Seeing the Northern Lights was something that had been on my bucket list for years. So when we visited Iceland in November I knew this was the perfect time to make this dream a reality. We booked a tour and set off in search of this natural wonder. And we got really lucky. We managed to see them and it was so amazing. But it is not always possible to see the lights and there is actually a lot to factor in when searching for them. Here is our list of things you should know about seeing the Northern Lights. Continue Reading
It seems that everywhere you look on Facebook or Instagram someone is posting a picture of Iceland. It is usually during an out of this world road trip. And there are usually travel tips on exploring the more remote parts of Iceland. But what happens if you are tight for time? We spent 4 full days in the country which is why we raise the question: Is it possible to experience Iceland in 4 days? Continue Reading
Welcome again to the Wanderlust & Life diaries. A place where we document our own personal travel experiences. Today I wanted to talk about our worse hostel experiences. In my early 20s I used to always stay in hostels, scouring the internet for good and bad hostel reviews. Now I am nearly in my 30s things have changed a bit especially with regards to my accommodation preferences. Don’t get me wrong, staying in a hostel can be amazing. I have met some of my best friends in hostels. In fact Dave and I met in a hostel in Toronto. However, there are some things about staying in hostels that I definitely do not miss. Here are my 10 most awkward hostel experiences. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
A few years ago under a different political administration I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC. I wasn’t really into politics and it seemed like a lot of the most visited places in Washington DC were political. But Washington DC tourism is so much more than just the Whitehouse or Capitol Hill, although these are important places to visit in Washington. There are so many museums and parks to see and so much to learn. So even if you don’t like politics or you don’t like who is in charge, it is still a city you should visit. Here are our reasons why, and a list of what to do in Washington DC. Continue Reading
York’s most popular attraction has to be none other than York Minster, a 235ft gothic cathedral built in the 1400’s. So when we planned our trip there we knew it was on the top of our list. We also wanted to climb the cathedral tower, as we had heard that the views were unbeatable. The problem was that we are both relatively unfit and afraid of heights. Plus I panic at the thought of being in a confined space. So could we do it? Well here is our guide of things you should know before climbing York Minster. Continue Reading
If you are planning a trip to England, then you really do need to visit York. It’s one of the most fascinating cities in England due to its history. This history is kept alive through the astonishing preservation of its buildings, streets, and shops. So if you are planning to visit York, here are the top ten things you should do.
Vienna is a must visit city in Europe. It’s a city of sophistication, culture, and immense beauty. It’s not all Mozart and Choirboys, it’s also grand architecture, culinary delights, and a really rocking pub scene. When you visit it is not hard to see why Vienna has been voted the world’s most liveable city several years running. With so much to see and do we have narrowed down our list to bring you the ultimate guide to a weekend in Vienna. Continue Reading
Barcelona is a beautiful seaside city located in the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. If you are looking for sunshine, cheap wine, amazing architecture, and mouth watering tapas then you must visit Barcelona. We spent four days in the city and these are our top tips when visiting Barcelona. Continue Reading
I’m going to pre-empt this blog post by saying when it comes to Brisbane I am pretty biased. In fact you can read all about why I think you should visit right here. To me Brisbane is always going to be where I grew up, and a place where I have had a lot of wonderful experiences. Dave on the other hand had never been before when we visited so I got to show him all the best places and got to see the place as a tourist. Here is our list of 10 things to do in Brisbane. Continue Reading
Hip bars, amazing architecture, and plenty of atmosphere. These are just a few of the things you can expect when visiting Hamburg. First of all Hamburg is a major European port city which is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It is also Germany’s second largest city. We were lucky enough to explore this city through the Come to Hamburg project. With only three days here our time flew by so fast. We tried to fit in as much as possible and for that we are grateful even if our feet are not. Here is what we got up to and our list of things to do in Hamburg. Continue Reading