A guide to visiting Trakai Castle – a fairytale island around 30km from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
25 amazing things to do in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania – from history to architecture to wine; this city has it all.
A luxurious stay at The Tawny Hotel in Staffordshire, in the heart of rural England. Read on to find out more.
A guide to the Baltic states, explaining what it’s like to travel there at a time of high political tensions in the region.
A beautiful walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors.
A beautiful Peak District hike taking in the views of the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave, one of the area’s most famous sites.
A weekend in York exploring the rich history if this city – from Roman times, to the Vikings, to the Wars of the Roses. There are also great tea rooms, nice walks and amazing architecture.
A wonderful stay at Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen – an incredible hotel with a special place in my heart.
A guide to 10 unmissable things to see in The British Museum, London.
A lovely walking route on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path, taking in Freshwater Bay, the Tennyson Monument, The Needles, Alum Bay and Tennyson Downs.
Roskilde, a total hidden jewel in Denmark, is the perfect day trip from Copenhagen. Read on to find out more about its Viking ship Museum and incredible Cathedral.
A trip to beautiful Windsor for a weekend stroll around the Castle to visit the Queen – a perfect royal weekend.
A short photo guide to a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine exploring Wimpole Hall in the spring
If you’re looking at a trip to The Cotswolds, then here is a useful list of the most beautiful spots to explore. Keep reading if you’re interested in seeing more of this beautiful part of England.
An itinerary for 1 week in London taking in a balance of history, museums, parks, palaces and fun – with lots of recommendations and substitutes as well, save this guide for your trip to England’s famous capital.
A guide to one of the Peak District’s most famous hikes – Mam Tor
A review of a stay at Sea Containers London, a luxury hotel on the South Bank
15 great things to do in Copenhagen in the winter, to make the most of even a cold visit to the Danish capital. Read on to find out more.
A guide to visiting the Dutch city of Muiden – home to medieval castles, quaint houses and military forts. Read on to find out more.
A surprise trip to wonderful Mottisfont, in the Hampshire countryside. Home to a house made up of ancient Abbey, Tudor and Georgian architecture, it makes for a perfect UK day trip.
A guide to visiting the county of Suffolk in England – the perfect location for a UK staycation or off the beaten track spot if you’re coming from overseas. Encompassing castles, stately homes, Tudor buildings and stunning coastline, it really is an underrated UK travel destination.
A weekend away in historic Warwick, enjoying ancient castles, stately homes aplenty and incredible food and drink.
A guide to my favourite walk in Cambridgeshire, and one of my favourites in all of England – a stunning 10km route around beautiful villages, historic sites and winding rivers. Read on to find out more.
A perfect 48 hour itinerary for exploring Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. Discover canals galore, lots of history and museums, as well as interesting sites and lovely views. Read on to find out more!
A review of Treehouse Hotel, London – a perfect place to call a home away from home, particularly special for the incredible soaking bathtubs with skyline views.
My 2021 challenge was to visit 12 English counties in 12 months, to make the most of the year of the staycation amongst worldwide COVID related travel restrictions. And wow am I lucky to call England home – read on to find out more.
An overnight stay in Lincoln at Christmas time to see the famous castle Christmas lights (and lots more!). Read on to find out more.
A tour of London’s Christmas lights in a 10 stop 1 hour walking itinerary. A bit of festive fun!
A magical winter visit to Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire to see the Christmas displays and learn about this wonderful historic house.
A festive visit to one of the most historic castles in England – Tamworth, capital of an Anglo Saxon English Kingdom.
10 wonderful things to do in Salisbury, including visiting the Cathedral, historic Stonehenge and the beautiful town. Read on to find out more about this wonderful area of England.
A day exploring the post card perfect, historic town of Shaftesbury and its surrounding countryside, including the incredible Old Wardour castle.
A review of the exceptional Linthwaite House, located on the shores of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District – the perfect place for a luxury getaway.
Photos to inspire you to visit one of the most beautiful villages in England, Castle Combe
A week off from the travel posts, to share my story of life changing infertility.
A day trip to visit a unique London site – Highgate cemetery. A Victorian Gothic graveyard which is even home to Karl Marx’s gravesite! An incredible place, well worth a visit if you’re looking for something different to do in London.
Welcome to my home city! Here’s a local’s guide to a perfect 48 hour break in wonderful Cambridge (though I am a little biased!)
A weekend in Bradford on Avon, exploring one of the prettiest towns in England, plus historic Lacock, wonderful walks and an ancient castle. A perfect off the beaten track break.
