Running around Europe

The last few months have been full of intense travel AND marathon training. How have I combined the two? With some very interesting experiences! I started training for the Berlin marathon in May, just before we travelled to Italy with my parents and in-laws. Some cities are easier than others to run in- Venice was…

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Bucharest

The main reason for our visit to Romania was the beautiful mountains and castles of Transylvania, but it was easier to fly to Bucharest from the UK. After reading mixed reviews of the city  (generally hard to love at first sight, but worth the effort), we decided to spend 2 nights there and I’m glad…

A Weekend in Madrid

After a whirlwind trip to Toledo, Lucas and I headed onward to Madrid. It was chillier than I expected in January, and a bit windy, but we checked into our very central airbnb apartment and headed out on a tapas and culture tour with Native Spanish Tapas. We spent a few hours ducking into and…

24 Hours in Toledo

After visiting Barcelona, Sevilla and Ronda, it was finally time to travel to Spain’s capital city, Madrid. While booking the trip, I caught sight of Toledo, which is absolutely gorgeous and just 30 minutes outside the city by high speed train.  Making it a side trip was a no-brainer. It’s recommended that Renfe train tickets…

A Day in Beautiful Bled

Lake Bled is postcard perfect and an easy to reach day trip from Ljubljana, Slovenia. With a castle, an island and plenty of hiking paths, it’s one of the main reasons we added Slovenia to our Croatia trip. For about €12, you can purchase a return ticket from the bus station in Ljubljana on a…