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!

Is London safe? Tips and advice from a local

If you’re visiting the capital city of the UK, you might be wondering is London safe? As a world traveller who’s trying to visit 100+ countries, safety is incredibly important to me.  However, something that I constantly talk about on this blog is that many places around the world are safer than they seem.  Often, […]

Is Vilnius safe? My perception as a solo female traveller

Is Vilnius safe to visit? Here’s my full assessment! I recently spent a fun couple of days in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. And, as a solo female traveller, I felt completely safe there.  The Baltics often get an unfair reputation of being “unsafe” due to the countries being not well-known as tourist destinations, […]

Is Helsinki expensive? Everything I spent in 24 hours

View of Helsinki Cathedral, a large place of worship, in the evening with a view up the steps

Visiting the capital of Finland and wondering “Is Helsinki expensive”? Whether you’re on a city break or are on a wider trip (perhaps heading up to Lapland to visit Santa Claus Village), Helsinki’s well worth visiting.  BUT, that said, it’s not the cheapest European capital, with the average price of food, hotel rooms and attractions […]

Is Vilnius worth visiting? Why I LOVED the Lithuanian capital

Vilnius in winter with snow

Is Vilnius worth visiting? YES! I recently spent a few days in Vilnius, and it’s fast become one of my new favourite cities.  Brimming with attractions, Lithuania’s capital is friendly and welcoming.  In fact, I think the Baltics are the most underrated area of Europe – here’s why!  Is Vilnius worth visiting? YES – here’s […]

Top 10 UK hidden gems to add to your itinerary

Prehistoric standing rocks at a golden sunset in a field in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, nobody in the image

The UK might be small, but it’s packed full of history, culture and even wonderful nature!  While it’s a fairly popular country with international tourists, many only visit London. Staycations are becoming increasingly popular across the country – with glamping experiences and boutique hotels popping up everywhere from Exeter to Edinburgh – and there are […]

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. […]