England: A Perfect Weekend Away at Noelle's Cottages, Pickering

North Yorkshire is a stunning part of the country and being from East Yorkshire ourselves, it is right on our doorstep, how lucky are we? Even though we say that, we often neglect places close to home in favour of far-flung destinations. However, after our visit to Pickering in early January to visit some friends who live there, we have decided to focus this year on beautiful places in and around our local area and North Yorkshire is certainly one…

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UK: Top Retirement Hot Spots

It may seem odd that couple who are in their 30s and 40s are considering retirement already. However, as per our previous posts ‘Plan To Travel After Retirement? What Will It Cost?‘ and ‘How To Retire Abroad Without It Costing A Fortune‘ it is always on our mind. Of course, we are not wishing our lives away, however, we want to ensure that the actions we take now ensure that we can retire comfortably somewhere, whether that be abroad or within the…

UK: How Do Our Eating Habits Differ By Region?

Britain is a nation of foodies, with 66% of UK adults describing themselves as passionate about food and drink, including us. We love nothing more than indulging in great food (maybe too much sometimes!). It comes as no surprise then that 50% say they are passionate about home cooking and 53% of millennials eat out at least once a week.

England: How to Get The Most Out of a Visit to The Big Smoke

So, you’ve decided to spend a few days in London and want to discover all the fun and excitement it offers a visitor. Have you ever been before? If not, there are a handful of things you might want to be aware of before you set off – we have listed them below, we hope they help when planning your trip. Give the following a read…

Europe: Our 5 Favourite Beach Destinations

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time to plan a summer holiday. Being the over planners that we are, we have already got ours in the bag. July will see us heading The Balkans – Montenegro, Croatia and Albania to be precise. We are of course looking forward to exploring the cities, towns and villages of these countries, learning about the culture, eating the local food and drinking the local beer but we are also looking forward to…

Italy: 6 Compelling Reasons to Visit Lucca

We love Italy. This beautiful country has tempted us back several times. It is a remarkable place that has a lot to offer most travellers. Italy is full of fantastic towns and cities many of which are slightly off the beaten track, which means that they, often, have something a little different to offer. This is certainly true of Lucca. As you will see, there is plenty to do in this stunning medium-sized town.

Guest Post: Spain: Five Things to Do in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Its name meaning “The Giants,” Los Gigantes features enormous rock formations rising from the sea up to around 600 meters in height which can only be viewed up close through a boat trip. This humble resort features a mild climate, and stunning views make it a perfect getaway for those looking for a great place to relax and unwind.  Here is Canary Islands Info on five things to do in Los Gigantes.

England: Christmas Dinner On The Northern Belle

A trip on the Northern Belle is an absolute dream from the second you step on board until the second you step off and on many people’s bucket lists for a very good reason. We are lucky enough to have taken two journeys on the beautiful train, the first time was for our 1st wedding anniversary which was an extremely generous gift from my nana and the second time was last week for a totally delicious and indulgent seven course Christmas…

France: Have You Visited The Eiffel Tower in Paris Yet?

The world is full of iconic landmarks and I have been lucky enough to visit a number of them – the Empire State Building in New York, The Burj Khalifa in Dubai and not forgetting the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. However, for me, there was always one that was at the top of my list and that was the cultural icon of France, the most famous structure in the beautiful and unique city of Paris – the Eiffel Tower. Therefore, when Mr ESLT…

Spain: If You Are Looking For Luxury, Head To Ibiza

I remember the excitement as I packed my suitcase, ready to head to the airport and hit Ibiza with a group of my best friends. I was 21 and a visit to ‘the white isle’ was a rite of passage. When I thought of Ibiza, images of the ultimate party island sprang to mind – hours of excessive drinking, booze cruises and dancing till dawn in some of the world’s most famous superclubs and guess what? That’s exactly what it was…

The Netherlands: 10 Reasons Why You'll Love Leiden

Having visited Amsterdam and Rotterdam more times than I can count, we made the decision at the beginning of the year that we would visit some of the smaller cities and towns in The Netherlands and after we visited Utrecht back in February, we were eager to see more. Therefore, we decided that Leiden, in South Holland, would be the next on our list. We took the overnight ferry from our hometown, Hull in the north of England across the North…

