Spend at least three days exploring the "Venice of the North" and get your fill of Russian Orthodox cathedrals, churches and convents!
Depending on your route, time schedule and goals, you could spend anything from a few hours to 7 days on the train. My longest was a 57-hour journey from Vladimir to Krasnoyarsk, followed immediately by a 17-hour journey to Irkutsk, and thankfully I was well prepared. Here's everything you need to know, and what you... Continue Reading →
If you take the train regularly at home you might not even have to think about planning your journeys past choosing your departure time and destination. If only it was that easy to ride the Trans Mongolian. I first had the idea to ride one of the longest railways in the world while I was... Continue Reading →
Down in England’s southwestern corner, you will find some of the country’s most beautiful coastal scenery. You should take your time exploring each county in this region, but in this blog post, we are only going to be focusing on Dorset. Of course, you have the beaches, but you also have some lively towns and... Continue Reading →
The thought of applying for a Russian visa may seem like a daunting task, especially when you hear the words "biometric data scan" and "tourist confirmation voucher", and I'm not gonna lie, it kind of is. But once you figure out the important parts it's actually quite straightforward! Here's an easy to follow, step by... Continue Reading →
UK cities actually do have a lot to offer, but when you think of UK cities it’s important to not just think of London. Whilst London is arguably one of the biggest and the best, there’s still much more out there to consider. However, it all depends on the type of experience that you’re looking... Continue Reading →
After spending most of last year hiking above 3000m; struggling to breathe, suffering from altitude sickness, carrying a 20kg bag and sleeping in tents when it's far too cold to be outside... a walking holiday in the hills of Scotland with the luxurious Gartmore Estate was exactly what I needed. If you love walking, but also love a little comfort and luxury at the end of a tough day, then this will be the holiday for you, too.
Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. Think vast plains and active volcanoes, snowy mountains and black sand beaches, ancient history and a landscape that inspired some eerie folklore. While it’s best visited in the summer if you want rolling green hills and a... Continue Reading →
When I first moved to Australia I thought it was a perfect mix of America and England, but even after just a few weeks here I realised that all three countries couldn't be more different from each other. Here are the ten biggest differences I've noticed after living in all three. Also, sorry about the... Continue Reading →