While not one of the most well known Polish cities, Wroclaw is definitely a city you shouldn't miss! The biggest city in Western Poland, Wroclaw is located in the region of Lower Silesia and throughout history has been part of Poland, Bohemia, Prussia and Nazi Germany. It's best known for its beautiful colourful facades in the main square but there's so much more than that - here is my round up of the best things to do in Wroclaw, Poland!
Cascais is a haven for seafood lovers and Portugal, in general, is perfect for anyone who likes their pastries or coffee. After our trip to Cascais last month, I rounded up the best eating spots we visited so you will know all the best spots in the city. Without further ado, here is my round-up of where to eat in Cascais.Disclaimer: I was invited to Cascais on a paid partnership with Visit Cascais. All opinions are, as always, my own.
One of my ‘must do’ activities in a new place (new city, new country, wherever!) is to find the best coffee spots. I had two and a half days in the city to find the best coffee in Palma de Mallorca and, of course, I accepted this challenge. I’m currently writing this while on my flight home since I’ve now had so much coffee today that I’m still buzzing…This list is a mix of online research (thank you Culture Trip and Foursquare for always being there for my coffee needs), personal recommendations from friends and followers and some that I simply stumbled upon on my wanderings. Palma de Mallorca is a haven for independent coffee spots (their ‘local chain’ is called Cappuccino, and is actually also pretty good but also more expensive) – a fun fact is that Mallorca actually only got their first Starbucks in 2017! This possibly explains how many independent cafes there are, and I’m definitely not complaining. So in no particular order…
Riga, a capital city that many have never heard of. Latvia, a country that many people can't place on a map. And yet there are so many things to do in Riga and so many reasons why Riga should be your next city break! I travelled to Riga in collaboration with airBaltic to find out exactly why you should visit the small Baltic city - believe me, it's definitely worth a visit!Disclaimer: My flights to and from Riga were sponsored by airBaltic. However, as always, all opinions are my own (and probably weird and wacky and a little odd, as normal).
Lithuania is a small (ish) country in the Baltic region of Europe and is where my family originally hails from. I have always been surprised at how little people know of Lithuania (and the amount of people who have no idea where it is) and most people tend to just think of it as 'one of those countries above Poland' or 'one of the ones that used to be in the USSR'. I mean, this is accurate (it is north-east of Poland and it WAS part of the USSR from 1940 to 1991) but Lithuania has so much more to its history, culture and identity.One of these amazing things is their food. I love trying local foods wherever I travel and Lithuania did not let me down!
Iceland - the land of ice and fire - is an incredibly beautiful country and has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years (no doubt helped a fair amount by its use as a location for filming in Game of Thrones).With thundering waterfalls, scenic national parks and magical geothermal spas, Iceland is a not-to-be-missed destination and with IcelandAir and WowAir opening up new routes and providing amazing stopover opportunities, the small Nordic island is now easier (and cheaper) to visit - even if you only get 48 hours in Iceland!