• vegan restaurants in Florence
    Guest Posts,  Italy

    The best vegan restaurants in Florence, Italy

    Yes friends, in a city famous for its beefsteak alla Fiorentina, lampredotto (the stomachs of 4 bovine animals) and tripe, vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere. It’s true, Tuscany is finally conquering the vegan world and, in this article, we will show you the best vegan restaurants in Florence, Italy. Planning a trip to Italy right now? Don’t miss this Florence travel guide. We’re delighted to introduce Simone from Lovin Italy, who is full of Florence insider knowledge, and has written this guide to Vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Florence. Bon appetite! 1. L’OV Osteria Vegetariana Vegan Instagram location in Florence – Piazza del Carmine If you’re looking for an Instagram location, this is the…

  • Alhambra Granada tickets
    Europe,  Spain

    Alhambra Granada Tickets – what to do if Alhambra Tickets sold out

    So you’ve tried to get Alhambra Granada tickets, but they have sold out! Getting Alhambra Nasrid Palace tickets is one of the top things to do in Granada. The palace and its gardens are world famous for their size, colour and history, with around 8,500 people visiting each day. In the past, you could book Alhambra tickets with Ticketmaster. However, with the demand for entrance is such high numbers, this changed in 2017. For my visit to Granada, I had assumed that a few weeks was ample time to book my Alhambra entrance tickets online. I was wrong. By the time I’d gone onto the official website my limited dates…

  • vegan breakfast Edinburgh
    scotland

    Where to get the best vegan breakfast in Edinburgh in Veganuary

    So you’re trying Veganuary and already you’re missing those big fry ups/Sunday brunch pancake stack/ simple fruit and yogurt! Switching to a vegan diet can be tough … think of it the same way as being on a weight loss diet, you are trying to change habits of a lifetime. Breakfast out used to be a pretty boring affair for vegans; beans on toast (no margarine of course) was a tiresome staple. However, times are a changing. Here’s my list of where to get the best vegan breakfast in Edinburgh to help you through Veganuary … Loudons vegan pancakes and vegan eggs Benedict By far one of my favourite places…

  • unusual things to see in Scotland
    scotland

    10 Unusual things to see in Scotland that you probably haven’t heard of

    For such a tiny country, Scotland really packs a whole lot of things to do and see. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to take in all the usual Scotland tourist attractions quickly before hunting down a more unique and unusual experiences. In this post I’ve tried to create and alternative guide to Scotland, a list of unusual things to see in Scotland that you might not have already heard about … Corrievreckan Whirlpool, Argyll Did you know that Scotland is home to the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world? Not only that, but the Royal Navy once branded it unnavigable. These boys were clearly having an off day, as it’s…

  • things to do in Granada Spain
    Europe,  Spain

    Things to do in Granada Spain

    The drive from Malaga airport to Granada, Spain, is just and hour and a half. It was the first stop I made on my road trip around Andalucia in the South of Spain. One of its main tourist lures is the grand Arabic fortress complex of the Alhambra. Granada was the only place that I chose to spend 2 nights instead of 1. As a result, there was a little more time to relax, get my bearings and not rush this city as much. Here’s a compulsive list of things to do in Granada, Spain in 48 hours … Alhambra palace Granada Ok, I couldn’t miss the Alhambra out! I’d booked the…

  • Sailing Colombia to Panama
    colombia,  Guest Posts,  south america

    Sailing Colombia to Panama on board the Ave Maria

    When travelling around the Americas, your route options are quite straight forward – South to North or North to South. Regardless, if you’re planning on making either journey without flying, then the most obvious place to cross continents would be between Panama and Colombia. The ferry from Colombia to Panama was cancelled some time ago. As a result, the most common (and enjoyable) way of making the journey is by sailing Colombia to Panama by sail boat. I met a lot of travellers who talked about this being the highlight of their South America backpacking trip.

  • 24 hours in ronda vegan
    Spain

    24 hours in Ronda vegan

    The town of Ronda is the largest of Andalucía’s white towns and was part of my recent budget road trip around the South of Spain – alongside Cordoba, Arcos, Granada and Mijas. The epic 1700’s Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) was the main appeal for me to visit Ronda, however, its violent history, brimming with tales of bandits, outlaws, rebels and guerilla warriors, has made it an enormous hit with day-trip tourists. As with most of the small Spanish towns I visited, vegan food wasn’t a priority, however, it was possible. Here’s where to stay, what to do and where to eat with 24 hours in Ronda vegan …

  • vegan food cordoba
    Spain

    Vegan in Cordoba

    Being vegan in Cordoba was not the walk in the park that I thought it would be. Being one of the larger cities in the South of Spain (and drawing big tourist crowds due to its respectable reputation for history and culture), I assumed that it would be one of the easier places to find vegan food in Spain. Vegan tapas is easy to find when you visit Cordoba. A full meal is not. I’ve pulled together a list of the easiest places to find vegan food in Cordoba, and a couple of other things I found out along the way … Taberna la Alqueria Taberna la Alqueria was not on…

  • Dubai budget trip
    Dubai,  Guest Posts

    How to do a Dubai budget trip – Guest post by Dubai Wikia

    Dubai is quite expensive and I’ve often cast it aside as an option for a backpack trip as a result. In this guest post, Dubai Wikia divulge their best food, entertainment, accommodation and general travel advice for a Dubai budget trip … Most people save up to visit Dubai and then splurge on its glamorous offerings. Still, the attractions remain the same and the activities remain the same. Backpackers around the world ask if it it’s possible to do Dubai on less and we say, “yes”. Dubai may be one of the least backpacking-friendly countries on offer, but if you look hard, you’ll find plenty of budget options for stay, transport and…

  • Mind

    Why I’m taking an online chakra meditation course

    I want to talk about why I’m taking a chakra meditation course and why it might be useful to you too. In 2016 I dipped my toe into the world of crystal chakra massage for the first time. I’d contracted Bell’s Palsy, a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become paralysed or weak. My body was exhausted. I was so blown away by the results and feeling of my chakra massage that I wrote a post about how it changed my life.  At the time, I was already pretty interested in crystals and how to use them alongside chakra balancing to encourage self-healing. This only…