Island View Villa – Golden Beach, Thassos

It was a long journey from home that morning but when the taxi dropped us at our hotel in the dark, we just had this sense that we had struck gold with this one. We had definitely done our research for Thassos accommodation, but you never know – it’s amazing what an applied dose of…

Our Summer Road-Trip To France; Part 2 – Alsace Towns

Visiting Alsace Villages Having a vague idea of the beauty that we were about to encounter in Colmar, the town where we were staying for the Alsace section of our French road trip, it was a little surprising that once you are away from the ancient colourful town centre-ville, the rest of this UNESCO listed…

A City Guide – The 10 Best Things To Do In Oxford

We are lucky enough to live just over an hour away from this great city because there are genuinely so many things to do in Oxford that you could be making day trips for the rest of time and still not uncover all of its secrets. The City of Dreaming Spires, A Great University City,…

Visiting Oxford Colleges – The Ultimate Guide

When visiting Oxford you cannot miss the Colleges. But with almost 40 of them, how do you decide which ones to devote time to? We’ve done the leg-work for you and compiled a list of the best, the prettiest and the free – check it out!

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…

One Day In Cambridge, UK – All The Best Bits

Walking in front of two insipidly dressed undergraduates one day in Cambridge, eavesdropping on their intellectually baffling conversation it suddenly occurred to me why Cambridge is the way Cambridge is. You possibly wouldn’t pick up on the disappointments of this town if you only had one day in Cambridge because it’s easy to be impressed…

20 Awesome Weekend Break Ideas In The UK

If you’re anything like us you try to pepper your main summer holiday with a sprinkle of UK mini-breaks every year, right? A Cheeky short break away to unwind. And, there are sooo many places to go for the weekend in the UK we never run out of options.  But, sometimes you want romantic getaways…

Fazana Croatia

Fazana – A Little Istrian Gem The first time we stumbled across Fazana I did wonder if the overwhelming euphoria I felt for this beautiful little fishing town was partly down to the epic pizza with harbourside views in my current hangry state. It’s possible even Birmingham could’ve been deemed attractive under those circumstances. I…

Luxembourg In One Day – A Nutshell Guide

I find it’s such a relief when you can leave your bulletproof vest at home, they take up so much room in your hand luggage! So you’ll be pleased to know that Luxembourg is the safest country in the world. Some travel guides will tell you how pristine the capital is, and how the residents…

Exploring Spitalfields And Brick Lane, London

Exploring Spitalfields And Brick Lane, London London is not a city, rather a collection of little towns and villages, like Spitalfields and Brick Lane, patchworked together like an American quilt. Nowhere other than London will you encounter in one space a collection of people from so many walks of life both culturally and socially. The…

A Quick Guide To Nottingham

Make the most of your short time in Nottingham with our insiders tips on all the best places to eat, drink, stay and see.

Put On Your Gladrags Nottingham

A Night Out In Nottingham Recently my sister and her other half came to cat-sit for us whilst we tootled off to Copenhagen. They’d be here for the weekend and wanted to sample Nottingham night-life. So, channelling my inner Rain Man I got down to writing a list of places to see in the area…

Best 3 Hotels In Nottingham

Nottingham’s Top 3 Hotels… Whether you are in town for a mini-break or visiting for a music concert or live event there are plenty of Nottingham city hotels to choose from. It’s a fairly compact city centre with several of your usual chain hotels but for similar prices there are 3 particularly lovely establishments with…

A Quick Guide To Lincoln

What To Do In Lincoln – A Mini Travel Guide A small Medieval city in England, Lincoln has been an establishment since pre-Roman times. Its strategic position upon the River Trent made it a natural place to build a fortress and this rich history makes a visit to Lincoln quite fascinating. The castle and the…

One Day In Rome – The Best Guide Yet! (+map)

You Only Have One Day In Rome… Is it possible : Can you do Rome in a day? Absolutely! I mean, there will have to be compromises – Rome didn’t become the best city in Europe (in my opinion) by having so few highlights you could write them on a post-it-note with a chunky crayon….

Stuff To Do With Kids In Nottingham

Nottingham For Kids! Keeping children entertained throughout the Summer Holidays will always be a challenge, with their restless souls and their endless desire to be doing something. There are only so many times you can get them to mow the lawn or send them to the shops. It takes brainpower on any parents behalf to…

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…