3 days in New York: A Travel Guide

So, you’ve hit the Big Apple and you have three days to explore – what’s next? Well, they don’t call it the ‘Big Apple’ for nothing – with 304 mi² of sights, lights and wild nights, there’s plenty to fill your time. Here are my picks for spending 3 days in New York City, with a mix of big-hitting sights, …

24 hours in Barcelona: What Not to Miss

Full of historical architecture and a vibrant and buzzing nightlife, Barcelona is an entertainment hub for both residents and travellers. It’s world-famous for its enviable sunny weather, beautiful churches, and delicious food from superb Catalan cuisine to traditional tapas and pinxtos. There’s such a wealth of activities, it’s almost impossible to narrow down the best things to do and see …

Culture and Cuisine: Edinburgh in a Weekend

Edinburgh is a city with too much choice: Over 30 museums to explore, the greatest amount of pubs of any city in Scotland (732 at the last count), and plenty of historic castles and palaces to keep you busy for weeks. So narrowing down your options when you only have a weekend to explore can be a tricky business. Thankfully …

A First Timer’s Guide to Travelling Vietnam

Growing in popularity on the Southeast Asia backpacking scene, Vietnam has so much to offer. Aside from the horrific ‘American War’ (as it’s called in Vietnam because well, what else would you call it?), there is so much history to explore as well as seriously fun cities and more coastline than most Asian countries (and no one to be seen …

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 …