Skye’s Mysterious Fairy Glen – A Visitors Guide

IS THE ISLE OF SKYE FAIRY GLEN WORTH VISITING? Our most recent visit to the Isle of Skye’s Fairy Glen was definitely a trip highlight for me! Despite being a stop-off on the well-travelled Trotternish Loop (an Isle of Skye driving itinerary for most visitors) we almost had the place to ourselves. It was a…

Aveiro, Portugal – A Guide For Day-Trippers

IS AVEIRO WORTH VISITING? Aveiro is one of my favourite towns in central Portugal. But, if you read some peoples comments on TripAdvisor, you might be confused by the conflict of opinions – anyone would think it was the birthplace of Marmite or pineapple on pizza. But the problem lies with the fact that when…

Visit Auray-Saint-Goustan, The Port That Time Forgot

Saint Goustan stopped us in our tracks the moment we set eyes on it. This is not a town you have work hard to love! I say town, the towns name is actually Auray, but the port area is known as Saint Goustan. You may see it written as Auray-Saint-Goustan. But however you want to…

Things To Do In Bakewell, Derbyshire

When I discovered that a real Bakewell Tart didn’t look like this, not only did the bottom fall out of my world but the cherry dropped off as well! However, the scales were rebalanced again from our little trip to Bakewell in Derbyshire when it became obvious that this cute historic town WAS the cherry…

The Most Magical & Prettiest Places In Brittany, France

Brittany is magical – King Arthur legends, neolithic stones, an ancient culture and more pretty towns than you can dare to fit into one holiday. Follow our top tips on all the best places in Brittany – castles, beaches, hidden gems and tourist attractions

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…

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 Island Of Thassos In Greece; Stuff You Don’t Want To Miss!

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

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 weekend breaks every year, right? A Cheeky weekend away to unwind. And, when you’re asking the question ‘where can I go for a weekend away?’ U.K.’s answers are endless and we never run out of options.  But,…

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…

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…

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…

Day 5 & 6 – Lake Bled

Day 5 & 6 as part of our Summer Roadtrip 2018 visiting the Italian Dolomites, Lake Bled and Istria. A travel diary, if you will… Lake Bled, 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…

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

Day 4 as part of our Summer Roadtrip 2018 visiting the Italian Dolomites, Lake Bled and Istria. A travel diary, if you will… 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…

Day 3 – Staying Local In The Val Di Fassa

Day 3 as part of our Summer Roadtrip 2018 visiting the Italian Dolomites, Lake Bled and Istria. A travel diary, if you will… 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…