Cornwall, England

Cornwall is rugged coastlines and sleepy seaside villages. It is full of hiking opportunities and knick knack stores, basically there is something for everyone. A couple of my friends were temporarily based in the small village of Hayle so I thought I would pop down on the train for a weekend escape from London. Hayle…

Paris, France

Paris really lives up to expectations as a wonderful city to visit. Andrew and I were already hooked on French-made croissants after our time in the Alps, so were especially excited to head back to France and visit as many boulangeries (bakeries) as possible. We were staying at an AirBnB in the central city in…

French Alps, France

The French Alps are beautiful, imposing and awe-inspiring. It is an incredibly wonderful place to visit in both the winter and summer. We were very fortunate to have some friends who have a chalet in Châtel, so this is where we based ourselves. In the foothills of Mont de Grange we gorged each day on fresh…

Geneva, Switzerland

We flew into Geneva as part of a longer trip into the French Alps, but decided to spend a day here to check it out. We enjoyed our time here and it was a good day trip but I wouldn’t stick around for longer than that. As soon as we landed a free train took…

Ghent, Belgium

I know this is going to be controversial but Ghent has been our favourite European city we’ve visited thus far. It would never have been on our radar, however we have some friends who live there and took the opportunity to go and visit them. The city is absolutely stunning and if you love beer,…

Brussels, Belgium

We had heard mixed reviews about Brussels before we visited so expectations were reasonably low. However, I must say, that we had a delightful time exploring the city for the brief time that we were there. We had fabulous weather, which always helps. All the main sights to see are in the city centre and…

Cliffs of Moher and Surrounds, Ireland

After seeing many pictures of Ireland over the years we were really keen to check out the famous Cliffs of Moher. Unfortunately we were a bit pressed for time (given we were only in Ireland for a long weekend) so we decided to embark on a day trip to see the Cliffs. It is quite…

Dublin, Ireland

If you like bars, eating and history then Dublin is the ideal place to visit for a short city-scape. We popped over with the intention of drinking our body weights in Guinness, however, we found a lot more to do in the city than purely bar hopping. Ireland has a sad and interesting history and…

Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff is not somewhere I would necessarily visit again. Honestly, there was nothing wrong with it at all, there are just much nicer places in Wales to spend your time. We stayed in Cardiff as a pit stop on our drive back to London and spent a half day and a night exploring. The big…

Skomer Island, Wales

After a wonderful time in the North of Wales we decided to check out the South as well. We based ourselves in the small town of Fishguard as it was a convenient distance from Skomer Island. Fishguard is fine for an overnight stay but I wouldn’t recommend staying longer than that. For accommodation we stayed…