Treading the boards of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples

Having worked for one of Scotland's largest theatre companies for the last four years, I think it's pretty safe to say that I've got a bit of a thing for performance venues.  I love the history that comes with ...

A day in the fairy tale town of Ghent, Belgium

Here's a fun fact for you: Did you know that Ghent was once the second wealthiest city in Europe, after Paris?  Nope, me neither. Despite being one of the largest cities in Belgium and less than an hour from...

Discovering a new Belfast

When people talk about Belfast, it's not often as a travel destination.  It's as a city caught in the crossfire of a civil war.  The site of The Troubles.  A city plagued by ongoing social and political dispute...

A Review of The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

I can think of worse ways to wake up on your birthday than a plush four star hotel, and yet somehow, I was lucky enough to find myself in that very position this summer, with a stay at the gorgeous Aberdeen Alt...

10 reasons why Naples might just surprise you

For many people, Naples is seen as a city you pass through, rather than somewhere you choose to stay.  Its location makes it a perfect stop-off point for people making their way to nearby archaeological sites l...

13 Reasons why you should visit Budapest in December

For many people, the run up to Christmas casts aspersions of all things cosy; lazy evenings in front of the fire, cups of hot chocolate to warm the soul, the acknowledgement that it’s officially socially accept...