Backpacking Scotland Tours from Edinburgh: An Honest Haggis Adventures Review

Walking in Glencoe - woman in blue coat walks between epic mountain scenery

I’ve lived in England for most of my life yet haven’t travelled much in the UK.  However, after my backpacking trip to Ireland last year, I couldn’t wait to visit Scotland!   I was invited by Haggis Adventures to join them on one of their Highland Fling 5-day tours around Scotland and was excited to see […]

The Best Views in Venice Italy

Gondola and San Giorgio Island - The Best Views in Venice

I am a sucker for a good view, and for that, you usually have to go up high.  However, Venice is full of beautiful vistas from the ground up, so you don’t need to get vertigo while enjoying a beautiful view.  Here are my favourite places to visit with the best views in Venice – […]

Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Crown Jewel Beefeater Gin

Gin is the most English of spirits, and one of my favourite tipples!  On my recent visit to London as #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I decided to visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery London, the most famous gin distillery in London.  Their gin distillery tour included a visit to the working distillery, access to their […]

The Best Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

Wagner Wombat cuddly toy wombat on a hostel bed

Budapest is a beautiful city, yet still relatively off the beaten track for many people travelling around Europe.  However, the wonderful food, wine, architecture, history and buzzing nightlife in Budapest is more than enough to tempt visitors.  Deciding where to stay in Budapest might not be the easiest task, but I’m here to help!  If […]

2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

Il Duomo di Milan Cathedral and Pigeon

It had been a while since I’d been to Italy, maybe 5 or 6 years, but I hadn’t forgotten how I loved everything about it.  The beauty, the people, the sunshine, the food – OMG the food!! – and all the things which made me feel so happy there.  So, when I booked a short […]

Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

Cheers! Or should I say egészségedre

I hadn’t realised that wine was such a big deal in Hungary, but apparently, it is a BIG deal.  As I don’t drink beer I was on the look-out for fun things to do in Budapest that don’t involve beer, so I was thrilled when I came across a wine tasting in Budapest, which started […]

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

Wagner Wombat on the new reception desk

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre […]

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from the Ponte dell'Accademia - Where to Stay in Venice on a Budget

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that […]

Budapest Street Art & Cultural Walk

The Rubik's Cube Mural with the reminder that every problem has more than one solution

I adore street art.  I’ve seen some incredible street art all over the world, in cities like Belfast, Bogota and Sao Paulo, so checking out the street art was high up on my list of things to do in Budapest. From colourful murals to tiny details that are easily missed, street art in Budapest is […]

Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

The Sfincione Pizza Seller in the Mercato del Capo Palermo

Palermo is famous for its street food.  Cheap and simple, street food in Palermo is a delicious way to try lots of local specialities as you explore the markets.  However, it can be a little intimidating to know what to choose and where to get it from, so I was thrilled when Palermo Street Food […]