Visiting Sardinia in Winter

Sunset in Cagliari - Visiting Sardinia in Winter

Italy is a fabulous destination to explore in winter, but to understand more about where to go and what do in Sardinia, an Island off Italy’s coastline, I asked Claudia from Strictly Sardinia to share her top tips for the best places to visit in Sardinia in winter.   One of the most common misconceptions about […]

How to Visit London in Winter

London in Winter - St Paul's Cathedral from Millenium Bridge

If you are planning a trip to England in winter, or you are British and planning a staycation for Christmas, London is the place to go.  Although it is a wonderful city break at any visit of the year, visiting London in winter is a fun and unique experience.  Here are my top tips for […]

Fun Things to do in Leeds City Centre

Things to do in Leeds City Centre - The Dark Arches in Leeds

I love Leeds!  I went to University there and spent 10 years living in the city, and I fall in love with it every time I go back to visit.  Leeds has changed a lot since I lived there, and Leeds City Centre is unrecognisable in some places!  So, to get to know it again, […]

Free Things to do in York England

Free Things to do in York England - Walk the City Walls

York is one of my favourite cities in the UK and is a wonderful place to spend a weekend or several days.  The great news is that you can do all this without worrying about money as there are plenty of free things to do in York.  Thanks to the free attractions and free museums […]

How Many Days in London are Enough?

How Many Days in London - St Paul's Cathedral with Roses

London is an incredible city, yet there are so many different things to do in London it can be overwhelming!  How do you choose what to do in London?  The first thing is to decide how long to spend in London, then work from there when you know how much time you have.  I’ve put […]

How to Visit Budapest on a Budget

Fishermen's Bastion at Sunrise - Claire Walking Through an Archway with a tower in the background- Budapest on a Budget

Budapest is an incredible city and thankfully is still cheap compared to other European capitals.  However, if you want to really enjoy Budapest on a budget there are some things you need to know.  So, if you’re backpacking in Budapest or simply want a weekend in Budapest without breaking the bank, here’s my guide to […]

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 […]