Europe · Review · Travel

Kayaking the Köprüçay River – A Novaraft Review

An hour northeast of Antalya, Turkey, is an area of outstanding beauty called the Köprülü Canyon National Park. A gorge slices the landscape and at the bottom flows a river of the most beautiful blue, the Köprüçay River. You could visit, watching the river below from the ancient Roman bridge…which is all very nice, but… Continue reading Kayaking the Köprüçay River – A Novaraft Review

Europe · Middle East · Review · Travel

The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review

Hot air ballooning is big business in Cappadocia. Since the first balloons ascended in 1989, the sunrise has always been greeted by these seriously picturesque additions. We were utterly determined to take our turn in the sky, as it is undoubtedly the most extraordinary way to see Cappadocia, and we booked to fly with Turquaz… Continue reading The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review

Accommodation · Europe · Review · Travel

A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review

Castel Gandolfo is probably most famous for being the location of the Pope’s summer palace. He may not live there anymore but it still attracts crowds of tourists from afar, as well as plenty of Roman’s looking for a place to escape the city heat. Whether you are coming to look around the palace, or… Continue reading A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review

Europe · Travel

Top Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

You’ve seen pictures of the Amalfi Coast and maybe you have dreamed of taking this classic road trip. You would be forgiven for thinking that it would all cost too much, however, it doesn’t have to be the case. It IS possible to see Amalfi Coast “on the cheap”. Read on to see our top… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

Accommodation · Europe · Review · Travel

A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova

Sometimes, as a tourist, it is hard to interact with the destinations that you visit in a meaningful way. In Italy, however, you can really go back to Italy’s roots and take some real time to relax at an Agriturismo (a farm stay). From exploring the kitchen gardens, like we did, or rounding up goats… Continue reading A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova

Accommodation · Europe · Review · Travel

A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

Sorrento is one of the jewels in Campania’s tourism crown. It is not a cheap destination by any stretch of the imagination, so finding a good value hotel is not easy. Finding a good value hotel with an absolute knock out view? It was a miracle. Was it all about the view? With a name… Continue reading A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

Europe · Flights · Review · Travel

The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino

For travel bloggers and travel addicts alike, the day the UK government announced its list of quarantine exempt countries was like a starting gun. Vague travel plans were immediately fixed and flights hurriedly booked. Just five days later, Mr Fluskey and I donned our face masks and backpacks ready for an Italian escape. Of course,… Continue reading The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino

Europe · Travel

How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Moscow has a long and fascinating history. Whether you are looking for Imperial glamour, religious tradition, Soviet memories or a picture of a Russia to come, Moscow has layers that when peeled away can show you all that and more. So how can you cram it all in in 48 hours? This is our guide… Continue reading How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Well, we couldn’t come all this way and not see St Petersburg could we!? The very last and final train journey of our Trans-Siberian travels was travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg by train. There are two options for this route, the sleeper or the fancy new high-speed link. As nice as taking a last… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train