11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

The first time I went to Budapest was around Christmas, when the ground was frozen solid and the majority of the city was shrouded in icy mist. It was in fact so freezing cold, and I was so terrified of slipping on the sheets of ice covering the pavements, that I barely saw the city [...]

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

What to Do in Lefkada (Secret Beaches, Ionian Delicacies and Passer-by Pranksters)

What to Do in Lefkada (Secret Beaches, Ionian Delicacies and Passer-by Pranksters)

The last stop on Our Big Fat Greek Roadtrip was the little island of Lefkada (also known as Lefkas), just off of the West coast of Greece but connected to the mainland by a long narrow causeway and guarded by a Medieval castle at the causeway's entrance from the mainland. Similarly to the Peloponnese where [...]

Climbing Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica (Aka Being a Real-Life Lara Croft)

Climbing Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica (Aka Being a Real-Life Lara Croft)

Aside from the beaches and Bob Marley's gaff, Dunn's River Falls is one of the most well-known attractions that people flock to every year in Jamaica. The falls are located in the North of the island near Ocho Rios and although that was quite a journey from Montego Bay where our ship docked, we were [...]

Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

But what on Earth is Nordkapp, I hear you ask!? Nordkapp, pals- or North Cape- is known as the Northenmost point of mainland Europe (although technically it isn't quite). Thousands of years ago it was a sacrificial point for the Sami people who continue to live here to this very day, but the first tourist [...]

What to do in Rotterdam (or, oh my days that is one full on cool city)

What to do in Rotterdam (or, oh my days that is one full on cool city)

Most people head straight for Amsterdam when they take a trip to The Netherlands, which is understandable- it's an awesome old city with a tonne of stuff to see and do and which is famous round the whole world. (For various reasons, know what I'm saying? Wink wink, nudge nudge and all that) But Rotterdam [...]

4 Days in Barcelona 

4 Days in Barcelona 

Perched on the South East corner of Spain (although some would argue that it's not a Spanish city but a Catalan one) Barcelona is one of the most interesting and simultaneously downright AWESOME cities I have ever been to. Now that is quite a claim. The only reason that I even knew very much about [...]