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…

Why you should drive to Europe, not …

One thing that I always talk about is my experience of driving around Europe – four years later and the memories that I have are still my most cherished, and it was a serious eye opener. Most people question our sanity when we say that we drove to Europe in a 1999 Ford Fiesta that cost £50 and was dropping…

Swiss Bliss

It’s Tuesday! And in the spirit of getting myself back into blogging I thought I’d start myself off on a Throw Back Tuesday series! When I first started this blog I shared some travel photos from mine and my Dads drive around Europe – seeing as my blog has grown a lot in two years I thought I’d share them…

Gran Canaria – The Real Island

I do not holiday. I travel. When my Significant Other surprised me with a ‘holiday’ for my 21st birthday I went through a cycle of emotions that I hadn’t really experienced before. I was looking forward to sun, relaxation, and the swimming pool – in contrast to my usual, ‘heritage, culture, and living the “do as the Romans do” way’. …

Gran Canaria – Arriving

So I finished university and we went to Gran Canaria to celebrate! As a frequent traveler it was strange for me to take an actual ‘holiday’. Despite my European travels, Sweden and Japan, I hadn’t been on a package holiday since I was around 13, when I went to Majorca. It was there that I became frustrated with the commercialism…

Pompeii

Pompeii, Italy

Sorry for photo-heaviness! Hope you enjoy my little selection of over 1000 photos I took at Pompeii. It is such an amazing place and I’d love for other people to see how stunning it is too, enjoy!