The pride of Britain lies within its countryside and there are fewer places in the UK to get a truly authentic experience of British life than in its villages. This is exactly why I wanted to share some of the best places to go in the UK that aren’t just the obvious spots. Yes, we’ve … Continue Reading

There is much diversity across the UK, with towering glacial valleys, historic coves and almost tropical environments. That being said, with some many of the best natural sights in the UK to visit, it can actually hard to just pinpoint a mere few for a trip. This is one of the reasons why I wanted … Continue Reading

That’s right folks! You read that right – Hand Luggage Only is hosting it’s very first giveaway and we plan on having many more soon! Obviously this giveaway might be more apt for some folks rather than other but we promise to giveaway more stuff EVERYONE can use! Without further ado – here are this … Continue Reading

Las Vegas is awesome and a holiday to Las Vegas is one you can do all year round on account of the amazing weather it has (it’s effectively in the dessert to be fair). This is exactly why I wanted to share an essential guide to visiting Las Vegas.  After all, there’s a heap of … Continue Reading

After travelling through 7 countries in just over a month, it’s safe to say I’ve very quickly discovered quite a few items that I would like to aid (and abet) my travels. Can not explain how much I want these right now! (I plan on ticking these off my list with immediate effect – bugdet … Continue Reading

London is home to pretty much anything anyone would ever want from a city. I mean, there’s a whole load of secret spots to see, amazing and unusual sites and some amazing independent coffee shops. You’ll be spoilt for choice. Best of all, its got all the usual foody offerings and pretty much every niche … Continue Reading

Travelling is truly an experience that enrichens you. Exploring new cultures, seeing exciting new sights and tasting food that goes beyond what is typically conveniently available to you definitely comes with the benefit of expanding your horizon and generally being fun! That being said, I’m not now, nor have I ever been – a one … Continue Reading

 Above: An actual picture part way through our road trip! Without further ado, here are the 12 essential things you need to take with you on any road trip! 1.) Food and Drinks (no alcohol): Eat. Drink. Drive. Repeat. is the most essential yet probably not the easiest mantra to have on your road trip – especially when … Continue Reading

Compared to our neighbours on the continent (France and Italy, I’m looking at you in particular), British food sometimes gets a bad rap and doesn’t always get the praise it deserves. French food is renowned for being so sophisticated yet utterly-delicious and Italian food is regarded as real comfort, indulgent food all across the world. … Continue Reading

1.) Take the Thames Clipper (boat) up River Thames This is way cheaper than the river cruises and a great way to see a lot of sights across the Thames in London. Of course, it doesn’t come with a tour guide talking to you about what you’re seeing but that may not be a bad … Continue Reading

1.) PLAN! PLAN!! PLAN!!!: Decide on where you want to go in advance, things you’d like do, sights you’d like to see – pretty much everything possible! It takes the pressure of the actual holiday and you can actually spend the time enjoying the holiday rather than trying to put together a plan of what … Continue Reading

1.) Eiffel Tower: This is a no-brainer and probably the most obvious ‘first’ thing to do in Paris. It doesn’t matter if you go up on it, eat in the restaurant(located about mid-way through it), dance around it – just make sure you go and see it. It’s an obvious must do and probably one … Continue Reading

Spain is a totally stunning country to explore! It’s the kind of place that’s filled with incredible beaches, beautiful wine regions and the best cities in Spain that are dotted all over the country. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that Spain’s cities are some of my favourite in Europe! They all have … Continue Reading

Regardless of whatever journey you are planning on taking and almost irrespective of destination, these 7 items are a definite must have. They go together and weight very little and so even the lightest of travellers will find these items easy to pack. I’m just gonna jump right into this post: (N.B.: Look under each … Continue Reading