The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

The Strudel Show in Vienna is the place to try the best apple strudel in Vienna

One of the most important aspects of Viennese culture is food.  Food in Vienna is delicious and there are several iconic Viennese dishes which you should try while you are in the city.  Apple Strudel is one of the most famous and tasty Austrian dishes, and the best place to try a traditional apple strudel […]

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 […]

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 Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

Wagner Wombat getting comfy in Budapest

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 […]

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 […]

6 of the Best Work Exchange Sites Compared PLUS $20 Worldpackers Discount

Picture of a Goat - You Could Volunteer for Work Exchange on a Farm

Work exchange programs are a fantastic way to travel for free by volunteering abroad.  There are several different work exchange websites which help to connect potential volunteers with work exchange and volunteer placements all over the world.  The one you may have already heard of is Workaway, but there are several other sites like Workaway […]

Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures Review

Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay - Touring Southern Ireland

Most of the time, I travel on my own.  I spent two years backpacking in South America, Mexico and Central America, so I have no problem travelling solo – in fact, I love it!  However, on my recent trip to Ireland, I only had a few days to try and fit in as much as […]

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York

Shakespeare has come to York.  I was really in York to find delicious food, but when Ana from Visit York told me that I could watch Shakespeare I couldn’t resist!  The Rose Theatre York is a pop-up theatre that is just here for 10 weeks over the summer and is a fantastic opportunity to see […]

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Private room at the Wombat's Vienna Naschmarket - Staying in a hostel for the first time

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While […]

Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

Post Hostel Prague - Reception Area

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel […]