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…

Drizzle in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany. After an amazing 2018 of travelling we were keen to kick things off again straight away in the new year. The first weekend of January rolled in and without anything planned we got the travel itch and booked a last minute flight to the 7th largest city in Germany. This early in the year the weather wasn’t much different from home, cold and wet,…

Land of the Rising Sun

Japan. Flying in from Shanghai, we had a jam packed schedule for what turned out to be a spectacular week long journey around western Japan. We flew in to Osaka but headed straight to Kyoto, then from there we visited Mount Koya, Nara and Himeji, Hiroshima in the Chugoku region, back to Osaka and finally a brief stop in Tokyo before flying home. Kyoto The former…

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