8 Things to do in Antibes, France

The imposing Fuerte Cadrado fort in Antibes as seen from across the water.

Visiting the French Riviera and looking for a town that’s a little calmer and less touristy than Nice or Cannes? Or maybe a great place to visit on a day trip from Nice? Well, right between the two you’ll find the beautiful cobble street town of Antibes. Known for its friendly seaside vibes, sailboats and … Read more

Working Remotely On A Sailboat – Pros & Cons

Lady on a sailboat with a cup in her hands.

There’s something romantic about the idea of working from a sailboat – ocean swims on your lunch break, an early morning paddleboard instead of a 6 am commute, checking your weather sailing app for the forecast rather than Google maps for news of the dreaded daily traffic jams. Here are the Pros and Cons of working remotely on a sailboat.

Top 10 Things to do in Madeira

Homes on the hillside in Madeira.

Madeira is the island of eternal spring, as you can experience pleasant temperatures all year round, thanks to its subtropical climate. The island is also often referred to as the “Hawaii of Europe”. Here’s what to do Maderia, Portugal.

What to Eat in Dublin, Ireland

Temple Bar District in Dublin, Ireland.

Although it is true that the pub scene is huge in Dublin, Dublin also has a lot to offer when it comes to food. With a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, Dublin offers everything you would want to eat, from traditional dishes to cuisine of the world and delicious desserts.  Here are the traditional dishes in Ireland, which you will find at some of the best restaurants and cafés in Dublin. 

20 Unique Cafes Around the World

Space effective architecture and ambience at The Lhong Tou Café.

We’ve seen some really quirky cafes around the world while traveling; some in old factories, some in scary allies, and some of them even situated at the top of mountains. If you look for the world’s most unusual cafes and best coffee shops, you’ll find some really quirky and strange ones. Wondering where all the … Read more

21 Top things to do in Switzerland

Bridge across the Limmat River in Zurich, Switzerland - pic by Sarah

Soaring alpine peaks overhanging quaint village towns; chocolates to delight the senses; fondues and raclettes, and Emmentaler cheese; the serene Swiss National Park and the wooded shores of Lake Geneva; these are just some of the reasons to visit Switzerland. If you’re planning a trip to this amazing Alpine country, here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland.

Why Visit Switzerland?

Pixabay image of Offbeat swiss motels

Why visit Switzerland? What makes Switzerland so special? What are the things we love about Switzerland? Here are the top reasons to visit Switzerland!

Where to eat in Chania on Crete, Greece

A dish at Serenissima Restaurant restaurant on the sea - Pic by Gabi from The Tiny Book

Modern Mediterranean dishes can trace back their origins all the way to the simple array of ingredients originally belonging to the Cretan diet. Abundant greens, rigorously seasonal cheeses, not a lot of meat, and the secret key to bind all those together with harmony and taste, local extra virgin olive oil. Mountain herbs, a bunch … Read more

Where to eat in Bristol, UK

Root spiced potato gnocchi wilding greens - Pic by Melanie from TwoPlusDogs

Bristol has long been known for its diverse, exciting and independent food scene. The last few years has seen this trend continue to accelerate and make this city an even more tempting prospect for those of us seeking quality places to eat. Here are just a few of the reasons why any food lover should … Read more

13 Things to Do in Crete, Greece

14th century Harbour with a restored Venetian lighthouse in Chania - Pic by Emily from Visual Wandering

The supposed birthplace of Zeus, Crete is the largest Greek island covering 8,336 km² (making it the 5th largest island in the whole of the Mediterranean) so even on a 2 week holiday, you won’t see all that this island has to offer. Because Crete is so vast and varied (it takes around 6-7 hours … Read more

Best Things to do in Kotor, Montenegro

A boat ride to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks - Pic by Samantha from Sam Sees World

