Belgrade: A hidden gem of Eastern Europe

Belgrade was one of those cities that surprised me. I knew nothing about the Serbian capital when I turned up at the train station, only planning to stop there for a few days on my way through to Bosnia. But it turned out I really loved Belgrade and wish I’d had more time there. Belgrade…

Montenegro’s walled town of Kotor

As Croatia’s popularity soars, so does the price tag. Croatia is not cheap, but the good news is neighbouring Montenegro is – and it’s just as easy to reach. Montenegro is best known for the Old Town of Kotor. Arriving in the compact walled town of Kotor, you’ll find romantic cobblestoned streets, soaring mountains, and…

Explore volcanoes from the air and underground

One of the main things that first attracted me to visiting Iceland was the idea of getting close to an active volcano. I’d always been intrigued by them ever since learning about the destruction of Pompeii by Italy’s Mt Vesuvius. So of course, first of my list of things to do in Iceland was see…

Discovering Croatia’s national parks

You’ve probably sailed Croatia or got it on your bucket list, but what about heading inland to some of the country’s spectacular national parks? Croatia’s national parks are among the most beautiful I’ve ever seen and there’s a couple I recommend adding to your itinerary. The crown of inland Croatia is given to Plitvice Lakes…

What is it like to be an au pair?

If you’re toying with the idea of a gap year, you’ve probably come across the concept of au pairing. An au pair is a live in position where you look after children in return for board and food. You will also receive a small payment (basically pocket money) of around $100 AUD per week. Reasons…