Category Archives: Europe

Wake Up Reykjavík – The Foodie Tour With a Difference

Wake Up Reykjavík Food Tour Review

With food being such an important part of our daily lives and culture, is there a better way to get to know a new city than to eat your way around the most delicious and unique spots?  We don’t think so! When we decided to forgo driving Iceland’s Ring Road, instead mostly basing ourselves in […]

Hello Norway – Hiring a RV and Hitting the Road

RV Hire in Norway Touring Cars

After the most amazing week in Iceland it was time to begrudgingly pack up our things and make a move.  Of course we didn’t have anything to complain about as we were off to a new destination for us both – beautiful Norway. After an uneventful flight (which is exactly what you want in a […]

Sleeping in a Pod in Iceland – Galaxy Pod Hostel

Galaxy Pod Hostel Reykjavik Iceland review

Iceland is known for many things, but a budget destination it is not. Being relatively isolated, the cost of living is fairly high and of course these prices are often reflected in the price of accommodation.  So, what is one to do if travelling to Iceland without an endless budget?  There are a number of […]

How to Find Sólheimasandur’s Abandoned DC3 – Iceland

DC3 Iceland Plane Wreckage Sólheimasandur Crash

If you’ve seen photos of Iceland you’ve probably seen the haunting photos of an abandoned old plane.  Its wings, windows and tail long since taken by the elements, the fuselage sitting in stark contrast to the surrounding snow and black pebbles. In the past, visitors hunting out striking photo opportunities access the crash site directly by […]

Bring on the Snow! Planning our Iceland Trip…

Iceland itinerary planning

Iceland – the land of puffins, fluffy wild horses, natural geothermic pools, towering waterfalls and giant glaciers.  In less than a month we’ll hit this winter wonderland and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ve got the most amazing itinerary lined up, some accommodation locked in and an awesome Jeep with our name on it.  Snuggly […]

An Introduction to the Croatian Islands – Paradise Found

Croatian Island Tour Review Viator

Ahhh Croatia, the secret is well and truly out!  Gorgeous islands, pristine beaches, lush national parks; there isn’t much you could want in a summer holiday destination that this ex-Yugoslavian nation doesn’t already offer. Having heard many friends tout the beauty of the Croatian islands, we excitedly booked our spots on a boat tour around […]

Rafting in Bosnia – The Best Way to Travel from Mostar to Sarajevo!

Raft Kor review Bosnia

Long distance travelling would have to be one of the most monotonous parts of any long-term travel experience. Of course you’ll want to check out the scenery as you move from place to place but after day upon day sitting cramped on buses and trains, intercity travel can really grind your gears. The last few […]

Krka Waterfall Tour – Exploring Croatia with Viator

Croatia is absolutely gorgeous; locals have known it forever and travellers the world over are coming to realise.  In fact, I don’t think I know one single person that’s not sung Croatia’s praises! So many people though, stick to the coastline whilst exploring this beautiful country, neglecting the national parks and gorgeous little villages.  Looking back […]

Big Berry: Glamping with a Twist in Slovenia

Big Berry Slovenia review

They say it’s the journey, not the destination that matters – those people have clearly never had the pleasure of visiting Big Berry in Slovenia! Hidden away in Bela Krajina, Big Berry offers those looking for a more authentic insight into the country a touch of luxury whilst immersing them in nature. The concept of Big Berry […]

Escape Rooms: Thinking Outside of the Box

Every day, all around the world, people are paying to be locked in a room.  Ten years ago this concept would have been unheard of but now escape rooms are featured in most major cities and heck are they fun! We’ve been through a number of escape rooms in Europe now, each and every one unique […]

Plitvice Lakes: Heaven on Earth

Plitvice Lakes National Park is gorgeous beyond compare.  One of the oldest national parks in South-East Europe, and the largest in Croatia, this aquatic wonderland attracts visitors from all around the world. The sixteen lakes, each connected by a series of waterfalls, are set deep in the Croatian wilderness.  These lakes stretch out over eight kilometres […]

How NOT to Do Dubrovnik

Avoid disaster in Dubrovnik

Our recent trip to Dubrovnik wasn’t quite what we expected; we fell in love with the city itself but we encountered a few unexpected challenges during our time in the walled city.  So you don’t make the mistakes we did, we’ve put together the following guide for you.  Here we go… Don’t visit Dubrovnik during August […]

Sarajevo: Bobsled Track or Battlefield?

Sarajevo old olympic bobsled track exploring kiwis

Growing up, my main connection to Bosnia was through news coverage of the civil war that broke out across Yugoslavia.  At the time, I was too young to understand the reasons for the war but through our travels in the Balkans, we’ve developed a much better understanding of how and why things unfolded in the […]

Lake Bled: The Star of Slovenia

Lake Bled has become an icon, synonymous with Slovenia, for good reason – it is absolutely breathtaking. The crystal clear waters are surprisingly warm in July and the mountains that surround the lake and the lush forest around it, frame it perfectly. How Do I Get to Lake Bled? To get to Lake Bled from […]

A Tuk Tuk in Dubrovnik? How to See the City from a Different Perspective

Eco Tuk Tours Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has long been known for it’s incredible history and striking appearance but it’s now home to a little taste of Thailand too – the much loved tuk tuk! Eco Tuk Tours has been up and running in Dubrovnik since the beginning of the summer season, offering visitors a fun and unique way to see […]

Making a Splash – Canyoning in Croatia

Canyoning Croatia

We’ve been fortunate to try our hand at a range of activities (both on this trip and in years gone by) but few compare to the canyoning adventure we were treated to yesterday with Iris Adventures. Canyoning is not only a physical challenge but a mental one as well.  Standing atop a 50 metre clifftop, […]