The Tower of London is an internationally famous monument and one of England’s most iconic structures. William the Conqueror built the White Tower in 1066 as a demonstration to the world of Norman power, whilst acting as both fortress and gateway into the capital. In 1988 the Tower of London became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the most complete example of an …Full Article
The old town of Stari Bar is found up in the mountains, an hours walk from the modern city of Bar, in the southeast of Montenegro. Stari Bar actually translates to Old Bar and unfortunately it’s seen it fair share of troubles over the centuries. It had been taken over by the Venetians, the Serbians, the Hungarians and the Ottoman Empire. It was finally reclaimed …Full Article
We set off to explore the Tara River just before sun rise. A 3 hour drive from Bar in Montenegro, but don’t let that put you off as it’s worth every moment. The route was actually very straight forward thanks to Montenegro having only a few main roads.
As we caught our first glimpses of the Tara River, we pulled over into a lay by, …Full Article
It is safe to say that Portugal is a country of contrasts. Alongside its contemporary cities and traditional villages you will find rolling vineyards, flat farmland, dramatic mountain ranges and idyllic coastal regions.
With so much on offer yet so little time for most Portugal holidays, you might worry that you’re going to miss out. But to ensure you don’t feel that way, we have …Full Article
Yesterday marked 10 days until we are off to explore Montenegro, the pearl of the Mediterranean. To say we are excited is an understatement, and although we do reside in the beautiful countryside, sometimes without any reason it’s nice to get away. (Travelling around the world is our end goal after all!)
London’s Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals found in the world and it definitely feels that way when you find yourself dancing in the middle of narrow alleys. The Notting Hill Carnival was originally created to help overcome the racial tensions found in the area, so this celebration of diversity was founded. What better way for everyone to forget their differences …Full Article
That’s right, we have now booked our flights and a private apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro won our hearts as soon as we discovered the sheer beauty, scenic views and varied culture. What attracted us the most is the fact it’s not become a typical tourist trap and hopefully has some hidden gems we can share with you all. Kate pulled a 2:1 out …Full Article
Fiesta de San Fermín originated as a week long celebration in honour of Saint Fermin. It’s said that he was dragged to death by bulls on the very same streets of Pamplona that the famous running of the bulls is hosted. San Fermín actually blends together three separate fiestas together; the feast day of San Fermín, an ancient trade fair and a bullfighting festival.
It all …Full Article
Happy Independence Day /4th of July
to all our American subscribers, family and friends!
Quick History Lesson: Independence Day is celebrated annually on the 4th of July and is also known as “the Fourth of July”. It is the anniversary of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Since the declaration was announced, the date has become a federal holiday for …Full Article
We are very happy this year as the Tour de France is not only coming to Britain for the opening three stages of the 101st edition of the world’s most demanding bike race, but it is also passing by locally for us too! This Saturday Leeds will mark the beginning of the 101st Tour de France, where 22 teams from across the world will cycle …Full Article
It’s hard not to get excited about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, even for those who have the vaguest of interests in cars or motorsport. You’ll discover old and new racing cars flying up the famous hill at their top speed; world renowned motorsport stars; and tantalising new car displays from almost all major car manufacturers. Just the thought of Goodwood Festival of Speed is …Full Article
El Colacho is a Spanish ritual which involves men dressed as the devil in red and yellow jumpsuits paired with modern running shoes, jumping over babies born in the previous twelve months. The El Colacho festival (internationally known as “The baby jumping festival”) traditionally takes place on the Sunday after Corpus Christi (usually May – June), and this year it was on yesterday, 22nd June …Full Article
Have you ever sat on a park bench and listened to a conversation in a foreign country wishing you knew how to communicate with them? If you have thought or attempted to learn a language whilst travelling then you’ll be glad to know you’re not alone! With a staggering number of 6912 living languages in the world, I don’t think many expect to learn more …Full Article
When you speak of world travel and what the future holds, it’s hard to imagine the Wright Brothers only took their first successful flight just over 100 years ago. The fixed winged aircraft paved the path of what we call travel today. Little did anyone know what travel would become in just over 100 years. We almost take for granted the effortlessness of grabbing your …Full Article
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has officially begun and is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, with fans travelling from all corners of the globe. Whether you are a football fanatic or more relaxed unless there’s a World Cup on (like me) you’ll discover some staggering stats about those who travel, how much each country is spending on airfares and who’s …Full Article
If you’ve heard of the Gumball 3000, you’ll know it’s a petrol-heads heaven, an annual British motor rally spanning across 3000 miles of the world. This year the Gumball rally began in Miami’s South Beach, embarking on a journey consisting of amazing cities, cultural contrasts and endless partying to finally reach the ultimate end destination of Ibiza!
The Gumball 3000 really is a once …Full Article
The late may bank holiday has just gone and it took us to Soho, London. Those who are aware of Soho, theaters, glitter, and London’s ‘naughty district’ may spring to mind, but the labyrinth of rabbit warren like streets have a lot more to offer. Soho features night clubs, pubs, bars and restaurants with a few sex shops scattered amongst them, in fact Soho isn’t …Full Article
Having opened at the tail end of last year, I finally had the chance to take great pleasure in visiting The Jones Family Project. Found opposite the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch, this bar and restaurant has lived up to its outstanding reviews. Having spent the evening here with work colleagues, it really gave me a great amount of time here, and what a …Full Article
We have seen a few blog posts floating around recently regarding what is outside of your front door, as let’s face it, you don’t have to travel thousands of miles away to find yourselves getting lost and exploring new places. As we have recently moved home to a lovely little cottage we thought we would treat you to one of it’s best kept secrets (we’ve …Full Article