Category Archives: All Destinations

A Whirlwind Tour of Amsterdam: Must-Dos in the City

During my recent trip to Amsterdam, I spent about the same time on a megabus to and from the city as I did exploring it…. Despite being a megabus fan, and not wanting to fly that short a distance, I could have probably done with a little more time in Amsterdam itself. 48 hours in […]

Wells and Glastonbury Day Trip from London: A How-To Guide

I’m a little bit in love with Somerset – there’s something about the rolling hills and tranquil villages of this county that instantly relaxes me. Not to mention the fantastic character that Somerset has – Bristol, on it’s Northern border is, after all, the most charismatic place I’ve ever known, and there’s plenty of quirky […]

Six of the Best Castles Near London

Despite castles being found all over the world, there is something about the typical medieval fortifications that always seems to hark back to British culture and heritage. The first castles were constructed in Norman times to protect Britain from naval invaders – built as defensive points along the coastline. Later, they were also constructed further inland, where […]

A guide to the international megabus: London to Amsterdam

“You’re getting a megabus from London to Amsterdam?!” In all honesty, I love the megabus. It’s cheap, it’s efficient, and there’s sometimes free WiFi on board. It’s also a hell of a lot more eco-friendly than planes – and to be honest, I fly far too much (I think it’s 20 planes in the last 2 […]

How to Have a Weekend in Dublin on a Budget

In order to fund my expensive habit of going to as many places as humanely possible, I have had to develop some tactics to visit expensive cities on a budget. When I told people I’d booked an impulsive trip to the capital of Ireland after finding flights for £50 on Skyscanner, everyone’s response was pretty […]

Things to do in Bradford on Avon

Snugly nestled in rolling Wiltshire countryside, just over the border from Somerset and a mere fifteen minute drive from Bath, Bradford on Avon has a distinct beauty and charm found only in untouched British towns. Based on the River Avon, as the name suggests, the town has been inhabited since Roman times and was built […]

Is Guatemala Safe? – Don’t Judge a Country by its Statistics

Guatemala isn’t presented that well in the media. According to British newspapers, violent muggings happen all the time, and there’s apparently a huge homocide rate. It’s hard to imagine why, given these statistics, anyone would go to Guatemala. I was fully aware of this when I booked my flights in March 2015. I was in Guatemala […]

Acatenango Hike – difficulty and pain but a pretty amazing view

Hiking in Latin America is an experience like no other. There’s so many different landscapes in this part of the world that it’s hard to pinpoint the best; whether you’re preparing for Patagonia or hiking to Machu Picchu, it’s safe to say that you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget. One of my favourite Latin America […]

Bristol, I Love You

I went to university and fell in love; with a collection of buildings, graffiti, bars, cafes, a massive river and impressive bridge, and thousands of quirky people. Bristol you wonderful, unique, unforgettable place. I’ve fallen for you. It is easy to understand why people feel so strongly about the South West’s largest city; It’s near […]