5 Rainy Day Activities in and Around Sydney

There’s no doubt that Sydney is a city built for the outdoors. Miles of gorgeous, sweeping beaches, hidden coves, a massive harbour ripe for sailing… The list goes on. On a sunny day you really can’t beat it. But what about when the weather doesn’t play ball? I’ve found myself sitting inside on a windy and cold Christmas Day after …

10 Tips for Surviving Rome in the Summer

A trip to Rome is undoubtably one of the most enriching city breaks you can take in Europe. Thousands of years of fascinating history, a vibrant cafe and bar scene, the tastiest Italian food and local wines – it’s really one of my favourites. But having visited in both winter and summer, I have to say I found visiting in …

Two Days in Dubrovnik: What to Do

I didn’t even know I was heading to Dubrovnik until a couple of hours before my flight. When my Surprise Trips destination was revealed as Dubrovnik, my first reaction was one of relief, now I knew where I was going, and my second was of total elation. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, and the chance to immerse myself …

The Best Things to Do in London Spring 2016

I’m back in London, the clocks have moved forwards and I’m ready to rock this Spring for all it’s got! Spring is a great time to visit London. As soon as there’s a hint of sunshine, the whole city strips down into shorts and summery skirts and flocks to the nearest bit of grass to indulge in that oh-so British …