Western Europe

Why Bradford on Avon should be your next UK break

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.

12 Hours in Woodbridge, Suffolk

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 Guide to visiting St Paul’s Cathedral

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!

2 nights at Cley Windmill – A review

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!

12 hours in Long Melford, Suffolk

A day in the English countryside visiting historic manor houses and enjoying long walks and picture perfect houses in Long Melford, Suffolk.

10 reasons to visit Peterborough, England

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.

Visiting the WW2 Codebreakers at Bletchley Park

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.

The Lake District: Discovering Ullswater

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.

The Peak District: 2 days in Bakewell

A beautiful weekend in Bakewell, The Peak District – one of the most picturesque places in England. Read on to find out more.

6 of Rutland’s Prettiest villages

Exploring one of England’s smallest counties to discover some of Rutland’s prettiest cottages – read on for lots of thatched and beautiful houses.

The Peak District: a Day in Castleton

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, a perfect UK day Trip

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.

2 days in Berlin – The Perfect Itinerary

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.

5 day trips from Valletta, Malta

If you’re visiting Malta, then here are 5 great ideas for day trips to explore more of this beautiful island nation.

8 of the prettiest villages in Cambridgeshire

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.

The Perfect 1 week Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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!

6 things to do in Ronda, Spain

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.

Why you should visit Berlin’s Olympic Stadium

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.

10 things to do in Bergen, Norway

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.

Visiting Murano on a day trip from Venice

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.

Venice – a perfect 2 day Itinerary

A long weekend in Venice exploring the canals, palaces, churches and food that this amazing historic city has to offer.

5 things to do in Sorrento, Italy

A day exploring the pretty town of Sorrento, including lemon groves, historic churches and beautiful marina views.

A guide to visiting Herculaneum, Italy

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.

A Day in Ravello, Minori & Maiori

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 in Positano & Amalfi

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.

8 reasons to visit Oxford, England

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.

Travel Challenge – 10 photos in 10 days

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?

An overnight stay at Leeds Castle

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 visiting Potsdam, Germany

A guide to a day in Potsdam – an historic city home to Sanssouci Palace, WW2 landmark locations and another Brandenburg Gate.

Exploring Cambridgeshire in 14 walks

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 in the Wachau Valley, Austria

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.

A weekend in Vienna

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.

10 things to do in Salzburg, Austria

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 – A perfect UK city Break

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.

20 things to do in Berlin

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!

5 things to do in St Albans, England

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.

The Isle of Wight – 5 of the best circular walking routes

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.

12 hours in Greenwich, London

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.

Exploring the Isle of Wight – 15 things to do

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 in & around Kensington, London

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.

A day trip to Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk

A day trip to Wells – a pretty English coastal town with beautiful beaches, cute beach huts, a vast country estate and a light railway to enjoy. The perfect day out (unless you choose to walk it all like we did!)

5 reasons to visit Ely, England

A day exploring Ely, the isle of eels, in Cambridgeshire. If you’re in England this city has an amazing Cathedral, lovely boutique shops, a pretty riverside and lots of English history. Perfect if you’re looking for a day trip in England!

12 hours in Market Bosworth, England

Market Bosworth is a pretty little town in the Midlands, and the perfect place for a day trip. Discover the history of the War of the Roses, some lovely local walks and even ride on a traditional English steam train or canal boat!

2 Days in London – An Itinerary for First Timers

Not sure where to start on your visit to London? If you just have a few days, here’s some ideas for an itinerary that covers most of the main sites at a good pace, including The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Further posts will follow for other things to do in London if you have more time in the City!

Rotterdam – A Two Day Itinerary

Often overlooked for the its more famous neighbour Amsterdam, Rotterdam deserves more credit – this 2 day itinerary is perfect for taking in the main sights and is a lovely way to spend a weekend!

Windmill chasing in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is known for its iconic windmills, and where better to see them than on a day trip to Kinderdijk – home to 19 original 18th century windmills.

22 things to do in Cambridge, England

A guide to my local city – Cambridge. From ancient universities to river trips and copious amounts of gin, it’s a great English city which is perfect for a weekend break.

The Alhambra and beyond – a weekend in Granada

Granada is a southern Spanish gem, home to the World Heritage Site of the Alhambra with its stunning Moorish fort and beautiful gardens. It’s a beautiful city and perfect for a weekend break.

12 hours in Naples

Do you want to discover the birth place of pizza? If so, then Naples might be a good pick for you. It’s busy and loud and not as polished as some other places in Italy, but it’s well worth a visit and there’s lots to do there. Read on to find out more.

