A weekend in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Streets of Ljubljana.  Slovenia is one of the most underrated European countries. Even I am guilty of ignoring it at times, using it only as a drive through to get to Croatia. But once I finally visited the small Balkan country, I was hooked. Slovenia is an incredibly beautiful country, rich in history and culture.…


Day trip to Bruges & Ghent

Last November I spent a couple of days in charming Brussels and again in January with my family. On my first trip there I decided to do a day trip to Bruges and Ghent. Brussels is in a pretty strategic location in that day trips to Bruges, Ghent and even Antwerp are incredibly easy and doable.…


Guest Interview – Wanderlust & Pasta


This week’s guest post comes from Amber, travel blogger behind Wanderlust & Pasta. She explains ‘I am currently living, breathing and eating all things Italian in Padova; a beautiful and charming city in northern Italy, about half an hour from Venice. Yep, you read that right! I literally live half an hour from Venice and yes, I still pinch myself every time I walk out of Venezia Santa Lucia station. Pretty sure it has the best train station views in the world but hey I might be biased. Having lived away from home now for several years, I thought it was about time I finally start a travel blog. I often get many questions and queries from family and friends about my life in Italy, my travels, why I move around a lot and the best places to visit in Italy so it seemed only fitting I compile all my adventures and tips in…

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7 ways Italians are different to Australians

IMG_5574 Living in Italy has some pretty amazing perks. The food, the history, the museums and churches, I mean do I really need to continue? But there is a big difference between traveling in Italy and living in Italy. As are there large differences between life back home in Australia and 'la dolce vita' here in Italia


My Italian Airbnb wish list

mirror2 These last couple of days I've found myself spending an unhealthy amount of time scrolling through Airbnb. Originally, I had been looking for a weekend escape for next week but really I was just looking at amazing homes out of my price range and dreaming about what it would be like to stay or live there.


Free walking tours

IMG_0734View of Zagreb Cathedral from Plato Grad. 

I don't know what rock I've been living under but I've only recently discovered free walking tours! For someone who is constantly trying to find ways to either budget or save money when traveling, it seriously baffles me that it's taken me this long.


8 tips for surviving an Italian road trip

FullSizeRender 8View from the side of the road in Emilia Romagna region. 

So you've decided to visit the land of pizza and pasta. And, not just that but you've decided to brave the wild roads of Italy, hire a car and road trip it. Well, good for you, you're going to have blast.