Category Archives: Europe

These Kiwis are Off Exploring – Nathan and Sarah’s Next Six Months of Adventures

Incase you missed the memo, we’re moving on from Abu Dhabi in June. The last almost-two years have been amazing, eye-opening and of course, at times, challenging.  We wouldn’t change it for the world though.  We’ve loved emersing ourselves in a new culture, connecting with like-minded people, having the opportunity to travel more and jumping […]

How to See Iceland’s Golden Circle Without the Crowds

The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular day trip and for good reason – it’s close to Reykjavik, is suitable for those looking to drive themselves and offers an excellent variety of unique scenery. We elected to leave our rental car parked up for the day and joined Moonwalker. Why? Because even though you can […]

Sziget Festival: A Survival Guide for 30-Somethings

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We all know that the height of uber-cool things to do during the summer months is go to a music festival (according to my 18 year-old students). In my 20s I made it to a couple of festivals in Europe and V-Fest in the UK but have sadly never made it to the daddy of […]

Kex: A Funky, Affordable Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland

Kex Hostel review Reykjavik Iceland

Iceland is has a well-deserved reputation for being drop-dead-gorgeous.  It is. It also has a reputation for being fairly expensive.  For the most part, that’s true too. Though we tend to stay in more private, comfortable accommodation options these days, our desired locations and activities always drive our decisions.  If there’s only basic accommodation in […]

Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Better Than Iceland’s Golden Circle!

Some things just feel like they were meant to be. Places, rugged and wild, that are so gorgeous, they just have to be seen.  Iceland was that for us. Likewise, some people seem like they were born into their jobs, a perfect fit for what they’re doing.  Bessi of Moonwalker tours is the epitome of someone who’s […]

Chasing Sunshine: Malta in the Wintertime

Malta in the Wintertime - A sunny winter getaway option in Europe

Christmas holidays for a Kiwi means warm weather, beaches, BBQ’s and lots of time with family and friends outdoors in the sun. So when I experienced my first cold Christmas in London, overindulging on an array of cheeses, cold cuts and carbs with the usual bad Christmas movies on TV it brought mixed feelings…  Feelings […]

Iceland’s South Coast – Exploring with Arctic Tours

Iceland, widely known as the land of fire and ice, is a country of extremes.  Gorgeous, breathtaking, incredible extremes. During our time on this stunning island, we joined Hörður on a winter tour of Iceland’s South Coast – an experience we enjoyed every moment of. Whether you plan on joining a tour with Arctic Tours Iceland […]

Barks and Recreation – A Husky Snow Adventure

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, Bearhill Husky, dog sledding review

This week I had one of those moments. You know, when you are in the midst of doing something so amazing that you think to yourself, “girl, you gotta remember this moment forever because this is so awesome” and you try to soak everything up like a sponge so you can replay it again and […]

Reviewing The Radisson Blu Saga – A Landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland

Radisson Blu Saga hotel review

During our recent visit to Iceland, we spent two glorious nights at the Radisson Blu Saga.  Warm and comfortable with fantastic service, we felt instantly at home (if our room was freshly renovated and we had people to look after our every need!)  We certainly recommend the Radisson Blu Saga – read on to find out why. The […]

Hunting out the Northern Lights by Boat – Reviewing Special Tours

When we made the decision to visit Iceland in the depths of their winter, we had one thing (and one thing only) in the forefront of our minds – the northern lights.  Of course we were excited to see this beautiful island blanketed in snow and for the gorgeous candy-coloured sky that seem to float […]

Norway by RV: Day Three and Four – Røros, Oppdal & Trondheim

Norway RV Oppdal Trondheim Røros Touring Cars

We recently returned from the most amazing week touring Norway in an RV and whilst on the road, I documented our travels, diary style.  We highly recommend travelling Norway by RV – not only was it a fantastic way to see the country but it provided us with tremendous flexibility and would easily be the most […]

A Nanny Abroad – What Life’s Really Like as a Nanny in Switzerland

Nannying in Switzerland, living abroad

A lot of people think nannying is a glorified title for a babysitter – but with longer hours and slightly better pay. I also subscribed to this notion – that is, until I actually became one myself. For me, nannying came about after I left a difficult job in Kuwait and found myself floating aimlessly […]

Iceland Itineraries: Exploring the South-East Coast

South-East Coast Iceland Itinerary

For many, Iceland is an absolute bucket-list destination.  We were no different.  After months of planning we finally made it to Iceland and started on the most amazing itinerary.  Though we had countless incredible experiences planned, there was one that piqued our excitement (a bucket-list experience in a bucket-list location, if you will) – ice caving […]

Ferrara – Italy’s Often Overlooked Gem

Ferrara Italy

If you’ve ever taken a trip to Italy, you’ve probably experienced the labyrinthine magic of Venice, the historical mystique of Rome, the sheer beauty of the lakes or maybe just the amazing shopping in Milan. The country is stunning, filled with sights and experiences sure to bring out the romantic in all of us. But […]

Snorkelling the Clearest Waters in the World in Sub-Zero Temperatures – Incredible Iceland

Scuba Iceland Snorkel Silfra review

It’s not everyday you snorkel in water that floats around 2 degrees, tucked into the rift between two tectonic plates but that’s exactly what we got to do in Iceland! With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we were promptly picked up from our hotel by Scuba Iceland and after collecting […]

Norway by RV: Day Two – Tobogganing in Lillehammer

Toboggan Lillehammer Touring Cars Norway

We recently returned from a fabulous week exploring Norway in a Touring Cars RV and decided to document our experience for others looking to travel this beautiful country in an RV or camper.  If you’ve not read our first post, you may like to do so first.  Otherwise, read on to find out about our […]