Everyone warned me about going to Naples. “It’s dirty” they said, “You’ll get mugged!” one horrified Sardinian exclaimed before I left for the mainland on the 13-hour night ferry from Cagliari (getting mugged would, in fact, end up happening in Milan, and not Naples…where my disgustingly smelly Nike trainers were untied from my backpack on the metro!) but despite its reputation, I absolutely fell in love with the city…and found that there are so many great things to do in Naples! Continue reading
Planning your trip around Australia’s East Coast? Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Continue reading
If you ask your average East-Coast backpacker about Hervey Bay, chances are they’ll say they stayed there on the way to Fraser Island…and that will be about all they can tell you…
For most people, the town is a pit-stop on the way to the world’s largest sand island – a place to sleep the night before (and shower the day after!) one of the three-day camping packages, or to stock up on food before a self-drive tour of the island. If you ask them to describe Hervey Bay itself, they are likely to say it’s a quiet town, with not much to do… Continue reading
Anyone who has visited Italy in the past will need little convincing of its beauty, but for those who haven’t been, this is a country that definitely lives up to all of the hype.
From some of the best beaches in the world to incredible works of art, stunning architecture and jaw-dropping landscapes, here are five of Italy’s most beautiful destinations: Continue reading
From its rugged peaks and strange landscapes to its pure white beaches and crystal clear waters, Sardinia is a photographer’s dream. Here are 20 images that show the diversity of this beautifully unique Italian island… Continue reading
Ending up in Genoa had never been part of my original plan when I was travelling through Italy last November. It came about more through necessity – a stop off to break the journey from the Cinque Terre to Lake Como – than actual curiosity to see the city…but if I was going to be there for 24 hours, I was determined to make the most of it. Continue reading
I had read a lot about the town of Porto Cervo, Sardinia and the famous (or infamous, depending on whether or not you know your Italian tabloid scandals!) Costa Smeralda before I’d arrived on the island. Popular with the rich and powerful, and well known for the luxury resorts and super yachts that line the marina, I knew that I couldn’t visit Sardinia and miss seeing the so-called Emerald Coast. Continue reading
I’ve spent almost two weeks in the beautiful hillside town of Baunei, Sardinia. Despite it being small, and as one guidebook says, not much more than a shepherd’s village, I seem to find something new that I love about this place every day! Here are five to get started! Continue reading
When I told people that I was going to try and fit in some London sightseeing during my five-hour stopover on the way from Glasgow to Sardinia, they looked at me like I was a little bit crazy. Yes, I was flying from Glasgow very early and had to leave at 4 am to make it to the airport on time and sure, I would probably be absolutely knackered by the time I made it to Sardinia but…I hadn’t been to London in years and the thought of seeing at least a couple of my favourite places again whilst I was there was just too tempting to miss. Continue reading
Stirling is very much a University City, which means students…and lots of them. They’ve brought with them the need for copious amounts of coffee and fast free WiFi, and the city has obliged. Here are a five of the best tried and tested coffee shops in Stirling, with cheap drinks and free internet access.