How to Spend 24 hours in Budapest: A Walking Itinerary

Would Be Traveller - 24 hours in Budapest

24 hours is rarely long enough to conquer any city, but you can give it a damn good go in Budapest. Read on to hear my favourite things to do in Budapest, as well as the best cafes and bars to get your much needed energy. So, if you’re up for the challenge, my itinerary[…]

Is Istanbul safe for visitors?

Is Istanbul safe for visitors?

It’s true that Turkey has had more than its fair share of atrocities in recent years – from an attack in a nightclub to bombs at Ataturk Airport, and political uncertainty around the election of President Erdogan. To compensate for the presumed heightened risk of attack, hundreds of armed police officers are positioned all over[…]

2 Days/48 hours in Istanbul: Where to eat, sleep and go

Travel Photography Tips

Turkey’s biggest city has got a lot going for it. Stunning architecture, friendly faces and more than enough to keep you going for a long weekend. Let me share my advice on how to spend 2 days in Istanbul. After a quick three and a half-hour hop over Europe from London, I arrived in Istanbul on[…]

Where to eat in Vienna as a vegetarian

Where to eat in Vienna as a vegetarian: Purstner

Vienna is a meat lover’s paradise. After all, the city is known for the bratwurst (a giant sausage) and the Wiener schnitzel (a fried piece of hammered out veal). Now to me, they just don’t seem all that appetising. I honestly thought I would struggle uncovering where to eat in Vienna as a vegetarian, but[…]

2016 Travel Highlights: My Year in Travel

Would Be Traveller 2016 travel highlights in review

2016 has been a pretty weird year. But, ignoring Trump, Brexit and far too many tragic celebrity deaths, it’s been a pretty incredible year for me when it comes to 2016 travel highlights. My blog turned 1, I ticked a few places off my bucket list and I racked up a whole 8 trips abroad with[…]

A cosy weekend in Berkhamsted

Weekend in a log cabin, Berkhamsted

When was the last time you had a holiday close to home? If you live in the UK, you’re blessed with little towns dotted about the place, all offering somewhere to go and something to see; just without the cost of flights or the need to change your currency. Hey, did that rhyme? Over the[…]

Why September is the best month to travel

Where to Travel in September

I used to hate September. When I was a schoolgirl, September saw me suffering from the back-to-school blues. When I started my job, September saw me suffering from the back-to-work blues. But now, I’ve been able to avoid the inevitable back-to-work blues by packing my bags and seeing where the wind takes me. And that’s what[…]

The Benefits of Learning a Language

The benefits of learning a language

About 40% of the world’s population are monolingual. And that’s genuinely one of the scariest statistics I’ve ever heard. With so many people only speaking one language, how can we expect to understand and be understood by each other? I’ll admit I used to be one of those people that relied on my mum’s rusty[…]