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

Summer Roadtrip : Day 5 & 6 – Lake Bled in 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 that little saunter. In any respects, Americans don’t seem to have made it this far…

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…

Day 3 – Staying Local In The 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 to Slovenia tomorrow meant I felt an overriding urge to drink as many cappuccino’s as I could before the morning was out so I was rather…

Day 2 – Italian Dolomites & Bolzano

Apart from the fact our waiter was far too happy for 7.30 in the morning and it was about all I could do to crack a bon giorno and not slap his cheery Italian face with a slice of Parma ham, breakfast was a treat when this was our view… … so we decided not…

Day 1 – Italian Dolomites

5 hours driving and many epics views later I sit on my hotel bed with this amazing view. Feeling a tad too city-gal next to all the other holiday-makers who look like Regatta threw up over them, I think I misjudged this place. Apart from not buying my holiday wardrobe from Millets I also didn’t…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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, the…

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…

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…