1. Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

    Everyone has a perfect travel memory from years gone by. One of mine is from my first trip to Iceland nearly twenty years ago swimming around in a near empty Blue Lagoon as it was snowing – that combined with the steam coming off the water in the late twilight hours of a December afternoon made for a magical experience and one I have never forgotten. (more…)

  2. Széchenyi Thermal Baths – Budapest, Hungary

    If there’s one thing you have to do whilst in the amazing city of Budapest, it is to visit the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. They are not only the largest baths in Budapest (and probably the most photographed and well known) but also the largest medicinal baths in Europe and a must-do for every visitor. It was definitely at the top of our list of places to go when we visited Budapest last December. (more…)

  3. The Kiliç Ali Paşa Hamami – Istanbul, Turkey

    The one thing I knew I had to do on my recent trip to Istanbul was to visit a Turkish bath. I have always regretted not visiting a hammam whilst we were in Marrakech two years ago so I made it my mission and my one “non-negotiable” thing we had to do whilst we were in Turkey. We decided to visit the recently restored Kiliç Ali Paşa Hamami after being impressed with the amount of positive experiences and reviews online. (more…)