Brick Lane Street Art Tour in Shoreditch London

Keep An Eye out for Cool Street Art all around Brick Lane - A Drone inside a bird cage with birds flying outside the cage

Street art is alive and well in London’s Brick Lane.  Although there is certainly some street art which I might just call graffiti, most of it is definitely art.  Everywhere you look you can find posters, sculptures and murals – some of which are more subtle than others.  Although the street art in Brick Lane […]

What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

A Plate of Cicchetti - Traditional Food in Venice

I adore food, so trying local dishes and regional specialities is always high up on my agenda wherever I go! Finding the best food in Venice was a priority when I came here, and I loved trying out all the different options!  These are my recommendations for how to find the best traditional food in […]

2 Days in Edinburgh Itinerary: A Perfect Weekend in Edinburgh

The View from Calton Hill in Edinburgh - Monument with the Edinburgh Skyline

I spent a week in Scotland at the end of May, when I took a Haggis Adventures tour around Scotland.  The tour lasted for 5 days and before I went home, I spent 2 days in Edinburgh, exploring the city, getting my Harry Potter fix and eating lots of delicious food.  If you’re planning to […]

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

A gondolier steers through a bridge in Venice - Venice on a Budget

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget […]

Things to do in Loch Ness Scotland

Spotting Nessie the Loch Ness Monster on Loch Ness

I visited Loch Ness as part of my 5-day Highland flight tour with Haggis Adventures.  We spent two nights in Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness and spent two days exploring things to do in Loch Ness and surrounding area.  I learned a lot about the Loch and the mysterious Loch Ness monster […]

The Best Hostel in London: wombat’s City Hostel London

Wagner settling into a private room at wombat's London

You may wonder if I’m biased.  As the #wombatstraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, there is no way I’d give an honest review of the wombat’s London, right?  Wrong!  I loved this hostel, not only is it easily the best hostel in London, it is one of my favourite hostels EVER.  And I’ve stayed in a […]

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

St Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square - Free Things to do in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, sadly, one of the most expensive cities to visit.  However, that isn’t to say that you can’t visit Venice on a budget, as there are lots of activities you can do in Venice without breaking the bank.  I’ve found 20+ free things to […]

7 Day Scotland Itinerary

Hazel the Hairy Coo - Big Orange Highland Cow peering over the fence

I loved Scotland.  I actually felt ashamed that I had not explored this country before, having lived in England for 30 years I’d only made a couple of short weekend trips before embarking on a Highland Fling tour with Haggis Adventures.  I spent 7 days in Scotland altogether; 2 days in Edinburgh and 5 days […]

A Tower of London Beefeater Tour

The White Tower

I remember going to the Tower of London when I was a kid, I must have been less than 10 years old so we’re talking maybe 25 years ago (wow that makes me feel old)!  The only thing I remember was the beautiful purple velvet crown in the Crown Jewels, and nothing else.  So, when […]

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, […]