Throughout the past couple of years, Ellis and I have seen some wonderful sights around the globe, varying from the Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland to the downright beautiful, gothic architecture in Budapest. We generally try and get away to a new city every month, dependant on prices, what we have coming up, prior engagements etc. But when we’re not spending our time in a foreign country exploring the Continue reading “Cheap Day Trips in the UK? Look at English Heritage Sites”
In this current 21st century, fast paced world, full of improving tech, high speed internet and social media, its no wonder that travel guidebooks are sadly on the decline.
Below, we’ve listed our most used travel apps for iOS that we use for planning and for when we’re on the move!
This one is a bit of a faux pas, not many people want to highlight the flaws in their planning or showcase their errors they’ve made. But let’s face it, we’ve all been there!
We’ve all made little boo boos when booking accommodation or flights, or even chose the wrong place to travel to!
This post is here to guide you, to tell you the mistakes that Ellis and I have both made and to help you avoid them!
Date: February 2016, 4 nights
Accommodation: Hotel Rapallo (3*. Review down below!)
E&J’s travel tips:
- Fly to Pisa to save money on flights. Coach it from Pisa airport to Florence for €5.99 p.p each way. Get tickets here
- Check opening dates and times of all attractions! Many had days closed in the week
- Take a train to Pisa for €8.40 p.p return to see The Leaning Tower of Pisa, but don’t expect to do much else there
- Take a romantic stroll around Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the duomo) at night. Beautifully lit up.
The artwork we laid eyes on, the different flavours of gelato we tried, the endless walking along old streets and the views, cemented Tuscany Italy as a sure favourite of ours
Florence is a beautiful Tuscan city of great history, art, architecture, food and so much more.
Date: November 2016
Accommodation: City Apartments (check them out here)
E&J’s travel tips:
- Grab a cab from Arlanda airport to anywhere in the city for a set price (Around £40)
- Don’t be tempted for a cab whilst you’re in the city. EXTREMELY PRICEY
In November of last year, Ellis and I were relaxing in a cosy wine bar in Stockholm’s Arlanda airport (see our blog post on Stockholm, here) waiting for our flight back to Gatwick. After an expensive couple of rounds (as you do), we were toying with the idea of another trip after Christmas. Having had such a great time away in Stockholm, we didn’t want the fun to end! A few potential destinations were thrown into the mix; Vienna, Oslo, all ideal locations. But it wasn’t until Ellis received a generic mailing list email from booking.com which gave the suggestion of New York City that we thought “right, let’s look at this”. With Ellis looking at hotel deals, and I looking at flights, we were zoned in…
Together, we’ve been on too many flights to count. Some good, some not so good (but that’s for another blog post)… I’d say that for 99% of our flights, they’ve been booked using the Skyscanner app on my iPhone or iPad or used skyscanner.net on a desktop. And to be honest, I seriously cannot fault it.