Casual Voyagers

Casual Voyagers

Travel stories and tips for part-time tourists

Welcome to our blog!

Have you ever travelled during the vacation? While most of you answers "Yes", there is plenty of other questions that you end up asking during vacation planning. "How to pack the most of impressions into one week? What to see and what to do? How to spend less?". We ask ourselves exactly these questions every time and we are happy to share our answers. This blog tells about our lifestyle outside office desks: our travel adventures and plans, useful tips for tourists and hidden gems. Feel free to use any of this information to create your own unique itineraries and discover our beautiful world!

Latest posts

Brussels’ mixed style
Brussels’ mixed style
Belgian capital is famous for having one of the biggest mixes of everything in Europe, losing, probably, just to London. People from different backgrounds and countries, multiple languages, various cuisines and architecture styles - this all makes Brussels an interesting destination to visit.
Sunny Easter in Marseille
Sunny Easter in Marseille
Marseille has very controversial reputation among French cities, however its location beats most of the arguments. While the city doesn't have that many things to offer, outdoors activities are fascinating and food scene will make any sophisticated gourmet satisfied.
St Patrick’s joy in Dublin
St Patrick’s joy in Dublin
St Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland many centuries ago and now his day is probably the most celebrated patron's day. Whether you're planing to explore Irish culture or just want to join a cheerful crowd, this is probably the best time to visit Ireland.
Luxembourg. The last Grand Duchy
Luxembourg. The last Grand Duchy
Tiny country of Luxembourg sits right in the middle of Western Europe and is quite easy to miss on the map. However, both its unique location and culture make Luxembourg one of the most popular short break tourist destinations in the region.
Winter sports in Lapland
Winter sports in Lapland
For many of us Finland is renowned for its saunas and once popular mobile phones. Lapland, the northern region, also claims to be home for Santa. Keeping old traditions, these days Finland becomes a gem full of natural beauties and winter sports experience.
Oslo. The viking capital
Oslo. The viking capital
You may expect the capital of Norway to have lots of old buildings and narrow streets, but Oslo is not like that anymore. It’s a contemporary city with modern architecture and very convenient public transportation.

Who we are?

We are Alexander and Kseniya (call us Sasha and Ksyu). We are young professionals from London. We got married almost 4 years ago and shortly after this special day we started our adventures. We work as Software Engineers in London. This kind of work requires a lot of brain activity so we’re always trying to find something exciting to do outside office hours. Obviously we have regular “old-fashioned” hobbies like music and painting, but our biggest passion is travelling. Generally, we invest most of our money into travelling. We can plan years of journeys ahead as there’s so many wonderful places to visit. Getting the most out of each trip is our rule of thumb. We can spend days on planning every destination, deciding on which places are worth visiting and which are not, reducing cost without affecting the itinerary etc. That’s why we have decided to create this blog where we can share with you our thoughts and help everyone to experience our excitement.

Adventures map

Many people use scratch maps to mark their journeys. We decided to come even further and purchased cross stitch map. And it worked really well! Here's also a modern-looking map with all the locations.