Amman, the capital of Jordan formed the base for our Jordanian adventure, predominantly using the city as a place to sleep between our visits to the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Petra. It was a good introduction to Jordan as we spent half a day visiting some of the sights in town. What to see Jabal Al Qal’a (Amman Citadel Hill) We asked the guide from our Madaba, Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea day… Read More

When most people think of Athens, the first thing that comes to mind is the Acropolis.  Whilst it may be the most popular tourist site, this city has much more to offer!!!  We had two full days and three nights in Athens to see and do as much as we possibly could. We arrived at the hotel around 8.30pm on the Friday night, and as soon as we checked in, we went out… Read More

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is split by the River Danube with the hilly Buda district on one side and the flat Pest district the other. Buda and Pest are connected by a 19th-century Chain Bridge, which leads you towards an old and rather steep funicular up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, the spectacular 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views over The Danube and Pest!… Read More

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Bicycles!! God created the world but the Dutch created the Amsterdam.  Why, you may ask?  Well, this is because a large percentage of the Netherlands is either built below or near sea level, Amsterdam was built on reclaimed land.  In fact all the houses, buildings and bridges are carefully designed and built on wooden poles that go at least 10m below the wetland and clay surface to… Read More

People often ask us … How on earth do you manage to go on so many holidays …. and How can you be so organised and know what you’re doing a year in advance …. Well, the simple truth is, with the right mindset and some helpful tools, it doesn’t take long to identify when, what and how you are going to make all those dreams become a reality! Step one: a yearly wall… Read More

Growing up we spent most of our holidays with our family either on the farm or at the beach, lazing in the sunshine, swimming in the oceans … skiing was never an option! Having signed my relocation contract (London!), we were lucky enough to not really have anything to worry about … at all … my employer was locked in, removalists confirmed and relocation agent for a rental property booked. We had… Read More

Completing two contrasting sunrise hikes featured in Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Sunrise Hike in less than 7 minutes! Hike 1 – what an experience … rain started pouring down, the weather frequently changed as we ascended, it was as if we were in a series of weather systems … the rain turned to sleet, the sleet became larger and felt like hail before we were walking through light snow. Hike 2 – absolutely stunning, perfect weather… Read More

Sitting in Stavanger airport, I simply cannot stop thinking about the last two days and how I could possibly justify in words how magical the last two days have been … VIDEO: Sunrise hike to the top of Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) in Norway! Stavanger is one of those places I didn’t know existed, and cannot imagine many people have it high on their travel list… but they should! Instagram can truly inspire individuals… Read More

Travelling is such a wonderful thing that we simply have not had a chance to take a break and write about our great experiences! Over the last few of weeks we couldn’t have asked for better weather as we visited the Baltic capitals through a combination of flights and a highly recommended Cruise – the Norwegian Star. Bergen Oslo Copenhagen Warnemünde Tallinn St Petersburg Helsinki Stockholm To be honest, I am relatively confident that the blogging… Read More

Not once, not twice but THREE times!!   This is a city we can’t seem to keep away from!  Each time we visit Paris, we find a little bit more of the city to fall in love with that we didn’t discover the first time. We first visited Paris in April 2010 and were blown away by the city, although it was a whirlwind visit, only focusing on the typical tourist attractions and the… Read More