What to do with 36 hours in Brussels

Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the home of the European Union, consists of a historic centre and a range of additional regions around the edge. Home to around 172,000 people it’s pretty small as capital cities go which definitely has its advantages as you can get a good feel for the city in a short space of time. Of course you cannot do everything Brussels has to offer in 36 hours but you can tick a few good items… View Post

2017 Review – What a year it was!

We did a lot in 2017 and boy can I feel it now. It’s probably the first year I haven’t got frustrated about where we are going next or have time for the wanderlust bug to really hit as there was always something around the corner. Which I appreciate makes us very very lucky!! I’ve still got some content to come around our amazing safari in Tanzania as well!  It’s been hard to narrow down our favourites of this year… View Post

A Squash Festival and the Old Town of Esslinger

One thing I really loved about Stuttgart was it’s accessibleness. You could get anywhere really easily, either by walking or the S & U bahns. It meant we could easily get out to Ludwigsburg within half an hour and back into town in no amount of time. I love German transport and Stuttgart really makes the most of it. One of the draws of heading to Stuttgart, other than the beer festival, was a squash festival. As in, pumpkins. Yup,… View Post

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart

Other than a work out at Wasen our weekend in Stuttgart was filled with a museum, a squash festival and a walk around the town. First up was the Mercedes Benz Museum. Stuttgart is home to two car giants, Mercedes and Porsche, both have museums in the city but we opted for Mercedes as it was closer to the beer festival site. Carl Benz’s first car built in 1886 is what the museum is celebrating with more than 160 vehicles… View Post

Cannstatter Volksfest – Stuttgart Beer Festival

When the world thinks of beer festivals they think of the obvious choice Oktoberfest…but if you’re after a slightly less crazy but equally awesome option head a little further south to Stuttgart, Germany. Stuttgart is the home of Cannstatter Volksfest, or Wasen. A large beer fuelled festival that runs at the same time as Oktoberfest. I’d say that Wasen has a slightly more family feel to the event, less stag do’s and more work parties. We saw everyone from teenagers… View Post