Our Summer Road-Trip To France; Part 4. Lyon For The Weekend

A Weekend In Lyon This is part 4 in a series of travel-diary type posts from our 3 week France road-trip in 2019. If you would like to start from the beginning you can find part 1 here. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more comprehensive Lyon Travel Guide – this post might be…

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!

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

The Premier Inn Hub, Brick Lane – Budget Hotel Review

The Hub, by Premier Inn On Brick Lane In Spitalfields. I knew it was a London 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…