La Tomatina Festival 2015 Busabout La Tomatina / Spain

It’s that time of year agin when the tiny town of Buñol just outside of Valencia in Spain comes to a stand still for the annual La Tomatina Festival, the world’s largest food fight as some 22,000 people cram into the narrow streets. La Tomatina is one of those bucket list things you need to do at least once in your life and I was...

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Budapest, Hungary Austria / Germany / Hungary

Travelling around Europe is an exceptional life experience and having traveled around for the last 6 weeks it was now coming to the end of that adventure. However, the journey still has two final stops along the way. If you previously read about the fun I had at Oktoberfest you would have read a lead into a daunting experience about to confront us on this...

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the Earth you can visit. The small village located in a valley of 72 gushing waterfalls is about an hour’s drive from Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The village is best known for its location within the valley allowing visitors to have a front row seat to the waterfalls that bring with...

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ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Travel Advice

The travel money card market is heating up once again with the introduction of a new product from ANZ to give savvy travellers a reward for spending whilst overseas. Introducing the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Card which is packed full of features for both home and abroad that combines the need for having different additional cards to use whilst travelling overseas. In the past I...

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Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian, Spain Hotel Review / Spain

San Sebastian, in the northern reaches of Spain isn’t front and centre in the spotlight as some of the more frequently visited destinations of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and even Valencia are. However any trip to Spain requires a visit to San Sebastian and this amazing city located in the heart of Basque Country is not only beautiful but it also showcases a completely different Spanish...

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hotel Review / New South Wales

Choosing accommodation in in Sydney can be a daunting task as you want to stay close to the harbour where all the action is happening. It can cost an arm and leg to stay in some of the world’s best known hotel chains that occupy the best waterfront real estate. However there is a an alternative, the reasonably priced Holiday Inn Old Sydney hotel located in...

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Gardens of Versailles, France England / Fat Tire Bike Tours / France / Germany / Spain

Fat Tire Bike Tours are without a doubt one of my favourite tour operators in Europe and are a fantastic way to see a city for the first time or a great way to reacquaint yourself with a city you haven’t visited for a while. Operating out of Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and London the Fat Tire Bike Tours team offers a wide range of tours...

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Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany Busabout Oktoberfest / Germany

Oktoberfest, the world’s largest and most well known beer festival is an annual event, not just attracting thousands of people from all over the world, but millions with 5.9 million attending the event in 2015 which is down on previous years due to the refugee crisis gripping Europe at the time. This is truly one of those things you need to experience at least once...

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Vaduz, Lichtenstein Busabout Hop On Hop Off / Germany / Liechtenstein / Switzerland

Today for me it’s the final day of travelling on the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network around Europe as we depart today from the Swiss city of Lucerne and head over to the German city of Munich for the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest. Along the journey today we will also stop off at the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz for a short lunch stop and...

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Lucerne, Switzerland Busabout Hop On Hop Off / Switzerland

This morning another bright and early start awaits us for this second last portion of the Busabout Hop On Hop Off trip around Europe as we get closer to the world famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. Today the journey continues from Lauterbrunnen where we have just spent four nights in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Today’s trip is really short, only taking...

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Schilthorn, Switzerland Busabout Hop On Hop Off / France / Switzerland

A new day and a new adventure awaits us this morning as we resume our journey on the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network of coaches and depart the French capital of Paris from the drop off/pick up point hostel St Christopher’s Inn. Our destination today is one of my favourite places to visit, Lauterbrunnen in the heart of Switzerland as well as Bern the capital...

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Tours to Paris – TGV Train vs Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip Busabout Hop On Hop Off / France

This morning the grand adventure around Europe continues, however today I’ll be doing something a little different and will detour away from the usual Busabout Hop On Hop Off coach network for one sector and will be travelling from Tours to Paris in style on the express high speed TGV Train. If I were to continue on Busabout, departure time from the pick up point would...

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