Driving the Transalpina and the Transfagarasan – which is better?

When we were looking for more information about these roads we almost gave up. You can find a lot of information about the Transalpina which is going to tell you that you need a 4×4, possibly a tank, a week of food supplies and a lot of luck. I decided that we were going to Read more about Driving the Transalpina and the Transfagarasan – which is better?[…]

Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it

Avoiding the Zone Traffico Limitato in Italy is one of the most important things to do on your road trip there. Here’s why and how to do just that.   What is the Zone Traffico Limitato? These are, as the name implies, zones where access for traffic is limited. There are over 200 different Zona Read more about Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it[…]

Romanian castles – Where Dracula used to live. No, not that one.

While planning our trip to Romania I did quite a bit of research about Dracula. Everywhere knows about him therefore you can find notes like ‘Dracula was born here’, or ‘the place of Dracula’s biggest poo’. You can start the trip in Sighisoara, where Vlad was born. However it’s quite a small place, and we Read more about Romanian castles – Where Dracula used to live. No, not that one.[…]

Our 8 Misc Tips for Romania

Before going to Romania there are several random, but important, things that you should know about to guarantee an awesome stay. There’s a lot of dogs everywhere in Romania. Literally everywhere. They don’t shut up even at night. If you are driving around then be careful not to hit one of the aforementioned dogs, no Read more about Our 8 Misc Tips for Romania[…]

Dubrovnik – The Joy Of Travelling Out Of Season

Not always possible; almost always better – travelling out of season is an absolute joy   One of the less thought about factors when deciding your next destination is what it will be like at different times of year. We have experienced both the good and the bad in terms of out-of-season travel and, overall, Read more about Dubrovnik – The Joy Of Travelling Out Of Season[…]

Venice In A Day

Although once an impenetrable island fortress, Venice is now conquerable in a day.   Venice’s impressive history as a merchant republic and important trading centre is still more than evident to this day. When you couple stunning buildings with it’s unique locality then you are guaranteed to be awe-struck and start praying that it doesn’t Read more about Venice In A Day[…]

Taking in the Cinque Terre – All 5 in 1 Day

The Cinque Terre is as beautiful as it is rugged and it can be seen in a day. But, it is a bit of a challenge! Most people who travel to the Cinque Terre stay there for at least a few days so that they can fully explore all of the five towns. However, this Read more about Taking in the Cinque Terre – All 5 in 1 Day[…]

Your Native English Just Won’t Be Good Enough

When I first started travelling abroad I made a huge mistake that dramatically changed my quality of life. It’s all to do with being a native English speaker, but not being able to communicate. The problem is two-fold and it’s important. If you are going on holiday to “Europe” then you should think about whether Read more about Your Native English Just Won’t Be Good Enough[…]

How to survive your first trip on the London Underground

The London Underground, normally just called “the tube”, is normally a nightmare for tourists. As a native Londoner it has never really confused or worried me, I’ve spent quite a lot of my life underground by this point in time, but for those who are not ready for it, it can be a horrible and Read more about How to survive your first trip on the London Underground[…]

New Years in Paris, is it worth it?

Paris has got quite the reputation for itself. The city of love, culture and cuisine. All of these things are summed up best on one specific night of the year – New Year’s eve.┬áNow, having finally experienced New Year’s eve in several different places around the world, I feel that I am suitably qualified to Read more about New Years in Paris, is it worth it?[…]