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 […]

Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Is Rio Safe for Tourists

I travelled to Brazil in 2016 and was in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which was incredible although we did have a couple of unnerving experiences.  I haven’t written much about Brazil or Rio yet, so I asked Yvonne from Now in Rio to share her thoughts on a question that is often asked about […]

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 […]

Copenhagen Food Guide – What to Eat in Copenhagen Denmark

A Danish Hotdog - Must Eat in Copenhagen Denmark

Danish food hadn’t really made an impact on the International stage until a new wave of chefs brought restaurants like Noma into the public eye.  There are a huge range of restaurants in Copenhagen, serving up everything from elegant cuisine to traditional homely fare, but if you are wondering exactly what to eat in Copenhagen […]

Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget – Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna

A private room at Wombat's City Hostel Naschmarkt

Vienna is a beautiful city, there is no doubt about that, but it can be a little expensive.  However, with a few tips and tricks there is no need to break your budget in Vienna.  So, whether you’re backpacking in Vienna or just want to enjoy the weekend in Vienna on a budget then Wombat’s […]

Vienna 2 Day Itinerary: How to Have the Perfect 2 Days in Vienna

The Belvedere Palace Vienna - a white palace with gardens in front

Vienna is a beautiful city, but with so many things to see and do it can be hard to decide on the best Vienna itinerary to suit your needs.  I have been to Vienna four times now, so have picked out my favourite things to do in Vienna for this Vienna 2 day itinerary so […]