Planning a holiday in Tyrol

Welcome to Tyrol & grüß Gott (pronounced “Gruss Gott”, this is how Austrians and Bavarians say hello). This post briefly covers transport, choosing places to stay, lakes, hiking, alpine fine dining, spas, supermarkets and places near Tyrol. Why Tyrol? Austria will...

Japan Ski Trip

Considering how many countries we’ve visited, people were always shocked to find we had never been to Japan. We finally made it at the start of 2019 and promptly, like everyone else I’ve spoken to, fell madly in love with the country. One of the wonderful things about...

Beautiful places to stay in Portugal

Want to maximise your value for money while travelling Europe? Portugal could be the place to splurge. While we travelled Portugal on a budget (walking the Camino), we did have the odd splurge. I paid close attention to all the incredible luxury accomodation options,...

What to do in Melbourne

I’m often asked to give recommendations to friends about things to do, see and eat in Melbourne. Here is a bit of a compilation of some of the crowd-pleasers and useful information with some recommendations at the bottom. Accommodation When booking accommodation in...