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Is Loulé Worth Visiting?
2024-05-03 16:13
Many visitors to the Algarve skip the town of Loulé because it’s not near the beach. Tourists flock to Quarteira and Vilamora, but they don’t realise that they could well… Read More
2024-05-02 09:06
Nestled towards the East of the Algarve, Faro is a popular travel stop off as it has an airport with connections to UK and beyond. Faro has the advantages of great weather, accessibility and… Read More
What To Wear In Portugal
2024-04-28 15:46
I almost spend more time in Portugal than in the UK these days! It’s my second home! A lot of people ask me ‘what to wear in Portugal’ and the answer to this question will… Read More
Is Lagos Worth Visiting?
2024-04-25 20:13
First things first….I’m talking about Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal, not Lagos as in the capital city of Nigeria! Lagos is a popular destination with British holiday ma… Read More
Is Portugal Worth Visiting?
2024-04-19 08:08
Portugal is quickly becoming by one of the top destinations for British tourists, and also for people looking to move from the UK or USA in search of a more relaxed pace of life. Portugal is… Read More
4 Days In Phnom Penh
2024-04-15 21:36
Many travellers forego Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital in favour of Siem Reap. However, if you can spare some time on your travels, I would recommend that you do spend at least 3 or 4 days… Read More
Is Coimbra Worth Visiting?
2024-04-14 11:44
I’ve been here in Coimbra for three months now, enjoying the city and studying Portuguese at the University. A lot of people wanting to come to Portugal ask me ‘Is Coimbra worth… Read More
How To See Coimbra In One Day
2024-04-13 19:45
So, you’ve got just one day in Coimbra and you’re wondering how to spend it? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve been here in Coimbra for three months now as I am st… Read More
Reasons Not To Visit Morocco
2024-01-31 16:37
First of all, let me start off by saying this: I have spent almost 3 months in Morocco in total, spread across three different trips, and Morocco is one of my all time travel destinations. I… Read More
2024-01-17 08:56
Let’s be honest and upfront – Morocco is not the best place for a first time solo traveller. It can be intense and overwhelming to say the least! It is certainly not without it&r&hell…Read More
2024-01-10 14:40
Chefchaouen, known as the blue city or the ‘blue pearl’, is a picturesque town located in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. Chefchaouen had been relatively undiscovered up u… Read More
2024-01-06 11:55
I’ve spent a lot of time in Morocco, and lot’s of people ask me about what to wear in Chefchaouen, the blue city. There are three things you need to think about here – firs… Read More
2024-01-04 10:40
This week, we are staying at the fabulous Riad Dar Zaman in Marrakesh Riad, where we are being well looked after by our host Hassan. What is a Riad in Marrakesh? A Riad is a tradi… Read More
2024-01-02 15:47
Following the hype of Casablanca from the 1942 movie, I was excited to explore Morocco’s largest city. Now, let me be honest….it didn’t live up to it’s hype! In real… Read More
2024-01-02 11:20
If you are looking for a foodie haven within the heart of Marrakesh, I highly recommend Le Jardin. It’s combination of Traditional Moroccan and English/American food makes it a great p… Read More
2024-01-01 11:53
Rabat, the Moroccan capital is a fantastic place to start your Morocco itinerary. Being such a clean and well organised city, it is a great option for solo female travellers, and it will eas… Read More
2023-12-31 14:11
Casablanca is definitely worth visiting, even if it’s just for a day to see the Hassan II Mosque and a few other sites. However, as it’s a port town and also the biggest city in… Read More
2023-12-30 21:22
Many people don’t even realise that Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Many mistakenly presume it to be Marrakech or Casablanca. Although Marrakech is the main tourist city in… Read More
2023-12-27 09:00
Morocco is one of my favourite travel destinations. From the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the relaxing beaches of Agadir, there is something for everyone in Morocco. However, it’s… Read More
2023-12-25 10:38
Happy Christmas everyone! This year, I decided to visit Marrakech in December! This is a fantastic time of year to visit Marrakech, which is one of my all time favourite travel destinations… Read More
2023-12-20 16:38
Is Morocco worth visiting? Well, I have been here three times now, and I can tell you that Morocco is totally worth visiting. In fact, it’s one of my favourite countries in the world t… Read More
2023-12-18 12:41
Camel Trekking Morocco through the sandy dunes of the Sahara Desert is not far off most people’s wish list, and it’s easy to see why. With the hot sun heating up every path you t… Read More
2023-12-15 09:30
Jerusalem is one of the most religiously diverse and culturally captivating cities in the whole entire world. Following my trip to the Holy Land, I’d love to summarise my top Churches… Read More
2023-12-13 14:29
