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 – […]

Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Crown Jewel Beefeater Gin

Gin is the most English of spirits, and one of my favourite tipples!  On my recent visit to London as #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I decided to visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery London, the most famous gin distillery in London.  Their gin distillery tour included a visit to the working distillery, access to their […]

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 […]

Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

Cheers! Or should I say egészségedre

I hadn’t realised that wine was such a big deal in Hungary, but apparently, it is a BIG deal.  As I don’t drink beer I was on the look-out for fun things to do in Budapest that don’t involve beer, so I was thrilled when I came across a wine tasting in Budapest, which started […]

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

Wagner Wombat on the new reception desk

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre […]

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from the Ponte dell'Accademia - Where to Stay in Venice on a Budget

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that […]