February 19, 2018

10-Day Amalfi Coast, Capri, & Sicily Travel Itinerary

Our itinerary In A Nutshell Thanks to an affordable, reliable, and frequent rail service, along with several budget airlines, travelling through Italy couldn’t be any easier. Follow this simple 10-day itinerary for a taste of Italy’s Southern Coastal highlights! Adam and I were invited to a friend’s wedding in Sicily, so made the most of the trip by tagging on another week beforehand. This enabled us to spend a week before the big day exploring the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Out of all my holidays over the past few years, this was probably one of my favourites! Read on to see […]
February 7, 2018

Worldwide Coffee From Café Frei

You’ll find travel right at the top of my list of favourite things, closely followed by dogs, coffee, and chocolate. Whilst Café Frei has nothing to do with dogs (boo!), it has everything to do with travel, coffee, and chocolate. Amazing! I struggle to function without my morning coffee, ideally in my minion mug if it’s the weekend! During the week, I’ve turned into that person with my travel coffee mug on my commuter train into London. There’s nothing worse than guzzling down my hot coffee at breakneck speed as I rush to get ready for work. Now imagine a […]
February 1, 2018

Why You Should Visit Anacapri

I’ve always had this romantic vision of Capri. Beautiful people. Beautiful food. And a beautiful island. Boy was I right. Yes, Capri naturally comes with one of Italy’s heftiest tourist tags, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid the island at all costs. First things first – avoid Capri and head straight up to the hills of Anacapri, where you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find. I’m probably a little bit biased seeing as Italy is my favourite country within Europe, plus the fact that Capri has been on my hit list for nearly 20 years, but I LOVED […]
February 1, 2018

First Timer’s Guide To Visiting Capri

Despite what I’d read and heard about Capri, I knew one day I would make my way there, and when we visited last summer, I was not disappointed! I would absolutely visit again within a heartbeat. In fact, I think I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my favourite places I’ve visited in Italy. My heart bursts a little when I think back to our time spent in Capri. Lounging around the grounds of our boutique hotel set in a pretty lemon grove, all the glorious foods we ate, hiking along the clifftops, and milling around the local […]
February 1, 2018

Our Maltese Super Villa

Renting a super villa with all the mod cons is no longer only limited to those with a big wad of cash in their pocket. Thanks to rental websites such as Airbnb and Homeaway, these amazing villa’s are now easily accessible to the rest of us ‘normal’ folk too! Now admittedly the average Joe probably needs to group up with a few friends or family to be able to afford somewhere like this, but hey, that’s cool. In fact, that’s exactly what I did when I arranged a trip for 11 adults on behalf of my friend for her hen […]
December 22, 2017

Discover Malta and Gozo

Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta consists of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino. My visit was actually part of a hen weekend that I arranged. We all love travelling and I planned to take the girls somewhere in Europe that they’d never visited before, that also offered something of interest! And that’s how we ended up in Malta! The Islands Each island has very a different feel to it. Malta is the main island of the trio with something to offer for everyone, and where most people choose to base themselves during their stay. You’ll find […]
December 22, 2017

2017, Another Great Year Of Travel

With Christmas been and gone, and 2017 all wrapped up – this means one thing for me. It’s time to reinstate my favourite New Year’s resolution. Once stolen from a friend, this New Year’s resolution is to try and visit at least three new countries per year.  And in 2017 I’ve done exactly that by visiting Vietnam, Wales, and Budapest. Hurrah. A full three out of three achieved for 2017! I think this is a great New Year’s resolution for anyone, and more people should take it up. Time and money are probably no doubt the biggest factors that hold […]
November 4, 2017

Photo Journal: Villa Rufolo

The Amalfi Coast, Italy, is dotted with historic villas and beautiful gardens, many open to the public to visit. Ravello is home to two popular villas, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, but with limited time on our hands, we chose to just visit Villa Rufolo. Located just off the central Piazza Duomo, Villa Rufolo stands proud on the cliff side, high within the mountains, with a spectacular view overlooking the coast and the villages below. To think this was once someone’s home is unreal. Talk about kerb appeal 🙂 Dating back to the 13th century, the villa was built for […]
October 2, 2017

