The Road Involuntarily Travelled…(how to survive travelling for work)

Long security queues, overpriced food and resentfully buying a bottle of water because you can’t bring your own onto a plane. Airports truly are magical places. Honestly I’ve always enjoyed flying. There are few things better to me than experiencing the anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve as Rach and I wait for a…

Travel Etiquette – Part Deux

Around a year ago we wrote a ‘Travel Couple Etiquette’ post. After our recent trip driving the vineyards of France, we realised that there was scope for a ‘Part Deux’ – there’s nothing like intense camping time to learn more about travel couple etiquette! Putting Up Tents R: We have been together for six years…

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….

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…

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…

A Snapshot of…Beijing

Well, we did a poll and asked which city our followers would like to read about next. The answer came back, and it was Beijing! So here is our snapshot, we hope you enjoy it. When to Visit: Beijing is freezing cold in the Winter and swelteringly hot the Summer, so, we recommend Spring or…