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11 things you must do on your first trip to Washington DC

New York City and Orlando might dominate the East Coast, but you shouldn’t forget about Washington DC – the calm before the storm. It may seem odd, describing the capital of the USA as ‘calm’ but that’s what DC is. The city is open rather than overbearing and has its unique charms. From the famous National Mall to the quintessential Georgetown – Washington DC should … Continue reading 11 things you must do on your first trip to Washington DC

The ultimate guide to travelling cheap in 2020 – hotels, flights and trains

“Travelling is expensive”  It doesn’t have to be.  Over the past three years, I have travelled around the world, visiting countries and cities deemed ‘costly’. For some, the idea of visiting New York or Paris is out of the question. But I have travelled to both cities on a budget. In this blog post, I will be accumulating the best websites I use to score … Continue reading The ultimate guide to travelling cheap in 2020 – hotels, flights and trains

Where to stay in Berlin – the best place to be central

If you fancy a trip to the cool and quirky capital of Germany, but don’t know where to stay, hopefully, this review will help you out. In March 2019, I booked a spontaneous trip to Berlin after hearing many wonderful things but, I will admit that I was completely unprepared for this city. Without trying to sound like an ignorant Brit, I had no idea … Continue reading Where to stay in Berlin – the best place to be central

11 things you must do on your first trip to New York City

No wonder New York City is described as the ‘city that never sleeps‘ – it’s because there’s so much to do there. It’s crowded, fast-paced and completely overwhelming – but that’s what makes it so incredible. Within every square foot, there’s something to do and one visit is simply not enough. But after five days in NYC, I’ve rounded up 10 things you must do … Continue reading 11 things you must do on your first trip to New York City

Where to stay in Jersey, Channel Islands without a car

Looking to visit the largest of the Channel Islands, but don’t know where to stay? Hopefully, I can point you in the right direction. Only an 80-minute flight from Manchester, Jersey is a worthy option for Brits wanting a relaxing weekend away without the hassle of a long journey. With a stunning coastline and turquoise water, this small island packs in a lot – which … Continue reading Where to stay in Jersey, Channel Islands without a car

York – 12 things you must do on your first trip

York is a place that’s home away from home.  Located in the northeast of England, York is easily accessible via direct train from Manchester or London. The Roman city is of those destinations I keep coming back to – not only for the culture and history but also because of its lively atmosphere. If you’re planning a trip to York make sure you don’t miss … Continue reading York – 12 things you must do on your first trip

Dublin – what to do on your first visit to the Irish capital

Dublin is really the city that’s got it all – and it’s not just down to them having ‘the luck of the Irish’. Many of us will have dreamed about visiting the Republic of Ireland – from the lively capital city to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. But for others, seeing Ireland will be a trip down memory lane – for some people, like me, … Continue reading Dublin – what to do on your first visit to the Irish capital

San Francisco – best location to stay and where to avoid

San Francisco has many neighbourhoods all offering different amenities, so it can be hard to chose where to stay. Some may prefer to be outside of the city, away from the hustle and bustle and closer to nature. Others will prefer to be right in the thick of it. Where should I stay in San Francisco? Tourists bound to a tight schedule should aim to … Continue reading San Francisco – best location to stay and where to avoid

Amsterdam – what to do and what to avoid on your first visit

If you’re reading this blog post about where to visit in Amsterdam, congratulations, you’ve stumbled upon one of my favourite cities. With so much to see and do in the Dutch capital, it’s hard to narrow it down to the essentials. Whether you are planning to stay for a day or a week, this Amsterdam bucket list contains 10 of the must-sees and must-dos. 1. … Continue reading Amsterdam – what to do and what to avoid on your first visit