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 […]

Day Trips from Riga Latvia

Kemeri Bog - Day Trips from Riga

Riga is a lovely city and a great place to get a taste of Latvian culture and history.  However, Latvia has much more to offer beyond the capital, so if you’re planning a trip to Riga, allocate some extra time to explore the rest of the country.  Here are some of the best day trips […]

Make Your Own Murano Glass Jewellery in Venice

Massimiliano Calderone in his workshop - Make your own Venetian Glass Jewellery in Venice

Murano Glass is famous the world over.  Glass has been made in Venice for over 1000 years, and since the 13th century, the glass furnaces moved to the island of Murano.  After seeing a Murano glass blowing demonstration, I wanted something a little more hands-on to learn more about Murano glass and the art of […]

Fun Activities and Things to do in Fuerteventura

Windmill in Fuerteventura - Things to do in Fuerteventura

A lot of visitors to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands just chill out on the beach or hang out in their resort hotels.  If you want to see more of the island than your sunbed, check out these fun Fuerteventura activities for some ideas of things to do in Fuerteventura so you can enjoy a […]

How Many Days in Venice is Enough?

Rialto Bridge in Venice - How Many Days in Venice Itinerary Planning

If you are planning to visit Venice but aren’t sure how much time to spend in the city, this post will cover my suggestions for how many days to spend in Venice, and how to plan your Venice itinerary to perfection.  Of course, your decision may be influenced by various factors, from how much money […]

Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a diverse continent, with each country having its own unique identity and most having their own language too.  Backpacking in Europe is a rewarding experience, and although some Western European countries can be expensive, if you are backpacking on a budget then there are plenty of bargains to be had here too.  I […]

The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

I love this mural at Steel House - The Best Hostel in Copenhagen

I visited Copenhagen in October, it was my first trip to Denmark and although the weather was damp and cold, I loved my time in Copenhagen.  A large part of that is thanks to where I was staying – Steel House Copenhagen.  There are several hostels in Copenhagen to choose from, but I’d heard good […]

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

A Double Room in Wombat's Venice

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened […]

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna Italy at Sunset - Exploring Bologna in One Day

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day […]