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Travels with my Mother

The first time mum and I travelled together, I was around 21. At that stage in my life, I felt like other young people would be happier on a drunken Contiki tour than exploring Europe with their mum. I was happy about it, though. I didn’t drink, I didn’t party, and I knew my mum […]

money

How to Save Money While Travelling

You might have noticed I do a wee bit of travel. Funnily enough, it doesn’t always cost as much as others think it does. Yes, I do get the luxury of discounted flights, but I did many trips before this was a reality. People always asked me – how do you manage to travel so […]

belem

Exploring Belém, Lisbon

Who could resist visiting the area where Portugal’s most famous explorers set off from? The southwestern-most district of Lisbon, Belém is a historical area that was once the launching port of some of Portugals most epic journeys. Several of the monuments in Belém either commemorate the seafaring past, or were funded by the vast wealth that flowed […]

Driving the South Coast of Iceland

Driving the South Coast of Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful country. We visited in September last year, and one of the highlights was driving the South Coast of Iceland. Of course, you can’t hope to see all of this magical country in one day. However, driving the South Coast is about as close as you can get. You’ll see mountains, glaciers, […]

Packing

Guest Post: Packing Tips for Your Croatian Sailing Holiday!

This guest post is brought to you by 45 Degrees Sailing, a sailing business based in Split, Croatia and run by two New Zealanders, Nick and Mahina Hathaway. Visit their website at http://www.45degreessailing.com for more information, video logs or to book a trip! Packing for a holiday is always a mission and a half. Going […]

Tbilisi

20 Things To Know Before Visiting Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia is booming, becoming more popular as a tourist destination, and is a great weekend getaway from Dubai on FlyDubai. However, what do you really know about this small country, bridging Asia and Europe? This guide provides you 20 things to know before visiting Tbilisi, Georgia! 1. While it might not look like it at first glance, […]

Baku

Exploring Baku’s Old Town

Looking for an East meets West experience? Look no further than Baku, the capital city of the ancient state of the Shirvanshahs. We recently spent three days exploring the Azeri city. I was surprised to find just how European it was – although the Middle Eastern/Continental Asian influence is obvious. My favorite destination in the […]

Gori

Visiting Gori, Georgia

While it is surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, Gori, Georgia isn’t much to look at. In fact, there isn’t much going for Gori at all. Despite a long history – first being mentioned in the sixth century – Gori is famous for one thing. It is the birthplace of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. You might […]

Kazimierz

Exploring the Kazimierz District, Krakow

One of the many surprises of my trip to Krakow was finding that much of the city escaped unscathed during World War Two. My visit to Warsaw had revealed a city devastated by the war, and I was expecting Krakow to be the same. I was wrong. I was completely surprised to find a mainly […]

Galapagos

Guest Post: A Glimpse of the Galápagos Islands

Lets be honest – how many places are there on earth where you can wander amongst puzzled wildlife, who have no apparent fear of you? Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. I haven’t travelled to the island destination myself, but my sister and her husband visited the Galápagos Islands earlier this year and loved every second […]

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