Eat local in Malmo

5 places to eat local in Malmö

Malmö, located in Southern Sweden is the third largest city in country and the 6th largest in the Nordic countries. It’s a former industrial city that now thrives on knowledge brought in by the university and the fact that it’s a hub for foodies.  We partnered with Malmö Tourism to discover five great hidden gems to eat local in Malmö. Continue reading

Gdansk, Poland

Staying Connected with a Polish SIM Card

By: @russellofearth

Note:  Don’t have time to read the entire post? Just want to know what you have to do to activate your Polish SIM card data offer? No worries, here you go; straight to 2 steps to activate the data offer

Are you planning to visit Poland? If you are and you’re like us then you’ll want to remain connected to the internet during your visit and the best way to do that is by getting a local SIM card with a data allowance.

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Funny Girl at The Savoy Theatre. Photo credit: Johan Persson

Funny Girl – The Savoy Theatre – Review

50 years have passed and finally Funny Girl has once again returned to London’s West End. Now showing at the Savoy Theatre after a run at the smaller Menier Chocolate Factory.

The show has been in the headlines more recently for the absence of its leading lady, Sheridan Smith.  The show announced Smith would be on two months leave until mid July citing exhaustion and stress.  The understudy, Natasha J Barnes would take to the stage as the famed, Fanny Brice.

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Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

Icelandic Roadtrip Series: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

By: @russellofearth

This is the fourth post in a 5 part 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 first post covered the all the reasons why Iceland is considered a must-travel destination, the second post covered how to get around on the Icelandic Ring Road, the third post explained why the Solheimasandur plane wreck is a must visit, and this post is all about my love for the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

A Natural Wonder

Spoiler. I’m cutting right to the chase, there’s no burying the headline here. Our visit to the Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited. Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon People often ask where was the best place you’ve visited and I find myself almost always answering Iceland. When prompted for a reason why, I tend to explain my sheer amazement staring at the beautiful icebergs at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Continue reading

V.I.B. Tour Brighton

V.I.B. Tour, the Very Independent Brighton food tour

On a side street just away from the hustle and bustle we meet Angela and Cat, owner and operators of the V.I.B. Tour, also known as the Very Independent Brighton food tour.  We’re told to expect to go off the beaten track and experience this vibrant town as locals do, to discover the latest local food, the hot places to eat in town and the hidden secrets that are making Brighton the new foodie haven.

Aside from the food, there is much more to experience on the V.I.B Tour.  From street art to people watching, there are many more hidden stories and urban legends in store for us as we embark on this cultural dive into Brighton. Continue reading

Cold War Museum, Lithuania

Exploring a Secret Nuclear Missile Base

By: @russellofearth

Have you heard of Zemaitijos National Park in Lithuania?

Zemaitijos National Park is located just three hours from Vilnius, not far from the Latvian border. It’s a lush and beautiful parkland dotted with towering trees which surround the serene and calming waters of Lake Plateliai.

It’s also home to a secret. A Cold War secret. A Soviet Union secret which was kept hidden from the Lithuanian people (and the world) for decades. It’s the site of the former Soviet Union’s first underground nuclear missile silo! Continue reading

the best

TBEX – 9 Tips for a First Timer

Your first TBEX is a bit like your wedding day. You see a lot of familiar faces, meet new ones and spend the whole time on your feet in a semi inebriated blur.  The following TBEX tips will help address the confusion and often conflicting advice you receive as a TBEX first timer.

My first TBEX was in 2015, Russ and I had the utterly brilliant idea of driving from London to Madrid with a little stop in Costa Brava for TBEX Europe. I learnt quite a number of lessons from my first TBEX, which I hope you’ll find helpful on your next trip to TBEX. 

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A Walk Through Revolutionary Paris

By: @russellofearth

How much do you know about the history of Paris and the French Revolution? I’ll be the first to admit that before embarking on our Revolutionary Paris tour my understanding of French history could be best summed up by a rendition of Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables and a pretty infamous cake quote from Marie Antoinette…. Continue reading