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 even mentioned the food! Advertisements

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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 days in the hope we would love it as much…

Europe: Things You Need To Remember When Travelling By Car

If you love road trips like we do and are planning to take one across Europe, you must remember laws, roads and the need for certain documentation may be different in different countries when travelling by car. They may not be what we’ve become familiar with here in the UK (or wherever you call home). With this in mind, it is vital that you are prepared for when you get behind the wheel. By preparing yourself now, it can save…

Europe: Top 5 Fashionable Destinations of 2018

There are often reasons why we visit certain cities. It could be its landmarks, its history or even the restaurants. But for some, it is the shops. As a designer handbag addict (sorry bank account) some cities stand out more than others when it comes to the deciding where to head to get my next fashion fix. Zalando, an online fashion retailer, conducted their own research and created a list of the most fashionable destinations in the world. Together with…

UK: Taking a Staycation? Avoid the Gridlock

Did you know that a motorist in the UK will spend on average 31 hours each year in traffic, according to data supplied from traffic information supplier Inrix? As well as being a frustrating experience, being stuck in gridlock will also cost drivers £1,168 due to the amount of fuel and time that is wasted and the heavier the vehicle, the more the cost goes up.

Europe: 5 Citybreaks That Won’t Break The Bank

Living in Europe we are very lucky to have a number of budget airlines to choose from and we quite often pick up flights at great prices. However, sometimes even if the flight is cheap, the destination is not. We found that to be the case on our recent visit to Oslo, where the bus from the airport to the city centre cost us three times more than the actual flight to Norway did. Therefore, a short ‘cheap’ citybreak soon…

The Balkans: A 2 Week, 3 Country, Road Trip Itinerary

Road trips are our thing. We love nothing more than jumping in a car and hitting the road. The best thing about road trips for us is not only the freedom that they offer but also they allow you to see what you want, when you want and for how long you want. Having hired cars and taken road trips all over the world we have a long list of things that we have to have including cruise control, climate control and backup…

Spain: 5 Ways To Ensure A Great Holiday On The Costa Blanca

Having visited a number of the Costa’s in Spain we are both in agreement that our favourite is Costa Blanca. Having visited at least half a dozen times we have had the chance to explore the Costa and find some of, if not, the top things to do in the area. Costa Blanca is in a great location on the southeastern coast of Spain, especially if you are travelling overland from elsewhere in Europe. A number of budget airlines also…

Cyprus: Our 3 Favourite Holiday Locations

Cyprus has always been a favourite holiday destination for my family. With my grandparents, parents and myself taking numerous trips to the Eastern Mediterranean island over the years. The main reasons? Well, firstly, it is a beautiful country with so much to see, do and offer. Secondly, the weather is amazing and because of its location, the summer season is slightly longer than most other European countries. This means a trip later in the year is possible if you want fun in…

England: Hopping On and Off The Hull Explorer

Hull, or to give its official title, Kingston upon Hull, is our hometown, located in in the North of England in the county of East Yorkshire. It is somewhere we are extremely proud of and to come from. Over the years it has been given a bad rap by many people. However, when it was named UK City of Culture 2017 things slowly but surely started to change. A lot of investment was made in the city, a great year…

The Netherlands: The Two Halves of The Hague

As the old saying goes, it takes two halves to make a whole and that is certainly the case when it comes to The Hague (Den Haag), a city on the North Sea coast in the western Netherlands. Having visited The Netherlands many times and after exploring a number of its cities and towns, not just the biggies – Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Hague has been the place that has surprised me the most so far. The reason why? Well,…

Europe: The Best Driving Holidays

When most people think about road trips or driving holidays, the first country that comes to mind is usually America, but more people than ever have been getting behind the wheel to enjoy a driving holiday in Europe. Where better to spend your next getaway than on the open road, driving through picturesque landscapes – after all, Europe is home to many of the world’s most beautiful locations.

Ireland: 3 Things You Must Experience In The Emerald Isle

Whenever we travel to a new destination for a holiday or to travel around, we want to experience something authentic. Following the tourist crowds, eating bland westernised food that we are already used to and staying in a faceless holiday resort is not what we envision when we try to scratch our wanderlust itch. It doesn’t matter where we travel to, we want to experience the things at the heart of the country.

UK: 5 Great Places For A Luxurious Countryside Escape

The rise of the staycation is real. Last year, Brits holidaying at home increased by almost a quarter compared to 2016 studies have found. It’s evident that the British public has found a new love for exploring rural villages and countryside, with nearly one in five now choosing to lace up their boots and take walking trips.

UK: Top Holiday Destinations This Summer

The UK is basking in a heatwave so maybe it’s time to plan some little getaways! For many of us, that means it’s time to jet off to luxurious locations across the globe. While for others it entails staring jealously at the endless stream of obligatory airport pint photos being uploaded onto social media (sorry, we’ve been guilty of that on more than one occasion).

Italy: 5 Reasons Why We’d Love To Return To Tuscany

A few weeks ago we wrote a post about Italy being our favourite country in the world. It explained why we love and simply cannot get enough of it. We mentioned how it holds a very special place in our heart’s. It is where our love first blossomed and subsequently where we got engaged 8 years ago. Even though we love the country as a whole, there’s a certain region that, in our opinion, outshines the rest. That is Tuscany. There…

France: How To Prepare for A Long Holiday in Paris

If you are planning to visit Paris for more than a couple of days and want to see more than the Disneyland Paris and the Eiffel Tower, you will need to make more preparations than usual. You will have to make sure that you stay on budget, get used to the culture, and learn from your trip. Whether you are arriving in Paris on a working holiday, part of a bigger European adventure or just need a culture change, there…

Norway: Grünerløkka – The Hipster Hangout, Oslo

When on city breaks it is likely that the places at the top of your must-visit list are the main attractions that the city has to offer, including particular museums or landmarks. We are no different if we are on a city break; the likelihood is we only have a certain amount of time. Therefore, want to see the things the city is famous for. However, many cities have a different side to them, one which is just waiting to be…

Guernsey: A Great Place For A Getaway

As we are in the process of adopting our own child, I’m currently spending a lot of time thinking and reminiscing about a lot of the great things that I did during my childhood. One of which was taking an annual holiday with my grandparents. Every year the destination would be different, from Butlins in Skegness to a beachfront B&B in Blackpool. However, one of my favourite holidays spent with them was exploring the Channel Islands, in particular, the island of…

England: A Gourmet Getaway at Hotel Gotham, Manchester

The 5-star boutique Hotel Gotham in Manchester has always been somewhere we have wanted to stay since it opened its doors three years, yet ashamedly we have never got round to it. That was until recently when we had the pleasure of not only staying at the hotel but also indulging in a 5-course tasting feast at their onsite restaurant – Honey. Even though we had not had sight of the menu prior to our visit we still couldn’t wait…

England: Real Travel Moments with Hampton by Hilton

Have you ever been asked the question why do you travel? Most people will often answer “to find ourselves’ or ‘to escape the stresses of everyday life’ etc. But we’re asking the question literally – why do you travel? Everyone loves a good holiday or even a cheeky night away in a hotel where relaxation is key, I know for a fact we do. However, sometimes we need or have to travel because of necessity, obligation or commitment, therefore real…