Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

The Dolomite mountain range, which lies near the corner of three very different European countries, is often overshadowed by its well-loved neighbour: the Swiss Alps. However, these smaller, more untouched mountains separating Italy, Austria and Slovenia, are equally breath-taking as their Swiss counterparts. Dotted with traditional towns and villages, home to hearty cuisine and picture-perfect … Continue reading Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Lisbon

Known for its 9-month long summers and bright winter mornings, it is easy to come a little unstuck on a rainy day in Lisbon. The whole city seems to run for cover, almost shutting down entirely at the first sight of a dark cloud. Gone are the outdoor qiosque café-goers, the tanned beach babes and … Continue reading 10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Lisbon

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto area is, in some ways, reminiscent of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde; by day, it is a quiet, shady oasis of pastel-fronted houses with delicate iron balconies and dangling flowers. But, by night, the Bairro Alto leaps into action, its seemingly-abandoned houses morphing suddenly into tiny bars and clubs, with people seeping … Continue reading Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

Your Ultimate Guide to Valencia, Spain

If, like me, your holidays tend to revolve almost exclusively around fresh, local food and days spent wandering in the sun, then look no further than Valencia. Although technically Spain’s third-largest city, Valencia is cosy and compact, with its shady warren of paved streets; yet mere kilometres from this, past the rugged beauty of El … Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Valencia, Spain

Lisbon: A Day in Alcântara

The capital of Portugal is well-known for many things, from its buttery pastries to its sweep of colourful houses. The area of Alcântara, however, is often overlooked. Found roughly 1 mile outside the city centre, and tucked underneath the famous Ponte 25 Abril, this residential neighbourhood is friendly, traditional and worth a visit if you're … Continue reading Lisbon: A Day in Alcântara

A Winter Break in Tallinn: the Complete Guide

When I first told people, in the deep winter of January, that I was planning a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, they thought I'd lost my mind. And, honestly, I was starting to believe them. Not only was it due to be snowing constantly for the entirety of our week away, but it was due to … Continue reading A Winter Break in Tallinn: the Complete Guide

Hanoi Travel Guide

Over the past few years, Vietnam seems to have morphed from an untouched, mysterious country in South East Asia to a fairly regular travel destination, for visitors and expats alike. For many, it has become the first port of call for anyone looking to venture further than the boundaries of Europe - be it for … Continue reading Hanoi Travel Guide

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli

Situated slap-bang in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk, Gaia Deli is the last place you’d expect to find. Hidden in plain sight, Gaia is easy to stroll past without a second glance, due to its tiny shopfront; but once you’ve been inside, it’s impossible not to go back. Gaia is a little Italian haven … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli