Category Archives: Europe

The world’s smallest continent, but one that absolutely crams in a variety of culture, rich cuisine and history, you could spend years in Europe and fail to be bored. Whether you’re exploring the beautiful beaches of southern Italy, the bustling capitals of London, Paris and Berlin, or the staggeringly beautiful Norwegian fjords. There’s so much to explore on this continent. Let’s get stuck in!

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 […]

One Day in Edinburgh Itinerary: 24 hours in the Scottish capital!

Edinburgh against sunset with Calton Hill in Scotland

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has global fame as a must-see destination in the UK. Known for its historic streets, fairly moody but atmospheric weather and Harry Potter connections, this city is brooding and majestic.  One day in Edinburgh is just about enough time to see the highlights (although more is always better if possible!).  […]

Unusual things to do in Tenerife: volcanoes and bananas!

As my plane slowly started landing at Tenerife South Airport, I took in vistas of a volcanic island fringed by black sand beaches, with the crashing Atlantic waves kissing the shore on every side. It was a beautiful clear day, and I was just about to begin my second trip to the Canary Islands, where […]

How to get from Tirana to Saranda in 2022 (bus routes + times!)

Buses in Albania have historically been a bit of a head-scratcher. Rich, my partner, visited back in 2015, and when we made our way over to the Balkan country from Bari in Italy, he told me plenty of stories of no transport timetables, random bus stops and times spent standing on the side of the […]

How to take the Bari to Durres ferry: Italy to Albania by sea

If you’re an overland traveller exploring Europe, the Italy to Albania ferry is almost a rite of passage. It takes you from the historic, beachy Italian region of Puglia to the heart of the Balkans, within striking distance of Albania’s capital, Tirana. I personally love an overnight ferry (and fortunately my boyfriend does too!), so […]

The Best Train Journeys in Europe: As Recommended by Travel Experts!

sunset views as a train is parked at a station

Have you ever wondered what the best train journeys in Europe are? Europe is a small continent, and it’s relatively well connected by railways. Some of these are nostalgic – like the Orient Express – and have slowly been forgotten about over time, as budget flights become more common.  However, in today’s climate crisis, people […]

How to take the Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona ferry

Sunset over Balearic Sea

If you’re taking the Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona ferry, this blog post has all the information that you’ll need! Leaving the picturesque coastline of Palma, punctuated by the majestic cathedral, and sailing over the Balearic Sea, the Mallorca to Barcelona boat trip is an unmissable experience. You’ll end your journey in the buzzing city […]

France in Winter: 14 Incredible Places to Visit

Winter in France has something for everybody. From ski slopes that are heaving during the winter season, to beautiful Mediterranean beaches where you might be able to catch some sun with barely other tourists, to cities that are charming at Christmas, there’s so much on offer in France during this season.  I’ve personally spent a […]

How To Take the Palma to Soller Train in Mallorca, Spain

girl hanging out of Palma to Soller train window

Winding its way past the looming Tramuntana mountains and through vibrant lemon groves, the Palma to Soller train connects two of the most popular places on the island of Mallorca. It’s a tourist train, only leaving twice a day. But it’s well worth a whole day of your holiday in Mallorca.  Harking back to the […]