October 16, 2014

The world is your oyster and Galway is its home

  “You need stamina and a good liver to enjoy all of the events. However for the festival-wise, who know how to pace themselves, it can be done; but, no-where else in the world do you get the unique combination of fun, friendly people, fine food and lively entertainment”. Former Galway Oyster Festival chairperson, John […]

October 8, 2014

Ljubljana: the second coming

  There is so much of the world to see. Only one lifetime to see it all. Yet this summer instead of ticking off places I had long planned to visit, I kept getting drawn back to my old favourite haunts. Ljubljana was somewhere I was long due a revisit. I first went two years […]

October 6, 2014

Next up: Czeching out a few more luxury hostels in Prague

Hi folks! Been awhile since I shared an update of my travels on the blog so I thought I’d share with you a little bit about what I have planned for the coming week. I am writing this post ( Just arrived in Prague as I publish this post ) from a beautiful farmhouse in […]

October 2, 2014

10 ways to save money in Vietnam

By Amy Woodyatt   I started my love affair with Vietnam in the way that most tourists do – in my living room, watching an old war movie. The lush green forests and wild jungles, the endless rice terraces, the huge rivers… I had to go. Vietnam is a beautiful and fascinating country, and despite […]

September 24, 2014

Review of Melbourne Metro YHA, North Melbourne

By Peter Parkorr of TravelUnmasked A Melbourne Metro YHA review, in what is arguably Australia’s coolest city. Are the bars better here or in Sydney? What about the street art? You’ll have to decide that for yourself, but here’s what I thought of the hostel. The location The YHA Melbourne Metro hostel is in North […]

September 22, 2014

Backpacking in style across England: a 2 week itinerary

England. So much to see and yet so little time. It’s a question I’ve been asked many times by my readers. When is the best time to visit England? Where should I go in England? How much should I budget? Bus, train or car-what is the best way to explore England? Do you know any […]

September 1, 2014

Jazz. Puglia. You have firmly entered my imagination now.

The bustling food markets of Naples , the fragrant lemon gardens of Sorrento and the ancient cave homes of Matera- these are all places that are a figment of my imagination. I have never been south of Rome in Italy until now. I received an invitation last month to head far south of Rome. To […]

August 29, 2014

My 20 essential travel items

  Something bit different on the blog today. I thought I’d create a list my essential travel items without which I never travel. As you can see below, my list is dominated by technology which tells you a lot about what kind of traveller I am Be interesting to hear your thoughts, what are your […]

August 25, 2014

Guide to low-cost airlines in Europe

In the past few years, the travel game has changed drastically. Where travelling by plane used to be an expensive mode of transport that could only be afforded by the rich, the rise in low-cost airlines means that nowadays it can be one of the cheapest ways to get around. Budget airlines offer cheap flights […]

August 18, 2014

The miracle of flying

    Disclaimer: This post comes to you, courtesy of Vueling Airlines, who cancelled my flight not once but twice.   This is a story about me being stuck in Bari Airport for 12 hours. A story about misery: the special misery of a journey that just never ends. It’s also a story about a […]

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