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 […]

Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a diverse continent, with each country having its own unique identity and most having their own language too.  Backpacking in Europe is a rewarding experience, and although some Western European countries can be expensive, if you are backpacking on a budget then there are plenty of bargains to be had here too.  I […]

The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

El Palacio da Pena is the most famous of all the castles in Sintra, and the one you’ll see on all the Portugal guide book photos.  The brightly coloured red and yellow towers are visible from all around Sintra, as this castle is high on the hillside and the gardens include the highest point in […]

Things to do in Evora in Portugal

The Temple of Diana - Garden and Roman Ruins in Evora

Evora in Portugal was one of my favourite places I visited during my month-long trip backpacking around Portugal.  About an hour and a half away from the capital, most visitors just come here on a day trip from Lisbon to see the top sites of this beautifully preserved medieval town, then disappear just as quickly.  […]

Best Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Europe

Bavaria - Walking Holidays in Europe

Europe is a wonderful and diverse continent with 50 countries, the majority of which, have had their walking trails for centuries. Taking a self-guided walking holiday in Europe is best between April and October when the weather is warmer, and you can make the most of the outdoors. The most popular walking holidays include those […]

The Best Time to Go to Europe

Dubrovnik Croatia - The Best Time to Visit Europe

Europe is a spectacularly varied continent, from the snow-covered northern countries to the warm Mediterranean climate.  Europe is a perfect destination at any time of year, but certain times can be better than others, depending on what you are looking for.  I asked fellow travel expert Jamie Campbell, creator of the travel blog Gaijin Crew, […]

What to Eat in Vienna: Traditional Viennese Food You Must Eat in Vienna

Traditional Austrian dishes - What to eat in Vienna - must eat in Vienna

Food, glorious food.  I love Viennese food!  There are so many choices when deciding what to eat in Vienna so I tracked down some of the best traditional Viennese food that you simply must eat in Vienna.  I’ve picked out my favourite traditional Austrian dishes, and some of the best places to eat them, so […]

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 […]

Eating Prague Food Tour Review

A Czech Wine Tasting in Prague as part of our Eating Prague Food Tour

Food, glorious food.  That is what I base most of my travel activities on, I admit.  From a cooking class in Mexico City to a food tour in Berlin and Kriol cooking in Belize I love to try local food.  I didn’t really know what to expect from Czech cuisine, but when I was planning […]

Visiting the Berlin Wall

Visiting the Berlin Wall - East Side Gallery

Berlin had quite an effect on me.  I loved the city, the funky vibes, and amazing food scene, but Berlin still has the shadows of a dark past.  Germany and Berlin are not afraid to face that past though, to remember it, cherish the memory of those who fell during the world wars, and during […]