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November 14, 2014

20 Luxury Hostels to check out in 2015

So. 2014 is almost over. Crazy eh? The year just flew by. As the nights get darker and colder, it’s time to retreat to the comfort of our armchairs , grab the 2015 diary and start pencilling in next year’s adventures. For those of you who enjoyed my guide to Luxury Hostels across Europe, I thought […]

November 11, 2014

Wiener Wiesn Fest: the tradition of having fun & the fun of having traditions

  ‘ Our philosophy in this festival is simple: we want to make people happy. We all work hard and have our long list of ‘to do’s.’ However Austrians also have the right to smile, to love, to celebrate and to enjoy life. It’s too short. We want to invite people from all over the […]

October 21, 2014

10 Budget tips for Krakow

    I’m huge fan of Krakow since visiting the city 3 years ago.  As this report from Merit proves,  Krakow remains one of Europe’s best value destinations with bunch of great savings to be found on accommodation ( great hostels ) plus on food, drink and transportation. It remains a city that I long […]

October 17, 2014

Experience of cruising for the first time

    I’ve always been curious about cruise holidays and wondered if they would be the kind of holiday that would appeal to me and any budget conscious, independent travellers. I’ve invited Sofia Vasconcelos from the blog, FromMadeiratoMars.com to share her feedback and experience of cruising with MSC Cruises earlier this summer. As a mother […]

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 […]

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 […]

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