A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

For the first time in 2017, we went on a trip with Ankita & Shane Barb & Bert from 22 Nelson Street. We had grand plans of a "spring is here" weekend in the Lake District (which we think is the most picturesque place in England). However the weather dampened our hopes, literally! Only in the last 3 hours … Continue reading A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

Top 5 Romantic things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

We've already declared that we find Lisbon to be one of Europe's most romantic cities, right up there with Paris. In this post, we share our top things to do in the city and how we found each activity romantic. Top tip: The 48 hour Lisboa card is excellent value and easily covers its 31.50 EUR … Continue reading Top 5 Romantic things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

We're back with another top 5 list (following up our top 5 campsites in Scotland post), this time collating our top 5 (scotch) whisky related experiences in the bonnie country of Scotland. Again, we have a narrow exposure to the broad spectrum of Scottish distilleries so this is a very personal list. We hope this … Continue reading Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

Sintra – The perfect day trip from Lisbon (Day 3)

The final day of our Valentine's day weekend was spent day-tripping to the town of Sintra, home to 3 very unique castles. Where we'd have loved to visit all 3 castles, time constraints meant that we had to pick one and of course we picked the castle of romance - Pena Palace. We were really … Continue reading Sintra – The perfect day trip from Lisbon (Day 3)

Our Lisbon romance continues + the best Portuguese meal (Day 2)

We were still in sight-seeing mode on our first trip to Lisbon after having covered the attractions of Belem on Day 1 & elevated viewpoints on Night 1. Our Day 2 list of attractions included the Castle, the Tile Museum, cathedrals and walking around in the iconic neighbourhoods of Alfama & Bairro Alto. This day … Continue reading Our Lisbon romance continues + the best Portuguese meal (Day 2)

The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Apologies in advance for the title as we have barely scratched the surface of campsites within the bonnie country of Scotland. However, we felt the need to describe our top camping experiences as backpackers to help other travellers to Scotland planning to visit this summer. We'd also highly appreciate a comment with your favourite Scottish campsite … Continue reading The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Night 1)

First things first, this is our 100th post!!! Calls for a celebration. This is a continuation of our first day of travel in Lisbon, Portugal. We pick up this post from our visit to Belem Tower that ended at around 6 PM as dusk was setting in. The main Lisbon attractions that are open after dark are … Continue reading Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Night 1)

Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Day 1)

What does a travelling couple do when Valentine's day weekend starts just 3 days after an epic Iceland trip? Fly out after 2 days to a romantic city of course. ❤ We picked Lisbon on a whim having never been to Portugal before. We were blown away! We thought Lisbon was a romantic as Paris if … Continue reading Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Day 1)

Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

What is this pass? The Spirit of Scotland travelpass is pre-dominantly a rail rover ticket (similar to a Eurail pass in mainland Europe) where one can take unlimited train & ferry journeys along with a few bus journeys for £134 (4 days out of 8) / £179.70 (8 days out of 15). Travellers to Scotland, … Continue reading Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?