Welcome to December! I’m already feeling in the Christmas spirit, and spent a wonderful day at the York Christmas Market. York is a beautiful historic city in the North of England, and… Read More
2023-12-12 18:02
The Northern city of York is known as the ‘capital of the North’. It’s a city full of history, having previously been invaded by the Vikings, Normans and Saxons. There are… Read More
2023-12-10 08:06
Morocco, especially in July and August can be stifling hot, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees. Aside from the regular money, gadgets and Morocco Lonely Planet, there are some extra… Read More
2023-12-09 08:51
After the heat of the Sahara desert, we changed our travel plans slightly and headed to the coast. Essaouira is cooler and fresher and will give you a big contrast in climate and atmosphere… Read More
2023-12-08 22:51
Essaouira is my favorite city in Morocco. This relaxed coastal surfers paradise is a great place to shop and eat out. Don’t be afraid of eating a little Western food every now and agai… Read More
2023-12-05 16:30
Deep in the Douro valley region and hidden away off the usual tourist trail, is the Portuguese city of Vila Real. It is home to the beautiful ‘Casa de Mateus’ – one of the… Read More
2023-12-01 09:54
*This is a Guest Post on Lake Como in Italy by Marissa of Postcards to Seattle. Italy has always been on my bucket list. When I had the opportunity to go to Lake Como this summer for… Read More
2023-11-28 16:50
Portugal is one of my favourite countries to travel solo (it’s so safe and beautiful!) and it quickly became my second home. The great food, history, art, and architecture combined wit… Read More
2023-11-27 15:55
So, you’re thinking about travelling to Granada, Spain?! Excellent choice! I travelled around Andalucia for 10 days (including Seville and Cordoba), and I have to admit that Granada wa… Read More
2023-11-22 09:45
If you are interested in spending some time in Serbia, you might be asking ‘is Novi Sad worth visiting?’ I spent just one day in Novi Sad, and let me tell you that I was very ple… Read More
2023-11-21 09:05
Welcome to Lisbon, the sunny Portuguese capital city that never disappoints. I’ve been to Lisbon so many times that I’ve lost count. I often get asked ‘Is Lisbon worth visi… Read More
2023-11-19 17:51
It’s so liberating to have all that you need in just one backpack or suitcase, and knowing that you can travel the whole world with everything in there. My previous article on han… Read More
2023-11-18 18:24
I get so many people asking me about travelling alone for the first time, that I thought it was about time to write a blog on it. Yes, solo travel can be the epitome of freedom. There are al… Read More
2023-11-16 09:50
As you probably know, I’m quite a minimalist when it comes to packing to go abroad. I like to travel light so that I can go hand luggage only and so minimalist backpacking is the way t… Read More
2023-11-15 17:31
This week, I’m here in the Northern Portuguese city of Bragança, near to the Spanish border. ‘Why Bragança?’ I hear you ask! Well, this is the first time that… Read More
2023-11-07 10:08
Thinking of visiting Ghent in Belgium? Although I’d recommend spending two or three days in Ghent (I spend 2 days there), it is possible to spend just one day in Ghent and see the main… Read More
2023-11-06 08:06
Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, holds a special place in my heart, because it was the first destination I ever visited solo. I didn’t travel solo until my mid 30s – maybe it w… Read More
2023-11-04 09:53
If you are spending time in Paris, I recommend that you allocate a day to visiting the Monmartre area and the Moulin Rouge. A full day will allow you time to enjoy the Sacre Coeur, Saint-Pie… Read More
2023-10-31 11:40
I once chose to visit Katowice basically due to finding a cheap flight back to the UK! It had honestly never really been on my radar. Yet it was an interesting place, with somewhat a differe… Read More
2023-10-16 20:29
Following my 10 day tour of Belgium, lots of people ask me ‘Is Brussels worth visiting?’ It absolutely is! People on Euro-trips often skip Brussels in favour of London, Paris in… Read More
2023-10-12 05:57
I’ve just got to Brussels after 2 days in Bruges and 2 days in Ghent, and I’m absolutely loving Belgium! Lot’s of people are asking me ‘Is Ghent worth visiting?&rsquo&hell…Read More
2023-10-10 18:27
I’m on a 10 day trip around Belgium and just arrived in ghent from Bruges. Now I totally loved Bruges, to the extent that I didn’t want to leave so soon! But, let me tell you, wh… Read More
2023-10-08 15:13
I’m on a day day solo trip around Belgium and absolutely loving it!b One thing is for sure…Belgium is not a place to lose weight! I mean, when I left Bruges for Ghent, I was so… Read More
2023-10-07 17:10
I’m lucky enough to have recently spent three days in the stunning Belgian city of Bruges. Since my trip, I’ve been asked by a few people is Bruges worth visiting? It absolutely… Read More
2023-10-07 13:36
If you are interested in religious architecture and medieval history then the Churches in Bruges will not disappoint! I spent two days in this stunning Belgian city. Although most people com… Read More
