5 Unforgettable Days on the Normandy Coast

Normandy, a region in the north-west of France, is famous not only for the isle of Le Mont Saint-Michel but further to the north, the majestic Alabaster Coast. This coastline of white, limestone cliffs extends 130 kilometres overlooking the English Channel. Interspersed with mostly inaccessible, pebbly beaches with the breath-taking seascapes have long inspired painters, […]

Road Trip Across Breathtaking Brittany, France

  What amazed us most whilst travelling through Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, is the absolute jaw-dropping panorama. From the raw coastal stretches to the old-world villages, there is such amazing diversity on display. Some places reminded us of scenes from our own Australia. We’ve captured 8 ‘Bretagne’ memorable locations that really […]

5 Enchanting French Loire Valley Chateaux

The beautiful Loire Valley features many exquisite châteaux. The meandering Loire River, hidden among the rolling green hills and stately forests, provides the perfect setting for these grand French Renaissance styled buildings. It’s definitely a trip back in time when visiting the Loire Valley châteaux!   Chateau de Chenonceau The Chateau de Chenonceau, a beautifully situated […]

Top 8 Places to See in Porto

A step back in time during a day visit to Porto in northern Portugal. With its wide central boulevard, old historical buildings, trams, azulejo adorned churches and the famed book store featured as Harry Potter’s library; it is a place full of charm! Livraria Lello & Irmao Historic Book Store This picturesque bookstore dates back […]

Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel – A Taste of Coastal Life

  We were keen to see some small Portuguese towns and some spectacular coastline. A recommendation from a fellow traveller to visit the fishing village of Sesimbra and the nearby wild, coastal Cabo Espichel, was a top tip. What can we say – it was superb! Sesimbra Sesimbra, an important fishing village, is well-known for […]

Andalucia – Home to 5 Alluring Destinations!

  Andalucia is the southern most and second largest province in Spain and has coastlines that share both the Mediterranean and Atlantic seas. This area is rich in both culture and beauty. You can begin to understand why this area attracts visitors from far and wide. Our 5 top spots in Andalucia include Cordoba, Seville, […]

Driving Personas – ‘Lady Penelope and Parker’

Something of a lighter note here. I don’t know if anybody else does this but when driving we assume the personas of two Thunderbird characters, Lady Penelope and Parker. Yes, it may seem a little weird but it actually works for us. I (Lars) go by the name of ‘Parker’ being the designated and only […]

Day Trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou

Are you thinking of an escape from Marrakech for a day? Then Ait Benaddou should definitely be on your list. Haven’t heard of it? Take a read below and decide for yourself! Ait Benhaddou Ait Benhaddou is an ancient, fortified, red earthen village along a former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Driving from […]

Marrakech, Morocco – Fantastic Things to Do in 6 Days

A country rich with history and culture, Marrakech blew us away with its unbelievable diversity.   We made a spur of the moment decision and booked return flights for 6 nights from Seville, Spain to Marrakech, Morocco. This included accommodation at a riad which is a traditional Moroccan home located in the Marrakech Medina or […]

La Alhambra, Spain – Es Magnifica!

The Islamic palaces of La Alhambra, built over centuries, were all based on the same concept of ‘paradise on earth’. The exquisitely intricate facades, flowing waters and pools, tranquil gardens and beautifully themed structures within the La Alhambra grounds reflect this concept. It was breathtaking to see!     La Alhambra Leaving the campsite in Sierra […]