The northern lights have been a mystical fantasy, a wish list, a bucket list item since I was a little girl. To watch lights dance across the sky makes me smile just thinking about it. So heading to Iceland in winter I was jittery in anticipation of seeing a longly desired sight. Continue reading
Iceland is notoriously expensive. Don’t question IF you should visit Iceland, that answer is always YES. The question you should be asking yourself is just how much will a 7 day road trip in Iceland cost me?
When planning our trip, information on costs associated with a road trip in Iceland was quite limited. Determined to share the knowledge with our readers there are a few tips worth noting. Continue reading
This is the third (and final post) 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! Continue reading
This is the second of three posts covering Roaming Required’s Baltic road trip adventure! These three posts cover a day by 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!
A Quick Recap
We’ve flown from London to Latvia’s capital city of Riga. Hired a car, purchased a local SIM card, explored the Old Town and learned some wonderful history. Next, we hit the road and headed north to Estonia and arrived in Parnu, the Baltic’s most popular summer getaway spot. Continue reading
September turned out to be a surprisingly busy month for us despite the fact that we had no international travel confirmed and only left London for one day!
The month started with London’s Burning, a week-long festival of arts to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Who would have thought a spark fire in a small bakery on Pudding Lane could bring down one of the largest medieval cities in the world and leave 100,000 people homeless.
Activities included projecting flames onto the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, special late openings of the Cathedral and exhibitions at the Tate Modern and Museum of London.
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!
Right now, how much do you know about Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia? Go on, be honest. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
- Part 1: Why Iceland is a Must
- Part 2: The Ring Road
- Part 3: Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
- Part 4: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Part 5: Reykjavik