Jan 10, 2015 Finland
Lapland is THE destination for the ultimate family Christmas holiday. We finally made it to the most northern point of our travels ever - Rovaniemi in Finland. And we knew the hometown of Santa Claus was all about the winter experiences. In fact, our expe…
Jan 10, 2015 Sri Lanka
I don’t very often talk about the business side of things on my blog, but I guess it’s pertinent that I shared with you the fact that I recently visited Sri Lanka as part of the world’s 50 top travel bloggers invited to the very first travel blogging conf…
Jan 7, 2015 Sri Lanka
I fly a lot, but never for fun. So this idea of a scenic flight didn’t really compute at first. But once I saw this amphibious plane I knew I was in for a thrilling scenic flight.
Dec 27, 2014 Finland
'Traditions Of Christmas' program at Joulukka in Rovaniemi was the perfect introduction to our ultimate family Christmas. A fun afternoon of cute elves, cookie decorating, ornament making and tree decoration plus much more. But something unexpected happen…
Dec 26, 2014 Finland
I couldn’t feel the cold. The predominately white landscape whooshed by me in unadulterated purity and secluded frostiness. Paradoxically, I felt complete stillness and unrestrained speed at the same time. It was the ultimate family Christmas. A Lapland …
Dec 22, 2014 Finland
It’s not everyday you visit the capital of Finland. So when we had only 24 (and a bit) hours up our sleeves, we crammed in all the best sights of Helsinki in just 1 day. Plus one fabulous restaurant serving modern Finnish dishes you just have to try.
Dec 2, 2014 Sri Lanka
The challenging climb to the top of the ultra scenic Sigiriya Rock was just the beginning of this adventure. It also involved monkeys and being shown up by an 80+ year old grandmother. But the killer wasps will be what I remember when I think about this b…
Nov 28, 2014 Sri Lanka
Seeing elephants in the wild was a dream come true. If you’re looking for adorable photos of elephants, you must check out this post. But this story turned hairy when a male elephant charged one of the jeeps in our convoy. Find out what happened.
Nov 26, 2014 Greece
There is one lady in Crete determined to bring back the Cretan diet. And she is doing it from the very house she was born in. From the very oven her mother cooked in. And inspired by the very same love she remembers growing up with.
Oct 25, 2014 Austria
This is the most authentic way to see many locations around Salzburg used in the Academy Award-Winning film, The Sound of Music. We sang the songs, ate the strudel, and climbed (almost) every mountain. Find out our verdict.
Oct 23, 2014 Croatia
When we visited Dubrovnik, this tour was #1 on our list. But we weren’t alone. This tour is #1 on everyone’s list, and that’s not an exaggeration. Tours By Locals runs thousands of tours all over the world and this is their most popular tour… for good rea…
Oct 16, 2014 Croatia
During our stay in Split we frequently glimpsed this iridescent island on the distant horizon and heard it’s beckon. Find out what happened during our 3-night stay and where we discovered Croatia’s best beach.
Oct 14, 2014 Switzerland
Switzerland! Where every vista is postcard perfection. And Davos was no different. For us Davos was the marriage of adventure and beauty. Top that off with the region’s friendly yet gentle temperament, divine weather in summer or winter, and it’s a real w…
Aug 12, 2014 Italy
The Vatican simply needs to be seen to be believed. It’s a whole other country. In fact, it’s a world within a world. I believe they call it an ecclesiastical, one of the last six remaining absolute monarchies that is ruled entirely and completely by the …
Aug 9, 2014 Italy
When you see the colossal ruins sitting in the humming centre of Rome you can only be amazed at its rock-steady tenacity to keep its place in a constantly changing world. But tours around the colosseum aren't all that family friendly... Or are they?
Aug 3, 2014 Destinations
Birthplace of my mother and home to many relatives we are very excited to be visiting the Netherlands. The Netherlands is in Western Europe, but also includes three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east…
Jul 27, 2014 Travel Tips
So you read our post on finding free accommodation, you applied for a house sit and you got approved. Yay! But now what? Here is a handy guide for what’s going to (or should) happen next.
Jul 26, 2014 Travel Tips
What do you mean you can have free accommodation on a holiday? Not just a holiday, but all year round! What is house sitting? Where can you find them? Is there a down side? All your questions answered.
Jul 26, 2014 Italy
We soon realised we had chosen this hotel wisely. Less than 2 minutes away, staring at us on the horizon, beckoning us with it’s ancient arches and calling to us with it’s ageless history, was the colossal Colosseum.