How to find budget accommodation in UK – cheap options for your England or Scotland vacation

bed in a budget hotel in UK

If you’re coming to the UK on vacation or live here and are planning to tour around the country you might be curious as to what the best options are for your budget and how to find the cheapest accommodation.  There are so many different and affordable accommodation options in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern … Read more

10 must see historical places in Istanbul, Turkey

galata tower istanbul medieval

Istanbul is an amazing city and just as you’d expect it blends its history with the cultures and religions that met at this crossroads of civilisation.  If you’re visiting the city and have a heart for the historic sites and don’t want to miss any then here are our favourite must-see historical places in Istanbul … Read more

Visiting The Scottish Borders Abbeys – all you need to know

jedburgh abbey

Scotland’s Borders Abbeys are some of the most picturesque ruins I’ve been to and if you’re looking for something to do and see while travelling in Southern Scotland then I highly recommend a trip!  They provided perfect days out for us since we were travelling for the first time with our new dog, Annie, and … Read more

The 6 best castles near London to visit

best castles near london england

Anyone visiting the UK can be easily blown away and even overwhelmed by the enormous amount of history on offer whether that’s ancient stones, Roman ruins, medieval castles or Victorian architecture.  Yes, we do have a lot!   For anyone who is based near London and wants to visit a nice traditional English castle – … Read more

Visiting the beaches of Normandy: D-Day landings and WW2 sites – your ultimate guide

Tank at Utah beach in Normandy, France

Visiting the beaches of Normandy, with its wealth of D-Day and world war 2 sites, was on our bucket list of things to do while in France and it’s one of those places that are well worth the visit.   They can be accessed easily from either the UK or other parts of France (and … Read more

Visiting Colditz Castle – your complete guide

Visiting colditz castle, Saxony Germany

The town of Colditz lies in East Germany and as such it’s not really on the tourist trail and definitely counts as an off the beaten track destination.  There is something quite interesting about the castle here though so if you’re planning on visiting Colditz Castle, which dominates the view over the town, then read … Read more