Budapest

Three of the Best Bars in Budapest (and Three Great Coffee Shops …

The variety of places to chill out with a coffee or something stronger in Hungary’s capital is so vast that you can stumble across amazing cafes and the best bars in Budapest super easily. Budapest is the perfect city for…

A Self-Guided Cycling Tour of the Marlborough Wine Region, New Zealand

After swearing off white wine for life, thanks to indulging heavily in cheap, vinegar-y plonk as a student, it took me a few years to take some tentative sips of the stuff again. Even now, I’m still wary, but I…

Budapest

The Beer Spa, Budapest: An Alternative Thermal Bath Experience

    I’ve inadvertently ended up in a couple of geothermal areas of the world in the last six months, from the sulphur pools of Rotorua in New Zealand to the outdoor hot pools of Iceland, so a trip to…

London

Gin Tasting at 146 Paddington, London

Recently, my social media feeds have been full of people giving up something for the new year. In the midst of Dry January and Veganuary, it was with a sigh of relief and validation that I’m not an awful human…

Leuven

Craft Beer Tasting at Hof Ten Dormaal Brewery, Leuven

Imagine a brewery and what kind of place comes to your mind? Metal containers, huge vats and a sterile environment. Sure there might be a great bar attached to it, but from my experience, breweries are either in an industrial…

London

A Tour of the Meantime Beer Brewery, Greenwich

There’s very little pressure like getting into a new relationship and having to celebrate your new bloke’s birthday a few weeks in. You can plump for a generic meal out to celebrate or take a wild stab in the dark…

London

Codebreaking and Cocktails at The Bletchley, London

Throughout my childhood, I went on approximately 18 million school trips to Bletchley Park. It’s the only place of real historic importance within my hometown of Milton Keynes, a city that celebrated its 50th birthday this year, and as it…

Stellenbosch

Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

  My relationship with wine is long but probably not overly complicated. In my student days I indulged a bit too enthusiastically in the boxed variety; glugging vinegar-y whites with the sole purpose of improving my dance moves. In the…

London

Three Super Easy Whisky Cocktails

  In the ten years I’ve been of legal drinking age, I have received many undesirable bottles of booze as sub-par unthoughtful gifts. Take, for example, the relative who gave me a bottle of Malibu two years in a row,…