Montenegro: The Best Things About Budva

Montenegro has been on our list of places to visit for a very long time. Therefore, we had to incorporate it into the Balkan road trip we took during the summer. The only real decision to make was where to base ourselves. As Montenegro is an up and coming tourist destination there were a few places to choose from. Kotor, Tivat and Budva were all options. After further research, we decided on Budva for its picturesque coastline and numerous bars…

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England: Making The Most of a Shopping Trip to Manchester

Manchester is one of those cities that we will never get tired of visiting. Over the years we have lost count of the times we have spent a night or two in this magnificent and extremely proud city. Our visits have always been for a number of varied reasons – sports events, concerts and gigs, drunken debauchery with friends (probably the least said about those weekends, the better), a stay before flying from Manchester airport, discover the amazing street art…

Top 10 European Christmas Markets 2018

Mr ESLT and I love a Christmas market. In fact, this year we are hitting three – Manchester, Amsterdam and Leuven. For us, nothing screams Christmas more than a bratwurst in a bun and steaming hot mulled wine served in a boot. If it’s winter and there are wooden stalls and Christmas carols playing, you can guarantee we will have either been, it’ll be on our wish list or maybe we’ll actually be there. Mr ESLT and I have been together…

England: 10 Reasons to Visit The Lake District in Winter

Well-known for its beautiful landscape, dramatic scenery and excellent hiking routes, The Lake District is a pleasure to visit in summer but there are plenty of reasons why a winter trip to the Lakes can be just as enjoyable – if not more so. We actually prefer to visit the Lake District in the winter months and have visited numerous times over the years. In fact, we are heading there this weekend to enjoy a lot of things the area has…

USA: Do You Know the Secrets of Disney World, Florida?

Yesterday my friend and I talked for hours about Disney World and just how amazing it is and how she cannot wait to deliver the news to her two little boys that they will be returning very soon. Just talking about it filled us both (two 35-year-old women) with giddy delight. It is a place where age really doesn’t matter. In reality, it makes us all revert to being wide-eyed, excited children again. It is no secret that I love Disney…

Germany: Celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus

Many things in life are subjective, especially things that relate to architecture and the arts. What one person may find mind-blowing another may not be moved by at all. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we love architecture and learning about and visiting buildings built in different styles, materials and eras. You’ll also know about our love for Germany and our frequent visits. Therefore when I, Vicky, was invited to attend Germany’s Incoming and Brand…

Why Do We Travel? 6 Top Reasons

There are so many reasons why people travel. Once the travel bug bites, you will want to join the multitude of people, like us, who are always planning their next adventure. We are asked a lot why we travel. It really is a great question and one that there is not one straightforward answer to. In fact, it got us thinking in depth about why we really do travel and why others do too. The world is a big old…

Africa: 7 Reasons To Visit South Africa

Recently I started a thread on Twitter. I asked for people to list their top three dream destinations and then tag three other people to do the same and so on and so on. As I started the thread, I have been included in most, possibly all the responses. There has been well over 100. Some places appeared on numerous lists. One that appeared time and time again was South Africa and I can completely understand why – not only…

USA: Take Me Down To Panama City, Florida

When people, especially us Brits, think of Florida, we instantly think of the big hitters. You know the ones – theme parks galore or the title of a Will Smith song. However, there are so many more places in the Sunshine State that are just waiting to be explored. Panama City is a prime example. It is a stunning seaside town located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is in the region known as the Emerald Coast. Already a popular…

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Travel Essentials Under £15

Whenever you take a trip there are always some essentials that you have to take with you even if you like to travel as light as possible. Obviously ‘essential’ means something different to everyone, us included. Our travel essentials include practical things like a first aid kit, hand sanitiser gel, compression socks for long journeys and of course the ultra essential item – a travel kettle (this Yorkshire lass needs her regular Yorkshire tea fix!). Yours or the traveller in your…

