Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh Festivals: Why Edinburgh in August is the best place to be…

There is nowhere I’d prefer to be in August than Edinburgh, and that’s saying something for someone who lives in the UK and is addicted to travel. The already enchanting city becomes an intoxicating hotbed of international culture and creativity for the whole month of August when it hosts not one, but five world-class festivals. … Read more

Airbnb Treehouse Asheville

Airbnb Asheville NC: The BEST Airbnbs in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is the cool mountain town of the South, filled with creative, liberally minded people, craft beer, hip cafes, live music and a dazzling landscape of majestic nature. We loved every moment of a or trip there during our Southern USA road trip – so much so that we wrote a post about 31 things … Read more

South US Road Trip - Savannah

Road Trip: Southern USA – An Epic Deep South Itinerary

The allure of southern USA has been calling me for years. I wanted to experience that famous Southern charm, the music, the moss-laden trees, the accent, the mountains, and all the colourful cities and quirks that make up the southern states. It’s a big area y’all, so coming up with a south US road trip … Read more

Car and Away

Review: Car & Away – The Airbnb for Rental Cars

As you know, we’re big fans of the sharing economy. We started with Couchsurfing then Airbnb and Home Exchange, and now our latest one has been Car & Away, which is essentially Airbnb for rental cars. Like with most sharing economy situations, it’s a win-win for everyone – you get to earn money from renting … Read more

Best road trips in France - Verdon Gorge

The Best Road Trips in France

Driving through charming villages, seeing sunsets over the hills and picking up cheese for picnics along the way is what French road trips are made of. We’ve teamed up with other travel bloggers to create an ultimate guide to France’s best road trips. Please note that as this is a collaborative post, the accommodation recommendations … Read more

Blue Ridge Parkway

A little update – plus news we’re heading South!

Three weeks ago, I was feeling blue. It was exactly a year since we set off on our big road trip around California and I longed for another adventure. But this year has been one of uncertainty and we’ve found it hard to plan things in advance. Over the last years, Steve has been slowly … Read more

The Best Italy Road Trips – 8 Beautiful Italian Adventures

A road trip in Italy ticks all the boxes of epic drives, amazing food, friendly people, beautiful culture and some of Europe’s most gorgeous sights. It’s one of our favourite places to road trip, not least because of the food. We return again and again and are always re-intoxicated by its charms. We’ve done a … Read more

Rua de Bica funicular

Things to do in Lisbon: A Handpicked City Guide

Set on seven hills overlooking the River Tejo, Lisbon is sometimes called the San Francisco of Europe, but I think that takes away from its own distinctive charm. The hills are certainly similar, and it shares a golden light, but much of the wonder of Lisbon comes from its history. Most of the city was … Read more

Road Trip Portugal - Igreja dos Carmelitos

Things to do in Porto: A Handpicked City Guide

The view from the the Dom Luis I bridge sums up the allure of Porto; port wineries on one side, a colourful hodge-podge of buildings and bell towers cascading down the other, and the peaceful Douro river filing down the centre, lined with buzzing restaurants and people ambling by. The azulejo tiles, baroque and beaux … Read more