Venice can be an expensive place and definitely isn’t somewhere on the usual backpacking route. But as we were in Italy and making our way over to Slovenia the easiest way was through Venice…so we decided why not stay for 1 night and make the most of the time we have in this wonderful city.
Milan might be seen as the expensive and extravagant fashion capital of the world, and its true, if you want it to be you can spend a fortune here on luxury accommodation, fine dining and custom made Italian clothing. But with our backpacks in tow we are most definitely in the budget basement camp…but fear
Well, you live and learn they say! Here we are, setting off on the journey of a life time, flying into Milan to complete the European leg of our backpacking adventure. Like any new backpackers we decided to book our accommodation for our first stop in advance to make sure we are prepared and can
The internet is a modern day resource for us travellers that provides us with a priceless and almost endless ability to book, research and plan out our trips. There are so many websites out there however and as helpful as they all are it is sometimes hard to sift through to find the best ones!
Bratislava is a city with a delightful mix of cultures and one which may take you by surprise. The old town and centre of this compact city is, as you might expect for this region, full of wonderful old and detailed buildings which line the cobbled streets. However communism has left its mark on this
New York is one of the most amazing cities to visit in the world. But many people are under the assumption that is has to be expensive, well, that isn’t true at all. In fact there are plenty of things to do in NYC that won’t cost you a cent! Firstly, as well as the things listed
With everything feeling like it is becoming more and more expensive over the past few years it can be hard to feel like travel is an affordable thing to do. But that is where many are mistaken and miss out on a whole world of adventure…the global economy might have struggled in some places, but
On a stormy bank holiday Monday we were looking for a new adventure activity to have a go at. As the rain kept beating down on and off we decided to head for the water and decided to finally give Stand Up Paddling a try! After all, if we were going to get wet we
Trümmelbach falls are an impressive and somewhat scary display of the power of nature buried within a deep system of caves and tunnels in the side of the lauterbrunnen valley in the Swiss Alps. The sheer volume of water which pour down these impressive waterfalls roars louder than you could imagine as it continues to
Ahh London, one of my favourite cities in the world, it was Samuel Johnson who said that he who is tired of London is tired of life, it is somewhere I love to come but alas have put it off for the past few years because of a fear of cost. However we ventured back down
When travelling with budget airlines such as Ryanair one of the major ways in which you end up paying over the odds is luggage. On some routes the price of both taking a suitcase on a return trip can cost more than the price of the flights… which is ridiculous!! But all airlines allow carry
Canoeing is something we have both always wanted to have a go and but somehow never ended up doing before! Given our love of the outdoors canoeing seemed like the perfect way to take in the glorious surroundings of the Lake District whilst we waited for the morning mist to clear from the mountain tops before
Switzerland had long been on my list of countries I was desperate. I had however come across a fellow bloggers article on Basel and it really got under my skin. The bright red Rathaus and the emerald green river running though the heart of the city, those images made me realise that Switzerland was somewhere
It was late in the day on my last evening in the wonderful city of Basel in Northern Switzerland. As I sat there tucking into a particularly expensive sandwich and happy in the fact that I had seen and done everything I wanted to during this visit I wondered what I could do with my
Travelling by train in Switzerland as you can imagine is quite a straight forward and pleasant experience. The trains run on time and booking a ticket is painless…apart from the fares! Switzerland is also an expensive county and you might be forgiven for giving up that idea of jumping on a train to the mountains