Montenegro: 5 Reasons To Visit Kotor

Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most visited cities and having visited for ourselves last summer, it is easy to see why. It is a beautiful walled city and easily accessible from neighbouring cities, towns and even countries. Many people visit as day trippers from Dubrovnik, just over the border in Croatia. It is also a port of call on many cruise routes. Therefore allowing cruisers a few hours taster session of Montenegro. We on the other were based in the…

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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…

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 home, makes booking holidays to Spain a no-brainer for us.

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 of these ancient structures are far from defunct. Some of…

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! 

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!

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…

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…

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.

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…

Spain: Three of the Best Walking Routes for Adventure

You will struggle to find a country with as much natural beauty as Spain. Diverse landscapes, dramatic views, a beautiful climate and world-famous culture ensure that this is a fantastic destination for an adventurous walking holiday. Walking holidays are great for adventure seekers as they show you the country in all its beauty and not just the tourist attractions. Often, it is in the middle of the countryside where you see the true beauty of a country like Spain.

Guest Post: Spain: Top Hiking Routes in Barcelona

Barcelona is the city which may be the main attraction in Europe. It is certainly one of the most visited ones and it is definitely the right place for those who like party, having fun, visiting many sights, beautiful beaches and a lot more. It is also one of the top world touristic places and recently a great wedding destination. So, yes, Barcelona is a place for everyone and has a little bit of everything for all the visitors. In…

Spain: 5 Reasons Why Majorca Is A Perfect Holiday Destination

The island of Majorca (Mallorca) lying off the east coast of Spain is the largest in the Balearic group of islands. Majorca started becoming a tourist destination in the 1960s and it was the first place I was taken on holiday when around 4 or 5 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday because I loved it so much. My folks must have loved it too, as we continued to visit annually throughout my formative years. Having not…

Spain: Alicante, An Amazing Getaway Destination

Alicante is often overlooked as a great destination for a Spanish getaway. Many people simply pass through Alicante, in favour of heading to the neon lights of Benidorm. Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca. Mr ESLT and I spent a whole week there seeing what it had to offer and by the end of our stay we were more than pleasantly surprised. Here are our Top 5 reasons why Alicante should be on your list of…

Malta: The Medieval Streets of Mdina

Mdina is a fortified city, situated on the highest hill in Malta, in the northern region. Back in the day, until the medieval times, it was in fact Malta’s capital. The city still remains within the city walls and have a population of only approximately 300 people. The history of Mdina can be traced back more than 4000 years. According to tradition the Apostle St Paul is said to have lived here after being shipwrecked on the Islands back in 60 AD.  Its medieval name –…

Malta: Visiting Valletta – An Introduction

We only spent a few hours in Valletta. I can tell you straight away that a few hours was NOT enough. I loved Valletta; it was my favourite place in Malta. Unfortunately, we left our visit to Valletta until our last day on the island. Therefore, we didn’t have the opportunity to return to explore further. Valletta is the capital of Malta and possibly one of the most beautiful capitals I have ever visited. Because of the size of Malta…

Malta: Cruising to the Island of Comino

Comino is a tiny island (3.5 square kilometres in area) and is the third and smallest island of the Maltese archipelago which includes Malta and Gozo. Over the years it has been home to farmers, privately owned and even abandoned altogether. Nowadays, Comino is a bird sanctuary and nature reserve with only four permanent residents. It is extremely popular with tourists, especially during the summer months and is predominately known for The Blue Lagoon and for its tranquility and isolation. So when Mr ESLT and I visited…

Malta: The Unexploded Bomb of Mosta

I remember visiting the Mosta Rotunda, (Church of St Mary) which is a Roman Catholic parish church, when I was about 8 years old with my mum and dad whilst on holiday in Malta. I remember standing in front of it thinking what a beautiful impressive church it was. I have a thing for churches you see, in fact all religious buildings, but particularly churches, and this one blew the 8-year-old me away. Not just because it is beautifully built, which it…

Malta: Hotel Valentina, St Julian’s

Hotel Valentina is a family owned and run modern 3 Star, 90 bedroom boutique located in the lively district of Paceville in central St. Julian’s, Malta. With a sophisticated blend of contemporary style and modern flair, the Hotel Valentina has a luxurious finish and is known for its attention to detail. It is the perfect base from which to explore the island.