Early morning flights are a great idea until you’re waking up at 3am fumbling around in the dark trying to pack the last minute bits without waking up your boyfriend before you have to. Forget never wake a sleeping child…never wake a sleeping man before it is necessary to! Once…

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Pisa | A Day Of Spas and Train Dramas

After a couple of days exploring Florence, it was time to jump back on the train and see what Pisa has to offer. I’d checked the train timetable and as the trains run frequently between the two cities we were in no rush to get to the station. A final…

Relais Venezia, Venice

In a city as compact as Venice, there are hotels within a stone’s throw of most places. But, trying to find somewhere central, comfortable and at a reasonable price is tricky in a city where most places carry a Venetian price tag. Location Just a few minutes’ walk from the…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Innsbruck, Austria

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: I love Innsbruck! It was a last minute addition to our mini-Europe adventure, but I am so glad we took the slight detour and time to visit. It was my first sight of mountains in real life, and it took…

Next stop: Innsbruck

Early would be an understatement. I wasn’t sure whether a 6.30am train would be a good idea, but after a few people said it’d be worth it to get to Innsbruck early, I went ahead and booked it. To say I was regretting it when I had to get up…

Plan it…or wing it?

I’m super excited about my upcoming December mini-travels in Europe, and as such spend a great deal of time reading about things to do there, places to see, how to get about etc. As I sat on my lunch break last week looking at ways to get to a tiny…