When people ask me if Copenhagen was expensive my immediate answer is yes. And it is true, food and drinks were expensive and museum/gallery admission is expensive, but there are plenty of things in Copenhagen which are good value for money. Public transport is cheap and there are plenty of things in the city to do for free. Don't let the cost of living in the capital of Denmark put you off, the Danes are amongst the most happy in the world, so clearly it is a good trade-off for them. Read our tips on saving money during a city break in Copenhagen, and how to make your Krones go a little further.
A colourful patchwork of vibrant houses, pretty bustling harbours and majestic ancient castles, Copenhagen is overflowing with landmarks and attractions. Whether you prefer exploring Copenhagen’s history, or simply people watching with an Aperol Spritz, there is plenty to do in this city, after all, it is ranked the 2nd happiest place in the world. So check out our hits and misses for cherry-picking your things to do whilst in the capital of Denmark.
Hong Kong is a myriad of people, culture, cuisine and architecture and there is an enormous number of attractions and activities within the bustling islands of Kowloon, the New Territories and Hong Kong Island. It can seem completely overwhelming when planning an itinerary to this incredible country with everything from fake goods markets to dizzying cable cars, horse racing to giant Buddhas. Whilst we by no means visited every attraction in Hong Kong, here are a few recommendations of the activities we did enjoy whilst visiting.
Dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a only one hour ferry from Hong Kong and shares its complicated relationship with China. A city lined with extravagant hotels, towering hundreds of floors above the Cotai Strip these establishments have everything your heart could desire, from enormous casinos, shopping centres, pools, bars and restaurants to name the least. These hotels are relatively inexpensive given their luxury and with such close proximity to Hong Kong, this is a perfect getaway for anyone who wants to pretend they have millions to blow in casinos or just sleep in a bed big enough for ten.
Approximately 250km from Rome, Pompeii is the home of a magnificently preserved Roman city buried in a thick layer of ash and larva. This is a perfect day trip from Rome as the city is easily reached in over two hours and plenty of tour companies organise this trip. Read our guide to making the most of your day, and which tours may be best for you.
The cosmopolitan capital of Italy; Rome is one of the most history, architecture, art and culture rich countries of the world. The centre of the Roman empire, this city has so much to see and do, as it is a blend of ancient and modern features, so we've recommended the top ten attractions in Rome that you cannot miss whilst in this ancient city.
It can seem overwhelming when planning a trip to New York, finding the best flights, hotels, getting a good deal on your dollars, so planning an entire itinerary may be the last thing on your mind. There is so much to do in New York that we struggled to visit everywhere we wanted to, even in 8 days. While we definitely recommend using a travel planning app such as UGotIt, bookmark some of these attractions on our hits list to help narrow down your must-sees.
There are lots of different things to do in Toronto: sports, food, history and shopping and whilst some of these are obvious (and included in the incredible CityPass!) some things to do in the city aren't as obvious. Read our guide to the hits and misses of Toronto for some ideas of attractions to visit in the city and those which aren't really worth the time.