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…

Dungeness – The UK’s Only Desert.

A Dungeness Travel Guide Not your average desert… Did you know Antarctica is a desert? The largest in the world in fact. Apparently being hot and full of sand no longer stands you in good stead to make the desert awards short-list, all you need to qualify these days is less than 25 cm’s of…

Doing Lake Bled Like A Boss

Do you think it’s possible that there could still exist a place on this planet that is so achingly beautiful but only the locals know about it? And where their secret life goes on as normal with no tourists to wreck the joint until instagram will inevitably discover it one day in the future? I’m…

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…

Day 2 – Italian Dolomites & Bolzano

Day 2 as part of our Summer Roadtrip 2018 visiting the Italian Dolomites, Lake Bled and Istria. A travel diary, if you will… Pordoi Pass, Italian Dolomites 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…

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…

Lamego And The Douro Valley – Portugal

Visiting The Douro Valley In Portugal Traversing the landscape of Portugal just wouldn’t have been worth it with a travel-sick trio of kiddie-winks in tow, so with a few days to spare ‘sans-offspring’, we wrote a must-see list for the Douro Valley in the North of Portugal and set off in our brand new, zero mileage…

Figueira da Foz – The Rainbow Beach

Figueira Da Foz Beach – Portugal Walking down Balamory High Street, licking a Neapolitan Ice-cream, with rainbow sugared almonds in the pocket of the coat you borrowed from your friend Joseph, holding a shopping bag of ‘party rings’, wouldn’t make you feel more colourful than the beach at Figueira da Foz. Beach huts in stripes…

Mountain Fun In The Serra Da Estrela, Portugal

The Serra Da Estrela Mountains, Portugal It’s Oh So Quiet, Sshhh, Sshhh…. You’ve never seen so many potential kitchen work tops in your life! Except rather than fashion out a table-top surface for themselves, the Serra da Estrela locals decided to carve out little houses with little doors and little windows to live and make…

Has The Cotswolds Made Your Bucket List?!

Have The Cotswolds Made It On To Your Bucket List Yet? The Cotswolds is an area of Britain regularly visited by day trippers from London or foreign tourists in the UK wanting to experience a bit of Olde Worlde England. It’s what is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and if visitors…

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…

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…

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,…

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…