A Long Weekend in Athens: A first-timer’s itinerary

We spent three days and three nights exploring Athens, the buzzing capital of Greece. One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the excitement of modern Athens, whilst still connecting with its epic past.

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Can you really cancel out the impact of flying with carbon offsetting?

By now, most of us know that we should be flying less. Travelling by aeroplane accounts for 2% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and those 39.4 million annual flights pump out toxic nitrogen oxide, cancer-causing exhaust particulates and carbon dioxide; the latter of which absorbs heat and re-emits it back to earth.  

But for most people, completely quitting on flying is unlikely to be an option. So what can we do to reduce the impact of our aviation travel?

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48 hours in Hamburg: Where to eat, stay and play

I recently spent a couple of nights in Hamburg, with my hotel stay and activities arranged courtesy of the Come To Hamburg blogger outreach program. This is where I ate, drank, played and stayed in one of the coolest cities on earth.

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48 Hours in Madrid: Churros, Tapas & Rooftop Bars

I’ve just returned from a fabulous weekend spent wandering the sunny streets of Madrid. If you’re looking for a mini break destination that offers great food, great weather and rooftop bars with views to die for, then you can add this chaotic and infectiously fast-paced city to the top of your to-do list.

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