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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

4 Alternative Destinations for a Magical Christmas Getaway

Christmas can be an amazing time for a getaway, whether you’re dreaming of winter wonderlands or tranquillity in the tropics. While there are many traditional destinations, including the magical Lapland (I mean, come on – who doesn’t want to meet Father Christmas in person?), if you’re looking for something a little different, explore these four alternative locations for your magical Christmas getaway.

How to Sort Out Your Finances Before Travelling

Heading off travelling is a really exciting experience – you’ve been planning your trip for months, maybe even years, and now the final few weeks before your departure are here. One thing that might be on your mind, however, is your finances. Hopefully, you’ve got enough saved up to see you through your trip. Or at least the majority of it (with some to spare, too).…

The 5 Essentials For Any Trip

Over the years, we seemed to have reduced the amount of stuff we take with us on our trips. When we first met and started travelling together, we seemed to pack everything but the kitchen sink. I even used to check in luggage for a long weekend break. Maybe because we travel so often now, we have learnt what is pointless packing, what we need…

The 7 Cities That Keep Calling Us Back

Counting countries is fun. We love nothing more than adding a new one to our list. However, we also love returning to countries numerous time and exploring new cities, towns and villages. Take our favourite country – Italy for example. We have visited at least half a dozen times over the past 11 years. In fact, our next trip there is in a couple of…

Travelling – When It Goes Wrong. Who Do You Contact?

No amount of planning or preparing for your holiday can stop certain things not going as you would like them to. So it’s important to consider a number of things including when it goes wrong. Sometimes things happen that you can not foresee and certainly do not have control over. The key is to be as prepared as possible, within reason, should something happen while you are…

How To Avoid Tummy Troubles While Travelling

Travelling brings a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation. It’s also a chance to break away from the daily routine. As glamorous as travelling is, it also has some less desirable aspects. One, which is very common and plagues many travellers, is digestive problems. This can range from uncomfortable constipation to traveller’s diarrhoea depending on where you’re going. It can also depend on how long…

How to Leave The Worry of Home at Home When Travelling

Travelling is amazing, whether for business or for pleasure. It gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with new people, learn about new cultures, and expand your world knowledge. However, no matter how far you wander from home or for the length of time, if you’re a homeowner, like us, you will always worry about your house back home to one degree or another. It’s…

The Best Accessories For Your Next Hiking Adventure

When you go hiking, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, there are certain things that you must have to make the most out of your adventure. It is also important that you are prepared for almost all eventualities. You will need to pack certain essentials to ensure your trip is a wonderful experience. Therefore, we have put together the following list of the…

Thrill Seeker? Check Out These 8 Experiences

Some people love nothing more than chilling out when on holiday. The idea of a sun lounger, a swimming pool and a cocktail in hand, fills them with joy. Others, on the other hand, are true adrenaline junkies or thrill seeker who cannot sit still and sniff out opportunities to get their blood pumping the first chance they get. We personally fall somewhere in between.…