28 Jan 2017

Stonehenge: Worth a Visit or Just a Pile of Rocks in a Field?

If you’re planning a visit to England, or if you live there, you’ve probably wondered whether or not to visit Stonehenge. Someone is bound to have told you that it’s either just a pile of rocks in a field or an un-missable historic (and possibly spiritual) treasure. What’s it really

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Europe on a budget: Rome, Italy
10 Jul 2016

Backpacking Europe on a Budget of Under $50 a Day: It Is Possible!

You won’t need to sleep on couches or at train stations to travel in Europe for under $50 a day. You won’t even need to skip attractions or eat plain rice 3 times a day — just follow these tips. Don’t be scared of cheap airlines Travelling on cost cutting airlines like

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2 days in Córdoba, Spain
07 Apr 2016

2 Days in Córdoba, Spain: Architecture through the Ages

Muslims, Jews and Christians once lived together peacefully in a city described by a famous Saxon poet as “The Ornament of the World”. That city was Córdoba, one of the grandest cities in Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus). Architectural gems from this enlightened period remain, as well as more recent Spanish buildings and even a relic from

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Spain and Portugal in winter: sunset in Lisbon
11 Jan 2016

Why You Should Visit Spain and Portugal in Winter

Warm (ish) sunny days, thin crowds and low prices…why wouldn’t you want to see Spain and Portugal in winter!? Here’s a quick guide on what to expect in the winter months, and also a rundown of the places we visited during our two week trip (this post is based on Portugal

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Granada, Spain
27 Dec 2015

Granada, Spain: One of the Coolest Little Cities in Europe

Everyone seems to rave about Barcelona these days, but there’s another city nearby that is far more interesting. Ruled by Muslims until the late 1400s, Granada is a city full of history, style and natural beauty. There are some great small cities in Europe that sometimes get overshadowed by the

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Day trips to the Amalfi Coast, Italy
16 Aug 2015

Lazy Day Trips to the Amalfi Coast, Italy

If you’ve had a social media pulse over the last few years you will have heard about the Amalfi Coast. You might have seen photos of colourful villages perched on cliffs above the blight blue Mediterranean Sea, or shots of fancy hotels and the glamorous people who occupy them. How can

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Crazy castles and palaces: A day trip to Sintra, Portugal
26 Jun 2015

Crazy Castles and Palaces: A Day Trip to Sintra, Portugal

I hadn’t even heard of Sintra before I planned our brief trip to Portugal but it turned out to be one of my favourite little towns in Europe. Why is that, I hear you asking? Well, it has an eccentric palace/garden complex, the ridiculously colourful Pena Palace and the great wall of

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Should you believe the hype about Budapest, Hungary?
25 May 2015

Should You Believe the Hype About Budapest?

“We’re Arctic Monkeys and this is ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – don’t believe the hype”.  That was the first thing I heard their singer say, and it turned out they were one of the few hyped-up indie bands of the 2000’s that actually deserved it. I

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