My first trip to Greece was to an island called Samos and seeing as I had such a brilliant time there, I figured it was high time to plan another trip to Greece – which is exactly what I did! This time, I plan on visiting the island of Santorini which looks absolutely picturesque! I … Continue Reading

A trip to Cape Verde is definitely one I recommend! I had an amazing time on this gem of an island and have put together a little guide to the amazing holiday destination. Cape Verde boasts pristine sandy beaches and amazing sand dunes – the water on the beach is the perfect temperature and the people … Continue Reading

The Souks of Marrakech are a very interesting place to visit! Filled with so many beautiful (and delicious) sights, the Souks are a definite must-see when you are in Marrakech however, here are a few quick tips to help you make the make the most of your trip to the Souks: 1.) Beware of helpful … Continue Reading

Now I promise to keep this post relatively brief, but there are so many things I want to share with you about Iceland. Firstly, since I was a child I had always wanted to visit two places, New York and Iceland! I finally booked some very reasonably priced flights from London to Reykjavik (KEF Airport) … Continue Reading

Croeso (Welsh for welcome) to my post all about Wales. Particularly West Wales, but I will try and name a few important places to visit while in Wales. I have had many experiences of visiting multiple places in Wales. Actually, I must admit I have previously lived in Wales, but I still go back now … Continue Reading

  I am so excited, I am heading to Budapest soon! I cannot wait!!! It is my first time to Hungary and from what I have heard its an awesome country – Looking forward to experiencing the culture, hospitality and arts while I’m in Budapest. I also cant wait to share my time at the … Continue Reading

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

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 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

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. 🙂