You may have seen on Instagram recently (@jakeparsons18) that Saturday morning just gone, Ellis and I spent 24 hours in The New Forest- drinking, eating and exploring in the sun! With it being Continue reading “24 Hours in the New Forest”
First of all, we can’t believe it’s taken us this long to write this blog post on such an underrated city to visit! Ellis and I visited Verona back in October of last year by pure chance – we’d never planned on visiting, it hadn’t even crossed our minds.
When our trip to Continue reading “A Weekend in Verona “
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”
Ellis and I met back in November 2014 and took our first trip away together in May 2015 (Paris, one of the most romantic of them all, obviously). Since then, we’ve literally done what we can to ensure we see as many sights and experience as many cultures as possible as a couple throughout Europe and beyond. My personal inspiration? Continue reading “Our Travel Inspiration as a Couple”
New York City, the city that never sleeps… literally
E&J’s Travel Tips:
Yellow cab from JFK to Manhattan fixed fee of $52 (+taxes and tip)
Rockefeller centre at night is best view
Eating out can be pricey, but there’s plenty of cheap healthy options
Thinking of climbing to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Don’t bother
Expect to pay a gratuity tip a lot of the time. It’s expected
Walk across Brooklyn bridge
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!
Venice, the city of masks, canals and lovers.
E&J’s travel tips:
- Fly to Treviso airport (cheaper).
- Regular and cheap buses to Venice centre (as far as the bus can take you)
- Water buses (Vaporetti) are the main transport method in Venice. Find out which stop is closest to your hotel and what lines run to it.
- Canal Grande (the grand canal) is the main route though Venice. Majority of lines run up and down it regularly.
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