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How To Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland View from Camera Obscura

How To Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hey, did you ever hear about that wizard kid with the glasses and a funny looking scar? H something? Well, odds are that unless you have been living under a rock, the name Harry Potter will ring a bell. I’m guessing you’ve also heard of his birthplace? Good ol’ Edinburgh. If you asked me, I’d say that Scotland’s capital is one of the best cities to visit in the UK. Considering the quality and variety of places in the UK,...

Fountain of Travel The Super Easy Way to Travel From Copenhagen to Sweden By Train Malmo City Centre

The Super Easy Way to Travel From Copenhagen to Sweden By Train

1995 was the year that Sweden and Denmark became more linked than they’ve ever been, thanks to the completion of the Oresund Bridge. To be honest, the building of the bridge was a pretty big deal. The time it would now take to travel from Copenhagen to Sweden by train was only about 40 minutes. In addition, people could easily flow between the two countries for work and Swedes had much easier access to Denmark’s Kastrup airport. All in all,...

Fountain of Travel How To Spend 48 Hours in Krakow Poland Old Town Rynek Glowny

How To Spend 48 Hours in Krakow, Poland

One of my closest friends got married in Poland this year and since when can you visit a new country and not add a few days of exploration? After the wedding in Warsaw we travelled south by train and spent 48 hours in Krakow exploring the city and its surroundings. We arrived in Krakow on a warm summer evening, hungover and sleep deprived from the wedding (seriously though, I recommend Polish weddings), and it just clicked. I fell in love...

Fountain of Travel An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch London Tile Art

An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch, London

I found myself with a spare day in London on my most recent trip to the capital and actually really struggled with what to do. I’ve been to London quite a few times in the last 7 years and have seen the big sights now; Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, V&A, Natural History Museum (which is AWESOME), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe…you name it. So what alternative things are there to do in London for us tenth-time visitors? Well, apart from...

Fountain of Travel How to Cruise Down Manchester Ship Canal Flag on the Boat

How to Cruise Down The Manchester Ship Canal

Are you looking for a great way to spend a sunny British summer day (according to reliable sources those actually exist)? Then look no further than a cruise down Manchester Ship Canal! The canal flows between Liverpool and Manchester and Mersey Ferries run regular cruises in both directions. This is a historic route that is great for a North West day out for adults. I finally tried it and felt like I was cruising down the river of some exotic...

Fountain of Travel How to Spend 24 Hours in Colmar France Street

How to Spend 24 Hours in Colmar, France

A visit to Colmar, France had been high on my bucket list for years and back in November I finally got the chance to see those half-timber clad buildings that had decorated my Pinterest profile for years. For those not familiar with Colmar, this quaint town is located in the French Alsace region which borders Germany. The proximity to Germany and many turns under both French and German rule has created a pretty unique blend of German and French culture...

Fountain of Travel Why Shanghai Should Be on Your Bucket List Pudong Skyline

Why Shanghai Should Be On Your Bucket List

Even though I had lived abroad by myself for years, Shanghai was my first proper solo travel destination. I probably could have picked an easier destination, but Shanghai was an incredible bucket list destination and I am so, so happy I went. This mega city is definitely not for the faint of heart and can be an assault to the senses. The city is bustling and will most likely induce a small culture shock. So why do I claim that...

Fountain of Travel A Manchester Weekend Break Northern Quarter Inside Affleck's Palace

Itinerary For A Manchester Weekend Break

Manchester, UK has been my home for almost 7 years and I love to help people explore the city. Manchester often gets a reputation for being gritty and industrial. Both are true but there is so much more to the city than that! As a matter of fact, Manchester was on Lonely Planet’s 2016 list of ‘best in travel’ cities. Manchester played a key part in the Industrial Revolution and, even today, old warehouses and mills are prominent city features....

Fountain of Travel 5 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Europe Colmar

5 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Europe (That You Haven’t Considered)

When you say romantic weekend getaways in Europe, people immediately picture Paris, Italy or maybe London. You imagine strolls along the Seine in Paris, gelato in Venice and cool neighbourhoods in London. All of the above are of course great romantic destinations, but what if you want something a bit different? Working full-time means limited holidays and I’m always looking for short European weekend breaks. I enjoy solo travel but whenever possible I love to bring my partner along. We’ve...

Fountain of Travel How to Spend 24 Hours in Eguisheim Street View

How To Spend 24 Hours in Eguisheim, France

In November last year I took a bucket list trip to Colmar to experience the incredible Christmas market. For years my Pinterest account had been filled with romantic pictures of half-timber clad buildings in pastel colours and I couldn’t wait to finally see it! During the planning I read about Eguisheim, a tiny village close to Colmar that looked even more picturesque. Immediately I recognised a scene I had seen multiple times on Pinterest but always assumed belonged to Colmar...