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 and 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….

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…

You Just Have To Visit Honfleur, France!

Honfleur France – Stick It On Your List! 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 another travel…

Palma, Mallorca – A Unique City Guide : Hidden Gems And Best Bits

A Unique City Guide Of Palma – Mallorca The first thing you notice when you arrive in Palma is La Seu, the city’s gigantic cathedral. It’s boxy contours and generous proportions have me thinking of Noah’s ark, just waiting by the edge of the ocean for a tsunami style flood, hoping to float away. But…

Summer Wardrobe 2017

No I haven’t taken leave of my senses and become a fashion blogger – I am so not cool enough for that! (And, don’t own enough hats or oversized spectacles) Besides, my taste is a little on the peculiar side and probably not one I should be encouraging. I blame my mother. She always let…

Family Friendly Mallorca

Best Mallorca Resorts For Families… I’m not the kind of person who wants to be trapped in a hotel, however nice, for a whole week, on a sun-lounger whilst the kids play in the pool or sea. And equally, I’d probably prefer a trip to Beirut over staying in a resort consisting solely of high…

Last Minute Dot Com – Does It Pay Off?

Last Minute Dot Com – Does It Pay Off? We knew 6 months ago we had a week free but wanted to experiment with the world of last minute holiday booking. We’ve never done it before but we were poised to see if waiting till the end would pay off financially. Are flights cheaper last…

The Brave Castellers Of Palma

We turned the corner into a little Spanish square only to be met by a wall of people. But, those behind us pressed forwards and before we knew it we had been sucked into a crowd of hundreds, packed tight and shuffling in a definite direction. The noise was a low hum, like something was about to…

A Weekend In Amsterdam

A Weekend In Amsterdam – Is It Worth It? Europe is a melting pot of cultures, a mishmash of cities with a thousand different stories behind them, and ultimately just a place where men can feel comfortable wearing culottes and have floppy hair. Amsterdam is no exception, although how they don’t get their flowing pantaloons…

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!

Copenhagen – Wasn’t Expecting Much! Boarding the plane to Copenhagen I had little more aspirations than to maybe sample a few Danish Pastries and perhaps try the local delicacy of Smorresbord (also known as the open sandwich). But apart from that my expectations were low. I was expecting this little weekend break away to be…

Chester – The Perfect Mini Break

A Chester Travel Guide Never before have I ever encountered so many computer geeks wearing Star Wars hoodies in one place! Before our weekend trip I had visions of Chester being a glamorous city set to the back-drop of old Tudor homesteads and ladies with stationery faces that lunch in boutique eating establishments – perhaps I…

Shawnee & Hillbilly Hotdogs – USA Roadtrip Highlights

USA Roadtrip Highlights The kids in Kentucky were in some kinda frenzy! It was the first time Lexington had had snow for 20 years and they just didn’t know what to do with it! We’d not long since left Ohio on our road trip and up there had been a whole different ball game – they were…

Wild About Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire In A Nutshell “I could murder a beer!” Walking through the Pembrokeshire National Park several miles from our hotel, we were enroute to the nearest town. Still only half way there with the sun collapsing on the surrounding hills a cold beer would have gone down very well accompanied by this awesome scene. Thirsty,…

Airbnb Guide – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

The Airbnb Low Down Airbnb is our accommodation ‘go to’ when we book any holiday – there are some fantastic, and very quirky places on offer and it satiates my slight obsession with nosing around other people’s homes! But if you’ve never booked with them before what can you expect and how do you make…