A day exploring Woodbridge, Suffolk – from Anglo Saxon burial grounds to Tudor manor houses to a working tide mill. This market town is a great option for a day trip or staycation.
A magical experience visiting Stonehenge after hours for a unique tour amongst the stones.
A perfect 2 day itinerary on the North Norfolk coast – from history and windmills to villages and beaches, it’s the perfect staycation option.
A guide to hiking Loughrigg Fell – a perfect half day trip from Windermere, Ambleside or Grasmere with amazing views out across the Lake District
A trip to Anne Boleyn’s birthplace, Blickling Estate. Read on to find out more about this wonderful house, gardens and church with a difference!
A guide to 5 of my favourite history museums in New York, all well worth a visit if you’re in the Big Apple.
A guide to visiting the most famous church in England – St Paul’s Cathedral. Read on to find out more about its rich history, beautiful interior and spectacular dome!
What’s it like to stay in an English windmill?! Absolutely amazing is my answer, and you can read all about it in this blog post!
A perfect 2 day itinerary to take in the main sights around Lake Windermere, in the stunning English Lake District.
A review of the amazing Sugar Beach Hotel, St Lucia – a true paradise if you’re looking for somewhere special to stay in the Caribbean.
A day in the English countryside visiting historic manor houses and enjoying long walks and picture perfect houses in Long Melford, Suffolk.
Peterborough – is it really deserving of its bad reputation? I don’t think so; it has lots of history, nature and fun activities to enjoy. Read on to find out more.
A visit to Bletchley Park – home to the incredible men and women who worked here during WW2 to crack codes and gain intelligence that would change the course of the world forever.
A day discovering the sights around Ullswater, in the Lake District. A stunning part of England, this part of the country is really worth discovering as it’s absolutely beautiful.
A perfect 2 day itinerary for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coastline – full of beaches, history, wildlife and wonderful walks. Read on to find out more.
A guide to hiking Old Man Coniston via Dow Crag, Buck Pike and Brown Pike. An incredibly scenic walk – but boy do you have to work for it! Read on to find out more.
A beautiful weekend in Bakewell, The Peak District – one of the most picturesque places in England. Read on to find out more.
Exploring one of England’s smallest counties to discover some of Rutland’s prettiest cottages – read on for lots of thatched and beautiful houses.
A guide to Castleton, one of the Peak District’s most beautiful villages – from spectacular hikes to ancient history, this beautiful place is not to be missed!
Knebworth House makes a perfect day trip from London, Oxford or Cambridge – with beautiful grounds, a stunning house and lots of fun things to do, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Budapest – a city of two halves, a city with a rich and complex history, and a city which stole my heart. Read on to discover a perfect itinerary for 3 days in this magical city.
12 hours exploring Melbourne, Derbyshire with all its history, beautiful houses and picturesque views.
A day trip from Ronda to the cliff top town of Setenil de las Bodegas, Roman Ronda (Acinipo) and some 30,000 year old rock drawings at La Pileta Cave.
Amazing, wonderful, lovely Berlin. A city that’s so easy to fall in love with and has so much to offer, from great museums to beautiful sites to interesting history. Read on to find out more.
A weekend getaway to England’s smallest county, Rutland. Full of charming countryside and pretty villages, it’s the perfect ‘slow travel’ destination. Read on to find out more.
If you’re visiting Malta, then here are 5 great ideas for day trips to explore more of this beautiful island nation.
A guide to some of the prettiest villages in Cambridgeshire, all worth a visit if you’re wanting to discover more of rural England and get off the tourist trail.
A week long road trip to the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Stunning views and great food aplenty!
A review of one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in – The Viceroy Bali. Truly special for its location, villas and food, it’s an amazing choice for a stay in Ubud.
Ronda is a magical mountain top city with Roman, Moorish and modern history – from ancient bridges, to famous bullrings and sweeping views, Ronda is a great option for a weekend break.
When visiting NYC, it’s nice to get a bit off the tourist track of Midtown and discover other areas this amazing city has to offer. The Lower East Side felt special, full of history, culture and great food – read on to find out more.
Exploring the Olympic stadium in Berlin – from it’s original Nazi history, to Usain Bolt’s world record and Hertha Berlin’s training ground, it’s the perfect option for a half day trip from the capital.
A moving day visiting Sachsenhausen concentration camp – the first major camp in Germany set up by the Nazi regime.
