The Streets of Riga, Latvia

A Road Trip through the Baltics: Days 1-3

By: @russellofearth

This is the first of three posts covering Roaming Required’s Baltic road trip adventure. These three posts cover a day by day breakdown of where we visited, the highlights, the challenges, and what you can expect if you decide to travel through Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Spoiler alert: we loved it!

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Discover St Paul's Cathedral

Discover London – St Paul’s Cathedral

On 2 September 2016, London commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.  A fire that raged for three nights through the medieval city destroying more than 80% of the entire city, including the original St Paul’s Cathedral which stood on the same site.  

Over the last 350 years plenty of architectural achievements have been made in the city of London. Churches and parishes have been rebuilt, the narrow market streets have been restored and more recently the London skyline flourished with the addition of cutely nicknamed glass-skyscrapers and an observation wheel.  Despite all the new buildings and flashy modernisation of the city, nothing is more recognisable in the London skyline than the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Continue reading

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Everything’s Hip at B Square, Paris

We found ourselves in Paris for the weekend and decided to stay outside our usual haunt, and try somewhere different. Enter B Square hotel. This charming three star hotel is located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.  Renovated in just 2012, it provided us with all the creature comforts you’d expect from a boutique hotel. Continue reading

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Road trip Kent – the London weekend road trip series

Our Weekend Road Trip Series continues with a weekend road trip to Kent.  Located at the very South East corner of the English coast, Kent is known as the Garden of England.

Historically strong, Kent has seen many a battle whilst defending the English coastline against mainly conquerors from the Continent.   Easily reached from London by car, we ventured off for a weekend road trip.   Continue reading

The Sun Voyager in Reykjavik

Icelandic Road Trip Series: Reykjavik

By: russellofearth

This is the fifth and final post in our Icelandic road trip series covering our adventure through the natural wonder that is Iceland! There was too much to see and do for us to cover in a single post so we decided to break it up into a 5 part series.

The Icelandic Road Trip Series

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Reviewing the highs and lows of August 2016

The Month That Was: August

It’s hard to believe summer is quickly coming to a close. Those balmy summer nights, picnics in the park, and a cheeky beer session in the garden will soon be distant memories. Before we know it we’ll be dusting off our woolies, winter coats and prepare to rug up for the damp and the darkness of winter. A grim prospect.   

As mentioned in the review of July, we forecast August to be quiet.  In Europe, August is peak time for travel as well as the summer school vacation meaning just about everyone is on holiday. While it’s the perfect weather to lounge on a beach in Nice, you’d be sharing it with 10,000 other people craving some vitamin D. Continue reading

Visiting Krakow? 9 Most Fascinating Places in Krakow

Our Top 9 Most Fascinating Places in Krakow

By: @russellofearth

After starting our journey in Warsaw where we explored the Old Town and dined on pierogi, we headed north to the city of Gdansk to learn about its incredible history and how Solidarity changed the face of Europe. From Gdansk we headed south to the wonderful city of Poznan where we explored its Old Town and watched Billy Goats butt heads with a mesmerised crowd. From Poznan, we boarded our train to our final stop on our great Polish rail adventure, Krakow. Continue reading

European Solidarity Centre & Three Crossses Monument

Solidarity: The Movement Which Changed Europe

By: russellofearth

On our recent rail adventure through Poland, Roma and I spent some time in Gdansk enjoying the historic Old Town and learning about the critical role that Gdansk played in modern history. It wasn’t just Poland’s modern history that was changed, European and world history was forever changed by what started as a workers strike in the shipyards of Gdansk.

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