Pretty City New York – a winter weekend exploring the Big Apple’s hidden corners

January is a great time to visit New York. Flights from London are great value, as it is outside of peak tourist season, and while it may get a little chilly you can still explore the city on foot if you wrap up! If you’re lucky, you’ll get to experience New York in the snow, which is undeniably magical. (Or in our case, you’ll find … Continue reading Pretty City New York – a winter weekend exploring the Big Apple’s hidden corners

London’s most instagrammable spots by area

London is an instagrammer’s heaven, with an ever-growing supply of picture-perfect spots, just waiting for you to get all dressed up and pose in front of. This list is divided into 3 main areas: Central-West London, Central London and Central-East London and are all easily accessible via the tube. So, brush up on your rule of thirds, grab your Oyster card and boyfriend/best friend/confused passer-by … Continue reading London’s most instagrammable spots by area

One day in Italy’s Cinque Terre

Village 1: Vernazza Vernazza is the most picturesque (and usually the busiest!) village in the 5 terre. With its quaint harbour, multicoloured buildings and the train popping in and out of the mountain side it almost feels like a little toy town! We stayed at Albergo Barbara which was absolutely perfect for a 2 night stay. Situated in the middle of the main square, we … Continue reading One day in Italy’s Cinque Terre

10 things you should know before visiting Stockholm

Nicknamed ‘The Beauty on the Water’, Stockholm is the ideal place for a weekend trip for first-time visitors to Scandinavia. Here are a few things worth knowing before you visit the Swedish capital! 1. It’s expensive! Like many Scandinavian cities, I had heard that Stockholm was pricey, but I didn’t realise just how expensive food and drink would be! This is especially true for alcohol … Continue reading 10 things you should know before visiting Stockholm

Everything you need to know to survive the infamous Inca Trail

In an attempt to take my mind off the grim yet unavoidable fact that I was about to turn 30, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday this year by ticking something major off the Bucket List. Machu Picchu has always been up there on the list of places to ‘definitely visit one day’ but as I entered the last year … Continue reading Everything you need to know to survive the infamous Inca Trail

11 things not to miss in Lisbon, Europe’s trendiest city

Easily accessible from both the UK and the US, and still much cheaper than other European capitals, Lisbon has been the city on everyone’s lips for a while now. Its popularity has especially exploded in recent years, with the rise of millennials posting preset-edited photos of themselves in front of a sea of tiled walls and terracotta-roofs. While Lisbon is an undeniably beautiful city, the filtered … Continue reading 11 things not to miss in Lisbon, Europe’s trendiest city

How to spend a winter weekend in Malta

With its gorgeous weather and picturesque spots such as Comino and the Blue Lagoon, the Mediterranean island of Malta, sitting unassumingly between Southern Italy and the tip of Libya, attracts thousands of sun-seeking tourists in the summer months. However, winter is also a great time to visit if you want to skip the beaches and explore the island while avoiding the crowds. Visit the Silent … Continue reading How to spend a winter weekend in Malta

It’s more fun in the Philippines! How to spend a blissful, budget-friendly week on Bohol island

The Philippines is one of those places that look too good to be true, with its seemingly endless array of white-sand beaches and lush tropical jungle. There are so many equally beautiful places to visit in this country, spread out over more than 7,000 (!) islands, including hotspots such as Boracay for the beach bums and Palawan for a tropical, ‘off the grid’ paradise. With … Continue reading It’s more fun in the Philippines! How to spend a blissful, budget-friendly week on Bohol island

Why you should include the Coromandel Peninsular on your New Zealand road trip

New Zealand is chock-full of gorgeous scenery and with its epic array of road trip possibilities, the lesser known routes are often overlooked in favour of heading straight down the highway to the main attractions. But the winding back roads of this spectacular country are often as amazing as the destination, after all, you don’t want to miss out on quirky roadside stops like a … Continue reading Why you should include the Coromandel Peninsular on your New Zealand road trip

The ultimate ‘Paris in a day’ itinerary

The route Belleville – Montmartre – Moulin Rouge – Arc de Triomphe – Champs Elysées – Jardin des Tuileries – Le Louvre – Notre Dame – St Germain des Pres –  Eiffel Tower With the Eurostar flinging itself into the French capital in less than 2 hours from London, it has never been easier to ‘pop into Paris.’ Short city breaks are a must when … Continue reading The ultimate ‘Paris in a day’ itinerary