Prague, Czechia

Prague is a beautiful place to visit but boy is it packed. We visited at the end of September hoping it would be quieter (and I’m sure it was) but it is still very busy. The best advice I have is to avoid the main touristy areas at peak tourist times i.e. from mid morning…

Lismore, Scotland

The Scottish Isles have always beckoned to me – I love the idea of being shut into a cosy cabin, with a fire blazing, while the waves crash and the wind howls outside. However, both fortunately and unfortunately, the weather was great.  I’m talking full sunshine and glass like water.  Not a howl nor crash…

Oban, Scotland

If you are looking for a picturesque seaside Scottish town then look no further than at Oban. It’s the kind of place that you can explore in a day and it is completely walkable. After our arrival we cracked right into the sightseeing with a stroll, past the war memorial, to the Dunollie Museum, Castle…

Istanbul, Turkey

No trip to Turkey would be complete without a brief stop in the hectic and historical Istanbul. The traffic in the city is crazy and it takes a while to get into the city centre from either airport. We booked a private taxi, however you can also take a shared shuttle to and from the…

Sailing Göcek to Fethiye, Turkey

At our first glimpse of the gorgeous Turkish coastline we could immediately see why this area is known as the Turquoise coast. Yes, you guessed it, the water is, well, turquoise. In fact it is so incredibly blue that you would be forgiven if you thought that someone had slipped a little hallucinogenic into your…

Oxford, England

The highest echelons of academia, vistages of colonial England, Oxford is a beautiful place to visit, steeped in history and wonderful architecture. Lucky for us my cousin and his wife are currently based there so we got the best tour guides to show us around. It is a cheap and easy day trip from London…

Brighton, England

Most people visit Brighton in the Summer, I chose to visit in Autumn. I am sure they are completely different towns depending on the season, but I must say that I enjoyed the moody, stormy atmosphere of a day trip visit in the Autumn. For one, there were not many people around and I was…

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…