Lisbon’s 12 Best-Kept Secrets

Much like a budding romance or newfound relationship, the thrill of moving to a new city lies in getting to know it: finding the hidden spots that aren’t in the guidebooks, and stumbling across a new favourite café or bar each week. Whilst Lisbon has an undeniably large amount to offer even to a first-time … Continue reading Lisbon’s 12 Best-Kept Secrets

The Aveiro Edit: A Photo Journal

Dubbed "The Venice of Portugal" for its passage of canals and its bright, quaintly old-fashioned boats, the similarities seem to end here. For looking past the still waters and mist of magic which overhangs Aveiro, there is a world of culture lurking beneath the surface. Art-nouveau architecture punctuates the typically-Portuguese houses, its ornate swirls and … Continue reading The Aveiro Edit: A Photo Journal

The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

A bright, crisp November morning in Udine. As you wander the charming, somewhat Germanic streets, look up: pastel pink mountains frame the city, their snow-topped peaks glinting in the morning sun. The unique nature of this university city is palpable, its proximity to other European countries tangible. Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies on the mountainous border of … Continue reading The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

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

A Long Weekend in Brussels: City Guide

Quietly, charmingly, Brussels draws you in. Unlike other European capitals, which are ostentatious in their colour and light, the city waits calmly for you to fall in love with its quaint corner cafes and its gold-plated architectural detailing. Brussels doesn’t ambush your senses with car horns, street performers or roaring traffic; its Northern-European sense of … Continue reading A Long Weekend in Brussels: City Guide

6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide

Almost unexpectedly, Vancouver stole my heart. While I tend to enjoy pretty much everywhere I visit, my expectations for this glittering Canadian city were almost non-existent; yet I was immediately drawn in by its jaw-dropping scenery, its smiling, friendly locals, and the strange sense of familiarity that you feel, despite having never stepped foot in … Continue reading 6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide