Europe

Europe is such a diverse part of the world - we are aiming to visit as much of it as we can.  Follow our journey's through Europe as we base ourselves in the UK.

  • Top Things to do in Bath
    Europe,  UK

    Top Things to do in Bath, UK

    Bath is one of our favourite destinations to visit in the UK.  We have been lucky enough to visit and housesit in Bath several times over the last six months and are looking forward to returning later in the year. Visiting Bath sometimes feels like you are stepping through a doorway in time where Elizabeth Bennett could come striding around the corner at any moment.  This is not to say that Bath is stuck in time. It is a wonderful city to explore & experience a Georgian landscape and cityscape. With an easily walkable town centre, intact Georgian streetscapes, and houses perched on the hills surrounding the town, it is not surprising…

  • Beautiful Things to see in Porto
    Culture,  Europe,  Portugal,  Portugal

    Beautiful Things to see in Porto

    Of the many things to do in Porto, one of the best is to walk the streets and admire the beauty of this lovely City.  Porto is a feast for the eyes.  If you like design, architecture and street art, then Porto is a wonderful destination to visit.  From Ajulejo tiles to intricate doorknobs, exploring the art and design overflowing on Porto streets has to be one of the top things to do in Porto, Portugal. We have fallen in love with Porto.  Well, to be honest, we have fallen hard. Portugal’s second largest city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Another fabulous World Heritage Site you should add to your…

  • Culture,  Destinations,  Europe

    16 Places to Find Great Street Art

    16 Of The Best Street Art Spots Around the World If you love Art, travelling and getting off the beaten track then discovering new Street Art locations could be your next travel bonanza.  In this article, we are lucky to have 16 travelers from across the globe share their favorite Street Art spots.  You may be familiar with some of these spots, and hopefully, some will be new to you and may make the list for your future travels.   Our first official introduction to Street Art was in post quake Christchurch, which held a Street Art Festival and is now one of the key New Zealand destinations for Street Art.  While…

  • Top things to do in Lyon
    Europe,  France

    Top Things to do in Lyon

    Frаnсе’ѕ third-lаrgеѕt city iѕ the French gаѕtrоnоmiс capital with a сulinаrу ѕрirit thаt реrvаdеѕ frоm Michelin-starred restaurants tо modest bоuсhоnѕ. Thе fоrkѕ оf thе Rivеr Sâone and Rivеr Rhônе соnvеrgе in this еlеgаnt city where Rоmаn ruins mееt UNESCO-classified mеdiеvаl lanes, baroque squares, аnd соntеmроrаrу icons such аѕ thе nеw Muѕéе dе lа Cоnfluеnсе еthnоlоgу muѕеum. Lуоn iѕ thе perfect сitу break as it’ѕ оnlу 2 hr. bу train frоm Paris.  We loved the time we spent in Lyon, wandering through its historic streets, visiting museums, and eating sublime food. If you are looking for things to do in Lyon, France then keep reading. This article may contain compensated links. …

  • Europe,  Food

    Five Foods to try in the Netherlands

    In this article I will suggest to you as to how good Dutch food is in the Netherlands. We were in an Airbnb and being a chef, I am inclined to cook at home. We do, however, like to head out to try some of the local cuisine and experience the food culture of the countries we are visiting. Why you should try these great foods If you are travelling to the Netherlands, this is a list of the Dutch food we tasted and loved, hopefully you will too. A great way to absorb some Dutch culture is through the food, although scrumptious it’s not all gouda cheese and liquorice.…

  • Europe,  UK

    A Week in Cornwall

    Cornwall has been a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of other English towns and cities we have been visiting. After a busy week in London, we headed south on the train. 3.5 hours later we were in Plymouth.  It was good to be back by the sea – we hadn’t realised how much we missed the sea!Our latest housesit has been on the banks of the Tamar River, on the border of Cornwall and Devon.  The setting was idyllic spring countryside with the primary noise is that of the sheep in the next field.  We are sitting here again in August so this visit was a chance for us…

  • Europe,  UK

    Day Trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall

    Visiting the Eden Project, Cornwall is a great day out.  If you are thinking about going to the Eden Project and not sure where to start, this post will help you figure out what you need to do, best places to stay and how to get the best out of your visit!This Article may contain compensated links. Please read our Disclaimer for more information.Visiting the Eden ProjectWe are housesitting in Cornwall and are determined to get out and experience as much as we can.  We are returning to this housesit in August which is peak Summer holiday season, so we are aiming to knock off as much as possible in the…

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