A common theme arose every time I mentioned I was heading to Slovenia last summer: ‘Oh, you must visit Lake Bled.’ I’ll admit, the more people trotted out this line, the more wary I was of visiting. Because I’m not a fan of overcrowded tourist spots, regardless of how beautiful they are. Plus, there’s nothing worse, Read More

My summer in Maribor turned out to be fuelled by Slovenian wine! In part one of this post, I looked at Maribor’s place in Slovenia’s wine story. In part two, I’m going to have a closer look at some of the wine producers in Štajerska, starting with Radgonske Gorice, the House of Sparkling Wine.

If you follow my Instagram account, you may have noticed the two months I spent in Maribor this summer were fairly, um, boozy! I didn’t plan it that way. I can’t really explain what drew me to Maribor – I knew I wanted to visit Slovenia so I was browsing Airbnb for accommodation. I’d, Read More

As a traveller, I try to arrive in new places with an open mind and not form an impression based on things I’ve read or heard from others. That said, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what Gran Canaria was about before heading there earlier this year: mass tourism, good surfing, Read More

Before last year, whenever I thought about music festivals my mind conjured up images of muddy fields and welly boots, tiny tents and burly security guards, partying post-A-level teens and glow-sticks, huge crowds of drunken dancers and expensive stodgy food. And rain, lots of rain… But that was before I went to the Worldwide, Read More

The waiter indicated to a spare table on the outdoor terrace at Fotografiska and I slipped into the chair, feet gently throbbing, and tucked the soft blanket around my legs – it may be summer in Stockholm, but as the sun fell below the horizon there was a definite nip in the air. Sipping, Read More

I arrived in Gran Canaria at the end of January, just as the island was revving up for the onslaught of Carnival. And February was certainly an experience – an explosion of riotous colour, outrageous drag queens, thumping drums, outlandish costumes, sultry hip action, huge dance parades, all-night parties, and a spectacular fireworks display., Read More

Psst… The locals won’t like me mentioning this because they like to keep it a closely guarded secret, but I was recently introduced to a delightful green oasis in the heart of Gran Canaria. I’m a sucker for clear, fresh mountain air and a day surrounded by lush, verdant countryside, so when friends suggested, Read More

For the first time in my digital nomad life I had a visit from my parents, and it was wonderful to be able to explore some of my island with them. On my recommendation they stayed further south because, although I love Las Palmas, the weather is generally better (which is my only bugbear, Read More

My first month in Las Palmas was dedicated to getting settled, catching up with work, and enjoying the many delights of Carnaval. But by the start of March, I was craving greenery and the chance to get out of the city and start exploring the island. So I jumped at an invitation to join, Read More