Europe

Reasons to visit Malta and Gozo

Over the years, the islands of Malta and Gozo have increased in popularity as a holiday destination. After our first visit there in October I can see why. Malta is located in the centre of the Mediterranean. Nestled in-between Sicily and the North African coast.  It therefore enjoys quite favourable weather all year around. Add that to the stunning architecture...

A visit to the Gingerbread museum, Radovljica Slovenia

I have never heard of Radovljica in Slovenia, let alone could point it out on a map. However, when staying in the area of Jesenice, not far from the tourist destination of Bled in Slovenia, we took a wander there, as recommended by our Air BnB host. The town is compact and quaint, and has a whole host of events including a chocolate festival which happens each April...

Spotting the Flamingos at Salt Lake, Larnaca, Cyprus

Sometimes visiting a destination in the low season has its advantages. Namely these are less tourists and cheaper accommodation. Visiting Cyprus in the winter time also meant that we could have the opportunity of seeing some Flamingos. The gracious looking pink feathered birds grace the Salt Lake in Larnaca between November and March. Finding them can be somewhat...

Cave Greco: The blue lagoon of Cyprus

Having researched virtually nothing of Cyprus, which was booked as a wedding anniversary getaway where we hoped to chill in the sun, we found out that there were some stunning caves and a blue lagoon area at the Far Eastern tip of the island. Greco National Park covers an area of 385 hectares and is home to a variety of bird life, and forest area. It also has a...

A winter weekend in the French Riveria

When France is between 1 and 2 hours away by air, it is entirely possible to explore it over a weekend period. So with a cheap flight, we did just that. Although the weather wasn’t as hot as I was hoping for (16 degrees the high, and quite chilly after sunset), so if you are travelling in the winter months, pack a coat! Where we went Nice You’ll fly to...

For a great day out, look to the National Trust

I used to think that having a National Trust membership, meant that you were either old, boring or a family. However, I have held a National Trust membership for the past two years, and I can now revise my opinions. What is the National Trust and where is it? The National Trust is one of the UK’s largest charties, and was founded in 1895. Its purpose is to...

A spa with a view at QC Terme, Chamonix

Hands up who likes a spa? I know I do. Well how about a spa with a view? Before I go on, I’d like to clarify that I am not a seasoned spa goer. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been to a proper day spa. Whilst in Chamonix (France) recently, we stumbled across the QC Terme Spa, which is a newly opened Italian inspired spa. Chamonix is...

Two days in Gozo, Malta

Going to Malta and not visiting Gozo is like going to New York City and not visiting Brooklyn. It is quite a trek to get there granted, especially if you go by public transport. However, it is just beautiful. It has Instagramable doors, perfect little bays to swim in and a more chilled vibe than that of the larger Island of Malta. Getting to Gozo To get to the island...

Ideas for Winter trips in Europe

Winter time is the time when we cosy up in chunky knits, boots and scarfs. It gets darker and much colder, but that doesn’t mean we should snuggle up indoors with the fire on and a hot chocolate (though that idea is also quite appealling). Getting out and about in the Winter can be just as fun and excting as in the Summer, with a number of activities such as...

Travelling through Malta and Gozo by bus

Before travelling to Malta, we considered and reconsidered hiring a car vs public transport. On a previous trip to the Balkans, we hired a car. It was amazing – we had so much flexiblity and saw so much too. However, it was expensive. When planning our trip, I read up on other blogs, as well as took advice from family and friends who had travelled there. In the...

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