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Colourful houses in Menorca

How to Spend a Week in Menorca

I have memories of Menorca. Pretty distant ones, but they’re happy ones, and revolve largely around the hotel swimming pool and sliding off pedalos into the bluest of seas, which seemed terrifyingly deep to me at the age of six or seven. Beyond that, really nothing. To get the chance […]


Lisbon for First-Timers

Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly coastal capital city, is filled with buzzy restaurants, beach-front trendy bars, beautiful architecture, traditional trams and patterned tiles. It is also still a relatively cheap city-break and perfect for a long weekend away.

Edinburgh Old Town

Live Like a Local in Edinburgh

Whenever I go up to Edinburgh I always feel like I am stepping back in time or appearing in a Harry Potter novel. I met my good friend Jen, who grew up in Edinburgh, whilst living in Melbourne and have been hopping up to see her twice a year since […]

Mallorca’s Answer to Glyndebourne – Formentor Sunset Classics

Barceló Formentor, overlooking the Bay of Pollenca on the Formentor peninsula, holds an annual open-air music festival; Formentor Sunset Classics.

Beautiful Waterfall on the Azores

Top 5 Things to Do on a Weekend in the Azores

After a few days in Lisbon, we flew on to the Azores and really had no idea what to expect. Neither of us had been before, nor really knew what they were like. Fortunately, after a fairly hairy flight (tiny islands in the middle of the Atlantic and a storm […]


Best Eats in Lisbon

Portugal’s coastal capital city; Lisbon, is a culinary hot spot with one of the most diverse foodie scenes in Europe. There are a range of mouth-watering dishes to try in the many restaurants  including traditional Portuguese options, fresh seafood and a mix of Mediterranean, South American and African flavours. Of course a trip to […]