Crossing the Tubular Bridge on the Gobbins Cliff Walk

The Gobbins: A thrilling coastal walk in Northern Ireland

If you’re looking for a fun activity in Northern Ireland combining natural beauty, history, and a dash of adrenaline, look no further than The Gobbins cliff path.

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Hello, I’m Helen. I’m a travel blogger near Manchester, UK with a full-time job and a mission to make the most of my annual leave. 

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The walkways of the Orrido di Bellano, in Lake Como

Orrido di Bellano: Lake Como’s hidden gem

The Orrido di Bellano, a breathtaking natural gorge with gushing waterfalls formed over 15 million years, is one of Lake Como’s best-kept secrets.
The view from the London Eye, showing the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

11 amazing viewpoints in London

Explore the iconic London skyline from above with our guide to the 11 most stunning viewpoints and observation decks.

Procida travel guide: Visit Italy’s most colourful island

Procida is a beautiful Italian island in the Bay of Naples. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Procida in 2024: how to get there, what to do and why you should visit this colourful island.

11 fun things to do in Athens on bank holidays

If you find yourself in Athens on May 1 or another public holiday, there’s plenty to do in the city when attractions like the Acropolis are closed.

Travel advice

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
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14 tips for visiting Pompeii (plus how to climb Vesuvius)

Pompeii is on a lot of people’s travel bucket lists but can seem daunting to visit. Here’s some of the advice I found most useful, along with some tips from my visit.

Gardens in Italy: 19 of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Italy

Italy has some of the world’s most heavenly gardens. From centuries-old botanical gardens in the north to subtropical gardens in southern Italy, these are the best gardens to visit in Italy.
Tips for the Bernina Line
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Travelling the Bernina line from Switzerland to Italy – Bernina Express vs local train

Compare the Bernina Express vs regional trains on the Albula and Bernina rail line. Get useful tips to make the most of your trip between Switzerland and Italy.
Visiting Madeira: 13 top tips for your trip

Visiting Madeira: 13 top tips for your trip

Visiting Madeira for the first time? There are a few dos and don’ts that it’s good to know about before you go. Read on for 13 essential tips for your trip.

9 fun things to do in Ischia (plus 5 amazing day trips)

Ischia’s an idyllic island off the coast of southern Italy. It’s only around six miles wide, but manages to pack in an amazing number of attractions. Here are the very best things to do in Ischia,
Visiting Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa: what to expect at the UK’s only naturally hot thermal bath

Are you planning a visit to the Thermae spa in Bath, the UK’s only naturally hot thermal bath? Here’s everything you need to know, with tips for your visit and what to expect.