Local Travel – Why You Should Travel Locally This Year

Local Travel Experiences in England - How to Travel Locally - Sunset over a corn field with a tree in the distance

Wow, 2020 was an interesting year.  And 2021 hasn’t been that different for me so far!  In a normal year I usually can’t wait to head off abroad, but with the pandemic raging on I don’t feel comfortable even trying to travel to another country until things get more under control.  When I could, in 2020 […]

The Best Cheap Weekend Getaways for Couples in the USA

Santa Cruz - Cheap Weekend Away for Couples in the USA

 Do you need a weekend away with your other half?  A romantic weekend getaway can give you the break you need from reality, a chance to recharge your batteries and get some quality time together.   However, you don’t need to break the bank to do it!  I asked my fellow travel bloggers to recommend the […]

Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

A Dream Campervan - Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

I am not known for my well-thought-out decisions.  I tend to have flashes of inspiration which often disappear as quickly as they came.  However, not this time!  2 weeks after deciding I wanted to buy a campervan, here I am sitting in Mabel the Motorhome and planning our first adventure together.  If you are thinking […]

The Ultimate USA Bucketlist

The Empire State Building New York - USA Bucketlist

I have been to the USA a few times, but not since I was 20.  Wow, that’s 17 years ago now!!  To help me cope with not being able to travel, I have been dreaming up trips I want to take in the future.  There are so many amazing things to do in the USA, […]

Puzzle Time!

Crossword puzzle close-up - Tales of a Backpacker Puzzle Time

I know I’m not the only one who’s struggling to stay entertained these days, so I decided to make some puzzles.  It kept me busy for a couple of days, so I hope you will enjoy doing them!   I have 3 puzzles for you; a crossword, a wordsearch and some anagrams; all of which are […]

The Most Colourful Cities in the World

Colourful Houses in Burano welcome the Fishermen Home

In these dark times when we’re all stuck indoors, I thought we would all appreciate some colour in our lives!  As well as reminiscing about the most colourful places I’ve been to, I asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to contribute suggestions for the most colourful cities and towns around the world.  Although there […]

The Best Budget Destinations to Add to your Bucket List

Dancers in La Paz Bolivia

Although travel is not possible at the moment, when everything has settled down a little, you might want to think about having a break!  I asked my fellow travel bloggers for their top tips for the best budget destinations around the world, and here is where they recommend for a cheap vacation so you can […]

The Most Romantic Cities in Europe for a Couple’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 romantic 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, so you have plenty of ideas […]