Festival de San Juan – Celebrating Summer in Santiago de Compostela

By | July 18th, 2017|Spain|

Arriving in Santiago de Compostela on June 23rd was the most perfect of timing.  Only in town for the weekend, I assumed I would be only (I use this word lightly) be taking in the cities main tourism hotspots and sights.  Sights such as the cities stunning cathedral, or the blissful Alameda parklands. What I didn't [...]

Sea Kayaking in Menorca #MustSeeMenorca

By | June 13th, 2017|Spain|

Sea kayaking is an obvious choice for adventurous visitors to the Balearic island of Menorca.  With impressive coastlines, mysterious caves, and the obviously beautiful torques waters, it's a super fun activity, with the added benefits of a good upper body workout and (sort of) escape from the heat ... but of course you'll still [...]

Snowboarding the Oslo Vinterpark (spend report)

By | March 29th, 2017|Norway, Snowboarding|

The Oslo Vinterpark lies just outside of the Norwegian capital, offering residents the jealousy inducing opportunity to spend almost 5 months of weekends and evenings (and day times if you're skiving off) Skiing or boarding it's perfectly groomed slopes. It's the dream! The Oslo Vinterpark With the promise of snow just a short hop [...]

The cost of snowboarding in Slovenia – Krvavec

By | February 12th, 2017|Budget Travel, Slovenia, Snowboarding|

Budget snowboarding in Slovenia, it is most certainly possible, and I'd like to think I've already proven once it before, having visited and written all about my taking to the slopes in Vogel (2015).  This year however it was the turn of Krvavec, Slovenia's #1 ski resort according to its website. Whether it was and [...]

What not to miss when visiting Pula

By | November 28th, 2016|Croatia|

Croatia, it's been a while and I've missed you.  Visiting Pula in the countries Istria region has long for myself, ever since I first set eyes on its mighty amphitheater.  Previous experiences had in exploring Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice and Zadar only served to make me determined to explore a new region of this beautiful part [...]

5 reasons to make Swansea Bay your next adventure

By | November 21st, 2016|Wales|

It may have been a tad wet in parts, but that was some adventure, and a Swansea Bay Adventure is now the kind of adventure I would highly recommend.  Adventures in Wales in general are in fact growing on me. Once upon a time a road trip down to Swansea Bay wouldn't have bought any [...]

Vilnius on a budget #TMS200

By | November 15th, 2016|Budget Travel, Lithuania|

Vilnius on a budget, you up for it? Wanting to prove that travel doesn't have to be expensive, I am not long back from the Baltic beauty that is Lithuania, having had a grand time in its capital of Vilnius.  It was my first time to both country and city, and I was on a [...]

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, Croatia

By | October 20th, 2016|Budget Travel, Croatia|

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, it's been a long time coming this one.  In fact any kind of travel has felt like a long time coming.  The last time I left the country was back in May, to visit Mallorca with my family, and the last time I wrote a blog post was [...]

A tour of Pollenca’s old town, the real Mallorca

By | July 26th, 2016|Spain|

So back in May I was lucky enough to be invited out to the Balaric island of Mallorca by the good folk at travelopo.com.  They wanted me to get a taste for the north of the island (away from Magaluf) and experience staying in one of their villas.  Tough decision right?! In short my family [...]

All aboard the Ferrocarril de Sóller, Mallorca

By | June 6th, 2016|Spain|

Riding Ferrocarril de Sóller from Sóller (duh!) to Palma (and back again) is a great way to take in stunning landscapes of Mallorca. Specifically those of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range - a world heritage site. The mountain range spans almost the entire west to north coastline of the Balearic island, and the railway line cuts [...]