Postcards from…Verona

My original intention was to travel from Venice to Strasbourg via Milan, where I’d have a brief stopover before continuing on to France. As I discussed my travel plans with an Italian colleague, she didn’t look too sure. After asking my reasons for heading to Milan specifically, she suggested looking…

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Lopesan Baobab, Gran Canaria

Tucked away in the quiet and luxurious resort of Melonaras in the south of Gran Canaria, after 25 minutes in the taxi I had arrived. If first impressions are anything to go by, this enormous hotel was definitely going to be different than anywhere else I’d stayed before.I’d read a…

Review | Saal Digital Photo Book

As a child, my mum always got our holiday photos developed. They usually ended up in a photo album, or made their way to the ‘to be sorted’ basket. But even now, we still pull them out every now and then to reminisce of the good ol’ times. Nowadays, everything…

Postcards from…Gran Canaria

I’ve recently returned from a relaxing and chilled week in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. My usual island of choice in this area is Tenerife, an island that holds a special place in my heart. However, upon insistence from family that we should go somewhere else for a holiday,…

8 Views You Won’t Get From Flying

Europe is home to some of the most amazing and most-visited cities in the world. It’s a checklist of stunning architecture, thousands of years of history, high-end fashion, world-famous landmarks, luxury and anything else you could ever want from a city. For many, flying is the easiest way to get…

7 Sights To Make You Fall In Love With Verona

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? Well, it’s safe to say I didn’t find Romeo among the throng of tourists that waited patiently – and not so patiently – to take their place on the infamous Juliet’s balcony, but I certainly fell in love with the city that plays host to…

Postcards from…Roman Baths

A visit to Bath isn’t complete without a tour of the Roman Baths. Full of history and the place that gave the city its name, the Roman Baths are well worth taking the time to tour the complex. Before visiting, I was told the tour would take about an hour…

Bath | Roman Ruins and Big Baths

Spontaneity is fun, but hard to fit in when every day seems to be super busy and planned so far in advance. So last week when my boyfriend suggested we head to the British city of Bath two days later, I jumped at the chance. A quick search for an…

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 | Taking A Dip In The Blue Lagoon

One of the most popular things to do in Iceland is take a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Although we’d spent most of yesterday in the car, it was still super tiring, so we couldn’t wait for a day of rest and relaxation at the infamous Blue Lagoon. Still struggling…

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…

Iceland | I’ve Arrived, Whether I Like It Or Not…

Glad to step off the plane after the weirdest flight I’ve ever had, I was finally in Iceland. I had been very open since we’d left home two weeks ago that I was not, in any shape or form, bothered about coming to the country. In fact, it was the…

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,…