Sintra

So, You Want To Do a Day Trip to Sintra From Lisbon

Of course you do. A day trip to Sintra from Lisbon is, after all, one of the most well known excursions from the Portuguese capital city, thanks to the colourful facades of Pena Palace, but we’ll get to that in…

Ljubljana

How to Spend 24 Hours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Little Ljubljana, the tiny capital of teeny Slovenia packs a bigger punch than cities triple its size. A full day there doesn’t feel rushed and I was far from bored; there’s history, architecture and excellent food for an itinerary of…

Brussels

A Beer Lover’s Guide to 36 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

I’d passed through Brussels Midi station four times without ever getting any further than one overpriced bar directly outside whilst waiting for a connecting train to other towns in Belgium. The Eurostar is synonymous with a Paris city break and…

Lisbon

A Day at LX Factory, Lisbon

It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the Alcântara neighbourhood of Lisbon. From Stokes Croft in Bristol to the CBD in Christchurch, it’s the artist communities that move…

Cologne

Exploring the Street Art of Ehrenfeld, Cologne

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from…

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New York

Three Stupidly Delicious Brunches in Williamsburg, NYC

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries…

Hamburg

Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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Whitby

An Ode to Whitby – My Favourite Place in the UK

Our long weekend in Whitby came two weeks after we had returned from New York, however, saying goodbye to the North Yorkshire coast, l had holiday blues ten times worse than leaving the Big Apple. I hadn’t been back to…

New York

An Afternoon’s Baking Class at Milk Bar, New York

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or expecting Michelin- star restaurants to be top of my list, but in reality, some of the best food might be classed as ‘junk’.…