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Welcome to the travel category, where you’ll find the bulk of the content on this blog. Scroll down to browse all travel content, or use the subcategories on the top menu to narrow down the posts. I hope you’ll find these posts useful, and that they’ll inspire you to visit somewhere new!

Why You Should Visit Belgrade, An Utterly Underrated Travel Destination

Why You Should Visit Belgrade, An Utterly Underrated Travel Destination

Belgrade
As lockdown restrictions start to lift, travel is back on my mind, and the other day I found myself thinking "if I were to book a last minute weekend away to a city I've already been to, where would I go?". One place instantly popped into my mind, and kind of surprised me - I'd visit Belgrade! So, let me tell you why you should visit Belgrade for you next city break, before sharing my favourite places to visit on both sides of Belgrade, and of course some recommendations for places to eat and drink!
Discovering Traditional Bulgarian Food in Sofia

Discovering Traditional Bulgarian Food in Sofia

Sofia
Did you know that you can take a free food tour in Sofia? Food tours are a great way to quickly get to know a place through traditional cuisine, and they're even better when they don't cost you anything. With just a couple of days to spend in Sofia, the tour gave me an insight into both modern and traditional Bulgarian in Sofia, which I then went on to supplement with my own foodie discoveries.

Hi, I'm Nell. I’m a Leeds based travel blogger creating content to inspire you to make the most of your weekends, limited annual leave and hard-earned cash by writing about part-time, mid-budget travel. Here you'll find posts about city breaks, hiking trips and tales of food and wine.

Things to Do in Wroclaw: A Weekend in the City of Dwarfs

Things to Do in Wroclaw: A Weekend in the City of Dwarfs

Wroclaw
Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful places that I've visited and the perfect place to visit for a weekend. You can explore on foot: wandering through the Old Town, island hopping (kind of) and stopping for plenty of pierogi. Most of my weekend in Wroclaw was spent eating, but I did have time for sightseeing too. Here are the best things to do in Wroclaw, and why it's the city of dwarfs!
The Best Bars in Wroclaw for Wine and Craft Beer

The Best Bars in Wroclaw for Wine and Craft Beer

Wroclaw
Wroclaw is a fantastic destination for explorers, foodies and those fancying a relaxed, boozy weekend in Poland. I recently spent a couple of days there, exploring the city on foot, eating many, many pierogi and drinking far more than was sensible for riding e-scooters afterwards! As a result, we 'researched' several wine and craft beer bars over the weekend. Here are my tops picks for the best bars in Wroclaw for wine and craft beer.
15 Travel Destinations for a Cheap European City Break

15 Travel Destinations for a Cheap European City Break

Europe
Friends and family often come to me with the question: "I want to book to cheap European city break, where should I go?" They want somewhere that's easy to get to, includes a bit of culture & history, has plenty of tasty food and nice wine, and is perfect for a weekend of exploring on foot. The reason they ask me for advice is that this is exactly my travel style - I'm not a backpacker, a luxury traveller or a super-budget travel. I'm just your standard budget to mid-range weekend traveller who likes to have a drink along the way!
A Guide to The Best Restaurants in Wroclaw

A Guide to The Best Restaurants in Wroclaw

Wroclaw
I'm getting a little obsessed with Poland! This may have only been my fourth trip, but I'm falling more in love with the country every time I visit and I can't wait to return. The colourful rows of buildings, the cute Old Town centres, the friendly locals, the hearty comfort food and the cheap drinks make it the perfect destination in my eyes. My most recent trip took me to beautiful Wroclaw, where I spent the weekend non-stop eating and drinking. Based on my experience, here are the best restaurants in Wroclaw - mostly focused on the best pierogi!
The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

Leeds
Since I've started working for myself, and like many others who are self-employed, I've started frequenting Leeds' coffee shops and cafés a lot more. I put a fair amount of thought into which of Leeds' coffee shops and cafés I visit - if you've read any of my foodie posts before or are aware of my business, Leeds Food Tours (no apologies for the shameless plug), you'll know that supporting small, independent businesses is high on my agenda. As a result, you're unlikely to find me in a Starbucks, Costa or Caffè Nero. Here's my thoughts on Leeds' best coffee shops and cafés, based in the city centre.
Harome from Home: The Luxurious Pheasant Hotel

Harome from Home: The Luxurious Pheasant Hotel

Harome
When you arrive at a hotel and, before you even set foot inside, you're greeted by the softest, most angelic puppy, you know it's meant to be! Well this is how my overnight stay at The Pheasant Hotel in Harome began, and the joy that I felt in meeting that puppy certainly set a precedent for how the rest of my stay would be.
All Killer, No Filler: The Star Inn at Harome

All Killer, No Filler: The Star Inn at Harome

Harome
I'd wanted to dine at The Star Inn at Harome ever since I'd popped in for a glass of wine and a Yorkshire pudding snack - the best snack I've ever eaten, with the richest, stickiest, and most divine gravy poured on top - during a weekend trip to nearby Helmsley. I knew they offered a tasting menu, and if their Yorkshire pudding and gravy were anything to go by, it would be absolutely mind blowing.

Having now experienced the tasting menu, I can confirm that it's truly outstanding. I'd even go as far as saying it's the best meal I've ever had! So here's my review of our meal at The Star Inn at Harome.

What I’ve Learnt on My Travels Through the Balkans

What I’ve Learnt on My Travels Through the Balkans

Leeds
Despite being a travel blogger, two and a half weeks is the longest I’ve travelled for. Most of my travel involves long weekends to a new city, and I'm happy with that! I love working hard and then taking a couple of days off to explore somewhere new whilst eating all of the food and drinking all of the wine. This means that my seventeen day trip from Istanbul to Venice through the Balkans was a rather long and exotic trip for me, and therefore full of both memories and learnings. Not just learnings about the individual destinations that I visited, but also about my travel style and how I want to shape my travel going forward.
Things to do in Lanzarote: Ultimate One Day Road Trip

Things to do in Lanzarote: Ultimate One Day Road Trip

Lanzarote
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Do you ever go on holiday, do a load of research on things to do and then suddenly realise that you've only got a couple of days left and spent most of the trip lying in the sun doing nothing much at all? Well that's exactly what I've done in Lanzarote and I have absolutely no regrets at all - I loved my week of relaxation! But there was a lot I wanted to see, so I decided to plan an ultimate Lanzarote road to see as much as possible in one day.
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