Top 10 Things To Do In Puglia, Italy (+ map)

Puglia has to be one of Italy’s prettiest regions, with its gleaming limestone towns, beautiful paradise beaches and verdant countryside of olive groves and vineyards. You could be here for months and still be discovering a new pretty little place to visit each day – Puglia definitely got the memo about how to pull off…

The Complete Istria Travel Guide (Top Towns, Best Food & Hotels)

An Istria Travel Guide A country heavily influenced by its past landlords, the Romans and Venetians, Istria is like the cleaner, calmer version of Italy. The roads are a dream to navigate, even in the middle of August, as Istria has just the right amount of tourists appreciating its beauty. Equally, the weather too is…

SUFFOLK – The Perfect Short Break

Suffolk – The Perfect Short Break English Countryside Retreat!   You’re in the UK for a short break and with London under your belt, maybe you’re looking for a few days away from the city? Or perhaps you’re just wondering where to go on your next weekend break in England? If your specification sounds like…

A Istria Travel Guide In Photo’s

Istria, Croatia – A Travelogue & Photo Journal Istria is the northern peninsula of Croatia, shaped like an inverted triangular arrow pointing to the rest of the country, like it’s saying ‘don’t look at us, check out the big boys like Split and Dubrovnik’. It’s trying desperately to remain a secret and unspoilt by the…

A Day In Glamorous Opatija, Istria

Opatija is certainly one of Istria’s most charming towns and has plenty of things to see and do to make a pretty little day trip of it.

Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

Should Nottingham Be On Your ‘English City Bucket List’? Nottingham receives over 300,000 tourists every year but it lags way behind more popular destinations like York, Birmingham and Leeds. Every now and then it inches into the limelight like a shy 5-year-old in her first play – whether that be from a new Robin Hood…

Dungeness – The UK’s Only Desert.

A Dungeness Travel Guide Not your average desert… Did you know Antarctica is a desert? The largest in the world in fact. Apparently being hot and full of sand no longer stands you in good stead to make the desert awards short-list, all you need to qualify these days is less than 25 cm’s of…

Top 5 Coolest Areas Worth Exploring In London

London is full of personality and tourists come in their droves every year to absorb a bit of it. This is the capital city of a nation that has been great for centuries and top attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Covent Garden all contribute a little to the historical picture of…

Doing Lake Bled Like A Boss

Do you think it’s possible that there could still exist a place on this planet that is so achingly beautiful but only the locals know about it? And where their secret life goes on as normal with no tourists to wreck the joint until instagram will inevitably discover it one day in the future? I’m…

Day 5 & 6 – Lake Bled

Summer Roadtrip : Day 5 & 6 – Lake Bled in Slovenia Lake Bled is definitely one of the prettiest lakes I’ve ever seen. It has a circumference of only 4 miles so even the most unfit tourist could manage that little saunter. In any respects, Americans don’t seem to have made it this far…

Day 4 – Brixen & Braies with some Austria on the side

Day 4 – Brixen And Lake Braies With A Bit Of Austria I’m really going to miss this place; the smell of clean air, being fenced in by the most beautiful pieces of limestone, the urge to buy trousers that zip off at the knee, the light – oh the light. At 7am the sun…

Day 3 – Staying Local In The Val Di Fassa

Waking in cold sweats my subconscious had clocked before I had that this was to be our last full day in the most beautiful country on earth. Moving on to Slovenia tomorrow meant I felt an overriding urge to drink as many cappuccino’s as I could before the morning was out so I was rather…

Day 2 – Italian Dolomites & Bolzano

Apart from the fact our waiter was far too happy for 7.30 in the morning and it was about all I could do to crack a bon giorno and not slap his cheery Italian face with a slice of Parma ham, breakfast was a treat when this was our view… … so we decided not…

Day 1 – Italian Dolomites

5 hours driving and many epics views later I sit on my hotel bed with this amazing view. Feeling a tad too city-gal next to all the other holiday-makers who look like Regatta threw up over them, I think I misjudged this place. Apart from not buying my holiday wardrobe from Millets I also didn’t…

Lamego And The Douro Valley – Portugal

Our Road-Trip Of The Douro Valley – Portugal Traversing the landscape of Portugal just wouldn’t have been worth it with a travel-sick trio of kiddie-winks in tow, so with a few days to spare ‘sans-offspring’, we wrote a must-see list for the Douro Valley in the North of Portugal and set off in our brand new,…

Figueira da Foz – The Rainbow Beach

Figueira Da Foz Beach – Portugal Walking down Balamory High Street, licking a Neapolitan Ice-cream, with rainbow sugared almonds in the pocket of the coat you borrowed from your friend Joseph, holding a shopping bag of ‘party rings’, wouldn’t make you feel more colourful than the beach at Figueira da Foz. Beach huts in stripes…

Mountain Fun In The Serra Da Estrela, Portugal

The Serra Da Estrela Mountains, Portugal It’s Oh So Quiet, Sshhh, Sshhh…. You’ve never seen so many potential kitchen work tops in your life! Except rather than fashion out a table-top surface for themselves, the Serra da Estrela locals decided to carve out little houses with little doors and little windows to live and make…

The Bits Of Thassos You Don’t Want To Miss

Thassos had its hey-day in the 90’s then tourism seemed to dry up (perhaps there were too many shell-suit fires in that heat?). The landslide in holiday makers is a good thing though and totally not a reflection of what lies behind the Hawaiian style slopes of this northern Greek island. And yet despite not…