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  • Kythnos Is Not Santorini (But That’s What Makes It Awesome)

    Kythnos Is Not Santorini (But That’s What Makes It Awesome)

    Jun 17, 2014 Greece

    Kythnos is a relaxing Greek island with around 100km of coastline, and more than 70 beaches, many inaccessible by road. It is not slathered with tourists like Santorini. It's a completely different experience. And, like me, you may lose a piece of your he…

  • Apartment Disaster At Sunny Beach: Slimy Green Swimming Pool Was Just The Beginning

    Apartment Disaster At Sunny Beach: Slimy Green Swimming Pool Was Just The Beginning

    May 17, 2014 Bulgaria

    After a month of rapid nomadic travel we needed a break. We booked a 2-bedroom apartment in the hugely popular town of Sunny Beach, Bulgaria along the Black Sea coast. It sounded like a dream break. Unfortunately it quickly turned into a disaster.

  • Our Night Time Bulgarian Joyride: Sofia To Sunny Beach By Bus

    Our Night Time Bulgarian Joyride: Sofia To Sunny Beach By Bus

    May 14, 2014 Bulgaria

    Three. That’s how many options were available for making our way from Sofia to Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Bus, train or plane. We chose the bus and it turned out to be the most convenient way and also the cheapest too.

  • 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 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…

  • Peeling Back The Layers Of Mystery Around Stonehenge

    Peeling Back The Layers Of Mystery Around Stonehenge

    Dec 9, 2013 United Kingdom

    In the days before pen and paper, before the wheel, before recorded history dating some 5000 years ago, someone with passion and strength beyond measure, created Stonehenge.

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Cram It: 48 Hours In Barcelona, Spain

    Cram It: 48 Hours In Barcelona, Spain

    Nov 1, 2013 Spain

    15 days had passed since we disembarked our cruise ship in Civitavecchia but it felt like months. We had seen so much in such a short period of time on our Southern Europe road trip. But now it was coming to an end and Barcelona was a fitting finale.

  • 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 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?

  • 10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    Oct 28, 2013 Ireland

    Erin was gone. It was just Miss 4 and Mr 3 with me for 3 whole days. No sweat, I was a very capable, hands-on dad. But this time it was different. I was in a brand new city, a new country, and didn’t know anyone and didn’t know where to go or what to do. …

  • It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    Oct 26, 2013 Italy

    When you have a flight leaving Turkey and heading to Italy, it could be considered exciting. But I wasn’t flying to Italy. I was flying into my parent’s arms. Take joy in my happy reunion and check out our stay in Civitavecchia, Italy.

  • We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    Oct 8, 2013 Turkey

    If our previous stay in Alacati was the hidden gem that only locals know, then Oludeniz is the unhidden gem that all the British know about. I don’t think we’ve seen so many folks from the UK (outside Australia), than in this one town. Blimey!

  • Italy

    Italy

    Sep 18, 2013 Destinations

    When I first visited in 2001 Italy was my favourite country. Could it live up to this standard on my return? Visiting Italy with my kids and my parents. We hope you enjoy!

  • Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Sep 9, 2013 Turkey

    All I could hear was the gentle breeze softly whispering past the hot air balloon and the occasional whoosh of the flame filling the ballon, as we soared on smooth streams of air. The warm sun breached the nearby plateau casting a warm, encompassing glow …

  • Gallivanting on the Golan Heights

    Gallivanting on the Golan Heights

    Aug 6, 2013 Israel

    On our second day in Nazareth we decided to do the popular Golan Heights tour. This included popular Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias Nature Reserve, Mount Bental & the Sea of Galilee- where Jesus (I couldn't) walked on water.

  • Cruising the Coast: Jerusalem to Nazareth

    Cruising the Coast: Jerusalem to Nazareth

    Aug 3, 2013 Israel

    It’s not everyday we get to sit back and relax on a long drive. Our Hop On Hop Off journey from Jerusalem to Nazareth.