Europe

A guide to driving in the Balkans

Imagine driving up a rocky mountain path, with very little road signs or markings. Then all of a sudden, the road comes to an end, and you are forced onto another unfinished road, with a digger actively digging up the road metres away from you. Welcome to driving in the Balkans Of course it is not all that scary. There are serene bays, winding roads, majestic...

Touring Barcelona by bike

Viewing a city on foot, or by bike are two of the best ways to see a city. In the past I have cycled around London and Melbourne. I have also walked around hundreds of other cities, armed with a map and a bottle of water. Although bus tours are easier on the legs, I find they are too touristic, and don’t offer the same experience. I went on a bus tour in...

A weekend guide to Liverpool

Liverpool is the birthplace of The Beatles, was the home of TV and entertainment star Cilla Black and has a huge industrial history. It also claimed the city of culture title in 2008. Despite these accolades, it can be overlooked as a weekend city break. When I first moved to England, I lived ‘Up North‘ in Lancaster, but didn’t visit Liverpool...

Sleeping in a Treehouse at Lake Shkodra Resort, Albania.

Driving down the winding gravel road, with nothing but a few houses, fields and farmlands, I had wondered if we were in the correct place. We were on our way to a lake resort, and our sat nav informed us that we would be there within 500m. This was the case, and we arrived to a gated resort to our right. Lake Shkodra resort is a huge site, with several accommodation...

Sleeping in airports with Yotel

Sometimes travel can be tiresome, especially if you have a late arriving or early departing flight. If you have ever been to airports at silly oโ€™clock, youโ€™ve probably noticed a fair few travellers curled up on an airport bench, clutching their bags and using hoodies as pillows. Not the most comfortable of sleeps, but needs must in some situations. In fact, I had the...

A guide to a city break in Cardiff, Wales

City breaks are the best way to make the most of a long weekend. Even better when you can road trip there. Just chuck some luggage in the back of the car and go, and when you have done a shopping spree, or want to get back without relying on transport, you can. [read more about planning for a road trip here]. Recently I got to explore one of the largest cities in...

36 hours in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg is a Swedish City I knew very little about. It is a city that is overshadowed by the popular and Capital city of Stockholm, and not often explored or written about. None the less, it was a city that I was about to explore, after a spontaenous decision and a few clicks later, I got myself booked on a cheap flight. I decided to go to Gothenburg in order to...

Getting locked up at Escape Rooms, Cardiff

Imagine turning up to a darkened room, along a side street and being locked in a room with a bunch of your mates. Would this be your idea of a fun night out? (or a night in, as the case could be) Escape rooms are a concept which has gained global appreciation, with the objective to get out of a locked room within a certain timescale, through the solving of a series...

Hotel style accommodation at YHA Cardiff Central

City breaks are becoming much more common, particularly thanks to bank holidays weekends, providing you with an additional 24hrs to get away. I consider myself amongst the many who like doing this, and aim to beย travelling at least once a month. One of the main factors to consider when planning a trip is not only the destination, but the affordability of the...

Crushing on Croatia: Photos that will make you book a flight

Croatia is a country that is ever growing in its popularity, thanks to the Game of Thrones series. As well as flights from a number of UK airports, which make even a short break affordable. Croatia has something for every traveller. From the mountainous region of the North, to the pristine sandy beaches on many of the islands, as well as the UNESCO hetitage sites in...

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