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Useful tips and advice I following my travels from things before you go, when you’re on your way or during your stay!

11 cool things to see and do in Bruges and Ghent

Whether you’re visiting Bruges and Ghent in a day or you have more time to spend in each city, here’s 11 cool things to see and do in Bruges and Ghent. …

How to get from Thessaloniki to KTEL Halkidiki for Kassandra, Sithonia or Ouranoupoli

Halkidiki in Greece is a great place to visit on a solo travel trip. It’s not far from the city of Thessaloniki and along its three peninsulas you’ll find beautiful beaches, …

The Cyclades islands – which Greek islands should I visit?

“Which Greek islands should I visit?”  This is probably the first of many questions you’ll ask when you think about an island hopping trip in Greece. Deciding which of its islands …

How to get around Meteora by bus

When you first see Meteora you’ll wonder how you’ll get around its vast landscape. There may only be one, but the Meteora Bus will get you to where you need to …

5 of the best beaches in Sithonia, Halkidiki

Beautiful Sithonia is the second leg of Halkidiki’s (Chalkidiki) three peninsulas. Kassandra is the first and Athos the third. With more than 60 beaches dotted around Sithonia’s coastline, you’ll seriously be …

How to get from the airport to Munich city centre

Getting from the airport to Munich city centre is pretty easy and you have a few options to get you there. Inside Munich Airport   By train and metro (S-Bahn and …

How to make friends on your first solo trip

When you decide to go on your first solo trip there’s already a lot to think about. Once the planning is out the way, for a moment (or few) you’ll wonder …

5 tips to book Greek ferries for your first island hopping solo trip

Island hopping around Greece sounds like pure bliss – and it is! But the process of booking multiple ferries to get you between each one can be daunting. If visiting some …

How to get around Formentera island by car, scooter, bus or bike

At only 20 kilometres long, you can easily get around the island of Formentera. If you’re about to visit or you’re looking for the best method of transport while there, here’s …

5 airport tips to know before you go on holiday

Getting to the airport can sometimes feel like a hassle when there are a few of you. When you finally get there it can still be a bit of a headache …

8 things you can see and do in Formentera in 48 hours

Formentera is absolutely gorgeous, tranquil and full of things to see and do. Being a relatively small island, it’s pretty easy to get around. If you’re staying for a couple of …

How to get to Formentera island from Ibiza Town

Formentera is a beautiful island about 30-40 minutes away from Ibiza Town by boat. You’ll find getting to Formentera pretty easy, but it involves two journeys. You’ll need to take a …

5 things to know about travelling to Europe after Brexit

Travelling to Europe after Brexit   Brexit, Brexit, Brexit! Seems to be all the rage right now yet strangely no one seems to know what’s going on with it. Will we …

10 tips for coach travel from London to Europe

You tend to opt for the quickest route when travelling abroad, but there are always other options to consider. I decided to take the coach to Paris instead of flying or …

10 reasons why you should travel solo

  If travelling solo is something you’ve been thinking of, why not plan your first trip in 2019. Make it your challenge for the year! To help you decide whether it’s …

8 cool European destinations for last-minute winter city breaks

Where has 2018 gone?!  Whether you have to use up remaining holiday at work or you just fancy getting away, here are my top 8 European destinations for last-minute winter city …

How to spend a day in Sintra, Portugal

With the famous Pena Palace as it’s home, Sintra is a beautiful town you should visit if you’re staying in Lisbon, Estoril or Cascais. Read on as I tell you how …

How to plan a trip to Rome in 5 easy steps

Another trip to Rome!  Even though I’d been before, I was keen to visit again.  One of the main reasons for doing so was the sudden urge I had to photograph …

10 things to do in Copenhagen

Things to do in Copenhagen   Taking short breaks here and there can be exciting. However, in most cases, it may mean a limited amount of time to get around all …

Here’s why you should visit Santorini

Santorini’s one of the most well-known Greek islands and is visited by many people each year.  If you’ve never been or you’re thinking of going, here’s why you should visit Santorini. …

5 cool things to do while in Amsterdam

When you ask where to visit in Amsterdam a few well known attractions and places get mentioned – Anne Frank House; Rijksmuseum; Rembrandt; Leidseplein; Heineken Experience; Red Light District; Vondelpark or …

8 tips if you’ve just booked a Santorini boat tour, Greece

If you’re anything like me, when you book a trip, tour or any part of your holiday, you want to know how to prepare or will have questions. The same happened …

7 of the best things to see and do while in Rome

  Things to see and do Rome is a bustling city with lots of monuments and landmarks. As you wander around the city no matter the path you take, you’ll find …

Getting around Rome – is the Roma Pass worth it?

Many cities now have travel passes that offer free travel as well as other incentives depending on the type you buy. You’ve probably wondered if you should get a city pass, …

A pit-stop in Pisa, Italy

A pit-stop in Pisa A pit-stop in Pisa, Italy… literally! Pisa, a city located in the Tuscany region of Italy, is one of those places you just have to visit. Home …

Getting around Italy by train: 5 cities, 5 nights

Getting around Italy by train. Getting around Italy by train – 5 cities, in 5 nights.  A few of my friends thought this was a very adventurous plan, one of whom …

5 things to see and do in Florence, Italy

Next was Florence – the second city on my 5 cities in 5 nights Italian trip. I wasn’t staying far from Florence’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella, which meant I …

4 cool places to watch the sunset in Santorini, Greece

Super sunset Watching the sunset in Santorini, Greece has to be one of the main things you need to do if you ever visit this island. In fact, I’d go as …

6 tips for visiting the Red, White and Black beaches in Santorini

Beaches, beaches A trip to a beach is on a lot of people’s list when they visit Santorini, but make sure you visit the Red, White and Black beaches while you’re …

5 things to look out for with ATV rental in Santorini

ATV rental in Santorini If you’ve never rented an ATV before (an all-terrain vehicle also known as a quad bike), they’re great for getting around and perfect if you don’t want …

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