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Best things To do In Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is a great UK destination for adventure. It’s easy to forget about your own backyard and dream of faraway adventures but I think there are plenty of things to do in Snowdonia. Snowdonia is known in Welsh as Eryri which translates to English as “places of the eagles”. Whilst I can’t guarantee you’ll spot an eagle when you visit Snowdonia, I can guarantee you won’t be short of ideas on things to do in ...

Europe’s best Christmas Market is in Gothenburg, Sweden!

If you’re looking for Christmas city breaks in Europe then make sure to visit the Liseberg Christmas market in Gothenburg. Christmas in Europe is a special time of year and this Gothenburg Christmas market might just be the best Christmas market in Europe! It was exactly what I was after when I was researching Europe’s best Christmas markets. I was after a Christmas break in Europe and came across Gothenburg in Sweden when I searched ...

How to visit the Gothenburg Archipelago

Whilst enjoying a winter city break in Gothenburg we travelled out to the southern archipelago. It takes only twenty minutes on the tram from central Gothenburg to get to the port of Salthomen which is the gateway to the southern Gothenburg archipelago. Gothenburg's archipelago has 5,000 permanent residents and another 6,000 residents during the summer months. All the islands are strictly car free but that doesn't mean you won't see any vehicles; the residents of ...

The alternative weekend guide: Cologne

A weekend in Cologne, or Koln, is the ideal length of time for visiting this city. You could definitely spend longer but a weekend in Cologne, Germany will give you enough time to see what this German city is all about. Cologne is just an hour's flight away from London, pretty cheap to get there if you book early enough and the city has such a great laid back vibe to it that you'll return ...

The best places for downhill skiing near Quebec City

After a skiing weekend where you can combine some city culture with skiing adventures? Look no further than Quebec City. There are several places to go downhill skiing near Quebec City and all of them offer something different. Whilst eastern Canada isn’t known for mountains like its western cousins, that’s not to say you can’t find good skiing. The elevation might not be as high, but when temperatures plummet to -30 at an elevation of ...

The best things to do in Holbox, Mexico

Our recent trip to Mexico included spending 3 days in Isla Holbox, or just 'Holbox', as you'll commonly hear it referred to. This Mexican island is growing in popularity and is often cited as "the next Tulum". We much preferred it to Tulum, where we'd spent the 4 days prior. It was quieter, cheaper, and prettier! While Holbox is getting more popular as the years go on, when we visited Holbox in October, it was super ...

The best Holbox restaurants you need to eat at

For a relatively small island, Isla Holbox isn't short of places to eat. In fact, the Holbox restaurants we ate at were some of the best of our entire trip to Mexico. Yes, often cheaper AND tastier than some restaurants in Tulum. If you're planning a trip to Isla Holbox, then be sure to check out my pick of some of the best restaurants in Holbox that you simply can't miss! Looking for things to ...

The best cottages with hot tubs, Wales

Planning a staycation or a trip to Wales? These lodges with hot tubs in Wales are perfect for a break in the countryside. Take a hike in Wales after trying some of these adventures in Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire and then relax in the hot tub under the stars. Perfect!  The best cottages with hot tubs in Wales All these cottages, barns, cabins and lodges with hot tubs in Wales can be booked on Airbnb. This ...

15 Things to know about Sweden before travelling there

Planning a trip to Sweden? You're in for a treat. My first trip to Sweden was to Gothenburg which I absolutely loved. Ever since that trip I've wanted to go back and explore more of Sweden. If you're looking forward to a Sweden trip, here are some things to know about Sweden before travelling there. It'll likely make your trip go a whole lot smoother and avoid any awkward moments when travelling to Sweden!  Things ...

Van life essentials | What you need to hit the road!

Over the course of five months living in a van (our van Elvis), we narrowed down the items we consider to be van life essentials pretty quickly. This essential gear for van life helped us live comfortable without overpacking our van. We refined our camping and best vanlife accessories over the months and now we've got it pretty much down to a T for both the summer months and for living in a van in ...