Western Europe

A Day Trip to Audley End House, Essex

A day exploring Audley End House, Wendens Ambo and Saffron Walden on a sunny day in Essex – a perfect London or Cambridge day trip!

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Oxburgh Hall in the sunshine stole my heart; read on to find out more about this wonderful historic home in the East of England

North York Moors: Thornton-le-Dale Walk

A beautiful and easy walk from picturesque Thornton-le-Dale to historic Ellerburn, situated within the North York Moors National Park.

Port Wine and Fado: 10 Things to do 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.

Walking the Lyveden Way

A guide to walking The Lyveden Way, a 12km route in Northamptonshire, England – full of rolling fields, cute cottages and ancient houses.

12 Hours in Canterbury

12 hours exploring Canterbury, Kent an its wonderful Cathedral, ancient Abbey and historic streets. Read on to find out more.

A weekend in York – The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary

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.

Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen

A wonderful stay at Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen – an incredible hotel with a special place in my heart.

The Isle of Wight: Coastal Path Walk

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.

15 of the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds

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.

1 week in London, A perfect Itinerary

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.

Exploring Muiden, The Netherlands

A guide to visiting the Dutch city of Muiden – home to medieval castles, quaint houses and military forts. Read on to find out more.

Mottisfont, a lovely English day trip

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.

An ultimate guide to Suffolk, England

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 wonderful weekend in Warwick

A weekend away in historic Warwick, enjoying ancient castles, stately homes aplenty and incredible food and drink.

2 Days in Amsterdam – the perfect itinerary

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 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.

12 English Counties in 12 months – A review of 2021

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.

A Christmas time stay in Lincoln

An overnight stay in Lincoln at Christmas time to see the famous castle Christmas lights (and lots more!). Read on to find out more.

Festive Fun At Shugborough Hall

A magical winter visit to Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire to see the Christmas displays and learn about this wonderful historic house.

Christmas at Tamworth Castle

A festive visit to one of the most historic castles in England – Tamworth, capital of an Anglo Saxon English Kingdom.

10 Reasons to visit Salisbury, England

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.

2 days in Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase

A day exploring the post card perfect, historic town of Shaftesbury and its surrounding countryside, including the incredible Old Wardour castle.

A Review of Linthwaite House, The Lake District

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.

Visiting Highgate Cemetery, A unique London experience

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.

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.

10 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.

18 of the best walks in Cambridgeshire

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.