Malta is such an underrated country. It is surrounded by crystal clear water and serves up delicious food influenced from neighbouring Italy. Our group were all super fun and we had 2 other couples join us on this trip!
We were blessed with 30+ degrees and sun over the weekend. We drove all over the island and packed in as many sights as we could. Swam in crystal clear waters and drank from a coconut!
Some fun facts about Malta:
They drive on the left hand side (like Aus)
The plugs are the same as the UK
The traditional Maltese dish is rabbit
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Interlaken is known to be one of the best places in the world to paraglide. This is due to the gorgeous mountains and lakes that surround the location. The name Interlaken actually means the town between two lakes and trust me, the view did not disappoint! We had a group of 6 travellers on this trip; all of us with a common passion for nature and fear fighting!
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Fantastic weekend trip with Josh and Tessa and meeting new friends. Paragliding in Interlaken was an amazing experience and the whole weekend was really fun and well organised. I can’t wait for my next weekend trip with Josh and Tessa 🙂
Hvar is a small island located on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. It’s known for great food and amazing swimming spots! I just spent a week there, this is my 3rd visit to Hvar and love it more each time I return.
Getting there: The easiest way to get to Hvar is a fast ferry from Split and takes 1 hour. If you want to bring a car, you need to take a big ferry that comes into Stari Grad. There is a bus from Stari Grad to Hvar town. There are 3 companies that run ferries from Split to Hvar, Kapetan Luka, Jadrolinija and Krilo.
Transport: If you stay in Hvar town, everything you need is in walking distance. You can hire cars, quad bikes or scooters on the island. There is a bus station in Hvar town and loads of taxis.
Where to stay: Hvar town is the place to be. Cute alleyways and shops, amazing food and a port that provides day trips to swimming spots and neighbouring islands. There is a mix of air bnb, hostels and hotels here. Other places you could stay include Stari Grad or Jelsa. Cute small towns with restaurants but I recommend coding on day trips and staying in Hvar.
What to do:
SWIM! Croatia is known for it’s amazing clear water so get to the beach. By land, I recommend Pokonji Beach which is walking distance from Hvar town. There are restaurants and sun beds available. If you have a car, visit Dubovica Beach which has a small beach bar. You can get a water taxi for 50 kn return to close by islands Jerolim, Carpe Diem beach or Milni.
Boat day: I highly recommend hiring a boat with HvarBoats and seeing the island! We visited the red rocks, hidden underwater caves and had lunch on a gorgeous island. The itinerary was organised by HvarBoats based on what we wanted to do. We loved it so much we booked again for 2 days later and explored the island of Vis. Again we were treated to see some exclusive swimming spots and a submarine tunnel. The company was so professional and responsive, I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Wineries: Hvar has some amazing wineries. We visited Duboković Winery in Jelsa and had a tasting of 11 wines with olive oil for 150 kn each. It has a really cool atmosphere. Some other wineries that were recommended were Wine Tomic, Bilo Idro and Hora Hvar.
I would recommend having a car one day to drive and see Jelsa. It’s a cute port village where a lot of the wineries are based. There are lots of great restaurants in this area and on the way to Jelsa too.
Restaurants: We were never disappointed with any meal in Hvar. Every restaurant had amazing food and great service. Hvar is known for amazing seafood (lobster, tuna steak and mussels) and cevapi which are mixed meat sausages. Some of our favourite restaurants in Hvar town included Dva ribara (who gave us 20% off for being Aussie), La Bocca and Fig for breakfast (this is a must)! Kava 37 has great coffee.
We went to Palmižana on our boat day and ate at Laganini Lounge bar & Fish house. It was fancy AF but worth every cent. We were hoping to get to Zori restaurant on Palmižana island for dinner but the water was too choppy. I’ve heard great things though.
Going out: Carpe Diem Beach is usually the place to be. To get there, you take a taxi boat from the main port which is 50 kn return. During covid it was open but not the usual vibe. We spent time at Hula Hula bar for sunset then headed to Carpe Diem Bar which was loads of fun. If you have a group, definitely invest in a bottle and private table. Was well worth it.
We ended up meeting up with some other Conscious Travel Community members and spending majority of the week with them! Amazing how the universe aligns!
Kefalonia is part of the Ionian islands in Greece and is filled with amazing beaches, food and people! You can drive around the whole island with amazing hidden beaches and towns.
Transport: There are infrequent local buses. Taxis are available but quite expensive. Your best mode of transport is to hire a car.
Where to stay:
The main town is in Argostoli. Filled with restaurants, shops, cafes and is by the water. If you don’t have a car this is a good central location to be.
Lassi is close to the airport and is popular for tourists. There are restaurants and beaches close by, also a good option if you don’t have a car.
If you have a car, Luxouri requires a small ferry from Argostoli to Luxouri but is a nice smaller and quieter area to stay. I have a friend here who manages houses if you would like to stay in this area.
Lourdas beach is about 20 minutes from the airport. It has a beautiful beach with restaurants along it. It’s ideal to have a car in this location.
What to do:
Kefalonia is known for it’s beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular include Mytros beach. You will need a car to access this.
We did a day drive around the west of the island stopping at Mytros, Assos (a cute town with colourful buildings, a beach and restaurants) Empasili beach and Fiskardo. I’d recommend all of these.
On the east side of the island is Sami which is another port. You can do day trips from here to other islands, there are also restaurants along the water. Close by is Antisamos beach which has a beach bar, crystal clear water and great vibes!
If you want to treat yourself, Alexandra is a mobile masseuse and she is amazing. She was very intuitive about areas of my body and able to give me some tips for my pain areas. She lives in Argostoli or can come to you. Will link her in the comments.
There is horse riding available
Mountain hikes (Mt Anios) and paragliding over Myrtos beach
Boat trips to near by caves or islands.
Zakyanthos is a 1.5 hour boat ride from Kefalonia.
The ferry runs from Argostoli to Luxouri every half hour in high season. This is a really cute 20 minute ride to the other side of the island. You can drive a car on too and it’s very cheap.
Where to eat:
There are loads of amazing restaurants!
Lorraine’s Magic Hill in Lourdas is my #1 pick for restaurants. It has an amazing view over the beach but the food is the real winner. Lorraine owns a farm and most of her produce is her own including the meat, feta and freshly baked bread. It’s a family run business with the best hospitality we have experienced in a long time.
At Lourdas beach we go to Taverna Lovidis because they have free sun beds and reasonably priced food (and gyros 🥙)
Luxouri has a really cute square right where you get off at the port. If you don’t have a car this would be cute for a date night. VS restaurant on the left of the square is good. There are a few shops, an ice cream store and a chocolate shop hidden at the back that you should check out.
Captain Nikolaos is near Luxouri, very secluded with a beautiful view.
Argostoli has heaps of restaurants along the water and in the square. K63 bar restaurant is good.
Hi, Tessa and Josh here! We are an Australian couple (aged 30 & 31) who are friendly, outgoing and love to travel. We have created a community of like-minded, positive travellers who love to share tips and tricks, travel advice and are passionate about self-awareness called Conscious Travel Community.