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Category: Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a special continent, and with so many amazing & different countries packed so close together there is plenty of things to see and do.  Backpacking in Europe can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to travel in Europe on a budget!

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura 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 camp in Fuerteventura, I couldn’t refuse, despite my lack of fitness!  Joining a surf school in Spain hadn’t been at the top of my travel…

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How do Digital Nomads Make Friends in Barcelona?  With NORN!

How do Digital Nomads Make Friends in Barcelona?  With NORN!

One of the hardest things I find about moving around all the time is how difficult it is to meet new people and make friends.  We spend about one-third of our time at work, so when we move somewhere new, the first people we usually meet are work colleagues.  Naturally, we get to know our them pretty well, and perhaps go out for a drink or a meal with them.  But what if you don’t have colleagues?  Working as a…

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The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

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, I had four nights ‘spare’ when I wanted to stay in a hostel in Barcelona.  I searched online, found Fabrizzio’s Petit hostel and was thrilled…

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Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, England

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, England

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 Leeds, perhaps it is old(er) age which is driving me to explore the other attractions in the city, like Kirkstall Abbey. Where is Leeds? For…

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Ten Unique Activities in Iceland

Ten Unique Activities in Iceland

Iceland has been on my bucketlist for a while, 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 unique activities in Iceland that you can do on this magical island and nowhere else!  So read on for some inspiration for unique things to do in…

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15 Awesome Free Things to Do in Barcelona

15 Awesome 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. Recently tourism has faltered after the terrorist attack in 2017, and the more recent demonstrations regarding Catalan independence, but there is no denying Barcelona has long-lasting appeal.  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…

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Bite Berlin Food Tour Review

Bite Berlin Food Tour Review

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 must admit, I wasn’t very familiar with German food, so wanted to try some traditional dishes whilst learning more about Berlin’s own fusion of cuisine,…

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Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

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 options for homes for rent in Italy and how to travel. To help, we’ve written this brief guide that offers important tips for those traveling…

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Where to Go in Italy in Winter

Where to Go in Italy 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 list, so here are my picks for the best places to go in Italy in winter. Where to Go in Italy in Winter: Venice While…

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One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and Pisa

One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and 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 traveled 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, people, art, and architecture just blew me away. I wanted to share this one-week Italy itinerary that will take you to Rome, Florence, and Pisa….

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