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…

Has The Cotswolds Made Your Bucket List!

Have The Cotswolds Made It On To Your Bucket List Yet? The Cotswolds is an area of Britain regularly visited by day trippers from London or foreign tourists in the UK wanting to experience a bit of Olde Worlde England. It’s what is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and if visitors…

Does Lake Maggiore Cut It For Teens?

Let’s face it – when it comes to the idea of a holiday, most teenagers would be happy to stay in bed all week with extra fast wifi and pizza for breakfast, lunch and tea. And, as a parent, it would be all too easy to just let them – leave them on their own…

Hidden Gems Of Nottingham You Don’t Want To Miss

Nottingham’s Secret Stuff – The Hidden Gems I’ve been exploring Nottingham for 25 years and I still manage to discover new gems even now. And, whenever we visit a new town or city, I always wish I had some insider knowledge, a local tour guide, someone who knows the gen – the best independent shops…

Review : Lake Maggiore Zipline

I don’t want to lie to you – I was having secret panic attacks at the thought of Ziplining 2K across a huge forest at 80mph. They had to be secret as I wasn’t about to let my kids know how much of a wuss I was : I teach them to be brave on…

Chicago With Kids – 2 Days Of Fun!

Chicago With The Kids City trips with kids are exhausting : Who did I think I was kidding booking 4 nights in Chicago at the end of our visit to see friends in the States!? All they were really interested in was scouring Target for American candy and bagging a deal in the Levi’s outlet…

Chicago Architecture Unwrapped For First Timers

Chicago Architecture Unwrapped In Fun Facts And Crazy Details It’s a world-famous skyline filled with iconic buildings – Chicago’s architecture certainly makes your jaw drop and your neck ache! But its innovative too and the more you start digging about the more you can’t help but be impressed by cutting edge design and impressive first…

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Nottingham

A Tour Of Nottingham Nottingham is famous for many reasons, not least that it’s menfolk seem to like wearing tights – think Robin Hood, Dean off of Torvil and Dean. It’s also the home of Raleigh™, Boots The Chemist, Paul Smith, lace, the very first football club, cricket and the oldest inn in England. In…

A Road Trip Through North Norfolk’s Coastal Beauty Spots

A Coastal Drive In North Norfolk Norfolk is for old people. Posh old people to be more precise. All that Norfolk lavender on their doorstep – they can posy till their heart’s content and sleep so soundly for the last decade of their life! A land so flat and water-laden it makes the Dutch weep. And,…

Exploring Spitalfields And Brick Lane, London

London is not a city, rather a collection of little towns and villages patchworked together like a Gustav Klimt. Much the same as one of those Driver Awareness courses you get sent on in lieu of points on your license from breaking the law speeding : Nowhere else will you encounter in one space a…

Premier Inn Hub – Budget Hotel Review

The Hub, by Premier Inn – Hotel Review I knew it was a budget hotel room and I knew it would be small, that I had been told, but the name Hub? I started singing the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard, except this time, instead of going to the cupboard, she was sleeping in one!…

Travel Highlights of 2017

Travel Highlights of 2017 A lot of effort goes into travelling. More often than not I see something on Instagram or read a blog post and a seed is sown for an idea of a little holiday and the laptop comes out. Or, equally as frequent, Mr MLLH gets an email for some cheap flights…

Bilbao With Kids – 2 Days Of Fun!

Bilbao was never going to be great. My sister had visited a few weeks before us and when someone describes a place as nice you know they’re just gently letting you down for a disappointing trip. Still, we had to keep our hotel reservations as our ferry left from there in two days time. However, if…

Horncastle – The Treasure Trove Of Lincolnshire

When, one Saturday morning, I suggested I take Mr MLLH to Horncastle in Lincolnshire, my proposal was met with resounding approval. Not wishing to paint my better half in such a puerile light but sometimes all it takes to convince him of anything is a casual reference to a school-boy gag. “HORNcastle?  Point me in…

The 5 Best Sunday Roasts In Nottingham

The Traditional Sunday Roast To the French we are the ‘Rosbifs’ (Roast Beef) because of our love of a good roast dinner – goodness knows why they take offence when we nick-name them ‘frogs’! And, for centuries it has been the UK’s national dish, since the days when folk would drop their joint of meat…

The 10 Best Secret Spots In Rome – Sshh!

Rome Has Secrets Too! – The 10 Best Hidden Gems Rome was not built in a day and it would equally take more than a lifetime to really know the eternal city and all it’s secrets. It’s the kind of place that creates an inner struggle; to get off the beaten track is to discover…

Holiday Sickness Sucks! – Advice For Before, During And After.

A few years ago my brother needed medical attention on holiday in Greece because he’d had an allergic reaction to the feather pillows – after being prescribed medicine from a local pharmacist it took 3 grown adults to help him off the plane home, including one of us to just guide his legs. No alcohol…

Take An Alicante Food Tour

Alicante For years I associated Alicante as the gateway for all beer loving Brits to their beloved Benidorm – a concrete jungle of high rise hotels built in the decade architecture forgot. But after a two hour flight with orange pensioners and hen-partys it’s only 15 minutes before you’re stepping off a bus into a…

Top 10 Cool Facts About Honfleur, Normandy

Honfleur You Have My Heart On our recent road-trip from the UK to Portugal we made our first overnight stop at Honfleur, Normandy. It was the first place we visited and it was the most lasting memory I had at the end of our 3 week epic journey! Inspired by Clare’s photos over at Suitcases…