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.
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 Chania on Crete, Greece
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 Where to eat in Bristol, UK
Georgia (the country, not the state) boasts some of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. A big part of that is food. After travelling for a month in Turkey, we were weighing up whether to head to Europe during the peak of summer (expensive!) or to wait another month before it cools down … Read more What to Eat in Tbilisi, Georgia
It was time to visit the brother and his wife again. So we packed our bags and off we went to Mallorca, Spain for a month. The days passed so swiftly before we had to return home that there was hardly enough time to cross places of our things to do in Mallorca list. But … Read more Things to Do on Holiday in Mallorca, Spain
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 13 Things to Do in Crete, Greece
The following is a guest post by Via Travelers, a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, hacks and itineraries to travel the world. Located close to the Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri was the most visited and loved place by the emperors. The popularity of this place is … Read more Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem
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 Best Things to do in Kotor, Montenegro
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 13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany
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 Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium
Going Nomad – Should or shouldn’t I? As an aspiring nomad, I’ve come across quite a few individuals who discredit this lifestyle, and also say that it’s difficult and amounts to no good. To counter this thinking, and to provide inspiration to myself and other aspiring nomads, I’ve started this Going Nomad : Inspiration Series, … Read more Inspiration Series : Going Nomad
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 50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide
If you’re like most people, when you think of Paris, you think of food. And who could blame you? It’s hard to untangle the city from its candy-colored macarons, its airy soufflés, its adventurous gourmets. When I visit Paris (which is as often as possible), food is always the first thing on my mind. I … Read more Where to Eat in Paris, France
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 Inspiration Series: Island life nomads
What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, … Read more Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food
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 Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World
Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. We’ve found that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some amazing European street foods and local foods that you must try. … Read more 50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat
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 Kanelbullar : Sweden’s Little Secret
Vilnius is not the most likely or well known city at the top of most peoples Europe bucket lists. I must admit, I knew next to nothing about it and had never considered it as my next destination before I met Dov. I met Dov when we were both backpacking in Cambodia, and ended up … Read more Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania
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 dessert in different countries and cultures?
What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. 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 Vakarienei? We couldn’t … Read more What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?
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 What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?
Churches, known as places of fellowship and amazing grace. Even if churches are no longer visited for their religious significance; they are still visited for their splendour and beauty, their majesty and magnificence. There are so many beautiful churches around the world that showcase amazing architecture and exquisite ornate work that are a simply must … Read more Top 72 Most Beautiful Churches in Europe
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, walked around Palma city for a while and visited the Cathedral, done a short hike up to Castell d’Alaro from restaurant Es Verger where … Read more Cuevas Del Drach : A main attraction in Mallorca
You’ve already read the blog about how I found it difficult to get back into a Kayak because my boobs kept getting in the way. But that’s not the only problem I’ve had with having big boobs. My country wants me to go braless Take for instance the fact that bras my size are not … Read more Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women
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 Best local Ice Creams in the World
The year I turned 33 is the year I started to live my life according to my values. Since that time I’ve made huge changes in my life, including quitting my job, moving overseas, starting a new family, and starting my own business as a Career Strategist and Career Coach. Right now we are preparing … Read more Inspiration Series : Fearless Goal Setting – Alison
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 Inspiration Series : Becoming Bilingual – Jamie
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 My privy guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
I loved my stay in beautiful Graz. It’s the second largest city in Austria, with a population that’s ten times that of another beautiful Austrian city, Feldkirch that my sis and I visited last October. It used to be a centre of commerce in the Middle Ages, with architecture still reminiscent of times past, and is a UNESCO … Read more 13 things you must do in Graz, Austria
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 Sweden on my mind: Northern Lights Photography Trip
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 Off the Beaten Path in Dagestan
Where shall we go snorkelling? Which are the best beaches in Mallorca for snorkeling? We’ve been living in Majorca for some time now and snorkeling 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 others; Cala … Read more Where shall we go snorkelling?
