The United Kingdom is a mesmerizing country with the rich tradition, beauty of nature, and temperate climate. Due to many reasons, the island nation is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The government statistics show that almost 40 million foreign tourists visited the country in 2017. The numbers are going up year-after-year, and the country expects nearly 42 million people this year.
When more and more people choose to visit the country with great culture and fun options, it is good to know some destinations no visitors can miss in the country. If you are planning to visit the United Kingdom in the future, you should not miss the following list of places or activities.
The past few weeks have been rather busy, and I’m beginning to crave some serious time-off. While I truly love my job as a travel writer and photographer, it is not always as laid back as many people think. Everything requires careful planning, and some days can be quite stressful – especially when travel plans change in the last minute. In busy periods like this, I sometimes enjoy to just let my imagination roam free for a while, as I dream myself away. Right now, I long for deep relaxation, lavish treatments for body and soul, and beautiful environments in a warm climate – so I started planning a luxury retreat to Tenerife!
The Two Vegans One Country Train stopped in Hamburg!
Much like Leipzig, Hamburg came as a pleasant surprise, with chilled vibes all around and throngs of alternative, cool and independent shops and cafés. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s located not so far from Berlin, but I found Hamburg to be a bit similar in some ways — be it in the cool nature of the stylish locals or the general overall diversity. As such, the German port city obviously had several vegan restaurants for us to sample, and, what the hell, a fully vegan bed and breakfast! So without further ado, I’d like to present you a short list of all the delicious vegan food we sampled in Hamburg. I know we’ve missed a few, but I’m hoping to go back soon and update this guide. Recommendations warmly welcome!
Planning a trip to Spain? Great choice, but where to go?! This perfect road trip takes you down along the Spanish East Coast. Starting in Barcelona, a beautiful city with lots of diversity. But that’s not the only city you have to see… Ready? Buckle up and let’s go!
Start in Barcelona
The number one place to visit is (of course) the Sagrada Familia, the holy cathedral by Antoni Gaudi. The building isn’t finished but it will be in 2026, on the 100th anniversary of his death. Also the famous Parc Guell is worth the visit. Gingerbread houses, a magic lizard and mosaic benches are some of the Park Guell’s architectural flourishes. This is also Gaudi’s incredible work.
When I decided to move from Asia to Europe, I didn’t know where I would base myself. Most Working Holiday Visa (also called Youth Mobility Visa) for Canadians end at 30 years old, but a few European countries offer them for people aged up to 35. Upon doing some research, I found that my options were the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or the Ukraine. I was pretty amazed when I realized the working holiday visa possibilities! I picked the Youth Mobility Visa in Germany based on the number of people who had told me how much I would love Berlin and how easy it would be to find employment as a non-native German speaker. Want to test the water and visit Berlin first? Here’s how to spend 2 days in Berlin!
Frankfurt is one of those places I assumed I’d hate before visiting. Ahh, don’t I love to be proven wrong about my expectations! The reality is that I really liked Frankfurt. A lot. For its eclectic mix of old and new, for how unapologetically rough around the edge it remains despite being the financial center of Germany, and for the beautiful nature that still surrounds the city. I loved Frankfurt for its coffee culture. But also, for the great selection of vegan food we discovered!
Two Vegans One Country stopped in Munich to discover what the city has to offer!
There’s so much more to Munich than Oktoberfest. Sure, the Bavarian capital can be the scene of lederhosen-clad drunken Weisswürste fest. But open your eyes wide and you’ll discover an amazing health and vegan scene, gorgeous boutique hotels, and — what the hell — river surfing right in the city center. There’s definitely more than meets the eye in Munich and Randi and I set up to explore what lies beneath the Schweinsbraten. Wunderbar.
If you loved Berlin for all its disheveled and raw charm and have been told countless times “this ain’t the real Germany”, consider yourself in luck, as there is another little slice of imperfect paradise waiting to be discovered less than 200km away! Leipzig is neither the Germany these people are referring to — and you will love it. In fact, if you are not a big fan of big bustling cities, you may love Leipzig even more than Berlin.
Guys! I’m very excited to unveil a project that has been in the making for some time now. I’ve been working loads behind the scene between Berlin and Prague since the Summer to get this baby on the road, and I can finally spill the beans. And let’s hope there will be a lot of beans! Next month, my friend and fellow vegan travel blogger Randi, from the travel websites Just a Pack and Veggie Visa and I are joining forces to discover the German vegan food scene beyond Berlin (well, also in Berlin!)
One of the most exciting things about being in a couple is experiencing new adventures together. There are so many exciting things that you can explore in the world. Here are six exciting adventures for active couples.
Explore Fiji in a Kayak
Fiji is located in the South Pacific and a visit to the coast is perfect for adventurous couples. If you have never tried kayaking before you can learn the basics in a day of instruction. There are several beautiful places to explore like the volcanic Yasawa Islands and the Sawa-i-lau caves.