Beautiful Bergen is a Norwegian fjord city on the southwest coast. It’s perfect for a weekend break to discover the incredible scenery of the area. Here are 10 ideas for things to do whilst in the city.
A day trip to the glass blowing centre of Europe – Murano. A small island a short Vaparetto ride from Venice which is well worth a visit to learn more about the historic tradition.
A long weekend in Venice exploring the canals, palaces, churches and food that this amazing historic city has to offer.
A day exploring the pretty town of Sorrento, including lemon groves, historic churches and beautiful marina views.
A guide to visiting the archaeological site of Herculaneum, destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, like its sister town of Pompeii. Herculaneum is smaller, but beautifully preserved and perfect for a half day trip.
An authentic day on the Amalfi coast, away from the main tourist path – visiting Ravello, Minori and Maiori with amazing clifftop gardens and quaint streets to explore.
A day trip to visit two gems on the Amalfi Coast – Amalfi itself and beautiful Positano, home to jaw dropping clifftop towns and one of the most scenic places in Europe.
A day exploring a snowy Suomenlinna island in Finland – once a military fortress, now an amazing UNESCO world heritage site and the perfect place to learn more about Finland’s history as well as enjoy incredible views.
10 things to do during a winter weekend in Helsinki. From cathedrals and museums to flying cinemas and markets, this capital has a lot to offer in a short space of time.
The city of dreaming spires, Oxford, is a true gem set in the heart of England. Here are my highlights of a visit, including the historic university, beautiful libraries and wonderful views.
An attempt at the 10 travel photos in 10 days challenge – I hope you enjoy my selection of travel experiences captured in photos. Can you guess where number 1 is?
A night pretending to be a Queen at the historic Leeds castle. Take in the history, the stunning grounds and the beautiful surrounding area. Read on to find out more about staying here!
A guide to a day in Potsdam – an historic city home to Sanssouci Palace, WW2 landmark locations and another Brandenburg Gate.
Exploring the countryside in and around Cambridge is well worth it, especially if you have along weekend in the city. Read on to find Instagram worthy English cottages, countryside and pubs.
2 days exploring the stunning region of the Wachau Valley in Austria – from cycling along the Danube, to wine tasting in the sunshine, and visiting medieval castles and abbeys – this area of Europe is well worth your time.
Austria’s capital city is known for its artistic and cultural heritage – shaped by residents like Mozart, Beethoven and Freud, and it’s the perfect weekend break destination.
If you’re visiting Washington for more than a couple of days, then you might want to explore beyond the main attractions of the National Mall. Here is my guide to the top 5 things to do slightly further afield.
Salzburg, Austria – home to Mozart, The Sound of Music and epic mountain views. This post covers 10 things to do in Salzburg from ancient castles, to beautiful walks and even a visit to Hitler’s mountain retreat.
Lincoln is often overlooked as an English city break destination – but with a beautiful castle and cathedral, plus winding streets and lots of history, it really is worth adding to your list. Read on to find out more.
A guide to visiting the stunning beautiful region of Obersalzberg, home to wonderful mountain views and Hitler’s mountain retreat – the Eagle’s Nest. A unique, once in a life time experience.
Berlin is an incredible city with so much history, beautiful architecture and lots of tasty food. It’s the perfect weekend break destination, though you could easily spend a week here!
A guide to spending 2 days in Washington DC to take in all of the sights in the National Mall area, including monuments, museums and the Capitol building.
A day in St Albans, full of history from Roman to Norman to Tudor times. Explore the house of a young Queen Elizabeth, visit an ancient cathedral and see a surviving Roman mosaic on a day trip to this interesting city.
One of the nicest things to do on the Isle of Wight is to take in its natural beauty by exploring on foot. Picture perfect beaches, rolling English fields and stunning stately homes await on this selection of walking routes.
Are you looking for something fun to do in London? If so then Greenwich could be for you – explore London’s Maritime History, as well as stand across the Prime Meridian line where East meets West.
Have you ever heard of the Isle of Wight? If you’re looking for rolling English countryside, a selection of beaches, stately homes and castles – then this island could be for you. Read on to find out more.
A day exploring Stratford upon Avon, home to one of the world’s most famous playwrights – William Shakespeare.
The perfect itinerary for a long weekend in the Cotswolds, one of England’s most famous areas, full of stunning villages and beautiful English countryside.
A guide to a busy day in and around Kensington, London – including Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Gardens and even visiting Sherlock Holmes. Read on to find out more.
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