10 things to do in Seville

Seville is an amazing city with great weather all year round – perfect for a city break at any time of year. Read on to discover 10 things you can do when you visit.

A weekend in Cordoba

Cordoba is a lovely city in the south of Spain, with a rich history running from Roman to Islamic to modern times. Read on to find out more about The Mezquita, The Alcazar and the Flamenco!

What to see in Capri, Italy

Capri is a playground for the mega rich and famous. I am neither, but enjoyed 24 hours on the island exploring the rugged coastline and high end shops and restaurants pretending I was! Read on to find out more about Capri, Italy.

Enter the volcano – a guide to hiking up Mount Vesuvius

Have you ever been to an active volcano and looked in to the crater? You can do that at Vesuvius, the famous volcano which erupted and destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii. Hopefully this guide will help you plan your visit!

A guide to visiting Pompeii

Are you wanting to find out more about visiting Pompeii? If so this guide is for you – covering how to get there, whether to have a guide or explore alone and the best sites to see. Read on to find out more…

Port wine and Fado in Porto

Discovering copious amounts of port wine, the Portugese tradition of Fado, and lots of beautiful river views in Porto. Read on if you want to find out more.

5 things to do in Coimbra, Portugal

A trip to Coimbra, Portugal to discover ancient universities, Roman houses and pretty river cruises. Read on to find out more.

5 highlights of a visit to Madeira

Do you want a beautiful warm climate? A short flight from the UK? Some amazing walks with epic cliff views? AND a ride at 30mph down a hill in a wicker basket? If the answer is yes then a trip to Madeira may well be the right choice for you!

Visiting The Pudding Club

A weekend trip to The Pudding Club to stuff our faces on 7 different traditional English desserts. Then some lovely Cotswolds walks the next day to make a weekend of it (and burn off some of those pudding calories!)….Perfect.

A weekend in York

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. Just a shame it was raining….

A weekend in Cologne

Cologne is the 4th largest German city and home to Gothic cathedrals, some great beer halls, the river Rhine and a lovely old town. It makes for a perfect weekend break, so read on if you want to find out more.

A long weekend in Jersey – 8 things to do

A bank holiday weekend on the island of Jersey – a less visited area of the British Isles with stunning coastal walks, beaches that look like they could be in the Caribbean and castles galore!

7 of The best beaches in Jersey

Do you love deserted beaches? Do you like lots of beaches all a short distance away from each other? Do you want to find some in Europe? If so, then read on to find out more about the hidden gem of Jersey!

12 Hours in Norwich

A day trip to the English city of Norwich, exploring an historic Castle, beautiful Cathedral and eating world class food. Perfect if you’re looking for a day out in England.

A weekend in Lisbon – 10 things to do

2 days exploring the churches, castles, districts and food of Lisbon. A vibrant, fun and colourful city. Click on the picture above to find out more!

A day exploring Sintra, Portugal

A day exploring the main sites of Sintra, including Pena Palace, the Castle of the Moors and the National Palace. Click above to find out more!

Norheimsund – A 3 day Itinerary

3 days in Norheimsund riding out on the fjords, hiking up glaciers and walking behind waterfalls! Click the picture above to find out more!

48 hours in Stavanger – 5 things to do

2 days in Stavanger exploring the town and day tripping to Pulpit Rock, one of the biggest tourist spots in Norway! Read on to find out more.

5 Fun things to do in Lille

5 things to do in Lille including beautiful architecture, tasty crepes, delicious patisserie and crumbly croissants!

Castles, Hills and History – 5 things to do in Ludlow, England

Ludlow – an historic English market town with castles, manor houses, beautiful walks and tudor buildings. A great weekend destination. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend in England, you’d be hard pressed to beat here!

5 things to do in Milan

A quick whistlestop weekend tour in Milan. Read on for Cathedrals, shopping and actual cheese bars!

Nuremberg – 5 reasons it’s my favourite German city

Nuremberg is home to ancient castles, beautiful rivers and buildings, and recent sobering history – home to the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and home of the Nuremberg Nazi war trials. This city really does have everything to offer – read on to find out more!

10 things to do in Brussels

Do you want to know the top 10 things to do in Brussels? Do you want to be able to fit them in to just 2 days? If so, then read on here to discover everything from the Grand Place to chocolate and waffles.

How to spend a weekend in Munich

A long weekend in Munich, visiting sites from an Olympic Stadium, to Nazi monuments, to royal palaces and beer halls.

How to spend 12 hours in Bruges

A day exploring the history and canals of Bruges….in the rain! From quaint views to ornate buildings, Bruges has it all. I also managed to avoid all the crowds…read on to find out more!