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Highlights of Helsinki, Finland

As part of a short break from the UK, I was able to visit Finland for a couple of nights. It’s a fantastic city with plenty to offer.

I only spent a brief amount of time in the city but if you’re planning a trip to Helsinki then I’ve listed my highlights below. Continue reading Highlights of Helsinki, Finland

Haggis, a ‘Sweet Bed’ and new heights in Edinburgh, Scotland

Last weekend I enjoyed a much longed for weekend in Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland.

I stayed at the Ibis hotel (Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge) that opened in January 2014 and boasting with 259 rooms in this central location, within a short distance of the main attractions in the city. With this in mind, I knew that I’d have a great chance to really maximise exploration of the city from a local base. Continue reading Haggis, a ‘Sweet Bed’ and new heights in Edinburgh, Scotland

GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

During 2013 and early 2014, I was fortunate to be involved in the planning and eventual testing of a prototype of the latest addition to the GATE8 luggage range, the Cabin Max lightweight carry-on hand luggage.

GATE8 self-identifies as a company founded by a British IT consultant that got tired of wasting time in airport queues and spending money on excess baggage fees on business trips. He set about designing a solution that met the hand baggage requirements of all airlines, accommodated crease-free garment storage and stored laptops safely and conveniently. So was born the GATE8’er. Continue reading GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Submitted by Alex Siborn

The perfect city to visit on a shoestring, Dublin is home to museums and galleries offering free admission, along with a wealth of other things to see and do. Book yourself into a great value room at one of the Travelodge Dublin hotels and prepare to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Getting Around

Dublin is a relatively small city which you can enjoy on foot with ease. If you’d prefer to explore on wheels however, why not hire a Dublinbike? For just 5 Euros for three days, you can hire a bike from any of the 15 locations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to get around at a somewhat quicker pace. Continue reading Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

A sightseeing guide to Lisbon, Portugal

As part of my winter travel in 2013 I opted to head to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal for a long weekend away with six members of the Nomadness Travel Tribe from around Europe.

With some of my companions travelling from Italy, Spain, Germany and France, we had chosen Lisbon for a group trip as it would be a new experience for us to meet and explore the city together. It proved to be a fun and eventful trip offering plenty to keep seven women busy and intrigued, wanting more from a city that never stops giving.

Continue reading A sightseeing guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Christmas in Lille with Eurostar

With the Christmas season in full swing, I wanted to make the most of an opportunity to do shopping and sightseeing on the readily accessible Eurostar service from London. Having previously visited Paris and Brussels courtesy of the reliable service, I wanted to try somewhere new, hence opting for Lille.

Located in northern France, Lille is 1 hour 20 minutes from London St. Pancras International with travel offered at very reasonable fares as low as £69 return. Continue reading Christmas in Lille with Eurostar

Say It With Pictures: The City of Marseille, France

Have you ever visited somewhere that went completely above and beyond your expectations? Well, most recently, Marseille had exactly that impact upon me.

I had originally planned the trip to the market town as a family getaway to see the city but most importantly, to meet a relative that would be sailing on the Carnival Sunshine cruise.

Located on the south-east coast of France, a flight from London takes just 2 hours to arrive at the main airport (MRS). Upon arrival in the 2013 European Capital of CultureI was immediately taken aback. I’d previously visited Paris and Lyon, so I expected something similar to these cities. Yet, in my opinion, France’s second and oldest city offered a far more delightful and memorable affair. Continue reading Say It With Pictures: The City of Marseille, France