But first things first – dinner! See, after our evening exploring the picturesque city of Maribor (Slovenia’s second largest city), we’d worked up quite the appetite and there was no better place to quell said appetite than the delightful restaurant called Rozmarin – one of the best restaurants in the city (also home to a … 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

Perfect for a stopover or a quick Swiss city break! Zurich is one of the most popular cities to visit in Switzerland (which is probably the most obvious thing I’ve ever said on here but it’s true). If you’re into anything even remotely Swiss (and trust me on this one, even if it’s just the … Continue Reading

After an amazing (and very relaxed) first day on our surprise trip to Verona (all booked through what I now call our personal travel concierge – srprs.me), I woke up almost unbelievably well-rested and so eager to get out and explore Verona! We gobbled down breakfast at record speed and headed off to explore one … Continue Reading

The great thing about arriving at a destination early is the fact that you have almost the entire day ahead of you. The potential downside to that is that you might be far too early to check in and hence can’t change or get comfy once you arrive. Thankfully, despite our early arrival into Verona, … Continue Reading

The fact that we were going on a trip wasn’t a surprise at all. We’d had it booked and locked in with srprs.me. The real surprise was where we would be going on the trip. Now after a series of wintry trips, I was in the mood for some sunshine. I also wanted somewhere with … Continue Reading

I’m not even sure why we initially decided to hike up Huayna Picchu. I certainly knew nothing of the amazing view in store at the top. I rarely ever go out of my way to climb mountains. Then there’s the fact that doing anything strenuous at high altitude becomes even more difficult as you find … Continue Reading

On the morning we were due to go to Machu Picchu, we got up at 3am. There’s a whole long reason why we had to be up this early (a huge part of which had to do with needing to climb Huayna Pichhu – the mountain you can see in almost every photo of Machu … Continue Reading