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  • Simple Pleasures: Flying Over Europe

    Simple Pleasures: Flying Over Europe

    May 4, 2014 Malta

    Flying from Malta to Munich was never in the plans, but halfway through my flight I opened my window shade to something much more amazing than my TV show.

  • Gozo With The Hop On Hop Off Bus - Plus The Azure Window (Part 1)

    Gozo With The Hop On Hop Off Bus - Plus The Azure Window (Part 1)

    May 3, 2014 Malta

    When exploring a new city, one of our favourite ways is with a hop-on-hop-off bus. It helps to acquire an overview (quite literally from the top of a double-decker bus) of the region, as well as valuable insight into the history and culture with live or r…

  • How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    Apr 19, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    One of the hallmarks of our travels is eating where the locals eat. I find that it can be one of the easiest and quickest ways to connect with the local culture and get a deeper understanding of it. So when we were in Kuala Lumpur we knew we had to try so…

  • Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding The Perfect Accommodation

    Our Vault Of Secrets: Finding The Perfect Accommodation

    Mar 21, 2014 Travel Tips

    The next tantalising secret to unveil from our heavily guarded vault is something that everyone needs wherever you travel to - accommodation. I will cover the best websites to book your accommodation through and expert strategies to ensure you’re choosing…

  • The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend In Australia’s Margaret River Wine Region & Dunsborough

    The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend In Australia’s Margaret River Wine Region & Dunsborough

    Mar 12, 2014 Western Australia

    We have been visiting the Margaret River wine region for decades now and it’s the perfect place to spend a few nights or even a couple weeks. This guide includes a quick overview of the area as well as tips on the best places to eat and where you can find…

  • 1 Unforgettable Arabian Night: Dubai’s Desert Safari

    1 Unforgettable Arabian Night: Dubai’s Desert Safari

    Jan 5, 2014 United Arab Emirates

    We couldn’t leave Dubai without experiencing the Arabian Desert. See how we discovered the amazing desert sunset, crazy 4x4 trek, camel rides, food and belly dancing.

  • I Can No Longer Say “In 15 Years Of Travel I’ve Never Missed A Flight”

    I Can No Longer Say “In 15 Years Of Travel I’ve Never Missed A Flight”

    Jan 2, 2014 United Kingdom

    It started like any travel day. The cab was on time at our house at 5am for our transport to Stansted airport in London. It was dark and cold. We coasted through the city and down the M11 motorway. With 2 miles to go it looked like we would even be early …

  • The Ultimate Irish Road Trip Guide: How To See Ireland In 12 days

    The Ultimate Irish Road Trip Guide: How To See Ireland In 12 days

    Dec 26, 2013 Ireland

    Since you’ve been reading all our Ireland posts you’ve fallen in love with this magical land, right? We certainly did. Well now I’m going to make your life even easier with our ultimate Irish road trip guide. See how we explored the beautiful Emerald Isle…

  • Ready To Roll In Prague: Best Ways To See This Beautiful City

    Ready To Roll In Prague: Best Ways To See This Beautiful City

    Dec 24, 2013 Czech Republic

    Prague is a fascinating and beautiful city with a rich past. There’s history around every corner waiting to jump out and surprise you. Since we were only in Prague for a week we figured help was needed to get the real deal on Europe’s 6th most visited cit…

  • What Do You Mean Exciting Food In London?

    What Do You Mean Exciting Food In London?

    Dec 12, 2013 United Kingdom

    We heard about the Eating London Food Tour she organised in the East End and I wondered if it could really be possible. When I thought of British food, I thought of bland flavours, plain dishes and an overall lack of excitement. I never thought of doing a…

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Nov 27, 2013 Ireland

    Imagine being transported back in time 600 years to a small village in Ireland. A land of kings and knights, heroes and legends. This is all possible now, without a time machine, at Bunratty Castle.

  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

    Nov 26, 2013 Destinations

    The UAE is a federation of seven emirates. We spent a week in Emirates hubcity of Dubai. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. It has the largest population in the UAE and the second-largest land territory. It's super…

  • 10 Things To Do In London With Kids – 5 Of Them Free!

    10 Things To Do In London With Kids – 5 Of Them Free!

    Nov 24, 2013 United Kingdom

    I had never considered London as a children’s destination and was not prepared for the lows (trying to carry a double stroller down underground train stairs) or the highs (two hours in a toy store). Check out our top ten and better yet 5 of them are free!

  • The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    Nov 20, 2013 Ireland

    The icy wind is wildly rushing past me, as I tiptoe closer to the edge. Far below waves crash like orchestral cymbals against the jagged cliffs with a deep, reverberating pounding that could almost be felt under my feet. It’s acutely cold and I shiver as …

  • Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    Nov 17, 2013 Destinations

    A landlocked country in Central Europe, most people have heard of at least one of it's cities - Prague. We got to stay in Prague for a week right before Christmas and enjoy it's unique individuality.

  • Charming Irish Cottage Retreat With Just A Few Clicks

    Charming Irish Cottage Retreat With Just A Few Clicks

    Nov 11, 2013 Ireland

    For 10 nights we had been moving consistently around Ireland. From East to West, West to South, South to North and then we finally found ourselves heading back to Galway. Thankfully we found ourselves in the middle of the Irish countryside in a sweet litt…

  • The Heavens Open Up At Giant’s Causeway

    The Heavens Open Up At Giant’s Causeway

    Nov 5, 2013 United Kingdom

    The low, menacing clouds drifted overhead as we arrived at the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway. The visitors centre was unlike any other tourist attraction we’d seen in Ireland. Uber modern and sleek, it didn’t quite …

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    Despite not having any kids or husband to wake me up in the morning I still had a reasonably early morning – bummer! I was able to get dressed so quickly without two little ones to dress and a husband to hurry. That was relatively novel, but I missed thei…

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    It’s a strange feeling the lack of bodies in your bed after so long. But it’s a luxurious feeling. The final day or my time in Ireland without the family. This one includes becoming pants-less after a Segway tour...

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    Oct 30, 2013 Ireland

    Tea & Scones, walking tour in Westport, cycling the coast, a warm place for home & eating overload! My first day without the family visiting the Wild Atlantic Way West, do you think I survived?

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