Ethiopia

My trip started with a smug feeling – a £1 one way car hire to Heathrow. Made even better when the chap who took the car from me, waived the petrol charged. This isn’t a marketing ploy; Europcar need to move cars around the country/world, so have a semi secret […]

Isles of Scilly

Can you believe that there is a small string of islands only 45 miles off the coast of England which have empty white sandy beaches, tropical coloured blue sea and palm trees? Nope me neither – but a small smattering of photos online seemed to confirm this which is why […]

Northern Ireland Causeway Coastal hike

We flew into Belfast and after a short shuttle ride (in the party bus!) to the Avis car rental, we drove 1.5 hours in the dark to The Smugglers Inn hotel near Bushmills which was our base for the next two nights. Despite arriving late, we were greeted very warmly […]

Helsinki, Finland

Our taxi driver picked us up at the ungodly hour of 5am from our hotel in Tallinn and quickly whisked us to the ferry terminal through the heavily falling snow. After a short time waiting for the ticket barriers to open, we then boarded our massive car & people ferry […]

24 Hours in Kaunas, Lithuania

Was it worth flying 3 hours each way for just 24 hours in this lovely city? Absolutely! Really friendly people, easy to navigate city with most things within a short walk and lots of great food & drink places.

Hong Kong

We flew from Ishiagki in Japan with Hong Kong Express. Coming into land at the Hong Kong International airport was incredible with mile after mile of new bridges and roads being built far out into the ocean with massive oil rigs scattered around like confetti.   After a short delay […]

Bilbao, Spain

We flew from Bristol with EasyJet (£8.17 per person for the return portion of the flight!), and it was a smooth and short flight across the Channel, over the beautiful west coastline of France before dropping through thick clouds onto soaking wet black tarmac next to the very new Bilbao […]

Stavanger, Norway

Norway’s “Oil City” with a beautiful historically wooden old city centre and easy access to some of Norway’s most stunning landscape features.

Zaanse Schans, Holland

Billed as an open air conservation area and living museum in North Holland, it is around a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam and huddles along the picturesque banks of the river Zaan. Lined with historic windmills, there really is nowhere else like it in the world.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

The little known Perhentian Islands which mean “stopping point” in Malay, are a cluster of small islands which are situated off the east coast of Malaysia and offer relaxing, sun and sand filled days with beautiful scenery and stunning underwater life.

Slovenia

Most people think of Lake Bled when they think of Slovenia, myself included. Everyone has seen the fairy tale looking church on the tiny island in the middle of a lake emerging from the morning fog or winter snow. Everyone has […]

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Climbing Mt Triglav, Slovenia

I don’t do heights really. Tall buildings are okay but in general, walking along ridges, or vertical drops isn’t normally my cup of tea so I’m not entirely sure how it was that I found myself waiting in a museum […]

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Isles of Scilly

Can you believe that there is a small string of islands only 45 miles off the coast of England which […]

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Northern Ireland Causeway Coastal hike

We flew into Belfast and after a short shuttle ride (in the party bus!) to the Avis car rental, we […]

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Helsinki, Finland

Our taxi driver picked us up at the ungodly hour of 5am from our hotel in Tallinn and quickly whisked […]

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