Europe, Italy, Travel

What to do in Livorno, Tuscany

Most visitors arrive in the city of Livorno by cruise ship, ready to head out into the surrounding Tuscan countryside or to the nearby cities of Florence and Pisa. Don't get me wrong, it makes sense that you'd want to head further afield to the more interesting, classically beautiful places. But what should you do… Continue reading What to do in Livorno, Tuscany

Europe, Spain, Travel

One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

Málaga is beautiful. Like, full on beautiful. My visit to the Andalucían city was as a result of my cruise-ship-working life, and although ideally I'd have had more time to explore this Spanish city of DREAMS, I feel like I really made the most of my one day in Málaga. A port city on the… Continue reading One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

Europe, Spain, Travel

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea not far from the coast of Catalonia. While the island itself is renowned as a hotspot for German and English holidaymakers, I hadn't really heard much about its capital city, and didn't have any idea what to expect. After spending… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Europe, Portugal, Travel

Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

The Azores, owned by Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles West of the mainland, is one of the prettiest places I had ever seen. The island we docked on, São Miguel, is the largest and greenest of the nine islands making up this archipelago, filled with lush rolling hills, sweeping mountainous… Continue reading Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

Europe, France, Travel

11 Places to Eat in Marseille

One of the most awesome things of all about the French city of Marseille is the fact that it contains such a massive mixture of cultures...and it naturally follows that a place that contains so many different cultures will also contain a whole load of different foods from these cultures. And food is quite clearly… Continue reading 11 Places to Eat in Marseille

Europe, France, Travel

Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

The day before I arrived in Marseille, two buildings collapsed. The townhouses had been on the brink of tumbling down for years, but there's no real guidelines from the government here about what makes a structure 'liveable,' and it's estimated that around 40,000 of the city's residential buildings are unsafe or unfit to live in.… Continue reading Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

Europe, Spain, Travel

Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

I had no idea that Ferrol even existed until the day the cruise ship I was working on docked here. (Surprise!!) Situated in the North West of Spain on the country's Galician coast, this isn't a city that people tend to head to for a beach or city break, despite the fact that the surrounding… Continue reading Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

Europe, Italy, Travel

One Day in Lucca, Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, scenic views and quaint villages, but there are also some real treasures to be found in the form of the region's Medieval and Renaissance cities; the most famous of these being Florence and Pisa. Obviously these are both beautiful places to visit...but tell me pals, did you ever… Continue reading One Day in Lucca, Tuscany