Maastricht

KRUISHERENHOTEL, MAASTRICHT, NL

If any hotel stay was the epitome of a five-star European experience, it was my 3 nights at the Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht. What was once a 15th century monastery is now an amazing design hotel. And if you think the building looks good, you should try out their wine collection! I do believe that this is the first five star…

Maastricht

DISCOVERING MAASTRICHT

So many countries, so little time. When I go abroad, I tend to stick to capital cities, especially when doing European city breaks. Flights from your home area to capital cities are much more often, and much cheaper, than visiting other cities in that country. If you only have a long weekend to explore beyond your borders, you want to…

LLOYD HOTEL, AMSTERDAM – NL

    If you’re going to read about any hotel, in any city, make it the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. One of a kind, full of history, and an attraction in it’s own right, the Lloyd Hotel was a stay that I will never forget, and one that I would love to re-live. So, what was it like to stay…

MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH AMSTERDAM

    Every single new place that I go to I either like it or I don’t. Simple enough.   Amsterdam is different. Of all the places, of all of the travelling, Amsterdam is that one place that I want to love, but I don’t. The concept of the city, the thought of the architecture and laid back life, the…

TRAVELLING WITH A WHEELCHAIR

  Travelling must be in my blood. Quite a lot of my trips have been with family members, who have also spent a lifetime wandering far and wide. Over half of my European city breaks have been with my Grandma, let’s call her ‘WanderNan’, who also shares my love of history, culture, and architecture.   Only WanderNan is very sick,…

I BOOKED THE WRONG HOTEL…AGAIN (+COMMON …

Only photos of delicious street food in Japan can make me feel any better about what I’ve done (again). You usually don’t make the same mistake twice, but call me a over-excited/enthusiastic traveler because my butter fingers have booked me the wrong hotel twice in one year. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone, and it…

NO BULLS**T TIPS FOR SURVIVING LONG …

Long haul flights are seriously underrated. Underrated for how f**king horrific they are. Tip 1 of a travel website that I read for surviving long-haul flights was, “upgrade”. Excuse me, but flights alone are enough to make my bank balance cry into a knock-off tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream – the dream of getting out of Economy Class…

MY FAV AFFORDABLE EUROPEAN CITY BREAKS

It would be a wonderful world if we could all afford long weekends in Rome, Paris, and Venice. For fellow Brits, a long weekend in a beautiful European city seem 100% do-able, with most of these countries being only a few hours on a plane away, however the travel industry Gods know the international value of these lust-worthy destinations and…

MOST POPULAR POSTS | ANALYSIS

I don’t know about you, but I find reading posts about other people’s stats really helpful for planning future content and analyzing why some people’s blogs are more memorable than others. Making the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of your blog can be quite daunting, but as someone who is trying to work on their content I know the frustrations of trying to make…