Now, although Shanghai isn’t the capital of China (that honour goes to Beijing) it’s actually the biggest in all of China – this coupled with its reputation as being a financial hub and a global city, make Shanghai the perfect place to begin (or indeed, end) your trip to China. The city has pretty much … Continue Reading

As far as Greek holidays go, it’s probably safe to say that the islands (and some of the bigger cities in-land) tend to get most of the attention. Everyone wants (or has) that amazing photo of Santorini, Mykonos or Athens and very little spare a thought for some of the more rustic parts on the … Continue Reading

A huge part of why you visit the Galapagos Islands is definitely to see the animals! For starters, almost all of the animals you find in the Galapagos Islands can only ever be found on these islands. Then there’s also the fact that this island is key to Charles Darwin’s Theory of evolution. This island was visited … Continue Reading

The Northern Lights, also called the Aurora Borealis, are perhaps almost single-handedly to blame for my obsession with visiting cold countries. Don’t get me wrong, coming from the UK, where it’s never really cold enough and never really hot enough (not for too long anyway), the scenery in so many cold destinations is nothing short … Continue Reading

As you already know, we recently visited Verona – an absolutely beautiful city perched about halfway between the more popular cities of Milan and Venice on a surprise trip with srprs.me. Why we hadn’t visited before I have no idea but when we visited, I very quickly realised we’d been missing out on a major … Continue Reading

Another day, another rickshaw adventure! This time though, the sun came out to play… and even better still, we stumbled upon an amazing surprise in the Italian countryside  – in huge part thanks to us taking a wrong turn and ending up in a town we had no plans to visit. (That’s definitely one of … Continue Reading

One of the most fantastic surprises of our time staying at the Hotel Eden Roc by Lake Maggiore in Switzerland was definitely spending an afternoon on Brissago Island. For starters, it was actually a genuine surprise because I’d never even heard of this island prior to arriving into Ascona… …then there was the beautiful island … Continue Reading

After a quick 24 hours stop in Zurich, we caught the train to the Ascona, home to the Eden Roc Hotel – set right on the banks of Lake Maggiore. Lake Maggiore – along with Lake Como and Lake Garda is one of those amazing lakes you find in Italy. It’s also one of those … Continue Reading

It’s so easy you don’t even have to lift a finger. I know, crazy right? I have to admit though, I was a bit skeptical at first. I take far too many photos when I travel and so have spent years trying to find the perfect tool to make editing easier. In fact, I remember … Continue Reading