Taking A Dip In The Gellert Baths

Top on my list of things to do in Budapest, was to visit one of the many thermal baths! There are actually quite a few different baths in Budapest, but which one should you visit? Which Baths To Choose? The most popular (and central) baths are The Rudas, Gellert, and Szechenyi Baths. After a little bit of research we figured the deciding factor came down to location, time of the year, and how long you intended on being there. Location – Consider what you might be doing before or after your visit to the baths, as you won’t want to carry […]
September 29, 2017

Budapest, Remembering The Past

Like most of Europe, Hungary was heavily affected by World War 2, and there are several museums and memorials across Budapest dedicated to those who lost their lives during those tragic years. Three places worth visiting in Budapest include The Shoes on the Danube River, The Hospital in the Rock museum, and the House Of Terror. Shoes On The Danube River  Along the riverfront, close to the houses of parliament, you’ll find a moving tribute in memory of the holocaust victims who lost their lives at the hands of the Arrow Cross Militeria. Victims were forced to the edge of […]
August 18, 2017

Belgium, Escape The City & Visit The Coast

With 65 km of coastline and such a short distance from the city of Bruges, it would be a real shame not to visit one of the many lovely beaches in the surrounding towns. During my visit to Bruges, we were on a road trip so had our car to drive the short 25 minutes through the countryside and several small towns, however there are hourly trains that depart from Bruges and only take 15 minutes. You can also cycle there in roughly an hour depending on your pedal speed and fitness 🙂 Once you make it to the coast, […]
August 3, 2017

Path Of The Gods, Amalfi Coast

Italy has some stunning scenery, none more famous than the coastal roads that run along the Amalfi Coast. One of the best tips I was given when visiting, was to head up into the hills above Positano and hike along the Path of The Gods, a ragged cliff top hike, that’ll give you incredible views of the Amalfi Coast and Capri below. We started the hike in the reverse direction that most people would walk due to not having enough time in our schedule, which means we began in the small square by a pastel pink coloured church. There were […]
July 18, 2017

Pompeii Photo Journal

In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the city of Pompeii in an unimaginable layer of ash and pumice. Due to the sheer force of the eruption, the debris shot 16 miles vertically into the air, and as it fell it covered ground at astonishing rate of 8 inches per hour, killing up to 20,000 people. Pompeii remained undiscovered until the 16th century, and excavations began in the 17th century. The city spans over 66 hectares of land, with only 49 hectares of which have already been excavated. Whilst Adam and I were staying in Sorrento last month, we […]
July 14, 2017

Belgium Road Trip Part Two – Bruges

Hopefully you had a chance to see my post from last week, which covered the first half of my Belgium road trip, briefly through Brussels and then onto Ghent. During this post, I’m going to cover the second half of our road trip, which took us to Bruges and its surrounding beaches. Click here to read more about Brussels and Ghent All the cities within Belgium are so close together that unless you are stuck in some seriously bad traffic, then the journey shouldn’t take you more than an hour. We drove from Ghent to Bruges in 45 minutes and […]
July 9, 2017

Belgium Road Trip Part One – Brussels and Ghent

A few weeks ago I headed off to Belgium on a mini road trip with my lovely friend Claudia who I met in Nicaragua on my G-Adventure Tour. We were extremely lucky to have bonded so well and have kept in touch over the years. We have since taken a trip to Myanmar together, as well as visiting each other in our native countries – me in the UK and Claudia in Holland! With Claudia being such a short drive, from the south of Holland into the Belgium, we decided to visit Belgium. Our day trip soon turned into a […]
June 24, 2017

The Five Villages Of Cinque Terre

Located on the north western coast of Italy’s beautiful Tuscan Riviera, Cinque Terre is a group of five old fishing villages that are connected along a stunning coastal path. Cinque Terre translates to ‘Five Lands’ which refers to the five villages which are centuries old – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Walking through this little piece of Italian wonderland, it’s no surprise that it was turned into a Unesco World Heritage Site back in 1997. Exploring the villages can feel like you are stepping back in time with the lack of vehicle access, no high end hotels, and no […]
May 30, 2017

My Instagram 7 Day Beach Photo Challenge

In case anyone isn’t on Instagram (how is that possible?), or doesn’t follow my Instagram account yet (please add me – I need to get my followers up!), I wanted to share a challenge I set myself last week. For a little bit of fun, I thought I’d set myself a week long challenge on Instagram with only one rule – each day I was to upload a photo of a different beach I had visited. My aim was to collate a short collection of snaps to share some of my favourite memories with you. All photos are my own images and […]