakfast we were up, packed and checked out by 11am. It can only be described as a new personal best for me as the…

Venice | Gondola Rides and Prison Visits

Although I don’t live by a church in England, I’m sure the bells do not ring very often. In Venice, however, they not only ring on the hour, but on the half hour, and sometimes at random times for about 5 minutes. They ring early in the morning, and even…