Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in Europe

Edinburgh on New Year's Eve

After 2020 delivered us a few too many bad experiences, 2021 can’t come soon enough! So what better way to celebrate than by spending New Year’s Eve in Europe? The continent has some fantastic cities and parties to help you bring in the New Year in style. This post lists some of my favourite European[…]

The Best Mallorca Towns, Villages & Places To Visit On Your Next Trip

Turquoise seas and craggy cliffs on Mallorca, Spain

As the largest island in the Balearics, there are plenty of Mallorca towns, beautiful villages and historic cities in Mallorca just waiting to be explored. From the quaint, seaside towns along the eastern Mallorcan coast to the world-renowned holiday resorts of the south-west, and from the windswept Tramuntana mountain range running through the island’s centre[…]

3 Days in Valencia Itinerary

Would Be Traveller 3 days in Valencia Itinerary

3 days in Valencia is the perfect amount of time to explore Spain’s third-largest city behind Madrid and Barcelona. It’s one of those places that really does have it all: beautiful weather, delicious food, incredible scenery and a list of things to do as long as the Túria River Gardens (9km if you’re interested!)  It’s[…]

Eco Mallorca: How to have a sustainable (and enjoyable!) trip to the Balearic Islands

Would Be Traveller Eco Mallorca

There’s a lot of positives to Mallorca – hours of sunshine, spectacular scenery and beautiful stretches of coastline, but sustainability? It’s not something you would normally associate with the Balearics. Until now.  The largest of the Balearic islands, Mallorca is an outdoor and responsible traveller’s dream. It offers responsible outdoor activities, vegetarian-friendly restaurants, sustainable accommodation[…]

Mallorca in Winter: What To Do & The Best Places To Visit

Would Be Traveller Winter in Mallorca

Discover the best reasons to visit Mallorca in winter, as well as some of the things you can do and see while you’re there. If you’re considering visiting Mallorca in winter, great decision! The months between November and February make a fantastic time to go to the Balearics. Mallorca’s mild climate and virtually non-existent crowds[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Why I fell in love with Spain

Plaza de Espana, Seville

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I’m quite a big Spain fan. And even that’s an understatement. I absolutely adore the country. How could you not, when it’s given us some delicious food, spectacular scenery and Enrique Iglesias?! Just me on that last one then… My Spanish[…]

Learning Spanish in Spain: International House Valencia Review

Espanole Valencia

If my 7 year old self knew that I would be willingly spending my holiday at school, I don’t think I’d believe it. In fact, I’m hard pressed to believe it now. But it’s true. At 27 years old, I spent a week’s holiday (my birthday week no less) at school. And I loved it.[…]

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