One Day in Warsaw: What to See and Do

Want to find out how to spend on day in Warsaw? Read on… I’d respectfully like to disagree…. No, not just for the sake of it (though I am prone to bouts of that from time to time). I specifically want to disagree with all those articles about Poland that recklessly tell people to skip Warsaw. … Read more

How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

Want to know how to enjoy 3 nights in Krakow without spending more than £100 (including flights), read on.  “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 … Read more

Seeing the Tulips in Amsterdam at Keukenhof Gardens

Amsterdam wasn’t on my travel wish list this year but when I realised I had 30,000 bonus air mile points that were due to expire (that will teach me to read the small print more carefully), I was faced with a “use ’em or lose ’em” dilemma. Of course, it wasn’t much of a dilemma – … Read more

Living the Vida Local: Taking a Vacation Apartment in Berlin

Travel can be exhausting. Ok, that complaint it’s hardly up there with toothache in the pain stakes, but after years of roving around the globe, there are times when I just get tired. Bone-wearily tired. It happened to me in Asia last year and I ended up bundling up my things and returning to Europe … Read more

Traditional Irish Food: How to Eat Like an Irishman

I spent four years at university with a wonderful Irish lad (hello, Barry) and during that time was introduced to traditional Irish food as eaten by an Irishman. So, I was very excited to find myself planning an unexpected trip to Ireland at the end of this month..and it made me think of my favourite … Read more