How to spend 36 hours in Warsaw, Poland

As I’ve previously written about the 2.5 days that I spent in Kraków, I thought it about time that I did the same for Poland’s capital city, Warsaw.

5 of my favourite places to see in Malta!

I’d heard lots of things about Malta, not all of which were positive, before we decided to make it our winter escape in February 2016. Some family friends had raved about it, making the beautiful Mediterranean island their yearly… Read More

How I spent 48 hours in Kraków, Poland

Note: The photos in this blog (all taken in wet, grey and windy weather) do not do the city justice. I recently read another bloggers post that argued that Kraków was overrated. I disagree. Firstly, if I asked a… Read More

10 things to do in Lisbon for under £50!

Lisbon is one of my favorite cities in Europe and thankfully it doesn’t have to be too expensive to escape to for a few days. I spent 6 days there last year and kept costs down to around… Read More

I bumped into the Pope in Florence, Italy

It might seem strange that my first post on Florence is about the Pope. I could of written about Il Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’ Academia or Ponte Vecchio, but nope. I chose to write about the Pope. Why? Because… Read More

Photo blog: Patarei Prison, exploring Estonia’s past

This was honestly the highlight of my time in Tallinn – however morbid that sounds. While undeniably creepy, it is a fascinating insight into a very dark period of Estonian history. This former sea fortress was built in… Read More

Montenegro: the best country in Europe?

Well, is it? Largely off the usual European tourist trail, this country has endless beauty and a fascinating history.

2017: Another year of travel in review…

Let’s take a look back at 2017. In January, I described the upcoming year as the ‘year of adventures‘ and in a way I guess it was – but in another way, it wasn’t. What do I mean… Read More

Kotor, Montenegro: A truly magical place

Montenegro is small. Real small. In fact, it’s half the size of Wales. Yet it’s packed with so much beauty and diversity. It’s honestly got everything you could want. It’s got rugged mountains, Venetian-style red-roofed towns, beautiful beaches,mystical… Read More

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Europe’s best kept secret?

I’m not suggesting that people don’t know where Slovenia is (although I have heard a fair few people confuse it for Slovakia). What I am suggesting however, is that most people don’t realise it’s beautiful diversity. As far as… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Photos from La Palma (On & Off the GR131)

Having now written about my walk across about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two), Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera…  I decided to make my final (for now) blog about the GR131 a photo blog. Please enjoy some of… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Crossing La Gomera on the GR131

This is the 9th blog inspired by my 900km walk across the Canary Islands, following my two day crossing of the beautiful La Gomera. Having previously written about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. To read… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: The GR131 on Tenerife

This is the eighth blog covering my 900km+ crossing of the beautiful Canary Islands, off the West coast of Morocco. Please click the links to read about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two) and Gran Canaria. I hope you’re… Read More

Top ten things to do in incredible Budapest

Budapest is one of the best cities in Europe. Fact. Boom. Done. End of discussion. Okay, allow me to elaborate… Budapest has got a fascinating history, incredible architecture and a brilliant location (right on the Danube). It’s also very… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Best Bits of Gran Canaria (On & Off GR131)

As Gran Canaria was one of my favourite islands, I’ve decided to do something different than just writing a diary-type-blog of all five stages of the GR131. Whereas I did that for Lanzarote (here) and Fuerteventura (here and… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 5-9)

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that after an interesting few days on Fuerteventura, I’d covered the first four sections of the GR131 walking trail, ending in Betancuria at the end of the final day. It’s from here… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 1-4)

This blog features as part of my 900km+ walk across the Canary Islands. Click here to read more. After a days rest in Playa Blanca, I couldn’t wait to be moving on. While this trip has always intended… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Following the GR131 on Lanzarote

So… it turns out I’m not very good at keeping a ‘live’ blog while undertaking hundreds of miles of walking. Therefore, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. This blog features as part of the Small… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: La Graciosa (not the GR131)

If you read my last post, you’ll know that my first night in the Canary Islands was spent wrapped up in my bivvy on sunset beach on the beautiful island of La Graciosa. (In case you missed it,… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: It won’t always go to plan

I wrote this while curled up in my bivvy yesterday morning, waiting for the sun to come up: With a trip like this, not everything can be expected to go to plan or run smoothly. The sooner that… Read More

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Small Islands, Big Walk: A roughly thought-out plan

I’ll have to keep this brief. I’m currently hurtling along on my train to Birmingham Airport, where I will be spending the night before embarking on my first adventure of 2017 – Small Islands, Big Walk (yeah, I couldn’t think… Read More

Bratislava: more than a day trip from Vienna!

It was back in April 2016 that I first decided to visit Slovakia, a relatively small country in Central Europe. Slovakia’s capital Bratislava, I feel, has been largely overshadowed by the nearby more popular cities of Vienna, Budapest… Read More

There’s more to Croatia than the Coast: 2 days in Zagreb

“Zagreb? Why? Croatia is all about the Dalmatian Cost!” Yes, the coast is stunning. I won’t argue with that. And Dubrovnik, although brimming with tourists (and the accompanying army of umbrella holding tour guides), is a must-see location.But while… Read More

Microadventure: Kinder Scout, Peak District

Being the cliched individual that I apparently am, I wanted to kick off my year (at least) of adventures in symbolic fashion. Yesterday, that’s exactly what I did – with my very own microadventure to climb Kinder Scout in the… Read More

2017: My upcoming year of adventures

So… I quit my job. Probably best to start with that. While I’ve had a fantastic four years in my job, I felt it time for a change. And no, not a change of job… You might have… Read More

2016: A review of this years travels

In 2016, my travels continued – visiting 8 different countries, 5 of which I’d never been to before. While 2017 promises to feature some of my most exciting adventures yet, I wont say much more about that until we start the new year (so… next week then).

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

If you only have time to do one thing in Croatia, there’s a choice to make. If you’re a lover of history, architecture and crowds of people – head to Dubrovnik. However, if you’re a lover of waterfalls, natural beauty and crowds of people – head to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Reflections on my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

When I decided to write this post, I was planning on taking a much more logical and historical approach. I planned to explain the difference between Auschwitz and Auschwitz-II-Birkenau and was going to write the usual spiel about prices, tour guides and exhibits. But I got lost in my own thoughts and none of that seems important now.

A budget long weekend in Barcelona

I always thought that Barcelona would be one of the cities that I raved about. And even though I know Barcelona is an amazing city and I enjoyed the time I was there, I feel like I need to go back to truly experience it. I don’t want to label it as over-ratted, as most places that are regarded so highly get their ratings for very good reasons. But I do have mixed feelings about the city. It’s got aspects I love and aspects I was reasonably indifferent towards.