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  • Hungary

    Hungary

    Jul 4, 2014 Destinations

    In the South-East of Europe sits Bulgaria. Often overlooked and rarely read about. We decided to change that and are attempting 6 weeks of family travel in the 14th largest country in Europe.

  • My Life Changing Experience On Sifnos, Greece

    My Life Changing Experience On Sifnos, Greece

    Jul 2, 2014 Greece

    Come with us as we explore Sifnos, the beautiful Cycladic island. From picturesque beaches to sky-high panoramas, this island has it all. But more than that, find out how it changed us in an unexpected way.

  • Resort Holiday In Sunny Beach For Just $99.50 Per Day

    Resort Holiday In Sunny Beach For Just $99.50 Per Day

    Jun 25, 2014 Bulgaria

    Sunny Beach is a resort town located on the Black Sea in Bulgaria. It’s filled with hotels, restaurants and entertainment. English is widely spoken and nearly every restaurant offers a Sunday Roast. So how much did our month in Sunny Beach cost?

  • Your Friends Lied To You About Ios

    Your Friends Lied To You About Ios

    Jun 23, 2014 Greece

    Ios, Greece has a long-standing reputation for frivolity, parties and alcohol. But that isn’t the complete story and there is much more to this island than meets the eye. Find out more.

  • Visiting Athens, Greece: Flights, Hotels, Transport & Food

    Visiting Athens, Greece: Flights, Hotels, Transport & Food

    Jun 21, 2014 Greece

    Athens, capital city of Greece, is the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest eras of art, learning and philosophy. If you’re thinking about visiting Athens, find out how we got there, accommodation tips, how we got around, what we ate and more.

  • 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.

  • 365 Days of Accommodation: 2013 - 2014

    365 Days of Accommodation: 2013 - 2014

    May 16, 2014 Highlights

    We’ve been travelling the world for almost 2 years now. Last year we made a great compilation of all the places we stayed and this year we decided to do the same. We hope you enjoy our easy one-stop reference for your holiday plans.

  • 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…

  • Penguin Island: The Locals Best Kept Secret

    Penguin Island: The Locals Best Kept Secret

    Feb 10, 2014 Western Australia

    As my kids did their best penguin waddle across the white, hot sand to the crystal clear water I had to admit some shame in my ignorance - how could I not know this place existed?

  • The Biggest Thing To Happen To Perth, Australia: Outback Splash

    The Biggest Thing To Happen To Perth, Australia: Outback Splash

    Jan 2, 2014 Western Australia

    I admit initially I was slightly concerned returning to Perth. It’s not New York City, it’s not even Prague. But had I really ever looked at it through a tourist’s eyes? Or was it just my old hometown, filled with reminders of the mundane suburban lifesty…

  • 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…

  • The Uber Creepy Bone Chapel Of Kutna Hora

    The Uber Creepy Bone Chapel Of Kutna Hora

    Dec 21, 2013 Czech Republic

    The Bone Chapel is estimated to contain between 40,000 and 70,000 human skeletons intricately arranged to form spectacular decorations. The place was eerily quiet as silence is imposed on all visitors. You could hear a pin drop. I could hear my heart beat…

  • 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.

  • FOTA Wildlife Park: Ireland’s Hidden Gem

    FOTA Wildlife Park: Ireland’s Hidden Gem

    Nov 28, 2013 Ireland

    If you have been to zoos and wildlife parks before and you think you’ve seen it all, then think again. This remarkable wildlife park completely caught me by surprise. And that’s never happened with a zoo before.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Nov 11, 2013 Ireland

    Fresh from a major facelift launched in June 2013, this iconic landmark in Limerick, Ireland has been turning heads (for all the right reasons). So we had to find out what was going on and had the opportunity to visit this popular destination on our Irish…

  • 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 …