Author Archives: Claire

Scuba diving in Malta: How to dive the Cirkewwa Dive Sites

Visit the Cirkewwa Dive Sites in Malta

The sun shone brightly as we hit the road, journeying from Diveshack in Sliema towards Cirkewwa Marine Park, one of Malta’s premier diving destinations.  I was on a diving day trip visiting some of Malta’s underwater highlights; we were heading to the northeastern tip of the island, where, some 30 metres underwater, lay a historic […]

Is Cairo Safe? My Personal Travel Tips and Experiences

The Sphinx and a pyramid in the background, close to Giza in Cairo

Cairo is a lot of things. Hot, dusty, noisy, overwhelming… but is it safe?  Generally, while there’s a lot going on in the city, it’s a safe place for travel. However, there’s plenty to be mindful of, especially if you’re visiting as a solo female traveller.  I’ve visited Cairo twice; once when I was a […]

Guide to Norway’s Flåm Railway: Flåm to Bergen Train

Flam railway at Myrdal, the terminus of the line, surrounded by snow

If you’re wondering how to take Norway’s Flåm Railway, I’ve put together my experience with it in this guide! Whether you’re taking the Flåm to Bergen Train or doing a return day trip from the village of Flåm, here’s everything you need to know. “All aboard!” called our railway conductor as we clambered from the […]

10 best things to do in Fjaerland, Norway

Things to do in Fjaerland. Claire stands with an epic fjord backdrop

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Fjaerland, Norway, you’re in the right place! One of Norway’s smaller fjord destinations, Fjaerland may be a petite village, but it packs a punch when it comes to attractions and charisma.  It sits on the Fjærlandsfjorden, so unsurprisingly many of its attractions involve the fjord; […]

Two days in Bergen itinerary: fjords, museums & mountains!

Beautiful orange, red and pink buildings lined along the fjord and with trees on the top

Are you searing for a two days in Bergen itinerary? You’re in the right place! With towering fjord cliffs on either side, the maritime city of Bergen is known for its brightly coloured wooden houses and the scent of seafood in the air.  The second largest city in Norway, Bergen’s cobblestone streets are immediately enticing; […]

Best Day Trips from Perth in the Winter (2023 guide)

What are the best day trips from Perth in winter? We’ll go through them all in this thorough guide! Are you looking for a perfect winter getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of Perth? Perth is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Australia and makes for an ideal holiday destination all […]

A Perfect One Day in Lisbon Itinerary

With a gorgeous coastline, yellow trams clattering through the centre and countless thigh-burning hills, there’s nowhere quite like Lisbon.  Probably my favourite European city, Lisbon is a feast for all the senses. The brightly-coloured streets are a marvel to look at, you’ll hear Fado music brimming from all corners and, when your feet get tired, […]

One day in Barcelona itinerary: 24 hours in the Catalonian capital!

BARCELONA at night

There’s nowhere quite like Barcelona.  The Spanish city is actually the heart of Catalonia, and it’s also renowned for its incredible architecture (largely made by Gaudi) and fun atmosphere.  There are so many things to do in Barcelona – but what if you only have one day? If you’re here on a layover, or just […]