In The Dunes of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

In the Dunes of Maspalomas. Sitting on the sandy southern tip of Gran Canaria is the tourist town of Maspalomas. It’s actually a cluster of smaller beach resorts and stretches for miles along the southern coast of the island. This busy strip of beaches and holiday resorts attracts tourists from across the globe. It is particularly popular with Europeans looking for sun. You’re more likely … Continue reading In The Dunes of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Eurovision 2021 – Everything You Need To Know!

Thinking about travelling to Eurovision in 2021? You’re in good company! Thousands travel across the continent each year to experience the Eurovision Song Contest, the worlds largest music event. Here’s everything you need to know about Eurovision 2021 including how to get Eurovision tickets. If you’re not sure about Eurovision travel yet, there’s more information on what you can expect here. For full information on the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 – Everything You Need To Know!

Why is Australia in Eurovision?

As a Eurovision super-fan. I often get asked questions about Eurovision. Why does no one vote for the United Kingdom? Isn’t it all about politics? Why does Israel enter? In 2015, a new question joined the FAQs. Why is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest? And alongside this, so many other questions! What would happen if Australia won? Why don’t other non-European countries enter? Should … Continue reading Why is Australia in Eurovision?

Why is Israel in Eurovision?

I’m a massive fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. So much so that I talk about it most of the time. I’ll make references to songs that nobody else understand. I also find ways of bringing the Eurovision Song Contest into any conversation. As a consequence, I get asked lots of questions about Eurovision. Up until 2015, one of the questions I was asked most … Continue reading Why is Israel in Eurovision?

Kielder Water Lodges – A Weekend Break

Does your family have a special holiday destination? A place you return to time after time? A place that’s filled with memory and nostalgia for both you and your family? During the summers of my childhood, my family took many memorable trips to the serenity of Kielder Water in Northumberland, a 2 hour car journey from our home in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Since our family stopped visiting … Continue reading Kielder Water Lodges – A Weekend Break

Visit the Royal Albert Hall: 1968 Host Venue

Visit the Royal Albert Hall – the Home of Eurovision 1968! I embarked on a visit to the Royal Albert Hall a couple of years back. It was my Dad’s birthday so we were looking for something to keep us occupied for a couple of hours. So we booked onto a tour of the Royal Albert Hall. I’d been to a couple of concerts here … Continue reading Visit the Royal Albert Hall: 1968 Host Venue

Street Art Tel Aviv: Graffiti and Public Art Photo Blog

Street Art Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is one of the cultural capitals of the Mediterranean. There are so many art galleries here and the street art in Tel Aviv is hard to miss. While I didn’t go looking for street art, I found it in almost every part of the city. And I’m no expert on street art, but some of it is quite good. … Continue reading Street Art Tel Aviv: Graffiti and Public Art Photo Blog

Jerusalem Blog: What To See In A Day

Jerusalem Blog A city that requires little introduction! Which is a good thing because describing a city like this isn’t easy. It has over 4000 years of human history. It is sacred to three of the worlds largest religions. The city is mentioned in the bible 632 times and in parts of the Qur’an. It has been destroyed twice and switched hands at least 44 … Continue reading Jerusalem Blog: What To See In A Day

Eurovision Logos in Lisbon, Portugal

Eurovision Tickets 2020 – Everything You Need To Know!

Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled. Unfortunately the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, due to be hosted in Rotterdam, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The full statement is available here https://eurovision.tv/official-ebu-statement-and-faq-eurovision-song-contest-2020-cancellation The EBU will be offering an alternative show. This broadcast will honor the songs and performers that were due to compete in the 2020 contest. Further details of this broadcast will be available … Continue reading Eurovision Tickets 2020 – Everything You Need To Know!

A Tel Aviv City Break: Travel Advice and Top Tips

A Tel Aviv City Break When I first booked my visit to Tel Aviv, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve seen so much of the Middle East in the news and many of the images I saw didn’t fill me with wanderlust. I also saw the momentary glint of worry in my mother’s eye when I told her we were visiting Israel. This … Continue reading A Tel Aviv City Break: Travel Advice and Top Tips

The Beaches of Tel Aviv: A DIY Walking Tour

The Beaches of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is famous throughout the world for it’s beautiful beaches. And for good reason. Stretching from the Yarkon River in the north, to Jaffa in the south, Tel Aviv city has miles of golden sandy beach. Better yet, the beaches are a stone’s throw from the city centre and many of Tel Aviv’s biggest hotels are on the seafront. … Continue reading The Beaches of Tel Aviv: A DIY Walking Tour

Jaffa Flea Market, Tel Aviv: A Photo Blog

Visit Jaffa Flea Market, Tel Aviv This is a must for any trip to Tel Aviv. Jaffa is Tel Aviv’s old town and has over 4000 years of history. Although there are many things to see and do in Jaffa,  the Flea Market is one of the area’s main attractions.   This is a place you must see to believe. Therefore, I’m going to write less … Continue reading Jaffa Flea Market, Tel Aviv: A Photo Blog

Exploring the Eurovision Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Europe.

Eurovision Travel: How to Explore Europe with Eurovision

Eurovision & Travel Why the Eurovision Song Contest is the Perfect Travel Companion when exploring Europe. For anyone who lives in Europe, chances are you’ll be familiar with the Eurovision Song Contest. I first watched Eurovision when I was six years old and have been obsessed ever since. More recently, I realised that Eurovision is the perfect travel companion and an excellent way to explore … Continue reading Eurovision Travel: How to Explore Europe with Eurovision

Spa Breaks in Austria

An Austrian Spa Survival Guide

An Austrian Spa Survival Guide. Back in 2017, myself and partner booked a visit to an exclusive spa hotel in the Austrian alps…but upon visiting the sauna I got slightly more than I’d bargained for. But let’s rewind a little! My partner had booked our rooms at the hotel and gave me the laptop so I could look at the website. I began to feel … Continue reading An Austrian Spa Survival Guide

Discover Lanzarote Sunsets

Discover Lanzarote – 12 Top Tips for Travellers

Discover Lanzarote There’s never been a better time to Discover Lanzarote. Lanzarote is a popular resort for tourists in Europe. Firstly, the island promises year-round sunshine, warm weather and low rainfall which creates the perfect climate for poolside travel. Moreover, miles of black sandy beaches create the impression of a desert paradise. Yet look past this tranquility and you’ll find an island with a violently … Continue reading Discover Lanzarote – 12 Top Tips for Travellers

An Itinerary for Lisbon – DIY Travel Tips and Ideas

A DIY Itinerary for Lisbon Planning a trip to Lisbon?  You’ve made an excellent choice. Lisbon is one of Europe’s most visited cities. And for good reason. The city has a casual blend of historic charm and cosmopolitan lifestyle that keeps visitors coming back for more. Here I will share my top tips for visiting Lisbon. Use these tips as the building blocks to create … Continue reading An Itinerary for Lisbon – DIY Travel Tips and Ideas

The History of Hampton Court Palace – Visitor Guide

Discover the History of Hampton Court Palace Since being small I have loved the scandal and intrigue of the Tudors. Living in the UK, I’m lucky that the locations of Tudor history are never far from my doorstep. However, Hampton Court Palace is one of the best Tudor attractions in the UK as so much of their history happened here. Cardinal Wolsey designed and commissioned … Continue reading The History of Hampton Court Palace – Visitor Guide