YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall Review

Hadrian's Wall leading down to a single tree at Sycamore Gap in the evening light

Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK.  Its landscapes are wild and rugged, seeming untameable except for an epic wall that the Romans built across the country.  Hadrian’s Wall stretched 73 miles across England, and the remnants of the wall, and the footpath alongside it,  attract visitors from all over the world.  […]

Things to do in Malaga in Winter

Malaga in Winter - View of Malaga at Sunset

Most people planning to a trip Malaga will think about a summer vacation to Spain.  However, if you visit Malaga in winter you have a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful Spanish city without the crowds, so why not plan to come to Malaga in December or January?  There are plenty of things to do […]

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds

Things to do in Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds - The river and a stone bridge with Cotswolds houses in the background

I’d lived in the UK for about 30 years and had never visited the Cotswolds, so it was about time to change all that!  I planned a trip in Mabel the Motorhome to explore some of this beautiful region in the UK.  I spent three days in Bourton on the Water, shortly after the lockdown […]

Worldpackers Review (All the Details PLUS a $10 Worldpackers Discount)

Ponies at my Worldpackers volunteering experience - Worldpackers Review

Do you want to be able to travel for longer without worrying about money?  Work exchanges are the best way for backpackers to save money while travelling, so I thought it was time I wrote a full review of Worldpackers, my favourite work exchange website.  In this post, I’m going to talk about how Worldpackers […]

Why Visit Lisbon in Winter?

Archway in Lisbon from below, with the sun shining over the arch - Why Visit Lisbon in Winter - The Best Things to do in Lisbon Portugal

If you’re dreaming of a trip to Portugal, but wondering if it’s still a good idea to visit Lisbon in winter, rest assured. Winter is a great time to visit the Portuguese capital!  Although Lisbon doesn’t instantly spring to mind when you think of winter city break destinations, a winter vacation in Lisbon will reward […]

Things to do in Lyme Regis Dorset

Things to do in Lyme Regis - Spot Colourful Beach Huts

Lyme Regis in Dorset is famous for its fossils, but there is much more to do in this lovely town than just hunt for dinosaurs.  I had a lovely time camping in Lyme Regis and spent a few days exploring this area of Dorset.  In this post, I’ve brought together the best things to do […]

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis - My Gorgeous Ammonite Fossil in a Stone that I'm Holding

Lyme Regis is a lovely little town in Dorset, on the western end of the Jurassic Coast.  Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils, and for being the birthplace of Mary Anning, a renowned palaeontologist.  Fossil hunting in Lyme Regis has been popular since Mary Anning discovered some of the most significant fossils in the […]

Things to do in Ludlow England

Things to do in Ludlow Shropshire England - Dinham Bridge over the River Teme in Ludlow

While I was doing my work exchange at a livery stable in Shropshire, I visited the nearby town of Ludlow.  Ludlow is a quaint market town, close to the border with Wales, and is a delightful town to explore.  These are some of my favourite things to do in Ludlow and the surrounding area.  Where […]

Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

Prague in Winter view from Charles Bridge at night

Winter in Prague is a magical time.  Of course, it is cold, but if you come prepared for the weather you can enjoy the best things to do in Prague in winter without the crowds that usually fill the streets.  I’ve brought together all of my tips in this ultimate guide to enjoying a Prague […]

12 Incredible Places to Visit in Europe in Summer

Cala Fornells View in Paguera, Majorca - The Best Places to Visit in Europe in Summer

Europe is a popular summer destination and with good reason. The beaches along the Mediterranean beckon, the weather in the British Isles is ideal, and there’s something to do anywhere you go. From foodie destinations to historic cities and beach towns, here are some of the best places to visit in Europe in summer. This […]