Kyiv, Ukraine and The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Europe’s Most Unusual City Break

Telling people I was visiting Kyiv on holiday became my new favourite thing to do; their mild confusion and surprise grew to be quite enjoyable – ‘Ukraine… really?’. I wasn’t going to Ukraine just because I’d found cheap flights, or because I wanted to ‘check off’ new country, or because it was ‘a bit different’ […]

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How to Spend Four Days in Warsaw, Poland

“I’m going to Warsaw” was my answer to “so… where’s next for you?”. The revelation of these holiday plans weren’t exactly greeted with squeals of wild wanderlusting, more a slight creasing of the forehead and a somewhat dazed, puzzled look whilst they tried to figure out where Warsaw was or why anyone would want to […]

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Our Wedding Abroad; How to stop panicking, and prep properly for those ‘I Do’s’

So, who’s been dreaming of their perfect wedding since they could walk? Throwing a white bed sheet over your head in a mock-veil, stealing your mothers’ white heels and lipstick, flashing that gummy Haribo ring you’ve jammed on your left hand and pronouncing the hallway your ‘aisle’ as you totter and trip towards your imaginary ‘Prince […]

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13 Ways To Stay Safe (And Sane!) On Your Travels

There’s enough drama in life without fretting over your travels as well. If you’re anything like me, you’re slaving through the 9-5, so when you do end up jumping on a plane, the last thing you want to be doing in tearing your hair out over the small stuff, or ending up in the middle of a […]

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Canals, Coffee, Carlsberg… a Christmas in Copenhagen

December; I checked the weather app again on my phone; chance of rain clouds and blowing a gale, of course! We’d chosen this weekend to jet to the Danish capital, Copenhagen, so here’s to hoping we’d stumble on some of this infamous ‘Hygge’ everyone gushes about! Arriving on a Friday evening we headed to Island […]

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Slovenia: A Week in Ljubljana

Slovenia wasn’t on my radar before this year until I ‘discovered’ it through Lauren Juliff’s travel blog, Never Ending Footsteps, where she cites its capital as one of her favourite European cities. This time last year I’d taken a week long trip to visit Split in Croatia followed by a few days in Italy, and […]

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