8 little tips for super cheap European trips — planning and off-peak travelling

8 little tips for super cheap European trips — planning and off-peak travelling

Being tight-fisted is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because it helps me to be more savvy when planning my finances, and a curse because it does severely restrict some things -- like travel. For instance, up until the age of 26 I'd never set foot outside of Europe. I'd longingly research airfares [...]

Two days in Croatia — and the border crossing to Bosnia & Herzegovina

Two days in Croatia — and the border crossing to Bosnia & Herzegovina

Waiting in the queue at the border to drive into Bosnia and Herzegovina, I anxiously tapped my fingers on the steering wheel and wondered what sort of prying questions they might ask about why we're entering their land. Being part of the EU, I'm used to being able to roll between France, Germany, Belgium to [...]

Game of Thrones adventures in Northern Ireland — searching for Lannister gold and dragons

Game of Thrones adventures in Northern Ireland — searching for Lannister gold and dragons

Walking up a wood chip pathway following specially planted solar lights at 9pm on a chilly Irish Saturday, we wondered what await us down the end of the path. Our 'Yurtreat', which we'd quickly checked into a few hours previous, that had been lovely and warm thanks to a wood burner lit by our host, [...]

Taking the blue-eyed blonde into a sea of blue-eyed blondes — 30 hours in Gothenburg

Taking the blue-eyed blonde into a sea of blue-eyed blondes — 30 hours in Gothenburg

I'm joking. As the stereotype goes, Sweden is waay more full of brunettes than blondes. However there were still plenty of men of a certain generation (circa my dad's age) who entirely endorsed the chin-length dirty blonde hair over a gruff beard look. I saw a few Swedish walrus moustaches. There were many nipple-brushing grungy [...]

Sex and the citybreak — personal questions for traveller couples

Sex and the citybreak — personal questions for traveller couples

Ok, so this one is exclusively for traveller couples (this is a whole different topic for solo travellers, or those travelling in a group of mates - so I'm sorry to exclude you). And to be honest, this post is more of a question -- an unfathomable wondering - - as to couples' bedroom activities [...]

8 reasons why you *shouldn’t* go to England’s Lake District 

8 reasons why you *shouldn’t* go to England’s Lake District 

Dowsed with floods, rain, sleet and snow in winter and more rain in summer, the Lake District is well known as one of England's most popular holiday destinations. People come in droves to spend time in tucked away cabins and cottages -- but everything is so sparse that it doesn't seem busy at all. In [...]