France: Everything You Need To Know Before Planning A Trip To Paris

Home to more than ten million, Paris is the centre of European commerce and a cosmopolitan world capital. It is unique, the world capital of fashion and art, a city that offers so much more than just the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Champs Elysees. The City of Lights is home to the greatest museums,  exclusive experiences in its parks, gardens, cafes, concert halls and its grand boulevards. And the back streets are what makes Paris that much more…

Iceland: Do Go Chasing Waterfalls, 4 of The Best in The South of The Island

Iceland had been on our list of places to visit for as long as we could remember so when we finally got the opportunity to visit the Land of Fire and Ice, deciding where we wanted to visit on our road trip was a very tough decision. With dramatic scenery and unspoiled beauty, Iceland truly is one of the most stunning countries we have ever visited. We visited volcanos, glaciers, geysers and black sand beaches but our favourite naturally occurring…

Belgium: Delicious Delights To Devour In Ghent  

When travelling, for me the food I eat is just as important as the architecture I see, the attractions I visit and the people I meet. I always, when possible try to eat local or at least try some of the local delicious delights on offer. Unfortunately for me, I am quite a fussy eater, which often makes my task quite difficult. However, I am getting better at trying new things whilst travelling. On a recent visit to the beautiful Medieval…

England: 24 Hours in Liverpool

Liverpool is one of those cities that I have visited on a number of occasions, however, it has usually been for a hen weekend or birthday celebration. Therefore, the only places I have really seen in the city are the pubs, clubs and fast food joints – tut, I know. So when we were invited by Travelodge, to spend 24 hours in Liverpool, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see what the city actually has to offer apart…

Belgium: Top Things to Do When Visiting the Fairytale City of Ghent

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of Ghent located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It’s the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province and the perfect option when deciding where to take your next European city break. When people think about visiting Belgium most consider Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges and having visited them all, I have to be honest – Ghent, is a hidden gem and has that something extra special. It has everything to keep you…

Guest Post: France: Must-See Locations to Explore in Southern France

With its stunning landscape, captivating towns, diverse culture and a unique atmosphere of romance, France has always been a popular travel destination. Each of the country’s regions is unique in its own way, but if you’re planning to explore the wonders of Southern France, there are several must-see locations that you simply cannot miss. While the South of France is known for its luxury and sophistication, great wine and food, especially when it comes to French Riviera and the forever-popular…

Germany: 8 Free Hot Spots You Must Visit in Nuremberg

Now, we are by no means budget travellers, however, we are budget conscious travellers. Therefore, we always, where possible try to stretch our money as far as it will go and try to incorporate as many free things into our itinerary as possible. Therefore, when we visited Nuremberg recently, we tracked down a number of free things to see in the Old Town. All of which are beautiful and unique and certainly worth visiting for yourself if you are planning…

Italy: Beautiful B&B In Florence, Perfect for a Romantic Break

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know how much we love Florence, Italy and that it was, in fact, the first place Mr. ESLT and I first visited together. Yes, after only knowing each other for three weeks, we packed our bags and headed to what is now our most favourite city in the world. Back then, over a decade ago, we were on a tight budget and as we didn’t know each at all our…

Germany: 4 Things To Do To Ensure A Great Nuremberg Trip

We headed to Nuremberg last month for Mr. ESLT’s birthday. We both love visiting Germany so when the opportunity to visit Nuremberg arose we jumped at the chance. Nuremberg has a well-documented history. Adolf Hitler declared that it was his favourite German city and it became the venue for the Nazi Party Rallies and the subsequent Nuremberg Trials. Nuremberg and its inhabitants paid the price for Hitler’s love of and the Nazi’s strong hold on the city. Buildings were destroyed and…

Germany: The Nuremberg Culinary Scene

German cuisine is something that Mr. ESLT and I love indulging in when in the country. Having been to Germany a number of times, we were really looking forward to finding out what hearty delights Nuremberg had to offer us. With many traditional restaurants and plenty of places to eat outside and enjoy watching the world go by, we found Nuremberg to be a great city for foodies and we didn’t have to search far to find amazing, local traditional…