3 days in Budapest – The third stop on our 3 city European trip

Budapest – Wow. What a brilliant city! This was probably the biggest surprise on our 3 part European trip, and the one that left the biggest impression. Based on the few days we spent there, I would recommend Budapest to anyone. There is so much to do and see, the people are friendly and welcoming,…

3 days in Vienna – The second stop on our 3 city European trip

Vienna was the most anticipated of city on our 3 city European trip in Feb 2020, but was unfortunately by far the most disappointing. Looking back at our visit, I think the problem might have been down to 2 reasons – the time of year, and the weather while we were there. It was bitterly…

3 days in Prague – The first stop on our 3 city European trip

For a few years, Prague had been high on my list of must-visit cities, and when we got there it did not disappoint – I absolutely loved Prague! Prague was part 1 of our 3 city European trip in early 2020. We managed to get the trip done just before the pandemic really took hold!…

5 things to do in Mallorca that don’t involve going to the beach

As a regular visitor to Mallorca, I’m often asked about the island’s reputation for nightlife, hen/stag weekends and binge drinking tourism. While that is abundantly available in Magaluf and Palma Nova, those are just two small towns in a tiny corner of Mallorca. Outside of these towns you’ll find a beautiful island dotted with traditional…

20 Thorpe Park Hidden Secrets and Easter Eggs

Home to some of the UK’s most popular and arguably best coasters, Thorpe Park is one of the UK’s top theme parks. Despite its reputation for being Alton Towers’ little brother, Thorpe Park became a leisure attraction in 1979, a year earlier than Alton Towers which became a theme park in 1980. Thorpe Park may…

15 Alton Towers Hidden Secrets and Easter Eggs

Alton Towers has a lot of history, and with that comes a huge number of hidden secrets and easter eggs. Here are a few that you can try to spot on your next visit! The Smiler Hidden Secrets 1. World’s 1st As you go through the entrance to the Smiler’s queue, have a look up…

5 COVID-19 changes I hope are here to stay

In an attempt to stay positive during our 3rd lockdown, I’ve recently been thinking of a few good things that have come about during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few things that have changed thanks to Covid that I actually like, and I hope we can hold on to! Hygiene One big thing I’ve…

Online shopping – Not such a great thing after all?

“The internet isn’t killing the high street, poor customer experience is.”Right?Well I used to think that way, at least until Covid took away our easy access to the shops. Now I’m not sure which experience is better, in-store or online. I’ve always been a fan of shopping online. What could be better than ordering something…

London Sky Garden, one of the best FREE things to do in London

The Sky Garden is one of the best kept secrets in London, and best of all it’s completely free. Located on the 35th floor of the “Walkie Talkie” building (or 20 Fenchurch Street to give it it’s actual name), the Sky Garden offers incredible 360 degree views from the floor-to-ceiling glass-walled public garden – “The…