• Europe,  Travel Journal

    A Weekend in Amsterdam

    When you think of Amsterdam, what comes to mind? For us it’s canals, tulips, clogs, the red light district and cheese. If you’ve seen any pictures of Amsterdam you also know how beautiful it is and it really didn’t disappoint. Considering how quick and easy it is to get from London to Amsterdam it’s crazy to think that neither of us had ever been before! Our flight out was on Saturday afternoon and we had booked a flight and hotel package. We had originally planned to find an Airbnb in the centre of Amsterdam but we stumbled across an amazing looking Inntel hotel online. This hotel was not quite in…

  • Asia,  Travel Tips

    7 Top Things to do in Thailand

    Is Thailand on your bucket list? Perhaps you have already booked your flights and are now thinking of what you want to do whilst there? Thailand was the first time either of us had visited Asia and as an introduction, it’s definitely a good place to start. The culture, food and beauty of the country is incredible. Unless you are planning to do a month or so, it’s difficult to see and do everything in Thailand. To try to help, we have pulled together a list of our top things to do in Thailand, read on to find out more! 1. Khao Sok National Park Located in Southern Thailand between…

  • Europe,  Travel Journal

    Easter Markets in Vienna

    From Mozart to Freud, Vienna is steeped in culture and history. We decided it was time to discover it for ourselves and so we booked a long weekend trip for our anniversary in March 2016. Did you know some European cities do Easter markets? Similar to their Christmas counterparts, Easter markets sell decorated eggs, delicious food and drink as well as the usual gifts and trinkets found at a traditional Christmas market. Our anniversary falls around Easter time which makes it perfectly timed for a European Easter market city break.

  • Travel Tips

    6 Top Things to Do in Paris

    Paris is a wonderful city with plenty of beautiful architecture and culture to keep you entertained for days. On top of that there are plenty of cafes to stop in and enjoy some delicious French fare as well as designer boutiques dotted throughout the city. We’ve put together a list of our top things to do in Paris, read on to find out more… Top tip for Paris: If you are a European resident under the age of 26, you can gain entry to many attractions for free or a reduced price! Attractions include: Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Arc De Triomphe and Centre Pompidou. For some of these you do have to be…

  • Taking a stroll along the beach in Barcelona
    Europe,  Travel Journal

    Christmas Markets in Barcelona

    Barcelona’s Christmas markets are a completely different experience to their German counterparts. Read on to find out what we got up to and why you must visit the Catalan capital to see it for yourself. Anniversary Surprises! This year both of our parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversaries. We decided we would treat them to a city break as their gift, giving them the opportunity to celebrate together and enjoy each other’s company. We sent my parents for a long weekend in Prague which they thoroughly enjoyed. When we were looking for destinations for Alex’s parents, his mum suggested that we join them on the trip so we thought why…

  • Travel Tips

    18 Gift Ideas for the Travel Enthusiast in your Life

    With Christmas around the corner you may be starting to think of gift ideas. However, it can sometimes feel quite difficult to think of gifts to get your nearest and dearest. We’ve put together this list of 18 gift ideas to help buy for those travel enthusiasts in your life. Anything take your fancy? Map Based Gifts 1. Scratch map allowing them to scratch off where they’ve ventured so far. The maps are available in a number of different sizes so you could even get it framed for them to put up on the wall as a constant reminder of their exciting adventures and their love of travel. 2. Cork travel…

  • Panoramic view of Zurich
    Europe,  Travel Journal

    Christmas Markets in Zurich

    When it comes to Christmas markets, Europe is definitely the place to be. There are so many cities which turn into winter wonderlands around December. We wanted to explore some more cities at this time of year so started looking around for potential Christmas market city breaks. Having never been to Switzerland before, we could tick off another country whilst enjoying the magic of Christmas abroad. Our trip was only a short visit, arriving on Saturday evening and leaving again on Monday evening meaning we had to fit in as much festive fun as possible in a short amount of time. When we arrived, we made our way to our…

  • Travel Tips

    5 Reasons Why Staying in a Hotel Might Not be the Obvious Choice

    When it comes to accommodation on holiday we used to be of the mentality that as long as we have a comfy bed and a warm shower we’d be happy. We’ve stayed in youth hostels, fancy resorts and everything in between. Now our mentality is starting to change and we’d like to stay somewhere a bit nicer when we go away, after all it is a treat to be on holiday! However, it’s often the case that even the simplest of hotels come with a hefty price tag meaning you have to compromise the activities that you might want to do whilst away. I’m not keen to do that which…

  • North America,  Travel Journal

    The Big Apple

    New York has been really high on my bucket list for a very long time so when British Airways had a sale I couldn’t help but take a look at their holiday packages for the Big Apple for June 2014. Our five year anniversary was coming up and I thought that could be the perfect excuse for a holiday so when I found a good deal we booked straight away! Given this was our first trip to New York we wanted to pack in as much as possible so I wrote an itinerary for us to follow, which if I’m honest was based mostly around the places we wanted to…