Holiday in Mallorca : Activities we enjoyed

Sa Calobra - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

It was time to visit the brother and his wife. So we packed our bags and off we went to Mallorca, Spain for a month. We had a great time and the days passed too swiftly before we had to return home. But we finally got around to sorting out the photos from our holidays … Read more Holiday in Mallorca : Activities we enjoyed

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 13 Things to Do in Crete, Greece

Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem

Capri harbour from Anacapri - Pic by Kyle from Via Travelers

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

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 Best Things to do in Kotor, Montenegro

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 13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

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 Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

Inspiration for Going-Nomad-from Maegan and Elise-Series-from Wanderlust Dietitian and TravelEatPlay---TheWingedFork

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

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

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 50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Where to Eat in Paris, France

Scotch eggs at Frenchie Bar a Vins - Pic by Gigi from Vicious Foodie

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

Inspiration Series: Island life nomads

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 Inspiration Series: Island life nomads

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

Top Water Sports Destinations Around 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 Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

50+ 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. 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

Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania

Church at Trakai - Pic by Rhiannon from Gypsy Heart

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 in different countries and 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 dessert in different countries and cultures?

What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

"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. 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 countries and 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 What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

Most beautiful churches in Europe

Sint Jans in Gouda - The Rare Welsh Bit

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 Most beautiful churches in Europe

Cuevas Del Drach : A main attraction in Mallorca

Beautiful-Mallorcan-Dragon-Caves

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

Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

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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 

Best local Ice Creams in the World

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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

Inspiration Series : Fearless Goal Setting – Alison

Freedom and Road Trip - Alison Rakoto - TheWingedFork

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

Inspiration Series : Becoming Bilingual – 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 Inspiration Series : Becoming Bilingual – Jamie

My privy guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

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EDINBURGH CASTLE HOLYROODHOUSE PALACE ROYAL MILEScotch Whisky ExperienceCamera Obscura and World of IllusionsSt. Giles’ Cathedral or the High Kirk of EdinburghNational Museum of ScotlandReal Mary King’s Close MORE OF EDINBOROUGHScott MonumentRoyal Yacht BritanniaCramond Ghost IslandArthur’s SeatRosslyn ChapelKelpies in neighbouring FalkirkOther places of interest CALTON HILL FOOD AND EDINBOROUGH TOURS Do you hear the bagpipes play … Read more My privy guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

Turkenbrunnen atop the Schlossberg in Graz - TheWingedFork

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

Sweden on my mind: 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 Sweden on my mind: Northern Lights Photography Trip

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 Off the Beaten Path in Dagestan

Where shall we go snorkelling?

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 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?

Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

Gemma-in-the-Maldives---TheWingedFork

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

Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

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

SMALL TOWNS IN LOZÈRE, OCCITANIESaint ÉnimieQuezacIspagnac SLOW TRAVEL AVEYRON, OCCITANIEEglise Russe & Sylvanes AbbeyChâteau de MontaigutLe Village de SalmonacViaduc 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 locations. Going beyond takes you to see … Read more Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

Visiting L’Eglise Russe in Aveyron, France

Abby-Eglise-Russe-Aveyron-France---TheWingedFork

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

Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in 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 Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

Melissa---At-Home-in-Naples,-Italy---Highheelsandabackpack---TheWingedFork

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

Reasons to visit Feldkirch, and things to do

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 Reasons to visit Feldkirch, and things to do

7 Must dos on a weekend break to Northern Ireland

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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

Inspiration Series : Becoming a Freelancer, When This Was Almost Unheard Of – Cris

Mures-River-Arad-Romania-Cris-LooknWalk - TheWingedFork

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

7 facts about the Colosseum to know before visiting

Roma-Colosseum---TheWingedFork

Strangest question to hear at the Colosseum ‘What’s a gladiator?’ the lady asked her daughter as she sat to take a break. We watched stunned as the daughter replied that a gladiator may have been a warrior. She then read a display nearby and elaborated that a gladiator was a captured warrior in ancient Rome … Read more 7 facts about the Colosseum to know before visiting

Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say

Bizarre-Travel-Tales - TheWingedFork

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

Inspiration Series : Weekend Nomad – Gareth

Gareth-Mountain - TheWingedFork

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

What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?

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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?

I lost my apple twice: Misadventures in a Kayak

Perfect blue sea at Cap Rocat in Mallorca, Spain - TheWingedFork

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

2 things I didn’t like about Mount Vesuvius

2 things I didn't like about Mount Vesuvius in Italy

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

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

Paella Mixtas - TheWingedFork

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

Autumn stay at the Austria Trend Europa Wien

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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

A lovely stay in Rome at B&B RomaInterrazza

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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

Puy Pariou, Un Puy D’Auvergne

Puy Pariou in Auvergne, France - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

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

Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf!

Seegrotte-1 - TheWingedFork

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 running out of … Read more Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf!

Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling and scary voices

Dead-Chapel - TheWingedFork

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

Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar

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

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

J’ai mangé des vers! : Eating worms in France

Worms are good Futuroscope along with Foie gras ice cream at-Futuroscope in France - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

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

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