• Journal

    How Many Countries Have I Been To?

    Before I set off to Australia in just over one week, I wanted to work out exactly how many countries I have already visited. I’ve seen many people with goals to visit X number before reaching a milestone age. I’m less than two years away from turning 30 and I’ve often thought about setting my own goal. I’d love to visit all 196 nations but that really is just a pipe dream. It’s probably almost impossible too in this day and age. If I was to guess, I’d say I had visited at least twenty countries already. The List Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic France Greece Hungary Israel Italy Netherlands…

  • Chania Harbour, Crete
    Greece,  Photography

    15 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Crete

    I love Greece and its many islands.  There’s something about the weather, the beaches, the locals and the food that keeps me coming back for more.  I’ve visited Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zakynthos previously and, last year, I was able to spend two weeks in Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands with many blue flag beaches and unspoilt mountainous scenery.  The sunsets were some of the most colourful I have ever seen.  I even got a glimpse of the Milky Way for the first ever time! We had our base at a private villa just outside of Platanias, on the north-west side of the island.  This allowed for…

  • Czech Republic,  Photography

    Prague Doesn’t Let Go: My Favourite Photos of Prague

    I’ve now been to Prague four times in the last three years and it’s definitely got under my skin.  It’s somewhere I could keep going back to without ever getting tired. It’s the city of a thousand spires and everywhere you look there is something new.  From the cobbled streets and bridges to the graffiti covered walls and strange staircases, I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few photos of Prague. I’ve written a few words too about my second visit to Prague over at Roam Magazine.  However, below is a collection of my favourite photos of Prague.  If you’d like any recommendations, let me know and I’ll try to help…

  • Journal

    Dorothy’s Right, There’s No Place Like Home

    If you’ve not yet been to Lincoln, I can assure you that you are well and truly missing out. I moved to Lincoln in 2002 and, despite living in York for almost as long, I consider it to be my family home; where I am ‘from’. Not many people have heard of Lincoln and even fewer have actually been there. It’s a charming city in the East Midlands steeped in history.  You can’t help but notice both the medieval castle and cathedral which dominate the skyline.  Lincoln Cathedral was once the tallest building in the world surpassing the Great Pyramid of Giza at 525 feet. Lincoln Castle, dating back to…

  • Brew York
    United Kingdom

    York’s Top 10 Bars and Pubs

    Most people have probably heard that York is said to have 365 pubs; one for each day of the year. I’m sorry to disappoint but I’m not too sure this is entirely accurate. However, there are plenty of high quality venues within the city walls that are all worth a visit. Whether you are in the mood for craft beer, quirky cocktails or a cosy, traditional pub, York’s impressive diversity really does cater for all needs. If you’re heading to York on a weekend, you’ll want to make sure that you avoid some of the chain bars along the river which are full to the brim with stag and, mostly,…

  • Journal

    The Shape of Things to Come

    So, I’m set to leave work in mid-September but what next? Australia On 8th October, we begin day one of our travels by flying to Melbourne in Australia.  This will be the start of twelve months in the country.  I’m not sure I have ever been so excited. Australia was an easy choice for our first destination.  It seems such a unique and diverse land with top cities, endless beaches, good weather and a laid back attitude.  Also, now that we’re only a few years away from the age of thirty, it made sense to take advantage of the Working Holiday Visa before it’s too late. For the first six…