How to Survive a Sleeper Train Journey in Vietnam

Like many that visit Vietnam, I was determined to make the most of my time and see as much of the country as possible. While Vietnam is a long, thin country with most of the places worth seeing located in a line down the coast, the country is deceptively large and travel times between places may... Continue Reading →

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A Day Exploring Hue Imperial City

Our journey through the central region brought us north from Da Nang to Hue (pronounced hway), once the capital of Vietnam. The main draw to visiting Hue is the Imperial City, an expansive UNESCO World Heritage Site protected by walls and moats, facing the Perfume River to the south. Once home to the country's emperors,... Continue Reading →

Why Nothing Beats a Summer in London

Summer is officially here, which is easily my favourite time of year in London. While I previously mentioned how enchanting my home is when the Christmas season rolls around, I'm a summer girl and truly come alive when the weather gets warmer and the daylight hours are longer. But it's not just being able to... Continue Reading →

What to Know About Taking the Eurostar

As I arrived back into London St. Pancras from my weekend in Bruges, feet up the footrest, drinking a glass of wine, and checking my emails on my internet connected and charging phone, one thought came into my head: Taking the Eurostar is so much better than flying! My recent trip to Bruges marked my... Continue Reading →

5 Things to do in Ghent, Belgium

Ghent (or Gent), located in the Flemish region of Belgium, has achieved a rare balance between historic medieval town and a hipster/student friendly hangout, brimming with well-preserved castles and cathedrals neighbouring trendy bars and modern art. My experience of this town may not be the most typical (I was on a hen do) but I... Continue Reading →

How to Make the Most of Your Time in Dubai

Dubai, someone told me during my recent visit, is like its own brand, with the aim of becoming the Chanel or Dior of cities. A shining, modern, and ever-rising skyline meets traditional culture in a place surrounded by seemingly endless desert and sea; you can expect a destination unlike anywhere else. My most recent trip... Continue Reading →

7 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was the first country outside of Europe (besides my birth country, the US) that I had visited, and it was the perfect starting point.  In addition to having all the factors that I really want out of a holiday, it was friendly and easy to get around.  I visited in October, meeting up... Continue Reading →

Dubrovnik: A Game of Thrones Walking Tour

Dubrovnik has long been a real treasure in the Adriatic, offering up gorgeous coastlines and a particularly beautiful old town. But it has risen to fame in the past few years as a filming location for Game of Thrones, becoming instantly recognisable as King's Landing in the hit series. Throughout the city, tours are cropping... Continue Reading →

A Day Exploring Krka National Park

Before visiting Croatia, what came to mind was its beautiful coastlines dotted with enchanting old towns.  What I found more unexpected after my recent trip was its jaw-droppingly stunning national parks, none more so than Krka National Park. Situated around an hour and a half from Split, the park is perfect for a sunny day... Continue Reading →

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