Setting Travel Goals for 2019

We all have personal goals, and the new year seems like the best time to admit to them, begin them, and write them down. Though as a couple we have independent goals, we do have three main goals together for 2019: 1: Complete the Velo Birmingham. This is a 100 mile bicycle race, and we…

5 Simple Luggage Swaps That Will Save You Money

We love having meals out, drinking coffee in beautiful coffee shops the world over (see our post here on Our Favourite Coffee Shops (Worldwide List!) However, that is not how money is best spent while travelling. So, we make allowances, and today we are going to share these with you! Here are five simple luggage…

The Budget Traveller’s Resource List

Travelling on a budget can be made easier with a few simple resources, so we have collected a few together to make your travel plans accessible! These are websites that we use ourselves, and are not adverts. http://www.skyscanner.net – finding the cheapest flights is easy with this website, you can search for the cheapest month,…

A Snapshot of Berlin

When to Visit: Is there a bad time? No, not really. Berlin an exciting city full of great things to do – the season will only change your ability to some of those things a little. If you visit during the warmer months, you can cycle through the gorgeous Tiergarten and enjoy the amazing colours….

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…

What to Look for in a Travelling Backpack

Getting prepped for a long stint of travel? Buying all of the items that you need can be fun, but buying a travel rucksack/backpack is a serious business! This is going to be your best friend for your journey. It will be slept on, thrown around, stuffed to breaking point and shoved in tight compartments….

Travelling in Taxis…Sofia.

Here is the next instalment in our ‘Travelling in Taxis’ series, this time focussing on Sofia, Bulgaria. While we have had mixed experiences of taxi journey’s in Bulgaria (including a time when a taxi driver got angry with us for asking him to take us to the airport), our first ever taxi journey pleased us…

That Bit In Between Travelling

There’s no point in pretending that anyone is able to travel at whim, all the time. That just doesn’t happen, unless you have a trust fund or something similar that allows you to do this. Even then, Rolt Potts makes a good point about this in his book ‘Vagabonding’: ‘To see the psychic importance of…

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),…