Category: Europe


Budapest, Hungary

Top things to do in Budapest Take an evening stroll along the Danube and admire the view from Chain Bridge at night Try traditional Hungarian food at Cantine in Andrassy Street Check out St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament buildings (although best seen at night from Chain Bridge) Take a moment at the Jewish Memorial […]


Vienna, Austria

Top things to do in Vienna Visit the Naschmarkt Walk through the beautiful gardens of the Schonbrun Palace Visit the Belvedere Palace Have a picnic next to Mozart’s Statue Check out the Hofburg Palace Check out Vienna’s cafe culture and try a slice of Sachertorte or Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancakes) Vienna Vienna was the next stop […]

Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Where to stay We stayed at Safestay Prague Charles Bridge. Things to do in Prague Visit the Old Town Square Watch as the Astronomical Clock strikes the hour Try a trdelnik Take a stroll along the Danube River and walk across Charles Bridge Spray paint on the John Lennon Wall Wander through the Mala Strana […]


Porto, Portugal

Plan a trip to Porto Where to stay We stayed at Rivloi Cinema Hostel in Porto. It was an afforadble place to stay that was centrally located and had hosetl group dinner nights. Maison Nos looks like a lovely BnB to stay at and the Gallery Studios looks a sweet and affordable apartment. Things to […]


Lisbon, Portugal

Plan a trip to Lisbon Where to stay We stayed at a hostel in the Alfama neighbourhood of Lisbon. It was called Inn Possible . This was a budget friendly option for backpackers. LxRoller Lisboa Central looks like another affordable option for those preferring to stay away from hostels. Or try Lisbon Unique Apartment for […]


Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Planning a trip to the Algarve The Algarve is a section of coastline in the south of Portugal made up of a scattering of sea caves, grottos and gorgeous beaches. For anyone planning a trip to the Algarve, I would highly recommend Lagos as your destination of choice.  There are a number of little towns […]


Seville, Spain

Planning a trip to Seville Where to stay We stayed at Toc Hostel Sevilla which was centrally located and very modern and stylish. What to do in Seville Try tinto verranas Walk past the Cathedral at night  Eat Andalucian tapas Spend a few hours admiring the beautiful Plaza de España Visit Plaza de Neuva, the […]


Madrid, Spain

Planning a trip to Madrid Where to stay We stayed at Room 007 Ventura Hostel and had a comfortable stay. What to do in Madrid Eat the best churros and chocolate at San Ginés Try Madrid speciality bocadillos calamares Go on a walking tour of the city to learn about the history of some of […]


Valencia, Spain

Planning a trip to Valencia Where to stay Check out this beautiful penthouse apartment for 6 people. Or this more affordable apartment for up to 6 guests. What to do in Valencia Check out the beautiful Mercato Centrale and buy delicious fresh produce Wander through the streets of El Carmen and check out the amazing […]


Barcelona, Spain

Plan a trip to Barcelona Where to stay We stayed at St Christopher’s Inn Hostel which is a short stroll away from La Rambla of Barcelona. There was a fun vibe at the hostel and it was well located. If you’re travelling as a family of four this apartment near Sagrada Familia may be a […]


Provençal Paradis

Packing our bags and getting on a train we headed into the Provençal region of France. Our first stop was Marseille which I’d heard mixed things about. It is the third largest city in France and is also the French city with the largest number of North African immigrants which geographically makes sense because in Marseille […]

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