The life of a nomad, a dream for many that goes unrealized. You can live the life of a nomad no matter what you do. All you need is the grit and the mettle that Gemma had when she decided to go be a nurse in an unusual location? Want to hear her story? Read … Read more Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma
SMALL TOWNS IN LOZÈRE, OCCITANIE Saint Énimie Quezac Ispagnac SLOW TRAVEL AVEYRON, OCCITANIE Eglise Russe & Sylvanes Abbey Château de Montaigut Le Village de Salmonac Viaduc de Millau Yeah, like I’ve said in so many posts, France has so much to see, for the tourist that wants to go beyond Paris and the regular touristic … Read more Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère
There is a church, almost in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t know about it till he showed me. Never knew it existed, but then most people don’t, I guess. We went there one gloomy day when the clouds loomed large overhead like they were about to spill burdensome showers on us. Maybe we needed … Read more Visiting L’Eglise Russe in Aveyron, France
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 Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria
Doing what you want and love isn’t something that should wait till later. Sometimes you just have to break free from the shackles or a routine existence and jump into that different life. And who knows? You just might find what you were meant to do. Today, Melissa from High Heels and a Backpack shares … Read more Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa
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 Reasons to visit Feldkirch, and things to do
The Beauty that is Ireland They say mother earth is breathing With each wave that finds the shore Her soul rises in the evening For to open twilights door Her eyes are the stars in heaven Watching o’er us all the while And her heart it is in Ireland Deep within the Emerald Isle That … Read more 7 Must dos on a weekend break to Northern Ireland
‘When in Rome, do the Romans’, a friend of mine once told me. Well, we were talking about a totally different ‘when in Rome’ topic at the time. But on my recent trip to Rome, I did make time to do as Romans do with respect to food. Rome has turned into a very busy … Read more Goose : A golden egg in Rome
Sometimes the unexpected events of life and the closed doors are really there to bring you to your calling, or to be specific make you an accidental nomad. That’s literally what happened with Cris from LooknWalk. As part of the Inspiration Series for Nomads, we welcome Cris to the blog floor today to tell us her … Read more Inspiration Series : Becoming a Freelancer, When This Was Almost Unheard Of – Cris
Travel exposes you to the strangest things – apart from discovering wonderful cultural diversity, behavioral differences, and contrary thought processes – one is also exposed to a range of novel and sometimes surprising situations. Take for example when I was in Cardiff a few years ago, and after ordering a Whiskey and Soda in a … Read more Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say
Inspiring nomads, it’s a term that can mean so many things. But on the journey to becoming a nomad there is so much that one learns and one learns to let go off. Today, we invite a different type of nomad to the blog floor, a weekend nomad. Gareth is a teacher 5 days a … Read more Inspiration Series : Weekend Nomad – Gareth
Amsterdam is the destination Amsterdam is a very famous tourist destination with millions of tourists coming into the city every year. A lot of its popularity comes from activities that would not go down well in my line of work if I was to participate. So that leaves the question what do you do on … Read more What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?
My first kayak experience turned out to be truly eventful. By that evening I’d developed purple bruises all over my hands and legs. It was amazing! Ah, but let’s get back to the beginning. Kayaking is something I’ve always wanted to do, well along with so many other things. And when I finally got to … Read more I lost my apple twice: Misadventures in a Kayak
So I finally visited Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. My siblings and I had wanted to go since we were kids, ever since we had seen all those movies and read all those books about the place. All those books about the volcanic explosion at 1 pm on 24th August, 79 AD, and the legends and myths … Read more 2 things I didn’t like about Mount Vesuvius
A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the … Read more Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast
So my sister and I are spending a few days in Vienna. We get there on my birthday, a beautiful autumn evening in October, and stayed at the Austria Trend Europa Wien on Kartner Strasse. Formerly known as the Meissl & Schaden Hotel, this hotel has been serving a range is clients since 1896. The … Read more Autumn stay at the Austria Trend Europa Wien
My sis and I spent a few days in Rome on the way back from Spain because it was the cheapest route back. We took the opportunity to see Rome, the ancient and beautiful city (although somewhat crowded too). And we were glad we stayed at this lovely B&B (bed and breakfast) outside the city, … Read more A lovely stay in Rome at B&B RomaInterrazza
It’s New Years Eve. We’re en France at your neighbour’s place for dinner. The wine flows freely. How can it not? We’re in Cannes. I’m sitting there thinking, when a pleasant elderly gentleman offers to fill my wine glass, but I decline saying you’ll fill my drink for me. He then offers to keep me … Read more Puy Pariou, Un Puy D’Auvergne
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 shell out anything for transport or entrances. If you missed last week’s blog, my sis and I were boarded at the … Read more Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf!
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 Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling and scary voices
One of the stops on our autumn Austrian trip was Graz. We spent two nights there which was quite enough to see the entire city. Having a limited number of days off, we were deliberating between Klagenfurt and Graz, but Graz won because of the Schloßberg or Schlossberg. It was a good climb. But that’s … Read more Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar
Getting to Futuroscope in Poitiers It was almost a year ago now. I remember waking up early to the smell of fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast. The perks of travelling in France with your boyfriend! It was a long 2 hour drive from Sables D’Olonne to Poitiers and we wanted to get there before … Read more J’ai mangé des vers! : Eating worms in France