Bavarian Alps

Bavaria, Germany. Every trip we’ve managed to go on this year since the pandemic started has felt even more special than usual and brought a new found appreciation for what we’ve been able to do in the years before and none more so than when we landed in Munich to begin our weekend road trip in the Bavarian Alps. A couple of hours driving south, nearly…

Phoenix City

Warsaw, Poland. After devastating sieges and battles during the second world war, 85% of Warsaw’s buildings were completely destroyed and left in ruins. Later they were re-built & reconstructed to the capital’s former glory which gained it the nickname of Phoenix City and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Cornavirus has meant that our trips this year have been very limited but in between the…

Thunder in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece. This was our first trip abroad following the easing of travel restrictions since the corona virus pandemic forced the country into a full scale lock down, and it could not have come soon enough! So with a new found appreciation for normally being able to travel as much as we do, it felt great to get back on a plane, even with a few…

Gorges du Verdon

Marseille, France. Inspired by some amazing photos we’d seen in a coffee table travel book by Lonely Planet that I’d been gifted, we made plans to visit and see this beautiful place with our own eyes. Packed into another weekend trip, we did our all too familiar routine, heading to the airport straight from work to catch a flight on Friday night, a sleep in the…

Driving to San Marino

Bologna, Ravenna and San Marino, Italy. Arriving on a Friday night the first stop was the airport hotel to get a good night sleep before what turned out to be an excellent weekend road trip. First stop was Ravenna, full of history and famous for it’s beautiful mosaics it sits just about halfway between Bologna and San Marino making it the perfect place to spend the…

Underground in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark. Two weeks earlier we thought we were headed to Corsica but thanks to a British Airways pilot strike and our flights cancelled we suddenly had an empty weekend to fill. Copenhagen came up cheapest and as we’d only previously been in the bitter winter we were looking forward to a summer visit where things were actually open. First stop was the Cisterns, a subterranean…

Chernobyl

Kiev, Ukraine. Arriving on Friday afternoon we had to make the most of our short day in the capital as our time here was limited due to the tour of Chernobyl we had planned for the following day. First impressions of Kiev were very good, lots of character and impressive churches all over with their distinctive gold domed roofs. What you notice everywhere is the abundance…

Lithuania’s Capital

Vilnius, Lithuania. As our weekend trips continue to take us further and further from home, this time just north of the border of Belarus and almost as far as Russia we arrived in one of Europe’s lesser known capital cities. Vilnius is all about the characterful old town which is the largest surviving medieval old town in Northern Europe and is listed a UNESCO world heritage…

City by the Bay

San Francisco, USA. We took advantage of a great deal on flights a whole year in advance from actually undertaking this trip and when the time finally came around we were slightly worried that going such a long way for a such a limited time wasn’t the best idea, but no sooner were we off the plane that all concern completely disappeared as we started to…

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Countries Visited: 65 / 195
Continents Visited: 6 / 7