Montenegro is an absolutely stunning country filled with beautiful little cities and towns just waiting to be explored. It is not as popular as many other European cities, which adds to its mysterious charm. However, in recent years it has started to grow as a summer travel hot spot, and there is no question as … Read more

13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg City Hall or Hamburg Rathaus

More often than not, trips to Germany skip Hamburg for Bavaria or the Rhine. But you’d be missing out by not visiting Germany’s second largest city because it is the country’s top cultural destination, a title it’s been given by The Tourism Department of Germany. So, here are 13 reasons why Hamburg should be on … Read more

Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

Brunch at La Fabbrica, Brussels - Pic by Sophie from Bitten By The Bug

As is to be expected from a capital city, Brussels is teeming with excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. Belgian, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Asian… you name it. The price range varies as well, going from a cheap portion of fries in the street to fancy Michelin-rated restaurants. In order to make things easier for … Read more

30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Collage of weird foods from around the globe.

We were having a chat about the unusual food people eat in different cultures, and Laura said, “You know some people eat every part of the fish”. I said “Yeah, we do too! The fins, the eyes, everything.” And that started a long conversation about how my culture eats goat trotters, goat tripe, oxtail stew, … Read more

50+ Popular Drinks to try around the World

Some popular Herbes brands - By Paps from TheWingedFork

Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more

Becoming a nomad in the Caribbean Islands

Hiking to the La Soufrière volcano - Pic by Dominika from Sunday in Wonderland

I always wanted to do something unusual in my life. I thought that the world was so full of possibilities that it would be a shame to devote the whole lifetime for only one standard life, filled only with one work experience. So when I’ve heard about digital nomads for the first time, I thought … Read more

Top Water Sports Destinations In The World

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

It’s summer somewhere in the world right now! We’re lucky we live on a blue dot that has summer in some place no matter the time of the year; and there are always some nice holiday destinations that are perfect for water sports. My friends and I have put together a list of the best … Read more

60 Best Street Food in Europe You Must Eat

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. Whether it’s in unusual and quirky cafes, or right on the street, we think that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. Do they taste better than American fare, Latin American … Read more

Kanelbullar : Sweden’s Little Secret

A culture crafted pastry - Pic by Shelley from Niche Travel Design

AUTUMN | CINNAMON SEASON Growing up in the USA, autumn always brought a chill in the air, American football games, changing colors of trees and the lovely smell of cinnamon. Autumn is cinnamon season in the USA. Here in Sweden, however, cinnamon is a year round spice and cinnamon buns or kanelbullar, are an everyday event. … Read more

What’s for dessert in different cultures?

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more

What’s for dinner in different cultures (countries)?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast or dessert. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas … Read more

What’s for breakfast in different countries (cultures)?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more

Cuevas Del Drach – Dragon Caves in Mallorca

Beautiful-Mallorcan-Dragon-Caves

Deciding to Visit the Cuevas Del Drach or Caves of Drach or Dragon Caves Well, my sisters had made it to Mallorca and we were looking for something else to do. We’d already been kayaking to Cala Blava, walked around Palma city for a while and visited the Cathedral, done a short hike up to … Read more

Best local Ice Creams in the World

Walnut-Crunch-ice-cream---K-Rustom's---Ritesh---TheWingedFork

Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more

How I Became A Bilingual Nomad – Jamie

Sitting in lesser-known Minas de Ríotinto, Spain - CrashedCulture - TheWingedFork

Learning languages is fun, but learning a language in it’s home country is even better. Jamie from Crashed Culture talks about immersing herself in Spanish culture to learn the Spanish language while teaching English there.  Spanish Dreams Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had the wildest dreams of traveling the world, learning all these … Read more

Guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

Rossyln-Chapel---Scotland---TheWingedFork

EDINBURGH CASTLE HOLYROODHOUSE PALACE ROYAL MILE Scotch Whisky Experience Camera Obscura and World of Illusions St. Giles’ Cathedral or the High Kirk of Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Real Mary King’s Close MORE OF EDINBOROUGH Scott Monument Royal Yacht Britannia Cramond Ghost Island Arthur’s Seat Rosslyn Chapel Kelpies in neighbouring Falkirk Other places of interest … Read more

