Ambleside, The Lake District, is a beautiful little town! People come from all over to enjoy the cafes, shops, and spectacular hiking in the area. Ambleside, and the Lake District in general, is paradise for nature lovers. There are plenty of long hikes, and mountain routes. However, sometimes you just want a short, scenic stroll. Stock Ghyll Force is a lovely, easy walk from Ambleside. Easily reached from the town… Read More »Stock Ghyll Force | Walk to Ambleside waterfall
There is no doubt that Barcelona is a beautiful city. With stunning architecture, rich history and even a beach, the city is a well loved destination for visitors. Part of the appeal of Barcelona is that there are plenty of things to do which are just outside the city. Many people choose to base themselves in the city and then do day trips to places around Barcelona. Mount Tibidabo is… Read More »Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona | Everything you need to know!
A common question among a lot of people is why don’t sharks attack divers? As a PADI Instructor, one of the first things people tend to ask me is – “aren’t you scared of sharks?” In fact, myself and nearly all divers actually love to see sharks in the water! They are such magnificent creatures, it is a great experience to be in the water with them! The bad press… Read More »Why don’t sharks attack Scuba Divers?
Many new divers ask me the same question when they learn to dive – what do I wear under the wetsuit!? It is a valid question, and most people have not used one before! Finding out the answer before you get in the water and the suit can save embarrassment. It is also important to know what to wear under a wetsuit as it can improve your comfort in water.… Read More »What do you wear under a wetsuit?
Europe has a reputation for being one of the more expensive destinations to travel. It is true, some countries can make a big dent in your wallet! However, there are some great cities in Europe that are still very budget friendly. Some are known for cheap food and drink, whilst others have some bargain accommodation options. So if you are looking for a European city break, take note of these… Read More »The 9 most affordable cities in Europe to visit
Sprawling, metropolitan and sometimes unbearably busy, London is stressful at times. It is also not somewhere you associate with exotic animals and birds. Sure, pigeons are everywhere, and even the odd fox. But what if I told you, there are peacocks in London! And not in a zoo, or on private property. You can see peacocks in Holland Park, London, roaming freely! Holland Park makes for a lovely trip out.… Read More »Where to see Peacocks in Holland Park, London
Think of England’s capital, and all the images it brings to mind. Red buses, Buckingham Palace, Westminster…. So many iconic sights in this bustling capital. The city is busy, metropolitan and sometimes grey; exotic birds are not something you would associate with London! But London has some incredible parks, a place to escape the rat race, huge expanses where it is easy to forget… Read More »Where to find parakeets in Kensington Gardens, London
Whenever I reveal to anyone that I used to live and work in Malta, I am always met with an air of confusion, as if people don’t quite know what to ask next. I say the same thing to everyone when I discuss Malta – I think, as a country and travel destination, it is very underrated! Tiny in size, and quickly reached from everywhere in Europe, Malta lends itself nicely… Read More »The perfect 7 day Malta itinerary
Since moving back to the UK, living in London and doing the whole “real job” thing, I have been trying to make the most out of my weekends! I work odd shifts, and so I don’t get every weekend off, but when I do I want to explore. Which means either jetting off to another European city, or exploring my own home country, and generally just trying to make the… Read More »A weekend in Canterbury
One of my most visited posts on this site is my 3 week itinerary for Peru where I lay out exactly what I did and what I spent! So many of you seem to find that post useful, I thought it was only logical to make a similar post about my recent 2 week trip to the Yucatan Peninsula! Similar to last time, everything is based on a couple sharing.… Read More »2 weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula – itinerary and costs!