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Louise Joy

Experiences Travel

Taking a fun boat ride to explore Brno’s royal Veveří Castle

Veveří Castle and Dam Lake

Back in September, my week in Brno with Traverse events included an excursion to Brno’s wonderful Veveří Castle – which was a definite highlight of my week. The experience began with a boat trip around Brno Reservoir, despite the fact that I arrived at the dock during a huge torrential downpour of rain! We clambered onto the boat, where we were all handed a light lunch, water and…

Experiences London

Taking a magical London dinner cruise along the Thames with City Cruises

Spotting The London Eye on a London dinner cruise with City Cruises

Are you looking for a magical night out in London? Consider a dinner cruise with City Cruises for an alternative view of the city. I’ll never tire of London, the city that is always home to historic buildings, stunning sights and rich culture. I’ve seen the London skyline in a plethora of different ways – on guided tours walking around the city, up high with the London Eye…


My 2022 in review


Hello, 2023! Let’s start the year off with my annual year-in-review quiz. Happy New Year! Ummm, how is it 2023 already?! I feel like this break over the Christmas holidays has gone by in a blink of an eye and I’ve had no time to actually prepare for the new year the way I’d planned to. This New Years’ Day has come around far too quickly for my…


Vila Stiassni, Brno: my guided tour inside this pretty villa

The outside view of Vila Stiassni, showcasing the plush gardens that surround the villa

Have you ever heard of Vila Stiassni? Here’s a look inside this pretty government house and a little bit about the history of this unique building… I recently visited the beautiful city of Brno with Traverse events. To help promote this underrated city as a top travel destination, my ticket included a variety of experiences around Brno. My first experience took me to Vila Stiassni. Here, our small…

Experiences London

Review: Phantom Peak, London


Have you ever wanted to try your hand at experiencing the Wild West? Or uncovering mysteries in a steampunk universe? If so, you should visit Phantom Peak. Here’s my review of this immersive town. By now, everyone has heard of the intriguing Wild West-themed town in Canada Water named Phantom Peak. Boasting a number of different mysteries to solve, a plethora of characters and shops you can visit…