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! How to Get to Edinburgh The Train to Edinburgh I took […]

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 […]

15 Awesome Free Things to Do in Barcelona to Rock your Stay

Casa Batllo Barcelona, One of Gaudi's Masterpieces - Free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a perennially popular destination, and with its Mediterranean climate, spectacular food, nightlife, culture, and beaches, it’s not hard to see why.  Barcelona does tend to be more expensive compared to other cities in Spain, but there is still plenty to do for the budget traveller.  Here are just a few of the awesome […]

Barcelona 2 Day Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Barcelona

Barcelona captured my heart.  I first lived there for a year as a student, then later I returned to spend 4 years in this magical city before I left to go travelling.  Using all my years of experience in the city, I have put together this Barcelona 2 day itinerary to cover the highlights so […]

What to do in Sigulda: A Day Trip from Riga to Sigulda in Latvia

Sigulda Castle Ruins - Things to do in Sigulda

Sigulda is the perfect combination of adventure, nature and culture and makes a wonderful day trip from Riga.  I visited Sigulda as part of a complimentary guided tour arranged by the WITS conference, and only got to spend the day there – but if you have more time you could easily spend a weekend in […]

The Most Romantic Cities in Europe for a Valentine’s Weekend Away

The Eiffel Tower in Paris - One of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe

Europe is incredibly romantic, and if you’re looking for the perfect destination for a Valentine’s weekend away then I’ve picked 14 of the most romantic cities in Europe for you.  Of course, I had to choose 14 romantic cities in Europe – Valentine’s Day is February 14th after all!  If you are planning a surprise […]