Blood & Bruises, Our Top 5 Travel Mishaps (So Far)

Whether you’re a serial planner, or as cool as a cucumber when it comes to travel, there is always the potential for something to go wrong. And, the more you travel, the more mishaps you’re bound to have! It can feel like the world is ending when you’re in a sticky situation, but thankfully, we are able to look back and laugh most of the time. This is actually the perfect opportunity to remind everyone that it’s super silly to travel anywhere without good travel insurance – so make sure you’re covered! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been delayed, ended up in the completely wrong place, and had companies cancel on us, but we have managed to come up with some of our favourite devastating incidents that turned into great memories. In no particular order, here are our top 5 travel mishaps (so far); Let’s start with…

Celebrating New Year At Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2016/17

At home in New Zealand, new year is always celebrated the same way, at the beach with a BBQ and a lot of beer. Groups of friends and family flock to beaches all over the country, to either their own bach or one they’ve hired for a week or two (bach is a kiwi word for a holiday house at the beach). It’s also common to go to music festivals and camp out for a few nights over new year, most of these are on or near the beach too. It’s summertime, so the days are long, the sun is hot, and the drinks are ice cold. It’s pretty fantastic and I never imagined new year could be anywhere near as enjoyable in the winter time – those poor sods on the other side of the world. Well we’ve been poor sods on the other side of the world for…

Ticking Lake Bled Off The Bucket List

We have discovered that Sundays are very much still a traditional day of rest in a lot of Europe and Slovenia is no exception. Even with tourists about, the streets are quieter until past lunchtime, when locals begin to emerge, if they choose to at all. It’s nice, the city seems more peaceful, nobody is in a rush and everyone gets in some much deserved rest and recreation time after a busy week. Shop fronts are dark, because retailers also take Sundays for resting, and with a little sense and planning, you can purchase everything you might need from those shops, on Saturday. We try to take it easy ourselves, a set resting day is something we are completely on board with… Until one of us wakes up on Sunday morning, when we’re about to put a big tick on the bucket list, with a splitting headache and no where…