Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

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 […]