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…

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…

The 10 Best Secret Spots In Rome – Sshh!

Rome Has Secrets Too! – The 10 Best Hidden Gems Rome was not built in a day and it would equally take more than a lifetime to really know the eternal city and all it’s secrets. It’s the kind of place that creates an inner struggle; to get off the beaten track is to discover…

Lake Como’s Best Side – A 2 Day Guide

You may be forgiven for thinking I live in a dream world, where every town and country I visit shoots moonbeams from its ass and glitter and sequins line the roads we travel. My blog posts can be a little sickly sweet for some folk because I’m always completely gushing about our latest trip or…

Murano And Burano – Islands Of Venice

Venice Has Islands? But Venice is an island!? you say. Actually, 117 individual islands linked by bridges, separated by canals. But over the lagoon, a short boat trip away, lies 2 other ‘islands’ which are worth your time and effort – I’m talking about Murano and Burano. (The number 12 Vaporetto from either Fondamente Nove or…

Neighbourhoods Of Venice – A Guide To All Six Districts

Venice – The Floating City Venice became a thing when Attila the Hun’s crew scared the living daylights out of mainland Italians with their curly beards and funny pony-tail hats (I get all my History facts from Night At The Museum 1 & 2 [Number 3 went a little off topic I feel]) Land dwellers…