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…

Tips for Starting Your Travel Blog

We started our travel blog in May 2017, after a glorious visit to Lake Garda, Italy. It was something that we have been discussing for many years, but the beauty of Lake Garda compelled us to finally sit down and tell our stories. Since then, we have learnt some important lessons about blogging, but most…

World Nomad’s 2018 Travel Writing Scholarship

A huge ‘congratulations!’ to the winners of the World Nomads 2018 Travel Writing Scholarship to Argentina. Yes, we applied, but unfortunately on this occasion we were not successful. However, with 7,000 travel writing entries we are not disappointed with this – competition was incredibly tight! For the other applicants, here’s a little message from us:…

A Snapshot of…Lyon

Welcome to our new blog series: ‘A Snapshot of…’ In this series we aim to give you snapshot of a city that we love, which will hopefully give you great ideas for your own trip. This snapshot is of Lyon, a city that we love dearly and had the joy of living an hour from…

What’s In Our Travel Bag?

Hello, fancy taking a sneak peek inside our travel bag? These are the items we carry around day to day, when sightseeing and mooching around new cities. Camera Well, you could have guessed this one. If you follow us on Instagram (if you don’t, please do! @travellingwriters) you’ll know that we love to share our…

Dealing with Culture Shock

Culture shock can be an issue for even the most seasoned of travellers. We all have our ideals, our attitudes and our individual creature comforts. So, when you enter a totally new environment where these aspects of what make you who you are aren’t there, you are thrown into disarray. It can be difficult to…

The Eden Project – A Photo Diary

This weekend we visited the incredible Eden Project in Cornwall, and for once, we are going to let our photographs to the talking for us. Here are some of the sights, with a strong recommendation to go! The Eden Project is an educational charity, and you can find out more here: http://www.edenproject.com    

Things We Wish We Had Known Before Travelling Europe by Interrail

Ah hindsight, that magical memory trick that helps you realise what would have made your life easier. We travelled Europe by Interrail together and had an amazing time, but here are some of the things that we wish we had known before going. We hope they help you in your travels too! You cannot use…

Our Top Ten Favourite Instagram Accounts

We love Instagram for its easy photograph sharing, but we also spend time enjoying others photos of their travels and otherwise. Here are our Top Ten Instagram accounts, and why we think you should follow them. They are not in order, by the way, this is not a ranking – think of them as a…

How to Survive Long Haul Flights

Long distance flights can be fun, honestly! We have been on many, and we are here to tell you some of our tips for not only taking them in your stride, but doing so in comfort (note: we’re not talking about business or first class here, we would only ever buy seats on the cheap…

A Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful and lively city and there is no shortage of things to do. Here are our recommendations. We hope that you enjoy and get a chance to check some of them out: Tours: As we’ve mentioned before (Cycling in Berlin), bikes are one of our favourite ways to get around a new…