Stockbridge

The Greyhound on the Test Hotel, Hampshire

I’m constantly saying that I should do weekends away in the UK more often. It’s no secret that London has been driving me a bit nuts recently, so before heading off on my Big Trip, I spent a weekend in…

Berlin

Cake and Hot Chocolate at Cafe Einstein, Berlin

Winter is magical in Europe. I mean, it’s cold, but it’s pretty. On my trip to Berlin I was hell bent on finding hot chocolate, mulled wine and anything else that would keep me toasty warm from the inside. After…

Berlin

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Berlin

Each year, my best friend comes back from Hong Kong for Christmas. To make the most of being in Europe (and to get cheaper flights), she tends to go back in January via a European city, joined by me and…

Glengarriff

Fishing With the Locals in Glengarriff, Ireland

If there’s one stereotype I’d heard about the Irish which turned out to be completely true, it’s that they are unbelievably friendly. During our road trip, conversation with locals flowed as easily as the Guinness – in pubs, hotels, cafes,…

Mizen Head

Ireland Road Trip: Driving the West Coast

The thing that really makes a driving holiday in Ireland is the stunning coast line. Around every corner you’re hit with a new view, totally different from the last. Sometimes you see lush greenery, other times you get jagged, hard…

Clonakilty

Ireland Road Trip: Driving to Clonakilty

  We knew that once we left Cork we just wanted to find the sea. We wanted to take coastal driving routes and see little villages and towns that we’d never heard of before, and once you’re a few kilometres…

Blarney

Ireland Road Trip: Kissing the Blarney Stone

I wasn’t that bothered about visiting Blarney Castle after reading a few reviews that said it was overcrowded, overhyped and overpriced. But it was raining and we needed somewhere to go that wasn’t a million miles from Cork where we…

Kinsale

Ireland Road Trip: Kinsale and Cobh

  One quiet weekday evening, my boyfriend and I were watching Calvary on Netflix. The film is a black comedy set in rural Ireland which got us thinking, why not drive around the Emerald Isle for our next holiday? So,…

Bergen

36 Hours in Bergen

Arriving into Bergen after a 6.5hr train journey from Oslo was quite the relief. Although our trip had been amazing, it was nice to be back out in the crisp summer Norwegian air, and Bergen instantly wooed us with its…