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!

Why visit Iceland? Top reasons to take a trip in 2024

sunset in Iceland

Why visit Iceland? This island nation, sitting in the midst of the North Atlantic, straddles two continental plates (Europe and North America).  What does this mean? The rugged landscape is dotted with volcanoes and crevices, and its subarctic climate lends to glaciers and mountains.  It’s easy to see and understand the best reasons to visit […]

How to get from London to Paris (2024 guide)

Claire on the Eurostar

If you’re wondering how to get from London to Paris, this article’s for you! The glittering capitals of London and Paris have long been bucket list destinations for keen Europe travellers. Both cities boast history and culture; but, despite their relatively short distance from one another, their atmosphere and way of life can starkly contrast. […]

Is Liechtenstein worth visiting in 2024?

Claire at Vaduz castle with a Liechtenstein flag. She's in the left side of the picture, smiling and holding the flag, and the castle is on the right.

The sixth-smallest country in the world, Liechtenstein is so minute that many people have never heard of it.  In fact, it’s one of the least visited countries in Europe.  But curious travellers may find themselves drawn to this tiny nation that’s completely sandwiched by Austria and Switzerland.  Why does it exist? What’s it like? And […]

How to go glamping in Somerset, UK

Somerset shepherd's hut

Rolling green fields dotted with traditional cider orchards leading down to the north and west coastline, Somerset’s one of the most rural counties in the UK.  What does this mean? Prime glamping opportunities, of course!  Somerset provides a compelling stage for luxury camping; here, you can stay in the heart of the countryside and swap […]

Is Malta expensive? Full Malta budget guide for 2024

Jet2 plane wing looking over Malta

Are you wondering is Malta expensive? Read on for my full guide! Golden limestone buildings bathing in the sun, waves lap gently onto the shore from all over the island and an inescapable sense of history wafts in the air.  This Mediterranean island nation, known for its sun-kissed seascapes, centuries-old honey-coloured buildings, and vibrant culture, […]

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 […]

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; […]