Writing Backdrops

A Photo Collection of some of the most scenic locations to enjoy writing in. Add your own Writing Backdrops today.

Everywhere I visit, I write – Karen Rose

A Photo Collection

We love photos; planning them, taking them and flicking back through them. Our Photo Collections attempt to capture some of our favourite travel moments from across the globe, each with their own unique theme. This month, we want to share with you our first ever Photo Collection which of course had to be based on some of the amazing writing backdrops we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy on our global travels. Continue reading “Writing Backdrops”

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Getting Outside in Sydney – 3 Natural Things To Do

Being in a city can still mean being in nature. These 3 outdoor things to do in Sydney showcase this Australian beauty in a natural way.

“All cities have a natural side just waiting to be discovered” – Karen Rose

Sydney, Australia

Whether you are visiting or live here, getting outside is a great way to enjoy Sydney. As one of the most iconic cities in the world, it certainly has a little bit of everything you could want from a destination, including an incredible connection with the water that surrounds it. Some of the best parts of any city are outside and Sydney is no exception. Here are just three of the many natural things to enjoy in this vibrant and modern hub on the south east coast of Australia.   Continue reading “Getting Outside in Sydney – 3 Natural Things To Do”

A Stopover City

An easy-to-follow itinerary for a two-night stopover in Hong Kong.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

Hong Kong, China

If you’re doing a long haul journey, like the one we just did from the UK to the land down-under, often these routes require a stop. If you’re already paying for the flight, I say grab two or three days somewhere you may not have visited otherwise. This is what Hong Kong was for us. It’s a destination we may not have considered as a trip in itself, however a ticket to Australia with Cathay Pacific meant we could stop and see this little piece of the world, almost for nothing. If you are interested in learning more about stopover cities, check out the airlines that get you to and from your destination and their respective hubs to see where your next adventure could take you as an interesting side trip. This month, join us in Hong Kong as we share with you what we spent our stopover doing. Continue reading “A Stopover City”

Jokes and Giants

Discover Irish fun and folklore in Belfast and the picture-perfect Antrim Coast with this 2-night city break itinerary.

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is” – Irish Proverb

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast has an ongoing and recent history of trouble but such a beautiful part of the UK also has so much to offer. A visit to Northern Ireland’s capital is a great idea for a short 2-3 day break. Don’t let the politics put you off. The Irish are happy-go-lucky souls who welcome you with open arms and are proud to show off their part of the world. Just an hour flight from London, it’s a super easy getaway idea for both city-lovers and natural-beauty-admirers. Continue reading “Jokes and Giants”

London By Air – A Helicopter Tour

Get the best views of London on this romantic helicopter tour.

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere” – Vivienne Westwood

London, England

London is a super special place. Full of charisma and chaos, it’s one of the best cities in the world to explore as a local or a visitor. We never tire of our capital city and consider ourselves very fortunate to live under an hour from this cosmopolitan part of England. One of the things we’ve experienced recently and loved is a helicopter tour above London to get a bird’s eye view of the areas we know so well. Here you can find details about this helicopter tour with VVB Aviation, why we chose it and what else there is to enjoy nearby. Continue reading “London By Air – A Helicopter Tour”

An Eye-Opening Experience

A Kraków city break itinerary that includes a day trip to Auschwitz.

“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere” – Elie Wiesel

Kraków, Poland

Not all experiences are happy ones. Sometimes, it’s important we travel in order to appreciate the lives we live and learn about who we are. I have always been keen to visit Auschwitz, a part of history that we are all taught as children, but seldom think about as adults. A city break to Kraków is my chosen destination this month. This beautifully preserved medieval city is well-worth a visit, especially with a vital piece of human history just a couple of hours away. Continue reading “An Eye-Opening Experience”

Experiencing Rio Carnival

How to enjoy a couple-friendly long weekend at Rio Carnival with Tucan Travel.

“Life is for those who know how to celebrate” – Osho

A Carnival Tour For Couples

Every year, we look at the flights and hotels in Rio around Carnival and groan at how expensive it becomes at this popular time. Next year, we say. But if you always say ‘next year’ it will never happen. So, despite not really being able to afford this one, last summer we booked flights and a tour package to Rio de Janeiro for February 2017! Sometimes, the things we look forward to the most and for the longest, can never live up to our incredibly high expectations. ‘Carnaval’ was everything we’d dreamt of … and more. We feel so blessed to be able to share with you this month a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Some people may not think of Rio Carnival as a couple’s destination. However, we feel it’s a fantastic travel bucket list item for couples who enjoy music, colour and fun. Here you can learn all about Rio Carnival itself, why we booked a tour with Tucan Travel and the ‘best bits’ for couples to enjoy together.

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