The Best Hikes in the UK for your Bucketlist

The Best Hikes in the UK - View from the Summit of Snowdon

The British countryside is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the outdoors.  I had the pleasure of doing some of the best hikes in the UK last year, and hope to explore more once it is safe to do so.  To celebrate the best of Britain when we can travel again, […]

2 Days in Zurich Switzerland: The Best 2 Day Zurich itinerary

Zurich Zwitzerland - 2 Days in Zurich itinerary

Zurich is one of those cities which fascinates me, although I haven’t been yet!  I wanted to learn more about Zurich Switzerland so I asked Aurimas from Go Look Explore to share his top tips for the best things to do in Zurich in 2 days.  He kindly agreed to write this awesome post with […]

Castles in Sintra: Fairytale Palaces, Gardens and Historical Sites

Castles in Sintra - Pena Palace and Park - yellow and red turrets of the castle on a hill surrounded by views of the countryside

Sintra is a magical place.  Over the years, the hills of Sintra have seen Portuguese royalty, Moorish princes and eccentric millionaires all leave their mark, creating the beautiful palaces and castles in Sintra.  There is so much to see here you can’t possibly see everything in a day trip to Sintra, so I’ve summarised what […]

A Long Weekend in Riga Latvia

The House of Blackheads historical red building - A Long Weekend in Riga

I enjoyed my visit to Riga last year, but to really get under the skin of the city I asked local Riga expert Lelde to share her top tips for spending a long weekend in Riga, including the best things to do in Riga, recommendations for what to eat in Riga and the perfect escape […]

Free Things to do in Edinburgh

The National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill - Free Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fabulous destination, but its popularity means the prices in the city are higher than the rest of Scotland.  However, a visit here doesn’t have to cost the earth as there are plenty of free things to do in Edinburgh to enjoy! Free Things to do in Edinburgh City Centre Exploring the UNESCO […]

Hunting for Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Colourful Victoria Street - Inspiration for Diagon Alley in Edinburgh - Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Where can you find Harry Potter in Edinburgh?  Although Edinburgh wasn’t used to film any of the scenes in the Harry Potter films, it is where J K Rowling wrote the books and found inspiration for characters and locations in her famous wizarding world.  Here you can find some of the best spots for Potterheads […]

An Edinburgh Food Tour with Eat Walk Edinburgh

Haggis Neeps and Tatties on our Eat Walk Edinburgh Food Tour

As you know, I am no stranger to food tours.  I’ve taken a food tour in as many cities as I can, from Berlin to Prague, London and Mexico City, I love them all.  I wanted to taste some of the best food in Edinburgh, which can be a challenge when you are short of […]

Is Barcelona Safe? And How to Avoid the Barcelona Pickpockets!

Hand stealing a smartphone from a woman's handbag - Barcelona Pickpockets

People often ask the question “is Barcelona safe?”.  To reassure visitors to Barcelona, I’ve updated this post to explain why Barcelona is safe, and a few tips to avoid the notorious Barcelona pickpockets and not get robbed in Barcelona. Is Barcelona Safe? The first thing I have to emphasize is that violent crime in Barcelona […]

Free Things to do in Budapest Hungary

Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest

Budapest is Hungary’s wonderful capital city, and is full of incredible things to do – many of which are absolutely free!  There are beautiful works of architecture, wonderful natural sights and Budapest’s cultural and historical centre, all of which you can enjoy without needing to spend a penny.  Julie and Zach Ruhl from Ruhls of […]

The Best Places to Visit in Spain in Winter

Mallorca Spain in Winter

If you are looking for some winter sun in Europe, Spain is one of the best destinations to escape from the cold.  However, Spain in the winter months is not just about beaches and sunshine – some of the best places to visit in Spain in winter are just as cold as elsewhere in Europe […]