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Travel Inspired Homeware

As avid travellers and travel bloggers, we love travelling the world, learning about different cultures, meeting new people, eating new food and seeing amazing things. However, we love nothing more coming home and surrounding ourselves with creature comforts. The internet is full of articles about quitting your jobs, selling your possessions and travelling full time. That has never appealed to Mr ESLT and I. We love living the traditional life – jobs, house, pets etc and being able to spend time with…

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

Do you love something but simply don’t have time, or in reality don’t make time, for it? For us, it’s reading. Both of us absolutely love submerging ourselves in a good book and transporting ourselves to a different world. However, over the years we have made the excuse that we do not have the time to indulge as often as we’d like to. That was until we received a book voucher from the lovely folks at Transfer Travel and we managed…

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Tech For Travellers

Christmas is coming! Is it just us or has this year flown by? It only seems like it was last week it was January. As we head towards mid-November, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents and what we are going to buy for all our friends and family. We love buying presents and seeing the joy on our loved one’s faces when they rip open the paper and see what is inside. More often than not, we take our…

The Pros And Cons of Solo Travel

If you had suggested solo travel to me a couple of years ago, I would have either laughed in your face or looked at you like you had suggested the craziest thing in the world. It was something that had never crossed my mind. Seriously, why would I want to travel on my own? However, that was my opinion then, not now. Now I am all for solo travel and feel that the more I do it, the more I…

USA: 5 Of Our Favourite Things In & Around Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Luckily for us, we have visited together twice, with Mr ESLT visiting a third time with his friends. There is so much to do, not only in Las Vegas itself but also in the surrounding area. Therefore, I don’t think we would ever tire of visiting. There are so many types of accommodation in the city, competition is fierce. Therefore, picking up a bargain is…

The Ultimate Packing List For Your Glamping Adventure

We love glamping. Even though we are not the most outdoorsy people, we do enjoy spending time at one with nature. Especially if it means we can switch the mobiles off and leave the laptop at home. Camping is something we cannot agree on at all. Mr ESLT loves it, whereas I cannot abide it. Even though I am not a girly girl and will quite happily go make up free and abandon the hair straighteners, I do need a…

Top 10: Sustainable Cities Around The World

As a result of an increased population and developments in technology that are changing the way we live our lives, the sustainability of our planet is in greater danger than ever before. From the release of harmful emissions to extradentary levels of waste — it’s becoming unbearable. Governments and local authorities across the globe are feeling the pressure of their own citizens. Specifically, Generation Z, who are notoriously fighting for environmental change and encouraging countries to look at new ways…

October 2018 – Monthly Round Up

October was hectic – fact! In fact, I don’t think our feet have touched the ground this month. Between loads of lovely travel and house renovations, it’s been a busy one and I’ll be honest, I have not had the opportunity to write as much as I would have liked this month. This will be rectified over the coming weeks and months, I promise. The weather has certainly let us know that the Autumn is turning into winter and it’s…

6 Essentials You Need For Your Next Road Trip

If you’re a regular reader our blog, you will know how much we love a road trip. From The Great Ocean Road in Australia to the Pacific Coast Highway in California and many places in between. We love the freedom of being able to go and stop wherever we like. If we see a cool rock formation – we stop. When we see a beautiful rugged coastline – we stop. And when we want to eat, drink or use the…

USA: 5 Gorgeous Mountain Ranges to Visit

When you think of taking a trip to America, the big cities, beautiful beaches or even the theme parks that the country is famous for are likely to jump initially to mind. However, America is also fortunate to have a myriad of awe-inspiring mountain ranges scattered throughout its landscape. Because each offers a distinctive look and terrain, they are all worth visiting, especially if hiking or various ‘winter’ sports are your thing. Here are five of the most gorgeous mountain…

England: 5 Places To Go for a Great Winter Break

As the weather begins to get colder, it’s the perfect opportunity to combat those winter blues and escape for a great winter break! Although the temperatures might be lower than on those gorgeous summer days, the UK still has plenty to offer visitors no matter what the season. In fact, travelling during winter also helps you skip the worst of the tourist crowds and experience the England’s cities, coastline and countryside in an entirely different light. So, if you are…