Vilnius… the Baltics’ last kept secret

Vilnius Lying deep behind where the former Iron Curtain once cast its oppressive shadow, the city of Vilnius probably remains the least visited capital city from any of the Baltic countries. Yet, slowly, it’s starting to be appearing more and more on intrepid travellers’ itineraries. And what a city full of surprises it is! With …

Top five… fun European escape rooms you have to try

As is probably clear now for anyone who has read this blog, I love an escape room. I find great joy in finding a new room to play in a new city of the world I visit and have amassed more than 60 physical and online escape room games to date around the world. It’s …

Top five… must visit theme parks

Who doesn’t love a day out at a theme park? Well, Ok, for some people the thought of being flown through the air at great height and speed, or getting soaked may not be their first choice for a fun day out, but I have to say, the inner child within me loves exploring those …

Paris… the lovers’ city

Paris Living just outside of London in Kent has its advantages. One of them being that – in normal times – it is very easy to get into Europe quickly from a plethora of airports and train stations, as well as numerous ferry terminals on the south coast. And there is no city easier to …

Dublin… how to spend a weekend in the Fair City

Dublin The city of Dublin may be synonymous with drinking holidays and rowdy stag-dos, but there is so much more to the Irish capital than beer, Guinness and pubs. This beautiful city is steeped in culture (the area of Dublin Bay has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times) as well as brimming with entertainment. The mix …

Top five… places to visit in Kent

Kent is often described as the garden of England. Situated in the south-east of the country, Kent is home to over 1.5m people and offers some of the best scenery available within the UK. I’ve often felt quite lucky to live in this haven on the outskirts of London. Close enough to the capital to …

The Great British road trip… exploring England, Scotland and Wales

Road Trip Hi everyone. This blog will be a little different to my normal posts so hopefully this will all workout OK. As Covid-19 is still taking the world by storm and has pretty much caused a halt to a lot of international travel, Holly and I have decided to take a three-week road trip …

Top five… urbex experiences

Have you ever been to an abandoned place and tried a spot of Urban Exploring – also known as Urbexing? Below I’m listing my five favourite urbex experiences to date. Leave a comment at the foot of the article to say if you’ve been to any of these places or if you have a favourite …

Gyeongju… a South Korean cultural dream

Gyeongju A trip to South Korea has been on the books for me for many years. But if I was going to do the country justice, I wanted to see a bit more of it than just Seoul in the north. It led to my plans to travel around the country by train (similar to …

Malta… islands in the sun

Malta The island nation of Malta was one that was never particularly on my radar. After all, I’m not someone who gets much pleasure out of a beach holiday. Yet, as I was to find out, there is so much more to this tiny spec of land on the edge of Europe. The Republic of …