Cake & Death: Things to do,see and eat in Vienna

As with most things, I went for the corpses.  At least that’s how m0st of my trips start   – some death thing that I absolutely must see combined with SkyScanner dolling out the cheap flights.  Vienna may not have always…

What to do: Prague

I was going mostly for the bone church. I mean the flights were cheap. There was the promise of cake that was the love child of churros and those overstuffed crepes I’d so enjoyed in Japan.  Prague seemed like a…

What to do: Warsaw

The rumors are indeed true. Warsaw is all about the beer budget, Champagne lifestyle. It’s cheap. Like almost offensively so. You can expect flights from Glasgow for £35 return, and 4 nights in a (very nice) hostel for pretty much…

Japan: Mark II : Let’s Go Shopping

There’s a few thing I wish I knew before going to Japan. The fact that no one really speaks English. Street names? Yeaaaaah. Those aren’t a thing. Oh and good luck if you haven’t got portable WiFi for finding anything. …

Taste of Ardoe

The trick, it turns out is butter.  What I hadn’t really accounted for was quite how much of it was used. Of all the lessons I learnt at Ardoe House’s Masterclass, it was the liberal use of butter that stuck…

Japan Part 1: The Elephant in The Room

This is the story of how I ended up going on my honeymoon by myself.  No use in hanging a lampshade on it or trying to draw out a tired exercise in suspense.I can’t quite talk about Japan without addressing…

Visit Auchrannie: Eat. Explore. Restore.

Itchy feet. I’ve got them. While I always have a tab open and a tentative eye on Skyscanner, there are other ways to scratch that travel itch without hopping on a plane.Within driving distance, a staycation has all the hallmarks…

Straight on the Bucket List: What to do in Oslo

There’s a few things you need to know before visiting Norway. It’s expensive. Like, really expensive. Like, £5 for a coffee expensive. The rumours it turns out are true. You can’t buy alcohol at the shops after 6pm and if…

5 Things to do on your Minimoon at Cameron House

For so long staycations conjured images of long sticky days at leisure beaches, are we there yet car rides and caravans in the rain. Sunkissed beaches and long days by the pools have become standard honeymoon fayre. While the Maldives,…


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