Lake Como

How NOT to Do a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

An area where the super rich go to holiday, with ever-beautiful weather and even more beautiful people; it’s not really somewhere I’ve imagined visiting, yet everything I read insisted that I take a day trip to Lake Como from Milan.…

Amsterdam

Why Ticket Touts Made Me Plan a Trip to Amsterdam

Back before I was @charliedistracted, my online name was @charlienin. For years, I used my love of the band Nine Inch Nails to define who I was on social media, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it…

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Tokyo

A Day at the Studio Ghibli Museum, Tokyo

The Ghibli Museum has long been a topic of mystery amongst me and my friends. Not only is it far away from home, but it’s notoriously difficult to get tickets, making it almost an urban legend for those who love…

Budapest

How to Decide Where to Go On Your First Solo Adventure

Hooray! You’ve decided to take the plunge and go on a solo travel adventure! But where to?! The decision to just go is probably the easiest, to be honest; I know it took about four hours between me thinking I…

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…

London

The Beginner’s Guide of Where to Eat in Kings Cross, London

Previously just a dingy area of London to catch a train, I never thought I’d write about where to eat in Kings Cross – but over the last couple of years, the variety of options have made it one of…

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Lake Kawaguchiko

How to Spend 24 Hours in Lake Kawaguchiko – the Gateway to Mount Fuji, …

Mid-way between Osaka and Tokyo was the best stop of my Japanese adventure: a day in the Fuji Five Lakes area of Kawaguchiko in order to spot the iconic Mount Fuji. There were a few truly iconic sites that I…

Queenstown

Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown – A Private Hot Tub in the Mountains

This is a tale of luck. A tale of how a magical combination of intuition, perfect timing and a massive coincidence made up for me being completely unprepared for the one thing I desperately wanted to do on our trip…

Ostend

How to Spend a Day in Ostend – Belgium’s Largest Coastal Town

You’ve been drawn in by the amazing street art, but now you need to know what to do in Ostend beyond discovering amazing murals. Just 15 minutes on the train from Bruges, Ostend is dwarfed in notoriety by its famous…

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