Transylvania, Peles Castle and Bran Castle, Romania

For us, the big draw in visiting Romania was the chance to see Transylvania. Transylvania had captured both of our imaginations with its tales of vampires and castles. Andrew found day tours that would take us there from Bucharest during our weekend in Romania. We booked one for that Saturday…

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Bucharest, Romania Travel Guide

Where to begin with Bucharest? In some ways, the revitalization of the city after joining the EU is very evident. Yet the many crumbling, beautiful buildings and other brutalist buildings stand as a reminder of the city’s complicated past. Once called “the Paris of the East,” once home to a communist…

A Night in Worth Matravers, Swanage

The charming little town of Worth Matravers was our destination after our hike along the South West Coast Path. We arrived as the townspeople were gathering at the little stone church near the centre of the village. Lucky for us, our giant backpacks made us stick out like sore thumbs and…

Rome, Italy in 24 Hours

Living in London and having easy access to travel in Europe are two things we try not to take for granted. We feel so lucky to have these opportunities and to be able to experience them together. However, expat life does have its drawbacks. The primary downside is that we…

Tromsø Norway Travel Guide

Tromsø, Norway is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been. This little island city nestled between fjords over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle is vibrant, cosmopolitan and bustling despite its freezing temperatures and remote location. Tromsø is an excellent and incredible welcome point into all that…