2023-10-06 14:54
Welcome to Charleroi! Now, you might just view charleroi as a travel stop off, but don’t worry, most people do. And if I’m honest, I certainly wouldn’t choose Charleroi ove… Read More
2023-09-24 14:10
Tunisia is an excellent option for anyone wanting a very adventurous Mediterranean holiday within just a few hours flight time from London. It’s North Africa through and through, but j… Read More
2023-09-23 13:24
London is one of the most exciting capital cities in the world, yet it is also one of the most expensive. Don’t be put off by this, it is possible to see London on a budget. With some… Read More
2023-09-21 11:07
So many people ask me why travelling is good for the soul. I am a big advocate of travel – there are many benefits for your physical and mental health. However, what is right for one p… Read More
2023-09-20 08:03
Last week, I went back to my favorite city in England – Manchester. It holds a special place in my heart as my university city and the place where I bought my first property.Of course… Read More
2023-09-19 16:09
I’m here to rave about one of my favourite travel destinations today – Poland! So many people ask me ‘is Poland worth visiting?’ For me, it’s a no brainer. This… Read More
2023-09-16 17:19
So, you’ve just got one day in the Polish city of Poznań, and you want to know EXACTLY how to spend it? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve just recently spent… Read More
2023-09-15 12:25
Travelling with asthma can be a challenge. Is Travelling with Asthma Possible? Living with asthma doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t travel. It doesn’t even mean that you can… Read More
2023-09-14 18:42
Poznań is often overlooked by tourists, and held in the shadow of Krakow as Poland’s top tourist destination. But, did you know that Poznań in Poland has some amazing things… Read More
2023-09-11 11:59
Poland is a popular place to visit with its historic cities, stunning countryside and also poignant locations associated with World War II.  There are also plenty of Poland tours from t… Read More
2023-09-10 16:36
Gdansk is an excellent place to go out drinking or dancing. There are many pubs and bars, with may hidden away in basements of historic buildings. Often the distinction between res… Read More
2023-09-10 08:23
Have you ever dreamt of swimming with Dolphins in Mexico? Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef? Exploring the temples of Angkor Wat in Thailand? So why haven’t you? Travel now! Why… Read More
2023-09-08 16:25
I recently spent a cheeky weekend in Gdansk the Northern Polish city with one of the most beautiful old town’s in Europe. I couldn’t say no to a cheap £33 flight direct to… Read More
2023-09-07 13:11
When people think about travelling to Poland, most of them opt for Krakow or Warsaw. It’s no surprise really, as Krakow is probably the most beautiful Polish city and one of the oldest… Read More
2023-09-06 14:34
Gdansk is a fantastic place for cultural and educational visits. There are some amazing things to do in Gdansk including excellent museums. Sometimes the places that house them are just as i… Read More
2023-09-05 13:37
Poland is one of my favourite European destinations and boasts some of the best old town architecture that I have ever seen. Poland is a country that suffered extensively in WW2 seeing many… Read More
2023-09-03 11:41
OK, I’m a little biased as Liverpool is my current home town, but it’s a great value city and there are so many amazing things to do in Liverpool. It’s a good idea to spend… Read More
2023-09-01 10:26
I’ve been to Bangkok twice now and lots of other travellers ask me ‘Is Bangkok worth visiting?’ In a nutshell, absolutely! Bangkok has some of the most amazing temples and… Read More
2023-08-30 20:46
It was just my second day in Jerusalem, and I headed into the old city with a fellow traveller. I didn’t intend to go straight for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre that day, but I&rsqu&hell…Read More
2023-08-29 12:38
Today’s post is a collaborate post on the best English Cathedral Cities. I asked 10 bloggers for their favourite English Cathedral cities and reasons why. From Durham, to Exeter, here… Read More
2023-08-28 00:15
Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia, was one of the European destinations for TBEX. I was lucky enough to be taken on a tour by Visit Stockholm with the fabulous Rachel from… Read More
2023-08-22 09:51
I recently stayed in the beautiful English city of Leicester – mainly because I wanted to see the Cathedral and grave of Richard III (you might like to read my blog about the Churches… Read More
2023-08-17 17:21
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a small island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy and east of Tunisia. It is made up of three main islands: Malta, G… Read More
2023-08-17 16:00
Should you give money to beggars? It’s an important question that many people ask when travelling, especially in poverty stricken countries in Africa and Asia. Most of us avoid giv… Read More

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