Porto: A Short Guide to the Perfect Winter Break

Portugal, it’s been too long. Years ago I stayed in Lisbon for a single night, en-route to spend a few days in the Algarve. The Algarve, as impressive as the coastline was, didn’t do enough for me to tempt me back, yet Lisbon left me longing for more. Sure, if I’m honest with myself, I […]

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Iceland Road Trip: Self-driving the Snæfellsnes peninsula

I’ll try not to make this blog post sound like a love letter to Iceland, but in all honesty, I left my heart here on my first trip out here in 2014 and uh, I’ve been desperately lovesick ever since. Sometimes you see too much of something and you become immune to it. But Iceland? This […]

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Where to Stay in Berlin: Lux 11 Aparthotel Berlin-Mitte

After a four day visit to Berlin last year, and as (hopefully!) an older and wiser traveller and second-tripper, I was mindful to choose my accommodation more carefully this time around. Although it was less important last summer as I was mainly out and about, exploring the city and didn’t end up spending too much […]

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Germany: Berlin International Beer Festival Weekend

With Oktoberfest firmly marked in the calendar for many beer fans, you probably already know that Germany has a pretty kick-ass reputation for being a major front-runner in all things beer. But what you might not realise is that whilst Munich has been making headlines with all their bonkers Bavarian antics in the south, Germany’s capital Berlin has […]

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A Mini Guide to Brussels: 7 Reasons to Visit.

Just another European city? No chance. Brussels is still a seriously underrated European getaway; a total gem, nestled in between three of the major front runners in the travel world – Germany, France and The Netherlands. I hear it all the time; ‘Brussels is Boring‘, but i’m totally bored of hearing this! In my opinion, Belgium is […]

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Belgium: Exploring Brussels with our Brussels Card

I recently visited Brussels as a second-timer; enjoying my short visit two years ago, I returned in July for four days, part family holiday / part joint stag and hen party [Read about my travels here]. We chose Brussels as it’s the perfect city for taking the slow lane for once; partaking in some civilised […]

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How To Spend Four Days In Brussels; Why I Love This City!

Brussels; known for being the city at the heart of the European Union and the best place in Europe for a beer. But what else is there to this Belgian capital and why should you be booking a visit here? This is actually a second trip for me. I’d previously visited Brussels in October as a […]

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Four Hours in Vienna; How I Spent Just One Day in the Austrian Capital

‘One day? Just the one day?!’ When asking advice on what to see and do in Vienna, many could hardly contain their surprise at the lack of time I was allocating to explore this Austrian City. I admit, four or five hours is not ideal, but I remind people that with a full-time job back in London, […]

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8 Reasons Why I’ll Always Return To Iceland

When you’re gripped with the insatiable urge to see the whole world, it’s incredibly rare to want to be revisiting a place you’ve already been to. Don’t get me wrong, everywhere I’ve been I’ve been utterly enthralled by; just simply being somewhere new and different causes the heart to do somersaults. But some places just […]

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Learning to Love London

London is awesome. That may seem obvious to you, but I’ve lived here for the best part of six years. And sometimes, the minute you start to call a place ‘home’ it’s in danger of starting to feel a bit too familiar and flat; it’s all about the hour long commutes, your local supermarket, the […]

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Around Europe in 13 dishes. A foodie’s guide to European cities.

Why do you travel? We all have been bitten by the travel bug for one reason or another; some travel for fear of missing out, others’ like to board that plane to find themselves, many of us are doing it out of sheer curiosity, some of us enjoy ticking off the big bucket list sights, […]

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Discovering Croatia: A Week in Split.

You haven’t been to Croatia? Who hasn’t been to Croatia? Me apparently. And it seemed like anyone who’s anyone was hopping on a plane headed to the Adriatics. I think it was time to see what I was missing. We plumped for Split over Dubrovnik, partially due to flight costs but more importantly because we […]

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How To Spend A Long Weekend In Budapest

Booking up for Budapest sort of happened on a bit of whim. It was one of those places I’d seen the Instagram posts of the Parliament Building… and uh yeah, that was about it! But anyway, we’d found a couple of cheap flights so it was good chance to see what Hungary has to offer this […]

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Iceland; Land of Fire, Ice… and Hotdogs!

  ‘I want to book to go to Reykjavik, in the first week of February’ I repeated to the on-phone travel agent. He sounded unsure; ‘Oh, erm, okay where’s that?’  ‘Iceland‘ I said. ‘And… erm, what country is that in?’  ‘Erm, That is the country, it’s Iceland!’ ‘Oh, really, um, let me check… hold the […]

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Lisbon and the Algarve: Portugal in a long weekend.

We were invited to spend a few days in May in the Algarve again this year with my partner’s parents in their timeshare apartment by the coast. This was all good, and having been the previous year I know the Portuguese coastline is pretty stunning, but there’s only so much lounging about this girl can […]

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