London is a spectacular city at any time of the year, but the atmosphere, buzz and al round goodwill.  Alongside some amazing fireworks make for an unforgettable night! Best of All it can be done on a budget! For the last 8 years or so I have always managed to enjoy London on New Year’s … Continue Reading

I was fortunate enough to be in London during the Olympic and Paralympic games of 2012! A truly spectacular display and such a great atmosphere – I kind of didn’t want it to end… As soon as everything kicked off here in London – it was, without a doubt, the best place to be in … Continue Reading

Finland is so much more than Nokia, Angry Birds or even Santa, for that matter. So, there’s every reason why you need to visit Finland. I hadn’t done much research before hopping on the plane. This is totally shameful, I know, but I really wanted to just explore the regions without any firm plans. As you … Continue Reading

New York is incredible, and with so many cool areas of the city to explore, it’s pretty easy to get lost in finding the best things to do whilst you’re in the Big Apple. Honestly, with all the choice, it can be hard to whittle down what to do in New York; even if you’ve … Continue Reading

Just a very quick post to give you all a little insight for all you people visiting London this Winter. If you have a free hour or two I would definitely recommend a visit to the Tate Modern, A spectacular arrangement of art, installations and of-course the culture. The Tate in itself is FREE to … Continue Reading

There’s so much to see to do in in the city. That’s why we’ve decided to create this ultimate travel guide for Vancouver. Just jump to each of the relevant sections and open the posts that best apply to what you want to do. Throughout my whole time of travelling, I have never felt a … Continue Reading

There are loads of beautiful things to do in Samos. I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever said anything different when it comes to Greece and its beautiful islands. Samos is a little less known, unlike its more popular siblings of Corfu, Santorini or Mykonos. Though, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit. You’ll love it. This was … Continue Reading

These are so easy to make and can add such a fantastic little touch to your bedroom or living room. All you need are the following: 1.) Typical Christmas fairy lights which you can pick up at almost any store! 2.) A jar – any jar! I personally like the old-fashioned jam jars but you can … Continue Reading

Welcome to Hand Luggage Only! This is our travel blog and my very first blog post. I plan on sharing my travels on here, giving you some insight into my experiences and hopefully help you plan your travel too! If you have any tips or questions, do let me know. 🙂