Dear planning shy travellers, Cologne in Germany is the perfect destination for a long weekend city break. (Nb: I write Cologne, Germany to ensure that the whole London/Tower Bridge confusion doesn’t happen – years and years ago an American millionaire thought he’d bought the beautiful Tower Bridge, but actually bought the rather more plain London Bridge and transported every stone all the way to the desert in the US…)

A Surprise Break with WowTrip to Cologne, Germany

A Surprise Break with WowTrip to Cologne, Germany

I simultaneously adore and loathe surprises. WowTrip wanted to send a group of us travel addicts bloggers to a surprise holiday destination, and I was curious to see how I as a type-A organiser would cope with it. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of WowTrip but my images and words are all very much my own. It couldn’t have been easier – we selected a date we could all do, sent over our passport & contact details and let… View Post

Travel Bucketlist Goals: 3 meals, 3 countries, 1 day

Travel Bucketlist Goals: 3 meals, 3 countries, 1 day

For the longest of stretch of time, I’ve wanted to have 3 meals in 3 countries in a single day. There’s an air of romance about being able to slip between nations in search of delicious food, and the ability to pop between Switzerland, France and Germany was simply too hard to resist whilst exploring Basel. Disclaimer: My whole trip was supported by the Basel and Alsace tourism boards (thank you!) but this particular scheme… View Post

A day trip to Wendelstein Mountain & getting lost …

A day trip to Wendelstein Mountain & getting lost in the Bavarian Alps (sorta)

Visiting a freezing cold Berlin in November (mostly for the Christmas markets) a few years ago we always swore that a return trip to landlocked Germany was something we had to do. When friends told us of the misty Alpine peaks of Bavaria and generous beer gardens of Munich, we mentally notched a visit to München into our travel bucketlist and promised ourselves we would get there one day. That promise of ‘one day’ turned… View Post

Where to stay in Munich: Grand Westin Munich …

Where to stay in Munich: Grand Westin Munich Hotel Review

When we visited Munich, we very much scheduled where to stay around what we were doing. Our first hotel (we wouldn’t usually move hotels, preferring to spend the time in a cafe or pub) was selected specifically for how close it was to the main train station (It was a nice enough hotel despite the Faulty Towers-esque lift that only stopped mid-storey so luggage was lugged up or down half a flight of stairs). Being… View Post