switzerland

Visiting Three Countries In A Day: A Trip To Basel, Switzerland

As you'll know from my last post, the main reason we booked flights to Basel was actually to spend a night in France. However, we had to at least spend a day in Basel, because it would be rude not to, right? Especially given that Ash had never been to Switzerland before, we needed to… Continue reading Visiting Three Countries In A Day: A Trip To Basel, Switzerland

scotland

Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

Last week, it was announced that various towns around the British Isles, and even as far afield as the Falkland Islands, would become cities as part of the Jubilee celebrations. This means that Scotland is no longer the country of seven cities - we've gained an eighth! Dunfermline is a well-deserved choice, given that it… Continue reading Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

france

A Photo Tour Of Colmar, France’s Fairytale Town

Last weekend, we took a whirlwind trip over to Europe. In my usual fashion, I'd actually found cheap flights to Basel, and after a quick look at the map and realising that the adorable French fairytale town of Colmar is nearby, I hit the book button instantly. And then, despite the fact we'd be flying… Continue reading A Photo Tour Of Colmar, France’s Fairytale Town

malta

There’s Something Magical About Mdina, Malta

If I had to pick one highlight of Malta, it would definitely be the beautifully mesmerising and historical Mdina. The old capital of Malta, Mdina is rich in history and full of character, with winding alleyways leading you between squares and churches until you reach a viewpoint, where you can get your bearings and dip… Continue reading There’s Something Magical About Mdina, Malta

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Doors & Balconies Of Valletta, Malta’s Enchanting Capital

Before we visited Malta, I knew virtually nothing of its capital, Valletta. One of the smallest capital cities in Europe, Valletta looks surprisingly imposing from the outside, St Paul's Cathedral towering high above the surrounding buildings to dominate the skyline, yet once inside the city walls, it doesn't need much time to explore. In fact,… Continue reading Doors & Balconies Of Valletta, Malta’s Enchanting Capital

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A Relaxing Five Days In Malta: Our Itinerary

Malta was a firm choice for our latest holiday for one main reason: it was a Mediterranean destination where we could relax without needing to do a whole lot, but with enough to see a handful of interesting things while we were there. In short, we wanted a lazy trip, but not one where we… Continue reading A Relaxing Five Days In Malta: Our Itinerary

france

On Paris, And Why Everyone Either Loves It Or Hates It

Paris has always eluded me, in the fact I've been there three times (albeit one of those times was extremely brief) and yet haven't quite found the words to ever write about it on the blog. The main reason is that I can't quite decide how I feel about it, and I can never seem… Continue reading On Paris, And Why Everyone Either Loves It Or Hates It

scotland

Staying In Scotland’s Oldest Hotel & Exploring More Of Perthshire

A couple of weeks ago, we headed up to sunny Perthshire to stay in Scotland's oldest inn: the Kenmore Hotel. We stumbled across Kenmore a couple of years ago, perched on the edge of the exceptionally beautiful Loch Tay, and very quickly decided we needed to back and explore the area properly. And what better… Continue reading Staying In Scotland’s Oldest Hotel & Exploring More Of Perthshire

northern ireland

History Lessons, Boats & Beers In Belfast

The great thing about visiting Belfast in a weekend is that there isn't too much to do. I mean that in the best possible sense, because Belfast had enough to pack our time full of great activities, but not so many that I was overwhelmed by which to choose for our short trip, or tempted… Continue reading History Lessons, Boats & Beers In Belfast

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Road Tripping Northern Ireland In One Day

A couple of weeks ago, we headed over to our neighbours across the sea to finally visit the fourth of our united countries - Northern Ireland. As per our usual mad travel plans, I curated a solid itinerary that would allow us to check out the Giant's Causeway and a few other north coast highlights,… Continue reading Road Tripping Northern Ireland In One Day