The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s Guide

September has arrived, and while summer seems to have bloomed late here in Portugal, festival season is drawing to a close. Time to woefully pack away the pots of glitter and bum-bags for another year, as you mourn the passing of yet another summer of crowded fields, overheated tents and disposable camera photos. Maybe you’re … Continue reading The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s 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

A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour

So, you’ve arrived in Lisbon. Maybe your flight had you up in the early hours of the morning; maybe your train was a little delayed; maybe you’re still buzzing with the excitement of exploring an unknown city. Either way, you are HUNGRY. But where do you start? Cities can be overwhelming in their options. It … Continue reading A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour

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

A Definitive List of Lisbon’s 10 Best Brunches

Recently, a phenomenon has spread around the world like wildfire. Everyone, from all ages and walks of life, has leapt on board the bandwagon of this particular craze; and I'm definitely here for it. The name of this phenomenon? BRUNCH. Originally coined as a term for anyone who woke up too late for breakfast but wasn't … Continue reading A Definitive List of Lisbon’s 10 Best Brunches

Menton: A Little Slice of Italy on the French Riviera

For many, the Côte d'Azur is a symbol of all things fancy. With its sleek, shiny yachts, its tiny, high-end boutiques and its towering yet elegant hotels, the French Riviera is a place for the elite. More frequently visited by families or Instagram influencers, there are few budget travellers who venture to this part of … Continue reading Menton: A Little Slice of Italy on the French Riviera

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