Meal Ideas for a Single Burner Camping Stove

When we travel we try to save money as much as we can, which means that during our recent French vineyard trip we took the single burner camping stove we had recently found in one of our parents shed, along the plastic plates and cutlery that were found alongside it (as a side note, these…

French Phrases That Will Help You on Your Wine Tour

As you may know by now, we are running a short series of blog posts aimed at helping others create their own French vineyard tour. This post is aimed at those that cannot speak French. We witnessed a few people struggle with ordering while we were away, who were, perhaps unintentionally, rude to staff. Two…

Our Top 5 Places to Try Wine in France

We have just finished a French Vineyard Tour that we created ourselves, and so we thought that it would be a great idea to share with you our favourite wine venues! 1: Maison Martin Jund (http://www.martinjund.com/) Colmar We have chosen this as our number one spot because it was simply beautiful. The staff were warm…

The Actual Cost of a French Vineyard Tour

So, you want to go on a vineyard tour. We do not blame you, what is better than France in the summer? French vineyards and wine tasting, that’s what! When we were researching for our own trip, we had a little perusal of the cost of various vineyard tours on offer. Some of them were…

Travelling in Taxis…Beijing

The latest in our series of taxi stories from our travels. When we hailed a taxi in Beijing, China, we were not in a good mood. It was 2am, we had no money left at all (save the exact amount of the taxi ride to the airport), and we had just had an argument with…

Our Guide to Haggling

Haggling is one of those things that you are expected to do on some occasions, and is massively offensive on others. So how do you get it right? Here are some of our tips for haggling that price from ‘Tourist’ to ‘Local’. Confidence is Key First of all, yes, you need to be confident enough…

Our Top Five Gift Ideas for Travel Bloggers

I have searched this many times recently, trying to gather ideas for Christmas presents, birthday gifts and one off treats for myself and Daniel alike. But, it’s hard to find a travel blogger gift guide, so I thought I would make my own and give anyone searching for the same some helpful hints! 1: A…

Our First Year of Travel Blogging

The Year in Review We started our travel blog on 29th May 2017, after a visit to the incredible Lake Garda and Verona, Italy. We have been travelling together for almost six years, and have been ‘meaning to’ start our travel blog for as long. So what suddenly gave us the push to set it…

A Snapshot of Sofia

We’ve been to Sofia a couple of times now and we love it. At a glance, the city may appear to be in a state of disrepair. Many buildings require re-plastering and repainting and the pavements are peppered with potholes. The architecture displays the tell-tale brutalism of a former soviet state but this isn’t to…

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…