Europe

Post pandemic travel to Portugal

Travelling overseas has been different for some time now. Our last “normal” trip was to Mallorca in Spain. We returned on March 5th 2020. Just 18 days later, the country was in lockdown. Although some borders started reopening in and around July 2020, we held off on international travel, due to the complexities of restrictions, including all the last minute changes...

Palma De Mallorca Spain: our first family holiday

As I write this, it has been over 18 months since our first family holiday overseas, and it all seems like a distant memory now. So much so, that I am having to flick through the pictures on my phone and google search for places that we visited. With that in mind. This post is in no way a guide to Palma De Mallorca, but a brief synopsis of what I can remember of our...

How I will be travelling differently after the Covid-19 pandemic

Do you remember how travel changed after 9/11? Suddenly security was much stricter and we were made to put all our liquids into clear plastic bags. Then there was the shoe bomber incident shortly after, which meant everyone was taking off their shoes and various other items of clothing to be scanned. That was back in 2001, and granted  I wasn’t travelling that much...

Top 5 Romantic Places in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful European countries in the world. It has everything you are looking for in a destination- beautiful landscapes, rich culture, a thousand-year-old history and much more. Barcelona is more suitable for a couple who search for a romantic getaway or the ones looking out for a honeymoon destination. Here is a list of top 5 romantic...

How To Road Trip Around Ireland

Ireland, the land of the leprechauns, the home of Guinness, and where you’ll find good craic. Not only is Ireland beautiful and with lots to see, if you look into renting a car in Ireland you could visit the best parts in one holiday and see it all. Just make sure you pack for all weathers as you could get a lot of rain or basking in the glorious sunshine. So...

Travelling in Turkey: Top 5 Experiences

Turkey is a passionate test for the avid backpacker and I am lucky to have visited it, Indeed the charming city of Istanbul is often dubbed as the city that spans two continents – you can even cross the Bosphorous by ferry from Europe to Asia. This may have been the only time in my life where I crossed a continent border by boat. Of course, you can easily book Turkey...

A summer getaway in Cornwall

Why would anyone ever want to have a holiday at home? That has always been my thought process. You can easily fly to Europe and spend around the same amount of money and possibly experience better weather. However, last year I found myself planning a little staycation in Cornwall. It was for my husbands birthday, and after seeing a view pictures online of the cornish...

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...

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