A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

gin making class barcelona

Gin is hot in Barcelona.  Restaurants and bars all over the city are serving up beautiful gin and tonics, in bucket-like goblets to be devoured by willing punters.  And now you can even make your own gin in Barcelona.  My friend Brian and his business partner Pablo have developed their own gin distilling business, Corpen […]

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

Surfboards on the beach in Fuerteventura - Read for my first surfing lesson with Planet Surf Camp

I am not very sporty, I admit.  I hate the gym, I don’t play well with others, and I only run if something is chasing me.  But I do like to try new things like scuba diving.  So, when Planet Surf Camps invited me to try out surfing lessons for a week at their surf […]

The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona - Free Things to do in Barcelona

I love Barcelona.  The city was my adopted home for three years before I disappeared to travel the world.  Now, it is always a pleasure to come back, visit old friends, eat all the amazing food, and discover new hidden gems that I didn’t know existed.  In between staying with friends in Sitges and Barcelona, […]

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, England

Winter Colour at the Ruins of Kirkstall Abbey Leeds - things to do in Leeds England Yorkshire

I lived in Leeds for 10 years, I went to university there then stuck around after graduation.  I have very fond memories of the city where I spent my student days, for its huge variety of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife.  However, it is only recently I have come to appreciate the cultural side of […]

Twelve Unique Activities in Iceland

Iceland has been on my bucket list for a while, and the land of fire and ice is unlike anywhere else on the planet.  For the moment, I’ve had to postpone my Iceland travel plans until I save up some more cash, but to keep my wanderlust in check I’ve been exploring some of the […]

Bite Berlin Food Tour Review

My first currywurst in Germany on the Bite Berlin Food Tour - food tour in Berlin

Another city, another food tour!  Everywhere I go I love to try the local food and drink, and explore areas I wouldn’t normally discover by myself.  From chocolate making in Belize to a taco and street food tour in Mexico City, most of my travels revolve around food!  Berlin was no exception to this.  I […]

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best […]

Where to Go in Italy in Winter

Where to Go in Italy in Winter - Rome in Winter

A trip to Italy is delightful in summer, when you can make the most of the warm evenings, enjoying dinner and a glass of wine on any restaurant terrace. However, this year I’ll be back in Europe over the winter, and I’m already planning where to go. Italy is always high on my European bucket […]

One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and Pisa

Florence Skyline View - One week Italy itinerary for Rome, Florence & Pisa

A couple of years ago, before I set sail for South America, my friend got married in Italy. Being the great friend that I am, I travelled to Italy for the wedding, and I decided to take a holiday to explore more of the country while I was there. I loved Italy, and Italian food, […]

Discovering the Stockholm Subway Art Gallery

Stockholm's Subway Art

Stockholm is a city with many secrets.  One of those is its extensive free art gallery in the subway.  Hiding beneath its busy streets lies a network of some of the best art in the city.  For the cost of a single subway ticket you can zip around the stations and admire rainbows of colour, […]