From grand architecture, fine museums, and leafy parks, to thermal baths, fantastic food, and a ...
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Whenever we visit a new country, we always have some preconceived ideas of what it will be like, whether that be from practical research we’ve carried out, blog posts we’ve read or images we’ve lingered over on Instagram or Pinterest. However the reality rarely compares to our predetermined expectations or assumptions – at least not […]
I visited Cuba as part of a two-week cycling tour I signed up to, with adventure travel company Explore. As well as keeping you fit along the way, cycling is an amazing way of exploring a new country. You can cover a lot more ground compared to hiking alone, yet you still feel 100% connected […]
Of all of the destinations we visited whilst backpacking down Croatia’s coastline towards Dubrovnik, Hvar was one of my favourites. From well-preserved historic towns and villages to rolling, lavender-covered hills, picturesque harbours, imposing fortresses, and quirky eateries, Hvar succeeded in pulling out all the stops to satisfy my passion for beauty and adventure. The island also […]
Along with Tallinn and Helsinki, Riga was up there on my travel hit list as somewhere in the northern part of Eastern Europe / Scandinavia that I’d like to visit someday. I didn’t anticipate for one second that I’d make it there quite as soon as I did. Kath (my long-standing friend who lives up […]
We arrived into Riga in the middle of Latvia’s coldest month (February) and in the middle of a snowstorm that pretty much continued for our entire three days in the city. Being English, and therefore not really having proper winters back home (it’s just permanently cold and cloudy and rains a lot), we welcomed the […]
I visited Budapest as part of a six day independently organised adventure around Hungary. We squeezed in a day trip to the historic town of Eger (famous for its well-preserved baroque architecture and its wine), as well as overnight stops in both Keszthely (on the western end of Lake Balaton) and Pecs (an attractive city located on the […]
Friends and family had, for many years, waxed lyrical about the charms of Istanbul, convinced that I would fall in love with this diverse and intriguing city. Indeed they weren’t wrong. Istanbul is unique in the fact that it’s the only city in the world that’s split – by the Bosphorus Strait – between two continents. […]
Madrid had been on my travel radar for quite some time, but for one reason or another I’d never quite made it to Spain’s capital city. However, when we were planning a trip to visit friends in Cádiz last month, Madrid was one of the airports we had the option of flying into. Jerez and Seville […]
Imagine you had the chance to take off on an indefinite adventure around the world in your camper van. By leasing your property at home, you’ll have a small but regular income, which you hope to top up along the way with a few paid music gigs and busking opportunities. Well, this chance recently presented […]
We stumbled upon Oporto Mountain Tours completely by chance. We were wandering along Porto’s Cais da Ribeira, dodging the rain showers, when we spotted a bright yellow Land Rover parked up by the iconic Ponte de Dom Luís I. Stu has a Land Rover back home, and is a huge fan of off-roading adventures, so this […]