How to hostel when you are the wrong side of 25…

OK so I’m rapidly approaching the big three-ohhh, but I splash the cash wisely based on being able to do, see and experience more when I travel. Hotels aren’t expensive in Central and… Continue reading

Coffee and Cake Odyssey in Central Europe

Coffee shop culture has been a way of life in European cities since it’s popularity in the spread of the Ottoman empire, and introduction via Venice around 1600 AD. Vienna’s coffeehouses are known… Continue reading

Postcards from Budapest

Mental musings in Venice

Blue. Green. Emerald. Bluey greeny turquoise. The water is beautiful; a little choppy though in this gondola. But the air is crisp and I’m feeling cosy in my black wool jumper.  I’m looking… Continue reading

Happy new year!

I started this year off with a short trip to the Peak District, England on the way home from visiting family. Taking in a few long walks, enjoying a cosy B&B, and indulging… Continue reading

Working off xmas excess in the Peak District, England

I started this morning off with a hearty full English breakfast at the comfotable Gables B&B near Matlock in the Derbyshire Peak District. And once loaded up on coffee, I headed down to… Continue reading

Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie was a two night stop between Sydney and Brisbane on our East Coast Adventure. This old coastal town in New South Wales, Australia, has a sleepy feel to it but I’ve… Continue reading

Travel on the brain

  This post is a bit of a departure from my usual travel musings. But when I’m not travelling I’m dreaming of new adventures and filling my flat with mementos from trips I… Continue reading

Curious holes in Herculaneum, Italy

The picture above was taken at the ruined town of Herculaneum, Italy, the perhaps lesser known but better preserved, sister of Pompeii. I am endlessly fascinated by the Roman way of life and… Continue reading

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge, UK

        This shot is taken from aboard a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge UK. The Bridge of Sighs is connected to St John’s College and named after its… Continue reading