Why our package holiday to Croatia surprised us

As you know, Bridges and Balloons is about finding special places and experiences around the world, especially unique and interesting accommodation. So when we were invited on a package holiday with Jet2Holidays, I wasn’t sure if I should accept. I used to go on plenty of package holidays as a child, so I had no … Read more

Best things to do in Liverpool - Mersey Ferry

10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool: A Handpicked City Guide

For years people have been telling me how great Liverpool is, and when we finally made it there, I could see what they were all talking about. In fact, it’s now one of my favourite cities in England. Every taxi driver we met in the city was keen to tell us the city is booming, … Read more

Best hotels in Liverpool

The Best Hip Boutique Hotels in Liverpool

We recently spent five nights in Liverpool, making a little film that I’ll share soon. It was my first time in the city and despite having heard great things about it, Liverpool exceeded my expectations. From fabulous architecture to wonderfully friendly people and exciting nightlife, the city has a lot to offer and we were … Read more

Best Liverpool Airbnbs

14 Most Stylish Airbnbs in Liverpool

Liverpool is one of our favourite cities in the UK, with a friendly upbeat vibe, thriving music scene, and a gorgeous backdrop of grand architecture. We’ve written a guide to the best things to do in Liverpool, and if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, you can’t go wrong with one of these stylish Liverpool … Read more

Couchsurfing, Buenos Aires

Our favourite five things to do in Buenos Aires

Couchsurfing with RobertoWe’ve waved goodbye to Buenos Aires and are rounding up our posts on the city that became home for nearly two months. With Steve filming in California, I lived with an Argentinian girl and mostly spent my days learning Spanish, practising yoga, writing and working on a project that I’ll be launching sometime soon. I barely left Palermo, enjoying my temporary life as a local in the tree-lined barrio.

My impressions of Buenos Aires were complicated as I missed Steve, and struggled with ‘what the hell am I doing with my life?’ questions. I also yearned for nature and found the pace of city life a little too reminiscent of my home in London. That said, and preponderance of dog poo aside, Buenos Aires won us over. Aside from our friends, such as the wonderful Roberto pictured above, these are our top five favourite things about the city. Also see this Buenos Aires photo tour for some of the more classic things to do in the city.

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Stemy windows, bagel shop, copenhagen

Hygge things to do in Copenhagen

How to find hygge things to do in Copenhagen… Have you ever read one of those articles about untranslatable words that have no equivalent in English? The words are usually to do with a concept that has particular significance in a given country – for example wabi-sabi in Japan, friluftsliv in Norway, and juggad in … Read more

Jungle theme kids room

A Scandinavian Style Jungle-Theme Kid’s Room

Remember our travel-themed nursery for Otis? Well that’s where baby number two will be heading, and in the meantime, we created a whole new room for Otis – and this time it was even more fun as Otis got to be involved in choosing what he wanted. After deliberating over the galaxy, travel and animals, … Read more

Watergate Bay Hotel - Best Cornwall Family Holiday

The Most Beautiful Luxury Family Hotels in Cornwall

Cornwall is the perfect destination for a UK family staycation, feeling just as special as further flung destinations, but without the cost and added bother of a flight. In fact, driving along the rugged Cornwall coast reminds me of Big Sur and our gorgeous California road trip. For places to stay in Cornwall, there are … Read more

Airbnb Lake District: Far Boathouse

14 Most Beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District

One of the most scenic places in England, the Lake District National Park is a land of mountains, glittering lakes and picturesque, welcoming villages. It’s one of the popular holiday spots in the UK and as such there’s a wealth of beautiful places to stay. The Best of Airbnb, Lake District National Park I’ve curated … Read more

California Road Trip Itinerary - Big Sur

The Best Road Trips in USA – 22 Epic American Road Trips

Dreaming of an American road trip and not sure where to start? This is a round-up of the best road trips in the USA, featuring everything from the classic Route 66 and Pacific Coast Highway to more off-the-beaten path options like a road trip in Alaska. From the colours of fall to the most stunning … Read more