Sweden: Northern Lights Photography Trip

Warming up while waiting for northern lights in Abisko, Sweden - Michelle Kenyon - TheWingedFork

Choosing Sweden over Iceland Sweden. I’ve always wanted to travel there in the back of my mind, stemming from a love of professional ice hockey in my early teenage years, with several of my favorite NHL players hailing from Sweden. I even had several pen pals for a few years from Sweden (does anyone even … Read more

Off the Beaten Path in Dagestan

The Grand Mosque of Makhachkala - TheWingedFork

I love travel, but I never would have given Dagestan a thought till I read Steve’s blog about it. Steve, the brains behind The Hard Core Travel (No Travel Worries), has been to over 50 countries but has a passion for Russia and the Republics of the USSR. Here’s his take on Dagestan.  Dagestan, a … Read more

Where to go snorkelling in Mallorca?

Cala-Barques---Majorca---TheWingedFork

Where shall we go snorkelling? Which are the best beaches in Mallorca for snorkeling? We’ve been living in Majorca for quite some time now and snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving come with the territory. On asking in and around Alcudia and Port de Pollenca area of Mallorca one name seemed to be echoed more than … Read more

Offbeat Occitanie towns in South West France

Sunset at the Château de Montaigut - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

France has so much to see for the tourist that wants to go beyond Paris and Antibes and the regular touristic locations. Going beyond takes you to see those hidden parts that most people don’t really visit. For example, the Occitanie region is in the South West of France and is famous for many medieval … Read more

Dinner at K+K am Waagplatz, Salzburg, Austria

Wild-dinner at Koller - TheWingedFork

It was pretty late by the time we got into Salzburg on the Eurail and checked into our hotel, Der Salzburger Hof. It was hardly a 10-minute walk from the Salzburg train station aka Salzburg Hauptbahnhof; and thankfully we were in the main part of the hotel and not the annex. So smile 🙂 Anyway, … Read more

11 Things to do in Feldkirch, Austria

View-of-Feldkirch-from-Schattenburg---TheWingedFork

Feldkirch is a medieval town in the mountainous state of Voralberg in Austria. It was the last stop of our journey through Austria. The reason we chose to stay in Feldkirch? We wanted to see Liechtenstein. Yeah, we wanted to get that 2 Euro stamp on our passport saying we had visited the 6th smallest … Read more

7 Things to do in Northern Ireland

View-of-Coast-line-from-Dunluce-towards-Portrush---TheWingedFork

On a weekend break from work, hubby and I travelled to visit Northern Ireland to see as much as we could off the perennial must-see list. Instead of staying in Belfast, we opted to stay at a cosy B&B in the Bushmills region of County Antrim that was equidistant to most of the attractions we … Read more

Visiting Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake

View of the underground lake tunnel at Seegrotte Austria.

A Lake Under A Lake Under A Mountain! Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf! So as I was saying last week, it turned out to be a bargain. For around 49 Euros each we got to see Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Karmel Mayerling, and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, and didn’t have to … Read more

Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling, and Scary Voices

Chapel of the dead at Karmel Mayerling in Austria.

Being woken up in Graz by a scary voice Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? I was woken up in the middle of the night by a low repetitive voice that almost scared me witless. After turning on the night lamp in our hotel room in Graz, … Read more

Review: Brettlejause at Buschenschank Schaar

Stefanie and Sarah at Buschenschank Schaar - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

What’s A Buschenschank? A buschenschank is a Styrian tavern run by local winemakers where they can also sell this year’s wine under special during four fall months. It is very similar to a Strausswirtschaften in Germany or the heuriger in Eastern Austria. We had seen a few heurigers in Vienna, the wine city, but hadn’t … Read more