Top travel apps for planning and enjoying a trip

Twelve Great Travel Apps To Pack in Your Phone 

From planning your trip to making life easy in a strange land, having the right travel apps in your phone can have a big impact on your holiday experience. Here are a dozen that help make me an appy traveller. GoEuro  Comparing flights between cities is easy online. Comparing rail, bus and air transport optionsRead More

Pokemon Go Travelling in Burgundy

Why This Travel Blogger Loves Pokemon Go

It started with an unexpected spare ten minutes and a glass of wine. I’d heard all the fuss about the game, and had been firmly in the ‘I don’t get it’ camp. I remember walking down a gorgeous street in Basel under a full moon and judging two people for having their face in theirRead More

View of Cannes from the five star luxury hotel La Grand Hotel, Cannes,

Le Grand Hotel Cannes, the Small Luxury Hotel on La Croisette

On the catwalk of Cannes that is La Croisette there are designer stores, luxury hotels, beach bars and restaurants where people watching is definitely on the menu. There is also a very long, very green lawn. Which seems so decadent when space is at such a premium on the hottest strip in this glamorous seasideRead More

Samsonite Mooval handbag on Star Flyer in the Ligurian sea

Crossing Countries: How to Plan a Trip to Multiple Destinations 

Some trips are bigger than others. As someone who is in the midst of a six month trip taking in multiple countries I know how exciting it can be to have so many places to go and things to see. I also know how much of a head spin planning a trip like that canRead More

Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography Audio Book

Why Audio Books Rock and How You Can Get a Great One for Free

Free audio books! Now that’s music (or, um, words) to my audio book listening ears. I’ll confess as a lover of real, hold them in your hand books I was a bit slow coming around to audio books. Then I put one in my phone and fell in love with the way I can listenRead More

My old and new Samsonite luggage in countryside Australia before the big trip

Travelling with Two Bags Vs One: A Luggage Tale

You know those “how to travel around the world for three years with carry on luggage only” stories? This is so not one of those. This post is all about what it’s like to travel with two medium checked in cases plus one carry on plus a large handbag from a small town in AustraliaRead More

Zurich city

Why I Love Drinking Water Out of Fountains in Zurich

The first time you see someone lean into a decorative fountain in Zurich, open their mouth and drink the water straight from the statue of a fish or some other creature, it’s a strange sight. You may think they’re risking a very upset stomach with such a move, but there’s no need for concern asRead More

Historic Nyhavn in Copenhagen, where Canal Boat tours start and end

I Love Copenhagen in The Spring Time

The sun is out. The cherry blossoms are out. And the people are most definitely out. As we walk along the water’s edge there are groups of friends happily sprawled on the grass, some with picnic blankets and drinks, others just feeling the grass beneath them with their smiling faces to the sun. The localRead More

Switzerland by Train, image courtesy RailEurope

Relaxing on The Rails: Loving Train Travel in Europe

As much as I love to travel there are some things I don’t love. Airport security queues and the old liquids and laptops out of bags, everything out of pockets and shoes off routine are up there on the list; worrying whether my bags are the right weight and how much it will cost ifRead More

Spirit of the Outback train sleeper bed

All Aboard the Spirit of the Outback Train to Longreach

Butterflies, dragonflies, cockatoos, and hawks fly outside my widow while kangaroos hop into the distance and cows and calves lazily raise their heads to watch us go by. Then she appears. A Brahman cow has been startled by the train and with us on one side and a fence on the other she has nowhereRead More