Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

The Trouble With Nottingham… With a new Robin Hood film about to be released, Nottingham is again inching into the limelight. I say inching because like a shy 5 year old in their first school play, it’s a bit unsure of itself in the eyes of a larger, scrutinizing audience : for years, the locals…

Istria, Croatia – More Hidden Gems Than The Crystal Maze!

A Complete Guide To Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula As you look at a map of Croatia, Istria is the little triangle up in the top left corner. It’s had a chequered history, being passed from pillar to post in battles for land. One day it belonged to the Romans, the next the Venetians, then on to…

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…

Thassos, Greece… Ssshhh! It’s a secret!

The Secret Island Of Thassos Thassos… The most Northerly Greek island there is, a little green gem tucked away in the Aegean, that nobody seems to have heard of and even fewer seem to have visited. It’s late May and the temperatures are perfect for our pasty British skins – an average of a kind…