10 reasons to book a city break to Reykjavik

We had a great few days in Iceland, staying in Reykjavik. We wanted a short break which combined a quirky city holiday with amazing natural sights, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We chose to go in March as we thought there would be a good chance to see the lights without…

10 reasons why Taormina is a perfect summer holiday destination

We were searching for a summer holiday destination to spend a week relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, but also somewhere with things to see and do – Taormina is the perfect combination!   We recommend staying near the town centre rather than down at the beach  – you can easily take the cable car or…

Top 5 things to see on a whistle-stop tour of Geneva

We stopped in Geneva for a couple of days on the way home from a friend’s wedding; it’s a great city to visit for a weekend break but it’s not a cheap option! Hotel: we stayed at the Ibis next to the main train station which was a perfect location and reasonably priced. Restaurants: we…

Why Brussels is a great hen do destination

I had a great weekend in Brussels for a friend’s hen do – unfortunately I don’t remember much due to the amount of alcohol consumed over the weekend! With cheap tickets available  on the Eurostar from London it’s not too far to travel in a group and there are some great sights, combined with a…

5 unmissable sights for a weekend in Washington DC

We took the train from New York to Washington to spend a couple of days in the city before returning home to the UK. The train takes 3 hours and it’s quite cheap to book in advance (we paid about $90 each for a return ticket). The train also gave us the chance to see some…

10 awesome ways to spend a day in New York City

I’m not sure there’s much to say about New York that hasn’t already been said – it is an amazing city! We purchased the New York Pass in advance which gave us free entry or discounts on lots of attractions including the sightseeing tour buses which saved us a lot of money. I’ve not included…

3 great day trips from Amsterdam

I travelled to the Netherlands to visit my brother on his university year abroad in Leiden, a lovely town about half an hour from Amsterdam on the train which is definitely worth a visit. We wanted to see some more of the country rather than just the standard touristy sights in Amsterdam – so we also…

My 6 favourite things to do in St Petersburg

We took the overnight train from Moscow to St Petersburg which was an experience in itself! It was very surreal to wake up in the middle of the night in a bed on a moving train, so we didn’t get a great night’s sleep. It is definitely worth getting a private 2 berth room rather than…

My 5 favourite memories from Moscow

I had wanted to visit Russia since studying the history of the Soviet Union in my school history days so this was my dream holiday. Moscow is unlike any European city I have visited before. Our first impressions of the city were quite bleak  – the first thing I noticed on our taxi journey from the…