Category Archives: Europe

Athens, Greece – A Surprising Beauty

Athens – a great combination of culture, excitement and a little grunge, all of which combines to creates an intriguing city. I’m not quite sure what we expected from Europe’s oldest city, but we were pleasantly surprised. We payed a visit to the Acropolis and spent the afternoon meandering through the old town of Plaka […]

Kusadasi – Making a Very Special Purchase in Turkey

The second to last port stop on our cruise was at Kuşadası (Kusadasi), a lovely little Turkish town on the coast of this interesting and varied country. Stepping out of the port area, we were instantly greeted by vendors keen to make a sale – we’d been told to expect this but found these Turkish […]

Staying Mobile: Reviewing the Skyroam

Skyroam review

As we become more and more accustomed to being connected online it becomes harder to untangle ourselves from the digital lives.  I remember not long ago when cellphones were just used for making calls and text messages – now the majority of us carry powerful mini-computers in our pockets and handbags and are able to […]

A Magical Day on Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades and though it often plays second fiddle to the renowned Santorini, there is plenty to see to warrant a visit to its shores. According to Greek mythology, Hercules slew a number of giants in this area; the large rocks that are found scattered across the […]

Uncovering the Not-So-Hidden Gem of Santorini

Santorini is the most iconic and recognisable of all of the Greek Islands; with it already being so familiar, is it worth the trek to see in person?  The answer is a resounding ‘yes’! This crescent shaped island was formed in 1500 BC when the volcano that the villages now perch upon erupted.  The combination […]

Incredible Crete

If you’re planning a trip to Greece, seriously consider adding Crete to your list.  Today we had the pleasure of visiting Chania, a gorgeous little town, overlooking the Aegean Sea and framed by mountains.  A day here really isn’t enough to uncover all that the island has to offer but it was a fabulous taster […]

Walking Through Ancient Olympia – Greece

The first stop on our cruise saw us disembark at the sleepy seaside town of Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia.  A half hour journey from the port, sits Olympia; the area that was home to the first Olympic Games and was in use for over a thousand years.  Here, the fittest and strongest ancient Greek […]

Out and About in London

London catches the eye and heart of nearly every traveller that ventures within – it’s up there with New York City; vibrant, exciting and full of history, but with the added bonus of being an easy point of entry to the rest of Europe.  It would seem that London offers something to practically everyone… “You […]

Thorpe Park Review – One for the Adrenaline Junkies!

We woke yesterday morning to pouring rain in London City – though we were led to believe summer had started, it seems someone missed the memo.  Regardless, we donned our gear and set off for Thorpe Park on the outskirts of London; no amount of rain was going to stop us from checking out their coasters! […]

An Introduction to Teaching in Southern Spain with Sonja

Welcome to the first of (what will hopefully be many posts) featuring teachers from around the world. For people with a love of travelling, teaching is sometimes seen as a way to see the world whilst drawing a steady income and immersing themselves in the local culture.  Teaching can of course be a fabulously fulfilling vocation, […]

Warming up in the Thermal Baths in Budapest

Prior to arriving in Budapest, the one thing we were determined to do was to visit the thermal baths.  These warm-water swimming pools are a throwback to when the Greeks, Romans and Turks made Budapest their home, whilst they now serve to relax travellers and locals alike.  The natural, geo-thermal water is known for it’s medicinal benefits, […]

European Winter Roundup

With two and a half weeks off work, there was never any doubt that we’d head away to Europe.  Up until a couple of months ago, neither of us had stepped foot on the continent, and growing up listening to my parents talk about their travels there, I knew it had to be done.  A […]

Skipping through Stockholm, Sweden

On my way to London recently, I had the opportunity to spend the day in Stockholm, Sweden and an opportunity like that couldn’t be missed! Hunting out a well-priced fair saw me fly via Sweden on Norwegian.  They were significantly cheaper than the other airlines flying there and I was pleased with their service, especially […]