17 Best Things To Do In Stratford-upon-Avon – England

Born in 1564, William Shakespeare wrote just shy of 1 million words during his relatively short (52 year) life, yet amongst them are some of the most well known and often quoted words in the world. Some x hundred years after his death, his work is still performed both at The Globe Theatre in London and around the globe. Want to know more about this famous writer? There’s no better place to do it than in the place of his birth, Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the county of Warwickshire, just x miles from London, the beautiful and well-preserved Tudor town of … Read more

18 Best Things To Do In Santorini, Greece

Watching a fiery sunset fade into the sea, knowing that beneath the surface lies a sunken volcano – it sounds like something from Greek Mythology. But it’s not. That’s just Santorini for you. From the white Cycladic houses dotting the steep slopes of the crater rim, to those postcard blue-domed roofs, and hotels with infinity pools galore, there’s something magical about Santorini that keeps this Greek island ever-popular. The question then is where to start exploring? Given most visitors only stop by for a day or two, and given the somewhat depressingly high number of visitors, it’s important to plan … Read more

23 Traditional Greek Foods To Try in Greece

I always feel like I’m glowing when I return from Greece, and it’s not just the sun. From Greek yoghurt breakfasts to al fresco lunches of grilled meats, fish and lashings of olive oil, the Greek Mediterranean diet will leave you feeling in peak health. Sure, there are some indulgences to be had – I need saving from myself when I’m faced with spinach and feta pie or honey-soaked baklava – but the freshness of the Greek cuisine still shines through. Here are the best traditional Greek foods to try in Greece (or at your local Greek restaurant near home). … Read more

18 Best Things To Do In Rome (with Insider Tips)

Rome, Roma, the Eternal City. Whatever you call it, there’s no denying that Italy’s capital city, Rome, is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cultural cities in the world. With a complex history that dates back thousands of years, there’s an almost endless supply of ancient ruins, incredible architecture, world-renowned landmarks, and fascinating museums to explore. The city also has lots of great shopping and a fantastic food scene. When I first visited, I felt like someone had rounded up all of the famous things I’d ever seen in movies and and read about in books and dumped them … Read more

How to Visit Krakow on A Budget – Eat, Sleep & Sightsee Cheap

“I can’t afford it.” It’s the single biggest reason I hear when people tell me they don’t travel as much as they’d like. Sure, travel has a cost but it’s often not as high as many people assume. By travelling to affordable destinations, going off-peak and taking advantage of budget accommodation, it’s possible to take a break for relatively little money. When I visited Krakow in Poland for 3 nights, I spent only £100, including flights. In this article, I’ll share my tips on how to get cheap flights to Krakow, where to stay, where to eat, where to drink … Read more

The Best Greek Islands To Visit – Popular & Hidden Gems

From the blue-domed churches to the ancient ruins, celebrity hot-spots, glittering green seas and sizzling sands, there’s something uniquely magical about the Greek Islands, which are as numerous as they are unique. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year (around 250 sunny days), it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to Greece year after year. I’m certainly hooked. In this article I’ll introduce you to some of the best Greek Islands to visit from the hotspots, to the islands you’ve probably never heard about. At the end, I’ll include a quick guide to how to get around the Greek … Read more

The Best Greece Cruise – Running on Waves Review

You could spend a lifetime visiting only Greece and not be left wanting. There are, after all, over 6,000 Greek Islands to explore. From the ancient ruins to the twisting cobbled alleys, to the swanky hotspots, Greece is a dream destination that’s wrapped up in sapphire seas and fringed with red, black and white-diamond beaches. The question isn’t are you going to visit the Greek Islands, it’s when…and how? My first experience of island hopping in Greece was basic. Fun, of course, but it was hard and messy and time-consuming. Navigating the local ferries, searching for rooms on islands that … Read more

The Best Bars in Verbier – Switzerland

group at apres ski bar in verbier

Flights booked. Accommodation sorted. Ski lift map downloaded. Now all you need to do is work out your après-ski plans. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the best bars in Verbier and the surrounding areas. I have even included a suggestion for great absinthe – trust me (thousands wouldn’t). I also have a guide to the best restaurants in Verbier. And, if you’re looking for guides to the best things to do in Verbier, check out my separate Winter and Summer guides, as well as how to get to Verbier from Geneva. Pub Mont Fort … Read more

The Best Restaurants in Verbier – Switzerland

Whether you’re in Verbier for the ski or taking a summer hike through the Swiss Alps, or just there for the food (reason enough, if you ask me), you’re going to want to explore Verbier’s vibrant food scene – both on the mountain and down in the town. In this article, I’ve gathered together a collection of the best restaurants in Verbier and the 4 Valleys area. I haven’t forgotten the aprés ski – I’ve also written a guide to the best bars in Verbier. And if you’re looking for guides to the best things to do in Verbier, check … Read more

How to Get To Verbier From Geneva

Verbier is a year-round destination in the Swiss Alps. Located in Swiss canton, Valais, and featuring the 4 Vallées ski area, it’s one of Europe’s premier ski resorts in winter. But Verbier is a summer destination, too – those alpine mountains are every bit as tempting for hiking and biking when the snow has gone. The great news is Verbier is easy to reach. In this article, I’ll share how to get to Verbier from Geneva. And if you want tips for the best things to do in Verbier, check out my seasonal guides: The Best Things to Do in … Read more