On our recent trip to Glasgow Jess and I were both impressed by the amount and quality of the street art and wall murals that we found in the city. So much so in fact, that of course we wanted to share it with you.

The Street Art of Glasgow - In Photos


On our recent trip to Glasgow Jess and I were both impressed by the amount and quality of the street art and wall murals that we found in the city. So much so in fact, that of course we wanted to share it with you.
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North Coast 500 sunrise light beams by Laurence Norah

Hey! Have you heard of the North Coast 500? Well, if not, it’s an epic scenic drive around the northern coast of Scotland, starting from Inverness in the north east of the country and heading all around the top of Scotland in a big loop that brings you back to Inverness.

In those 500 miles of driving you’ll see some of the best scenery that the rugged Scottish north has to offer, from lochs to castles to highland landscapes. There’s delicious food, winding roads, white sandy beaches, whisky and gin distilleries, art galleries – basically, everything you can think of.

The Best Photography Locations along Scotland’s North Coast 500

North Coast 500 sunrise light beams by Laurence Norah

Hey! Have you heard of the North Coast 500? Well, if not, it’s an epic scenic drive around the northern coast of Scotland, starting from Inverness in the north east of the country and heading all around the top of Scotland in a big loop that brings you back to Inverness.

In those 500 miles of driving you’ll see some of the best scenery that the rugged Scottish north has to offer, from lochs to castles to highland landscapes. There’s delicious food, winding roads, white sandy beaches, whisky and gin distilleries, art galleries – basically, everything you can think of.

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Pollok House Glasgow by Laurence Norah

On our recent trip to Glasgow, Jess and I were keen to visit the nearby Pollok House. This grand old property, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, was particularly intriguing to us because as well as all the usual things you might expect at a historic property like this, they also had an escape room.

Visiting Pollok House, Glasgow

Pollok House Glasgow by Laurence Norah

On our recent trip to Glasgow, Jess and I were keen to visit the nearby Pollok House. This grand old property, operated by the National Trust for Scotland, was particularly intriguing to us because as well as all the usual things you might expect at a historic property like this, they also had an escape room.

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Sir Walter Scott Cruise Loch Katrine_by_Laurence Norah-2

Jess and I were recently invited to visit both Glasgow and the nearby national park called Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. Despite having been based in Edinburgh for over a year, we still hadn’t made it the short distance across to Scotland’s largest city, and we were keen to rectify this omission.

The goal of the trip for me, as you can see from the post title, was to share a perfect two day itinerary that encompasses both Glasgow and the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, demonstrating how you can pack more in to even a two day itinerary.

We actually spent four days in Glasgow discovering all the highlights, and we’ll be sharing more posts about the city in the coming months across both our blogs to help you plan your perfect Glasgow adventure.

A 2 Day Itinerary For Glasgow and Loch Lomond

Sir Walter Scott Cruise Loch Katrine_by_Laurence Norah-2

Jess and I were recently invited to visit both Glasgow and the nearby national park called Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. Despite having been based in Edinburgh for over a year, we still hadn’t made it the short distance across to Scotland’s largest city, and we were keen to rectify this omission.

The goal of the trip for me, as you can see from the post title, was to share a perfect two day itinerary that encompasses both Glasgow and the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, demonstrating how you can pack more in to even a two day itinerary.

We actually spent four days in Glasgow discovering all the highlights, and we’ll be sharing more posts about the city in the coming months across both our blogs to help you plan your perfect Glasgow adventure.

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Route 66 Pontiac illinois mural_by_Laurence Norah

Well, I’ve finally got to the final state from our epic Route 66 adventure across the United States! We drove the entire route from Los Angeles in California through to Chicago in Illinois, sticking to the original route as closely as we could for the whole journey, using this incredible book to help us stay on track.

I’ve created a post for each of the states in the series, and you can see our Route 66 highlights for each of the following states by clicking on their name: California, Arizona, New Mexico,  Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma.

Today’s post is the last of the photo series, meaning you can now see the best of Route 66 in every state it covers! Let’s see what Illinois had in store for us..

Highlights of Route 66 Illinois–In Photos

Route 66 Pontiac illinois mural_by_Laurence Norah

Well, I’ve finally got to the final state from our epic Route 66 adventure across the United States! We drove the entire route from Los Angeles in California through to Chicago in Illinois, sticking to the original route as closely as we could for the whole journey, using this incredible book to help us stay on track.

I’ve created a post for each of the states in the series, and you can see our Route 66 highlights for each of the following states by clicking on their name: California, Arizona, New Mexico,  Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma.

Today’s post is the last of the photo series, meaning you can now see the best of Route 66 in every state it covers! Let’s see what Illinois had in store for us..

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Space Murals Museum%252C Las Cruces by Laurence Norah

Despite the name of this blog, I have been distressingly earth bound for all of my years thus far. Given recent developments in space exploration technology though, hope is not yet lost for the dream of going into space as a tourist – without having to shell out the millions of dollars that past tourists have paid!

