Category Archives: Europe

Annecy – The Reason We’ve Fallen in Love with South-Eastern France!

Located in South-Eastern France, Annecy seeks to be a marvellous secret that people-in-the-know carefully guard for themselves. Less than an hour from Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy makes a fantastic day trip or weekend away.  Built around an ice-blue coloured lake, lined by the towering French Alps, there are few places we’ve visited as breathtakingly beautiful as […]

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – 10 incredible photos to inspire your visit

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

On April 26th, 1986, the world came to know about a small town in Ukraine. Chernobyl. Chernobyl is no longer known as a town but as the location of the largest nuclear power plant accident in history.  Late night testing-gone-wrong decimated the area, causing significant long-term health effects for residents and costing billions to ‘remedy’. Visiting the […]

Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park – A Must See in France?

The one brand in the world that really needs no introduction. Disney. The happiest place on earth.  Where dreams come true.  Where fantasies come to life and where big kids become small again. As a child it was always a family dream to one day visit Disneyland and when it did eventually happen, I remember […]

Parisians: Is What They Say About Them True?

Parisians have quite the reputation around the world and sure enough, when we booked our flight to France, the warnings started coming in… Don’t let them think you’re from the UK – be sure to tell them you’re Kiwis. Start with as much French as you can – they won’t like if it you speak […]

Alternative Athens: The Tastiest Way to Get to Know Greece’s Capital!

Jade and her husband, Mark have decided that there’s practically no better way than to get comfortable with a city than to do so on a food tour – we couldn’t agree more!  Read on for their review of Alternative Athens and to gain a little insider’s Greek foodie knowledge about this incredible city. Walking to meet our […]

48 Hours in Oslo: An Insider’s Guide to the City’s Quirkiest Spots

It was a rainy and cold day in London when the plane took off – Oslo bound. I belong to a small group of travel enthusiasts who think “if I’m already cold, why not brave colder.” This little mantra rarely disappoints. Armed with a wooly hat, pink gloves and a return Ryanair ticket (which cost […]

Captain Morgan’s Defender Gozo Jeep Safari Tour – A Flop in Malta

Finding and booking with the right tour company for your next destination can be a hard, even for an experienced traveler. Why? Because the company you book with has absolute power to inspire or discourage your impression of a destination or activity during your time with them. I thought I had found a great tour […]

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. It’s not generally considered a budget destination – though travelling with minimal funds certainly is possible. Though we tend to stay in more private, comfortable accommodation options these […]

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 […]