How to Survive Long Haul Flights

Flying long distance? Spending seven or more hours in the air can be some people’s worst nightmare. Having done a couple of long-haul flights to Mexico and Cuba in my younger years, and since flying to the US and Australia (try that 24 hour journey!), I’ve come across some tips that will make the time... Continue Reading →

5 Free Things to do in Washington DC

Let me talk about how wonderful the Smithsonian is. It’s the worlds biggest collection of museum and research facilities provided by the Government of the United States. Founded in 1846 and backed financially by Englishman James Smithson, the institution continues today to share an astounding array of resources - so we headed round some of... Continue Reading →

5 Free Things to do in London

We all know London is one of the most expensive cities in the world for more than one reason - but that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the hum of this electric capital. I went to London armed with the expectation that to have fun, I had to have money (and we all know money... Continue Reading →

Glen Etive’s Carrot Patrol

If being pulled over by a police officer in a peaked cap doesn’t get your heart racing, then perhaps being stopped by a furry beast with antlers might. I’m not going to lie, though - when went on our recent road trip to Glen Etive in my home country of Scotland, it was with the... Continue Reading →

Germany’s Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle had been a longstanding feature on my bucket list, so I was delighted to finally tick it off. It was built in the 19th century by King Ludwig II of Bavaria - he was also sometimes known as or the “Fairytale King". However, poor Ludwig died under suspicious circumstances before his castle was... Continue Reading →

We Walked All the Way to Austria

Unfortunately, it's not as impressive as it sounds. On arrival at our latest destination in the small German town of Füssen, Austria was in fact less than an hour's walk away. So naturally, we checked in to our little apartment we'd be calling home for the next five days, and headed out on an evening... Continue Reading →

Madrid: Tourist Tips from the Capital

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Spain's capital - the historical city of Madrid. This trip, while being fun, was a real eyeopener and I learned a fair few things while we explored this marvellous city. From enjoying the sights to eating out, Madrid has heaps to offer - and a week was perhaps... Continue Reading →

Whistlestop Barber Shop

Edinburgh is jam-packed with places to eat, but my favourite by far (no, it’s not McDonald's, shockingly) is The Whistlestop Barber Shop in South Bridge. Whilst The Whistlestop does in fact offer haircuts as the name suggests (back and sides of fries anyone?), it also provides great food, great drinks, and a chilled atmosphere to... Continue Reading →

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