Lisbon is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe (in terms of visitor numbers) – with good reason too! With an incredible history, vibrant neighbourhoods and enough lip-licking grub to discover, it’s a city that really draws you in when visiting Portugal and leaves you wanting more long after you’re back at home. If it’s … Continue Reading

Lisbon is one of the most exciting cities you can visit in Europe (a fact that led to us having as little as 2 hours sleep on more than one night when we visited with a group of 8 friends). There’s so much to see and do in the city, plus the nightlife is absolutely … Continue Reading

  Rip off your duffle coat, unzip that onesie and lose the mittens – summer is almost here and that can only mean one thing… summer holidays! Those long evenings, basked in glorious sunshine are definitely made even better by the knowledge that you can (and probably should) be enjoying it somewhere new! With so many … Continue Reading

Chances are that if you’ve ever visited Lisbon, you’ve already fallen in love with this amazing Portuguese city. If you haven’t then you’re in for quite a treat! Lisbon is such a vibrant city and even though it’s quite big – it still manages to feel very intimate. I think a lot of this is … Continue Reading

Lisbon is, in my opinion, one of the best cities to spend a weekend and a perfect place to experience one of Europe’s smaller capitals – but don’t let the word ‘smaller’ fool you! Lisbon packs a hefty punch with great places to see, eat and places to totally ‘let your hair down’… …Okay, so … Continue Reading

The best part about taking photos when you travel is how, just by looking at those photos, you can be transported to a specific place and time. Photos have such a strong way of making you reconnect with your memories and seeing as Lisbon is one of my favourite cities to visit, I wanted to … Continue Reading

These are all cities I have had the pleasure of visiting at one time or the other and while I love travelling to many cities and spending a few days there, coming from London, there are very few cities where I’ve been left thinking “I could live here..” after a visit. Connecting with a city, … Continue Reading

2014 was the year that Hand Luggage Only was truly born! Lloyd and I started toying with the idea of Hand Luggage Only back in 2012 after travelling around at every opportunity possible and accumulating quite a lot of travel photos so after a bit of “to’ing” and “fro’ing” we finally decided to go for … Continue Reading

1.) London: It’s every traveller’s delight to spend some time in London. Not just because of how pretty it is, or how steeped it is in history and decorated by brilliant architecture -one of the key reasons to visit London and keep coming back is due to the diversity of activities you can get up … Continue Reading