Western Europe

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.

The Heart of The Cotswolds – A perfect itinerary

The Cotswolds – an area of the UK often romanticised and top on the tourist list after a visit to London. Day trips to The Cotswolds are offered from London, but often only cover the Instagram hot spots, rarely scratching the surface of the area. To really enjoy The Cotswolds is to take it slow […]

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.

Exploring 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.

Naples – 5 things to do in a weekend

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 day in the Drachenfels

Do you want a day trip with a fairy tale castle, beautiful Rhine river views and all within an hour from major cities? If so, you’ve come to the right place – here’s a day visiting the Drachenfels.

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

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!

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.

2 days in Lisbon

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!

2 days in Balestrand

2 days in one of Norway’s most scenic villages. Beautiful Balestrand is all about the fjords and mountains. Click on the picture above to discover more!

3 days in Norheimsund

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

2 days in Stavanger

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 days in Valletta

5 days in Valletta discovering ancient history, modern history, beautiful views and great day trips. Click on the image above to find out more!

2 days in Lille

2 days in Lille enjoying a lot of crepes, patisserie and croissants!

2 days in Ludlow

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!

3 days in Venice

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

7 days on an Amalfi Coast Road Trip

A week long road trip on the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Sorrento, Herculaneum, hiking Mount Vesuvius, Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Stunning views and great food aplenty!

2 days in Milan

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

3 days in Valencia

A long weekend spent enjoying the sunshine, exploring historic architecture and eating lots of Paella!

5 days in Nuremberg

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!

3 days in Berlin

We have visited Berlin multiple times, and this guide highlights the top things to do on a short break to the city. If you’re there for longer than a few days, also check out my day trips from Berlin post.

2 day trips from Berlin

Are you looking for something extra to do whilst in Berlin? Would you like to learn about the history of WW2 by visiting a concentration camp, or the place where the treaty was signed at the end of the war? Do you like historical palaces? If so, these day trips may be for you!

The top 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.

A quick weekend break in Munich

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

1 (rainy) day 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!