Author Archives: Claire

15 Tips for Living in Seattle

This post was written by Seattle expert Andrew Wandola. It is part of a larger moving away series, where local experts are giving top tips on how to move to a new city or country. You can see all of these blog posts here. If you are planning to move to Seattle, you have probably […]

Living in Japan: 10 Things You Should Know

Living in another country can be an exciting, overwhelming and at times intimidating prospect. While there is the thrill of adventure and new experiences, it can be difficult to adjust to entirely new set of societal and cultural norms. Living in Japan is an amazing and life-changing experience for many, but most of us make […]

18 Epic Places to Visit in Spain in Winter

Spain in winter? You might think that it doesn’t sound quite right. Spain’s one of the world’s most popular destinations, but most people consider it solely a summertime place. It’s a country with beautiful beaches and a laid back culture, but holidays should only take place there from May to September, right? Wrong. Spain in […]

Living in Edinburgh: Everything You Need to Know

Edinburgh is an utterly bewitching city, so who could blame anyone for wanting to live there? A beautiful setting below the ancient castle, streets teeming with character and history, and elegant, sweeping Georgian architecture all make living in Edinburgh an experience to cherish! Add that to great shopping, incredible nightlife, a dynamic arts scene andsome […]

Madrid in Winter: Things to do, where to stay and where to eat!

Although it is often overshadowed by Barcelona and the sunny south of Spain, Madrid is still a Spanish city that is well worth visiting. It gets its fair share of tourists in the summer – mainly from travellers who are popping into the capital while exploring Spain. But what about Madrid in winter? It’s a […]

Your Australian Gift Guide for Christmas – Choose Experiences!

Festive treats are in the stores, some people are already getting their trees put up, and we’re already starting to hear Christmas songs on the radio. Christmas is fast approaching – but why not do something a little different this year? This year, more than ever, I am trying to focus on less stuff – […]

Where to Stay in Istanbul: Taksim or Sultanahmet?

Are you wondering where to stay in Istanbul – Taksim or Sultanahmet? These are two very different neighbourhoods of Turkey’s largest city, both worthy of staying at. Sitting on opposite sides of the Golden Horn, Taksim and Sultanahmet are the two most popular places to stay at in Istanbul.  In short, Taksim has a local […]

Things to do in Istanbul in Winter

This blog post contains affiliate links. When you use these links, I get a small commission, with no extra cost to you. This is one of the ways I can keep producing free content! Don’t wait until summer to explore Turkey. While Istanbul and Turkey in general are gorgeous during the warmer months, Istanbul in […]

Living in London: 30 things to know before moving to London

Are you planning on moving to London? The capital of the UK is one of Europe’s most famous and vibrant cities, and there’s so much to know if you’re planning on living in London. Some of what you need to know is good, some is bad, and some is ugly (once you’ve been on a […]