10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You · Europe

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

As I’ve said elsewhere, I don’t harbour particularly warm, fuzzy feelings towards Budapest. To cut to the chase, it made it onto my ‘list of places I’ll never go back to’, and for all the wrong reasons. In all honesty, Budapest mystified me – I’d gone with everyone else’s praise for the city ringing in my ears;… Continue reading 10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

UK

5 Quintessentially English Weekend Breaks!

I’m normally one for travelling as far away as possible, but recently I’ve been considering the charms of locations a bit closer to home. For one reason and another I’ve been planning and booking a few weekends away in good old Blighty of late, and it’s been making me feel slightly guilty for overlooking my homeland.… Continue reading 5 Quintessentially English Weekend Breaks!

Musings

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Many moons ago now, the wonderful Travelators kindly nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! I was very chuffed to be in such great company (see their other picks here) and to have a shout out from them. Their blog is a wonderful account of how to fit travel in and around a career, and they draw… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award!

Canada · The Americas

Forget NYC, Come to Toronto: Top 5 Things to Do and See

Guest post by Lifting Anchors! A lot of people dream of visiting New York, London, Paris, but sometimes the cities in Canada get overlooked. Lonely Planet ranked Canada the #1 destination to visit in 2017. Over here we have a lot to offer, but the city you should definitely have on your list is Toronto.… Continue reading Forget NYC, Come to Toronto: Top 5 Things to Do and See

Musings

The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

So often we think about all the other aspects of travel – the journey, the jetlag, the photos, the memories – and forget perhaps the most tangible part of all: the objects that we take with us, and the items we bring back. Almost everyone has a few travel treasures on display in their homes or… Continue reading The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

Musings

Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

‘Never’ is a strong word and, if Sean Connery has taught us anything it’s that you should probably never say never again. But nevertheless (wink) here is my list of places I (almost certainly) won’t return to. I started thinking about this after reading a piece by a writer who felt unable to return to a location… Continue reading Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

Tips and Tricks

Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

So, first of all, a confession. I’m really not a happy camper. Turns out I’m also not great at glamping (I’m generally more of a ‘hotel’ kind of person). I was fully invested in the whole concept, ready for crackling fires and marshmallows and sleeping bags and fry ups – but no, I still couldn’t… Continue reading Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers