Why Dobrota is the best place to stay in Kotor

If you’re planning a visit to Montenegro’s spectacular Bay of Kotor, deciding where to base yourself can be tricky. Sure, staying in Kotor’s Old Town has its perks, but the experience also comes with a hefty price tag – and far too many tourists! Plus, if it’s beautiful sea… View Post

The best things to do in Kotor Old Town

Getting lost in Kotor’s Old Town should be on everyone’s bucket list. Wandering through the maze of cobblestone streets is like stepping back in time and it’s impossible not to be mesmerised by Kotor’s stunning location, nestled between mountains and sea. Kotor is just one of many picturesque ancient… View Post

Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

If you’re headed to Peru, but don’t have time to hike the iconic Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Mountain is a breathtaking alternative trek that can be completed as part of a day visit to Machu Picchu. From its towering peak, high above the ancient citadel, this unforgettable hike promises… View Post

2 days in Rio de Janeiro: The best places to visit

Rio de Janeiro has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. In fact, it was my long-term obsession with this vibrant city in Brazil that inspired my month-long backpacking adventure around South America (what can I say, I don’t like to do things by halves!) Rio de… View Post

‘Walk to the View’: The best short walk in Bath

If you’re planning a visit to Bath, but want to escape the crowds, then National Trust’s ‘Walk to the View‘ might just be the perfect solution. This spectacular short walk takes in historic city-centre sights, canal-side scenery, and the most incredible Bath Skyline views. Read more: Festive Things to… View Post

Visiting Lake Skadar National Park in Montenegro

For such a small country, the diversity of Montenegro’s natural scenery is phenomenal. You’ve got beautiful beaches and fjord-like bays down south; towering mountains and plunging canyons up in the north; and then, straddling the border with Albania, there’s Lake Skadar National Park: one of Montenegro’s wildest landscapes and… View Post

Montenegro for adventure-lovers: A weekend in Durmitor National Park

Montenegro may be famous for its charming old towns and romantic bays of the south, but up in the mountainous north a whole world of adventure and epic scenery awaits. Durmitor National Park is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with towering peaks and dramatic canyons, not to mention… View Post

Sintra: A fairytale day trip from Lisbon

If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into a real-life fairytale, then you need to add Sintra to your bucket list immediately. This magical hilltop town and UNESCO world heritage site in PortugalĀ is shrouded by enchanting forests and dotted with colourful palaces that look like they’ve been plucked straight out… View Post