I love a short getaway. So, this Easter weekend, we decided to go on a little break and have 3 nights in North Wales. I must admit, even though we’ve lived in England for 15 years now, we’ve only ever been to Wales once (same goes for Scotland). And that was literally just popping over the Prince of Wales bridge during a weekend in Bristol. We didn’t even make it to Newport or Cardiff that day. Not sure I can even count this as visiting Wales. About time to finally rectify that.
London for free? Sounds too good to be true. Yes, London can be expensive. We all know that, and London is repeatedly right up there as one of the most expensive cities to live in. But that does not mean you shouldn’t visit. With a bit of careful planning, London can be enjoyed without blowing your holiday budget for years to come. How about I tell you about all the fun things to do in London for free? Or how to do London for little money? Yes, these things do exist. They might not include a trip to Madame Tussauds or a private tour of Buckingham Palace. But that doesn’t mean they are less special.
Let’s dive right in. After all, you are here to find out how to save money on your next London trip.
Yay, we finally made it back to New York City. It’s been a long three years, but here we are. And to shake things up, we decided to pick a hotel on the Upper West Side, rather than mid-Manhattan, as we did previously. We have been to the Upper West Side before for a quick mooch around, but this time we decided to spend some more time here and give it a closer inspection. After all, there are plenty of things to do on the Upper West Side. And it does have a very different vibe to Lower Manhattan.
When visiting London, chances are you will come near Hyde Park at one point or another. Most London itineraries will include it (and they definitely should). But what things are there to do in Hyde Park? And is it worth visiting Hyde Park when you don’t have much time in London? Well, read on and see for yourself.
At long last, I finally visited Copenhagen. I had been to the airport several times before, but always on my way to nearby Malmö. Never actually into town. But this year’s mother-daughter-weekend was two nights in Copenhagen. Since mum had never been there either… well actually, this was her first visit to Denmark. And what could be better than a Christmas weekend in Copenhagen?
In recent years Copenhagen has become a rather popular destination. There are plenty of direct flights available to CPH. And it is less than two hours flight from London and other European capitals, perfect for a weekend trip. Let me tell you what you can see in two days in Copenhagen.
Having recently come back from a weekend in Copenhagen, it seemed the perfect opportunity to answer some of the most common questions a first timer might have about Copenhagen. So basically, all the questions I had ahead of our first visit to Copenhagen.
If you are looking for inspiration of what to see and do during your stay, I’m afraid this is the wrong post. But I’ve got you covered with the rundown of our weekend in Copenhagen.
Back in August, we decided to have a relaxing dog friendly weekend in Cromer / Norfolk. Not the first time we had been to the Norfolk coast. After all Norfolk is a convenient distance for a weekend trip from the London area. But what is there to do in Cromer? What have we been up to? And how did the dog like it? Well, all those questions, let me tell you a little about our weekend in Cromer.
Actually, let me set the record straight. If you are looking for a concise guide to Norfolk and want to know all things you can do in and around Cromer, you have come to the wrong place. Sorry. Instead, this time this is more of a diary style post. Telling you what we have been up to during our weekend in Cromer. And what makes Cromer so dog friendly.
It’s been 20 years since the first Harry Potter movie hit our screens. Can you believe it? But it seems the Harry Potter world has not lost its magic. Who doesn’t secretly dream of dining in the Great Hall, walking the endless moving corridors of Hogwarts or popping down to Hogsmeade for a butter beer and some sweets. Whilst large parts of the films were filmed in the studio, there are quite a few Harry Potter locations dotted around London. And you know the best? You could go and do a self-guided tour of the best Harry Potter locations in London… completely for free.
Have you ever taken the Eurotunnel LeShuttle? Over the years, we’ve driven from the UK to mainland Europe many times. And would usually take the ferry from Dover to either Calais or Dunkirk. However, with Frank the pup joining us on our travels, we have switched to the Eurotunnel instead. We’ve used it for three return trips so far and have already booked our next trip in a few weeks’ time. So, I thought I would share my experience taking Eurotunnel LeShuttle with you all. In case you wondered what it is like on the Euroshuttle. Or are thinking of booking the Eurotunnel yourself for a trip to mainland Europe.
I am slowly but gradually getting back to some more travelling for work. Not quite as frequently as back before the big C. But let’s be honest, I don’t think I need a repeat of 2019 any time soon. Which in hindsight was probably just a tad too much. But this isn’t really about looking back. Instead I was going to tell you about my most recent trip to Zurich. And how I managed to go exploring and see Zurich in two hours, despite a busy work schedule.