Space Tourism: The Next Travel Frontier?

Space Murals Museum%252C Las Cruces by Laurence Norah

Despite the name of this blog, I have been distressingly earth bound for all of my years thus far. Given recent developments in space exploration technology though, hope is not yet lost for the dream of going into space as a tourist – without having to shell out the millions of dollars that past tourists have paid!

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Seychelles boat sunset

The Seychelles islands are known for a number of things. Right at the top of most peoples’ list would be the beaches, what with their turquoise warm waters, brilliant white sands, palm trees and, well, you’ve got the idea.

Another thing most visitors to these islands fall in love with is the food. And there’s good reason for that. From freshly caught fish, to locally grown fruit, from spicy curries to sweet fried bananas, there is something here for every taste bud and palate.

Traditional Creole Food of The Seychelles

Seychelles boat sunset

The Seychelles islands are known for a number of things. Right at the top of most peoples’ list would be the beaches, what with their turquoise warm waters, brilliant white sands, palm trees and, well, you’ve got the idea.

Another thing most visitors to these islands fall in love with is the food. And there’s good reason for that. From freshly caught fish, to locally grown fruit, from spicy curries to sweet fried bananas, there is something here for every taste bud and palate.

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St. Stephens Cathedral Vienna by Laurence Norah

Jess and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Vienna in Austria, a city that both of us were excited to visit. It’s a fantastic place for culture lovers, having played home to such icons as Mozart, Hadyn, and Strauss. It was also the seat of the vast Habsburg empire, which for a time was one of the largest empires in the world.

As you can imagine therefore, there’s quite a lot to see and do here!

This guide is designed to give you some ideas for what to do on a two day visit to Vienna. I will warn you up front – two days is definitely not going to give you enough time to see everything! Vienna is stuffed full of museums, palaces, art gallerys, churches and restaurants, and you could spend a great deal of time here sight-seeing.

Karlskirche Vienna by Laurence Norah-4

So in this post I’ve tried to focus on some of the highlights and our favourite activities. We’ll also be putting together some longer itineraries if you’re lucky enough to have a bit more time to spend in this wonderful city. For now though, let’s get started on our idea of:

The Perfect 2 Day Vienna Itinerary

A 2 Day Vienna Itinerary

St. Stephens Cathedral Vienna by Laurence Norah

Jess and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Vienna in Austria, a city that both of us were excited to visit. It’s a fantastic place for culture lovers, having played home to such icons as Mozart, Hadyn, and Strauss. It was also the seat of the vast Habsburg empire, which for a time was one of the largest empires in the world.

As you can imagine therefore, there’s quite a lot to see and do here!

This guide is designed to give you some ideas for what to do on a two day visit to Vienna. I will warn you up front – two days is definitely not going to give you enough time to see everything! Vienna is stuffed full of museums, palaces, art gallerys, churches and restaurants, and you could spend a great deal of time here sight-seeing.

Karlskirche Vienna by Laurence Norah-4

So in this post I’ve tried to focus on some of the highlights and our favourite activities. We’ll also be putting together some longer itineraries if you’re lucky enough to have a bit more time to spend in this wonderful city. For now though, let’s get started on our idea of:

The Perfect 2 Day Vienna Itinerary

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Route 66 Missouri  - Joplin mural_by_Laurence Norah-2
It's time for post seven in our photo essay series covering our Route 66 trip from California to Chicago, with Missouri being the seventh state on our adventure.

We followed as closely as we could the original route, and saw a lot along the way, from the high desert scenery of the west through to more rural scenery in the mid and eastern parts of the USA.

Highlights of Route 66 Missouri - In Photos

Route 66 Missouri  - Joplin mural_by_Laurence Norah-2
It's time for post seven in our photo essay series covering our Route 66 trip from California to Chicago, with Missouri being the seventh state on our adventure.

We followed as closely as we could the original route, and saw a lot along the way, from the high desert scenery of the west through to more rural scenery in the mid and eastern parts of the USA.

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Sun Voyager Statue%252C Reykjavik_by_Laurence Norah-11

We recently fulfilled a long time travel dream of mine, which was to visit Iceland. We did so thanks to an invite from Iceland Travel, and we chose to do one of their self-drive tour itineraries, which included car-hire, accommodation, and a suggested itinerary, but gave us the flexibility to essentially do we wanted on each day.

Given that self-guided is pretty much our favourite way to travel, obviously we jumped at the chance.

Tips for Planning a Trip to Iceland

Sun Voyager Statue%252C Reykjavik_by_Laurence Norah-11

We recently fulfilled a long time travel dream of mine, which was to visit Iceland. We did so thanks to an invite from Iceland Travel, and we chose to do one of their self-drive tour itineraries, which included car-hire, accommodation, and a suggested itinerary, but gave us the flexibility to essentially do we wanted on each day.

Given that self-guided is pretty much our favourite way to travel, obviously we jumped at the chance.

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