A City Break Guide to Bologna

    September 19, 2018

    A place so renowned that it boasts not one, but three nicknames, Bologna is Italy’s juiciest city. Known fondly as La Grassa, the fat one, La Rossa, the red one and La Dotta, the learned one, Bologna boasts three distinct characters. Occupying prime position on my city break bucket list for several years now, I decided to visit Bologna as part of my 32nd birthday celebrations. Offering mouth-watering local cuisine, medieval cobbled streets and the oldest university in the world, I felt…

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  • Photography tips for bloggers

    Our Photography Tips for Bloggers

    It’s difficult to stress just how important photography has been to our travel blogging career. In fact, it’s perhaps been the linchpin upon which it’s all turned: every press trip, every collaboration and every…

    August 28, 2018
  • A guide to holidays in Florida

    Holidays to Florida: Our Complete Guide

    As children, holidays to Florida seemed a luxury reserved only for that affluent family in Home Alone, or the lucky prize winners of daytime competitions. Enchanted by all things Americana, I’d daydream of taking…

    August 24, 2018
  • Tips on how to travel with anxiety.

    Tips for Travelling with Anxiety

    Anxiety. It’s a word I’m tired of saying – bored of saying. Like a worn-out record, it’s played its scratchy tune in the corner of my brain since its unexpected arrival in 2011. Since…

    August 18, 2018
  • Our photography tips for bloggers

    A Weekend at Wilderness Festival with Victorinox

    Long before the UK heatwave of 2018 began, an email landed in our inbox from Victorinox. Titled the ‘Modern Pathfinder’, it invited us to embrace adventures closer to home this summer, with Victorinox’s range…

    August 15, 2018
  • A Guide to Alternative European City Breaks

    The European city break is a favoured British pastime. With hourly flights ensuring that the handsome piazzas of Rome, or the glassy fjords of Bergen, lie just a passport wave away, a jaunt to…

    August 9, 2018
  • A Stay at The Ampersand Hotel London

    Opening my crumpled diary and my heart gave a kick:  Thursday 19 July decorated with dramatic exclamation marks and pink hearts. Although  originally scribbled in with excitement and anticipation, it was a date that…

    July 31, 2018
  • The row of cottages known as Arlington Row in Bibury, hidden behind a water meadow.

    A Visit to the Cotswolds with Beachspoke

    It was a hot and airless morning when we began our journey; the roads a queue of cars and exhaust fumes. With the windows wound down, I listened as the tyres rolled over the…

    July 27, 2018
  • A girl stood in a forest in Tampere, surrounded by chopped woods and a small log cabin.

    Exploring Finnish Lakeland

    Staring at the detailed map I’d unravelled, my eyes struggled to focus on the hundreds of small, blue shapes that dotted the paper. We were headed to Tampere –  the gateway to Finland’s Lakeland…

    July 5, 2018
  • What to do in Helsinki

    Discovering Helsinki

    For most, Helsinki occupies something of a cultural grey area. Not quite Scandinavian, but undoubtedly Nordic; and not entirely Eastern European, yet tantalisingly close to Estonia and Russia, you might be forgiven for thinking…

    July 1, 2018
  • How To Use IGTV: what we’ve learnt as early users

    Our love affair with Instagram began four years ago, when we opened up our fledgling account in the hope of finding some like-minded travel lovers to share our experiences with. Fast forward four years…

    June 22, 2018