So it’s confirmed! The Eurovision Song Contest will be heading to Rotterdam in 2020 2021. Rotterdam is an amazing city and there are some great things to do here. But before we start looking at the main attractions in Rotterdam, it’s time to start thinking about travel plans. To help you plan your journey to Rotterdam, I’ve pulled together this quick guide packed with all … Continue reading How To Get To Rotterdam – Quick Guide
What is going on with our planet? Honestly, if there was a plane to get us off this island it would be really tempting to buy a ticket. I remember thinking that 2016 had been a bad year. We’d had a year of unprecedented political turmoil and it seemed that the world’s brightest stars were leaving us forever. If we could have unplugged 2016 and … Continue reading Love Love Peace Peace – 5 Eurovision Songs for Troubled Times
Driving in Gran Canaria. There’s so much to see and do in Gran Canaria. Everytime I visit the island, I leave with an even longer list of new places I’d like to discover on my next trip. The only difficulty I’ve faced in discovering Gran Canaria is that the public transport isn’t great. And the further you get from the larger towns. the more unreliable … Continue reading Driving in Gran Canaria – Best Places To Visit By Car
8 Things you should know about Tenerife. The Canary Islands were a mainstay of family holidays during my childhood. My parents worked in hospitality so we took holidays when business was quiet. This often meant we were looking for reliable, sunny escapes during the winter months. Because of this the Canaries conjure fond memories for me, particularly Tenerife. Much time has passed since then and … Continue reading 8 Thing You Should Know About Tenerife
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
Gran Canaria is a hugely popular destination for European tourists, yet most visitors here only see a small fraction of what the island has to offer. Most of the island’s tourists resorts are based on the southern tip of the island; where the beaches are white and the climate is dry and perfect for poolside tourism. Unfortunately this means many visitors leave Gran Canaria without … Continue reading The Mountains of Gran Canaria
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!
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?
A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is a must for any visitor to New York City. It is one of New York’s oldest and recognised structures, dating back to 1883. Its towering brick pillars stand proudly above the River Hudson, connected by steel wires which together have created an icon of an international city. The bridge has been a popular tourist attraction since it was … Continue reading A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, New York
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?
For me, walking is the best way to experience New York City. There’s so much to see here, and so many different neighborhoods; each one offering their own unique flavour of city life. It’s amazing to think how much you can miss by jumping in a yellow taxi or catching an Uber. For this reason, I tend to spend most of my time in New … Continue reading New York City High Line Walk
Harry Potter and the Perfect Travel Souvenir. I’ve found the perfect way to combine a love of Harry Potter with a passion for worldwide travel. Continue reading Harry Potter and The Perfect Travel Souvenir
Looking for a quiet escape after a busy trip to Lisbon? You should visit Cascais, a fishing port turned trendy holiday resort on the Portuguese Riviera. Continue reading Visit Cascais: 5 Things to Do In Cascais, Portugal
There are so many attractions in Kensington and plenty for visitors to see and do. This guide is a must for visitors to this amazing London neighbourhood. Continue reading Your Guide to Attractions in Kensington, London
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 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 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 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 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 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