Andrew and I about to release our Krathongs into the River Ping during Loy Krathong

2016 Travel Roundup and Highlights

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and our cupboards are full of festive goodies. When we started 2016 we certainly didn’t expect to end the year back in Asia but here we are, spending Christmas in Chiang Mai after a year of intense highs and lows and many amazing travel experiences. Here’s our 2016 travel roundup and a look at the highlights from what turned out to be a rocky, yet transformative year. Continue reading

The scales of justice on Piazza Santa Trinita

The Dark Heart of Florence Tour

Florence in July: crowds, sweltering heat and theme-park-style queues. The best decision we made was to book ourselves onto a night walking tour so we could explore the city’s treasures in the relative cool and quiet of the evening. We also got to learn about the darker side of Florence; the medieval tales of feuds and scandals, deceit and mystery, with a taste of delicious gelato thrown in for good measure. Continue reading

View of Florence, Italy, from the Bell Tower

Visiting Florence for £50

Travel in Italy doesn’t come cheap, especially if you’re visiting during peak season in one of the country’s most popular tourist hotspots: Florence. The former Italian capital is filled with architectural and artistic treasures, from the Cathedral of Santa del Fiore to Michelangelo’s famous David statue and everywhere you turn there are intriguing tours on offer, tasty gelato stalls and restaurants selling fresh pasta. It’s definitely all too easy to burn through your hard-earned travel cash in Florence, so how did Andrew and I fare when we were challenged to have a great day out for just £50? Continue reading

Chateau Ventenac, France

Searching for a Family Holiday Property in Europe

The worst thing about our nomadic lifestyle is that we don’t get to see our friends and family very often, but this also means that when we do see them, we make the most of our time together. Currently we’re planning a big trip with Andrew’s family for summer 2016 in Europe, so we’ve been searching for the perfect holiday property for a group of 12 people. Continue reading

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Rome on My Mind

2015 is shaping up to be a great year. The first half of it will be spent in Asia working out the last five months of our teaching contracts in Vietnam and then relaxing in Thailand for a month. After that another summer in the UK awaits followed by an autumn of road-tripping through America and a proper British Christmas, our first in two years. After that, my thoughts keep returning to Europe, a continent I’ve lived in almost my whole life but have barely explored. Continue reading

Our Top 10 Things to do in Rome

Our Top 10 Things to do in Rome

There are so many things to see in Rome, it can be difficult to know where to start. When we were planning our trip we pulled together a list of the most famous Rome tourist attractions we wanted to visit. Surprisingly though, it was many of the places and areas we stumbled across by accident that we loved the most – here are our favourite places to visit in Rome.

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Ice Creams in Rome - Food in Rome

Our Favourite Food in Rome

Normally when we go abroad Andrew will eat anything, I, on the other hand, am much pickier. I knew I wouldn’t have a problem with the food in Rome though as Italian food is my absolute favourite cuisine – in fact we probably would have put on a few stone had it not been for all the epic walks we did! Here’s some of the best dishes we had: Continue reading