Travelling in Taxis: Milan

Travelling in taxis is great. Simply hand over an address, sit back and relax, you’ll be there soon. It might be the more costly offering than buses and trains but often it comes with spectacular moments. Milan Our trip to Milan was entirely unplanned. We had been on the train for close to 18 hours…

Travel Blogging Content: Coming Up With Ideas

Travel blogging is fun, hard work, and addictive. But how do you continuously come up with ideas? We are budget travellers, and our travelling styles is Travel, Work, Save, Repeat (see here for more info!). When you are travelling continuously, the hardest thing is finding the time to write. But what happens when you are in…

Why Travel Blogging Goals are Important

We have found that travel blogging is not always easy. Even running a travel Instagram account can be difficult, finding the right hashtags aside. This is because of time. Our blog is a year old this month, and that means that there were five years of travelling before that where we got into the habit…

Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?

Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer…

Travel Blog Q&A with TL Travel

We were delighted to be contacted by TL Travel, who interviewed us recently regarding our blog. Here is the Q&A, and you can read the whole article here! TL TRAVEL: Have you always been interested in travel writing, or is this something that came about after you began your travels? DANIEL: My interest in travel started very young….

You Need to Read These 3 Books to Inspire your Next Adventure!

Where does inspiration for travel come from? Sometimes we are inspired by a photograph, the price of a plane ticket (that one more than often for us!), or it could even be a work of fiction. I (Rachel) have just finished reading The Miniaturist (recommended, by the way – click here to read more about it),…

Could the Perfect Shot Ruin your Perfect Trip?

Ah travelling with a photographer. There are pros and cons. On one hand, you have incredible photographs that you can enjoy for years after an adventure, and on the other, you can end up standing around for hours waiting for your photographing friend to get that ideal shot. You may have noticed that we don’t…

A Snapshot of…Plovdiv 

Vibrant green spring leaves hang overhead and the scent of jasmine wafts gently by in Plovdiv’s old town. We’re here in April and it is fair to say that spring has sprung. Traditionally Bulgarians will exchange red and white threads woven into bracelets during martenitsa. These are worn until the first stork or blossoming tree…

When Airbnb Goes Wrong…

We’ve written previously about a sightly dodgy AirBnB experience in Barcelona. I’m now sitting outside a pre booked apartmebt in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We are sat on the floor, with the host’s phone turned off, and a lovely local beer beating at the gates of my second penile sphincter. What to do when your host doesn’t…

The Terracotta Warriors – A Photo Diary

  When we visited China we unfortunately did not get the chance to visit one of our bucket list sights, the Terracotta Warriors, so we were delighted to hear that a selection would be shown in in Liverpool for a limited amount of time. The exhibition was fascinating, giving insight to the discovery of the…