Ostend

Exploring The Crystal Ship: Europe’s Biggest Street Art Festival

Stepping out of my hotel on my first morning in Ostend, Belgium’s largest coastal town, my eyes eagerly scanned every wall, window and plant pot, knowing I was in the epicentre of one of Europe’s biggest street art festivals. Far…

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…

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Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle in Winter: What to Know Before You …

Planning our winter trip to Iceland, I knew there was a ton of natural phenomena outside of our base in Reykjavik that I wanted to see, but on a long weekend, our time was limited. As we started totalling up…

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Budapest

Eight Traditional Hungarian Foods to Try in Budapest (and Where to Find …

My previous experience of Eastern European food can be summarised as ‘lots of meat and cheap beer’, which definitely isn’t to say that I haven’t had some great meals, just that they’ve all had those two components in common. I’d…

Bradford on Avon

Why You Need a Weekend Break in Bradford on Avon, UK

I ended up in Bradford on Avon after desperately searching for a quiet, cute hotel out of London to just go and sleep in. I needed a rest, I didn’t want to get on a plane, and I fancied crisp…

Paphos

Why Paphos, Cyprus is Perfect For Relaxing Rather Than Exploring

I’m a busy holidaymaker. When I travel, I snoop around to wheedle out the most interesting on, off and around the beaten track. But Paphos, Cyprus really threw me off guard; despite my concerted efforts to explore, I couldn’t quite…

Reykjavik

How to Pack For a Hand Luggage Only Trip to Iceland

The clue is in the name, but my word, Iceland is cold. While I watched my Instagram feed fill up with other people’s winter sun trips, I headed to a place with highs of -7 degrees to try and spot…

Reykjavik

Six Foods You Must Try in Reykjavik, Iceland

The food in Iceland has a bit of a reputation for being out-of-the-ordinary, seemingly centred around the rare meats variety. Now, as a woman who has eaten a baby octopus on a stick with a quail’s egg in its head…

Glasgow

How to Spend 24 Hours in Glasgow, Scotland

It’s fair to say that Glasgow has a bit of a ‘reputation’. What isn’t fair is the connotations that reputation often brings up. Scotland’s second city completely stole my heart on a recent visit, surprising me with its artsy vibe,…