England: Afternoon Tea at The British Museum, London

When we plan our trips after we have booked flights and hotels the next thing we do is pre-book as many trips and experiences as we can. This way we know what we are doing and when (we love a detailed itinerary) to ensure that we do not miss out on anything the city or venue has to offer. We find it also helps us when budgeting for our travels. If…

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England: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Lake District

Escaping to the countryside and switching off for the weekend is something we love to do. We find it hard to do, but we love it nonetheless. As we live busy lives, we often find it hard to relax and just do nothing. We personally don’t think its in our natures. However, we have learnt it is vital. No-one can live their life full throttle all of the time, it’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

England: Glamping at Kingfisher Lakes, Yorkshire

We love getting away from it all, pulling on our walking boots and enjoying the beautiful English countryside. However, camping has never really been our thing. I think that might have something to do with a bad experience we had a few years ago with a cheap flimsy tent from Asda. It made for a cold, damp, sleepless night and something that we never wanted to repeat again. We like…

Switzerland: 4 Ways to Travel On A Budget

Switzerland has long been considered an expensive country to visit. Therefore, have chosen another country to visit instead, or missed it of their itinerary when planning out a European road trip or rail adventure. However, many people across the world, including us, have now realised the secret ways to visit Switzerland without blowing the budget. Making it a very doable place to visit on your travels. We have therefore put…

Norway: 10 Things You Need To Know About Oslo

When we booked our trip to Oslo, it was done on a whim. It was one of those ‘where’s cheap to go’ Skyscanner search bookings. You know the ones I mean, you put your dates in and click the ‘everywhere’ button. For £30 each return from the UK we surely couldn’t go wrong? As I had never been to Norway before, let alone Oslo, I was excited to see what…

England: Your Guide to Acting Like a Local in London

The beauty of London is that because it’s such a diverse city, it’s quite easy to fit in if you want to. You can sample the fantastic international cuisine and explore the many amazing sites without sticking out like a sore thumb. However, if you’re looking to blend in and act like a local, We have listed a number of things you could do to blend in. The likelihood is…

Spain: Our Spanish Holiday Hit List

Mr ESLT and I have visited Spain on a number of occasions and we love it. From the architecture and cosmopolitan vibe of Barcelona and Madrid to the medieval history of Alicante and not forgetting the bling of Puerto Banus and Marbella. The fact that the mainland is a mere 2 hours flight from the UK, the food is amazing and the weather, even in winter, is better than at…

Italy: Rome – Experience The Top Attractions in a Unique Way

For a city break, Rome the capital city of Italy is hard to beat. The fact that people have been living there continuously for nearly 2,800 years means that the city has a long and particularly rich history. Fortunately, it’s also a city that has been relatively well-preserved.  Today, you can visit a number of the historic buildings like the Colosseum, which is nearly 2,000 years old. As you will see, many…

France: Planning The Perfect Family Friendly Holiday To Paris

Paris is often considered to be one of, if not, the most romantic cities in the world. With couples flocking to France’s capital, often referred to as the ‘City of Love’, to soak up the culture, see the world famous landmarks, eat the great food and maybe even get engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Mr ESLT and I celebrated my 30th birthday by taking a holiday to…

Italy: 3 of Our Favourite Italian Cities and What They’ve Got To Offer

Europe is undoubtedly the continent of life and enjoyment! With endless ways to party, a never-ending list of picturesque destinations, diverse cuisines and lifestyles, Europe is one place that will teach you to live life, king size! You will get to see cities that are extremely beautiful and full of many activities and adventures, It offers so many things that other continents can’t! 

England: Bank Holiday Break In The Seaside Town of Southport

Being from the East Coast of England we have a number of seaside towns right on our doorstep. Therefore, we have never really considered visiting the towns dotted along the west coast to get our seaside fix. However, as we love to travel, especially throughout England, when we were invited to spend a couple of days in Southport, a seaside town in Merseyside, we couldn’t say no. So, we packed…

Norway: 10 Free Things To See & Do In Oslo

Oslo is expensive. Really expensive. That is a fact. If you enjoy eating out and indulging in a tipple or two then be prepared. When we recently visited Oslo, we found that the average price of a pint was around £10 (gulp!). Therefore, as people who enjoy eating good food accompanied by a couple of drinks, we quickly blasted through what we thought we would spend during our 4-day city…

Italy: What To See & Do In Verona, Italy’s Most Romantic City

In terms of a holiday destination, there are so many reasons why Italy is our favourite country and why it is high on many people’s lists of places to go. As a location it has it all – beautiful white beaches with crystal clear seas, the hustle and bustle of incredible historical cities, ancient monuments, mountains to ski down and stunning lakes – the list is endless! And we haven’t…

Italy: 8 Top Things To Do In Turin

Every year Mr ESLT whisks me off somewhere different for my birthday. Aren’t I a lucky lady? This year our destination was Turin in Northern Italy. We love Italy, in fact, it is our favourite country in the world and one we never get bored of visiting. Therefore, when Mr ESLT unleashed his surprise, I could not have been happier. We eagerly packed our bags and headed to Turin for 4…