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…

Snowdonia National Park and Surrounds,Wales

Hiking in the mountains is something that Andrew and I got used to doing every weekend while living in Vancouver, so is something that we really missed after moving to London. To quench our thirst for some mountain air we rented a car with a couple of friends and headed to Snowdonia National Park in…

The Cotswolds, England

Your imagination’s idyllic English country life comes alive in the Cotswolds. The area is filled will endless small villages to explore and you could spend anywhere from a day to a week in the area. Due to time constraints we only got to spend a day, but this was more than enough time to get…

Venice, Italy

Before we set off on our first Italian adventure, a friend gave us a fantastic description of Venice – that the whole city is like a living museum. And they could not have been more accurate. The city dates back to around 400 A.D. and you can really imagine people of old strolling through the…