New Zealand is a beautiful country at anytime of the year and is even more magical in winter. Winter is the low season so you won’t need to share its beauty and tourist destinations with others, prices are more affordable and everything is more beautiful with a dusting of snow! We headed over the ditch to New Zealand’s South Island for Dan’s 30th Birthday and spent 10 days exploring in our wonderful JUCY campervan! In our opinion, winter is the best time to visit this stunning country and a campervan gives you the freedom to see it from the comfort of you own travelling home!
Travelling offers you an insight into other cultures and the way in which others live. From art to architecture, religion to music, history to natural beauty and cuisine, certain destinations around the world offer visitors an awe-inspiring experience and insight into other cultures. From Rome to Paris, Kyoto to Africa, here are four of the best cultural escapes in the world.
Saalbach is a charming ski village in the Austrian Alps with traditional buildings and a river running through it. It is a stunning winter wonderland that boasts over 270 kilometres of ski slopes! I visited Saalbach with one of my closest friends who is from Salzburg. Having only ever skiied in Australia and New Zealand, I was quite the rookie and whilst I think I spent more time crashed out in the snow I still loved every bit of my first ever European Ski holiday in beautiful Austria! I was inspired to share my adventures in Saalbach as we’re currently deciding where to go skiing this winter in Europe and are thinking we may go to Val D’Isere or Tignes in the French Alps!
France, Italy, and Spain are the triumvirate European countries which are the favorite destinations of tourists from every corner of the globe. Naturally, they are also the preferred backdrops for love struck honeymooners, and while France is lauded as the country of love by default, Spain is definitely the mise en scène you should be obsessed with; if you are not sure why, here are 10 reasons to go on your honeymoon in Spain.
If you’re planning to fly to a foreign destination on holiday this year, the one major obstacle you’d need to overcome before getting there is the airport! Majority of people find airports unpleasantly crowded, slow and expensive to reach. However, there are some simple ways you can use to ensure a smooth airport experience. Let’s go through some of them below.
Paddington is one of our favourite areas in London. It is a cosmopolitan area, famous for many things including Paddington Station where little Paddington Bear first arrived in London! It has beautiful canals to garden squares, history, shopping, restaurants and charming streets to stroll around. Paddington Station is one of the largest stations is London and is situated just north of Hyde Park and a kilometre from iconic Oxford Street! Here are our five favourite places near Paddington Station.
For many people, the name Bali conjures up an image of tropical bliss, sunsets, surf and cocktails on the beach. Whilst this image is not wrong, it does not do justice to the complexity of Balinese culture, and the sheer richness of experiences to be found on the island. This is not an easy place to sum up in a single sentence, from the party scene that the south of the island has to offer, to the beautiful rice fields of the central highlands and the sleepy north coast, Bali is a place of contrasts. To help you figure out which part of Bali is best for you, here is a quick guide detailing a few of the island’s more well known towns and cities.
It’s no secret that we are total foodies. So on our recent getaway to Byron Bay, I knew exactly where we would be heading for breakfast one morning! I’d been following Combi Byron on Instagram for ages and drooling over their smoothie bowls, raw cakes and healthy goodness every time they posted new photos. It was a long weekend, so super busy although I expect they are busy every day because their menu is so incredible! Combi has an organic menu, home-made nut milks and raw cakes, fair trade coffee and insta-worthy smoothie bowls, all while being family owned and supporting local farmers! It was the perfect spot for brunch after Dan’s early morning surf and my lovely beach walk.
Summer is our favourite time of the year in the UK. The sun shines, wildflowers are abloom, the beer gardens are full, people are happier and of course there are summer holidays! You don’t need to go abroad for the perfect summer holiday as there are a wealth of destinations close to home that will ensure the perfect summer getaway! From hiking on the Jurassic coast, to lazing on the beach in Cornwall, whisky tasting in the Scottish Highlands, treating yourself at boutique hotels in the charming Cotswolds and boating on the Norfolk Broads, here are 8 of our recommendations for the perfect summer holiday.
The Maldives is a dream destination for many and honeymooning there was even better than I could have ever imagined. We’ve shared our experiences arriving by seaplane, our incredible overwater bungalow and the incredible bars and restaurants on the island, but now we just wanted to show you of our favourite places around the island which truly make the Maldives heaven on earth! I’ve never seen this many shades of blue before and I can’t imagine anyone would ever tire of the endless blues that surround you, which change everyday with the weather conditions but are always spectacular!