Like many, the beautiful photos I see on Instagram often influence the places I visit on my trips – but do you ever reach a destination and feel frustrated that the pretty picture didn’t tell you the whole story of the experience? In this post I am sharing the stories of some of my Instagram followers who have felt this way on their travels across the world. … More Instagram vs. Reality: sharing your experiences of destinations across the world
Iceland holds a dear place in my heart. I first visited in February 2013 on a school trip when I was 16 and I would argue it’s been a main contributor to my “travel bug”. I visited again in December 2017 with Chris and this time we had the freedom of hiring a car and … More 5-day Icelandic Road-trip
I’m always boasting about Italy being my favourite country to visit, so I often get asked where I would recommend visiting the most. The major cities of Italy – Venice, Florence, Milan, Rome etc. – can all speak for themselves so I wanted to focus this blog on the slightly less recognised places, that you … More My top 5 favourite places in Italy – outside of the cities!
In the first week of January my work had approved my request for 37 days leave between November 2020 and January 2021, and I was over the moon! We had planned our honeymoon, to visit China and Japan for 2-3 weeks before skimming through south east Asia – something that’s been on our agenda for … More 2020 – back to square one!
You heard it here first, I’m a huge control freak who gets rather bad travel anxiety at times. I’ve always admired the thought of just turning up to and airport and seeing which flights are bookable – not knowing where I’ll spend my weekend. Chris has been asking me for the last 5.5 years to … More Lessons from a last-minute trip
Once landing at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, you can catch the “flytoget” train to the city centre which takes 19 minutes and costs £16.50. Conveniently there’s also a bunch of luggage lockers at Oslo Central Station which cost €5 for the day – so we dropped our bags off headed for some breakfast. … More Oslo & Copenhagen in 1 night
As you’ve probably gathered by now, we always try to squeeze our trips into weekends – and our Romanian break in November was a perfect example! For the sum of £58pp, we landed in Bucharest Airport at 1400h on a Saturday and had a flight back to the UK at 2230h the next day. When … More 1 night in Romania
We always like to make the most of the time we have out of work over Christmas, so this year we decided to tick another two countries from the list, Austria and the Czech Republic. We ended up also popping over to Slovakia for an afternoon, as it was so close that we couldn’t resist! … More Vienna – Bratislava – Brno in 4 nights
Back in September 2015 I went on a coach trip travelling from the top to the tail of my favourite country – Italy! The architecture, the weather and the food are at the forefront of the reasons why I adore visiting Italy, and make an effort to travel there every year. And – if you … More How we saw (almost) everything there is to see in Italy in 13 days: Days 7-13 (Rome, Campania & Sicily)
In September 2018 we went wedding venue searching in Italy, and Croatia had been on my wishlist for a while. I managed to find amazing flight prices meaning that all in all, the flights from London to Pisa, Rome to Dubrovnik, and Split to London, cost £280 for two people – it was a price … More Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina in 7 days