After a hectic but fun few hours in Santorini we made our way north to the glamorous island of Mykonos. Famous for its party reputation and fashionable boutiques, Mykonos experienced a resurgence in the last few decades with lavis...
Although I consider the Italian Riviera to be one of the most stunning places in the world I have to say that its French counterpart is sure to give that accolade a run for its money. Nice is considered the unofficial capital of t...
They say all roads lead to Rome and that's exactly where we ended up on the last leg of our European adventure. After visiting Greece and France and spending a few days living on a boat, a few hours in the European capital of cult...
I consider myself a pretty spontaneous individual so when a chance to visit Greece, France and Italy in the space of a week landing in my inbox, I found it difficult to resist. I always considered cruises to be for the older gener...
If you're looking for a quintessential Italian experience then look no further than Florence and Siena. Both are steeped in culture and have a long history stretching back to Etruscan times around 200BC. These cities have helped t...
Day 3 of our Italian adventure took us to the wonderful city of Naples which is known for its rich history, pizza (which originated in the city) and passionate football fans. Maradona football shirts are still sold in shops which ...
A recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast lies in the southwestern region of Campania, Italy and is recognised worldwide for its cliff-side Mediterranean fishing villages, lemon tree gardens and idyllic seascapes. ...
Italy is a country that's always full of surprises so when Mike Knowles suggested a 5 day road trip it was an offer I couldn't refuse. We spent our days visiting seaside villages around Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast as well as...
Following my Eastern European adventures I was invited to spend a few days in Berlin and seeing as I've never been to Germany before I thought this was a great opportunity to learn about the Deutsche culture. Berlin was also the f...
Let me introduce you to one of my favourite words - Sonder. Sonder is the realisation that each person is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited ...
It's crazy how a change of scenery can influence your thinking and become a catalyst for new ideas. Waking up every morning, surrounded by nature, without any professional obligations is a situation many people dream of and yet I ...
It would be a shame to visit Ukraine and not spend a few days in the natural solitude of the Carpathian Mountains. After a visit to Kiev, Ivano Frankivsk and Lviv I booked myself a cosy little cottage through Airbnb and without pr...
Urban exploration (aka. urbex, UE, bexing, urbexing) is the exploration of man-made structures, roofs, abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the environment. During my travels around Ukraine I had a chance to meet some...
My journey through Ukraine took me to Lviv, a city of decadent elegance and a long history stretching back hundreds of years. The city boasts a large Russian, Polish, Austrian, Jewish and even Armenian population which adds to its...
Continuing on from PART 1 of my Eastern European journey I found myself in Western Ukraine. After a sweaty but comfortable 24 hour train ride a whole new part of the country was open for exploration. I visited Lviv, Kalush and my ...
When most people think of a relaxing holiday they envision a hot climate, a cocktail and maybe a hammock by the beach. I decided to do a complete 180 and visit Ukraine, a place that is undergoing major growing pains since their in...
If you're stuck in a creative rut or just want to clear your head make sure to go for a wander. If your head is filled with thoughts then you're thinking about thinking. No fresh ideas can ever manifest in this state. During my tr...
Life is a beautiful adventure and it would be a shame to waste it on things of little importance. If you're finding yourself surrounded by drama, negative people or useless information, you need to cut that out of your life. It's ...