10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

The Budapest Parliament Building from Across the Danube River

Budapest is a special city.  Previously considered a lesser destination than Prague or Vienna, in the last few years, Budapest has come to the top of many backpackers’ European itineraries.  But why is Budapest such a popular destination for backpackers?  Here are 10 reasons why backpacking Budapest is awesome, some of which may surprise you! […]

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Take a Vaporetto Along the Grand Canal - A Day in Venice

There are no roads on the island of Venice, so the public transport in Venice works a little differently than other cities.  However, once you have figured it out, getting around Venice is pretty easy although it can be expensive.  I’ve written this Venice transport guide to help you figure out how to navigate Venice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 – […]