Italy is one of my favourite world destinations. The history, food and landscape all make for a well balanced holiday with plenty of opportunity for adventure and relaxation, if you visit in shoulder season when the heat isn’t too oppressive. We were eager to head to Sicily in June, though slightly worried about how we would manage to have a relaxing break whilst taking care of our very active one year old… luckily my research brought me to the burgeoning industry of Agro Tourism which would turn out to make our trip much more relaxing than we ever could have hoped. Continue reading “Agro Tourism: The Most Authentic Way To Travel In Italy”
If your life pre-baby involved a lot of holidays, I’ve no doubt that like me, you’re hoping to keep going on adventures and exploring the world. However the way we travel changes when 2 becomes 3, and holidays definitely won’t be the same again. Here are some of my top tips to help you plan a stress free holiday that leaves you feeling refreshed (despite the lack of lie ins!) Continue reading “Planning a holiday with a baby”
I would wager a bet that when thinking about the best places to do a weekend city break, Brussels probably doesn’t even enter the race. I don’t blame you, though I reckon I could change your opinion on that. Continue reading “A weekend in Brussels”
This city definitely takes the biscuit for our favourite South American capital, I would move here in a heart beat if I could. The food is amazing, the people friendly, the bars unique and the laid back cool culture permeates everything.
I’ve been living in Paris for over 2 years now, going to new museums, restaurants and hidden corners whenever I can. I’m still discovering hidden treasures even now! Many people who come to France stay in Paris for the duration of their trip, it’s easy to see why as there’s plenty to keep you busy here for a week or more. However, taking day trips out of the city allows you to experience the country’s rich heritage, impressive buildings that form the legacy of its legendary monarchy, now a republic and therefore open doors. Castles, forests and palaces all beautifully preserved and waiting to be explored. Most people automatically head for the Chateau of Versailles which is a beautiful palace, but hoards of crowds can make it difficult to enjoy. I can of course offer advice on avoiding the queues and busy times, but I also have some alternatives to present you that I myself have enjoyed more than Versailles. Continue reading “Day trips from Paris that avoid the crowds”
You’re probably already doubting whether this is even possible. Thailand is one of the most popular destinations in the world, how could it possibly be visited without the tourists in this day and age? Well of course, the aren’t many parts of this massive country that haven’t been discovered, but there are definitely quieter corners to explore that are still beautiful and still unspoiled. The treasures of the country like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Kho Phangan still merit a visit, they’re popular for a reason! But mixing it up with some of these gems will give you a well rounded holiday where you can relax and feel like you’ve discovered the real thing. Continue reading “Thailand without the Tourists”
Judging from my previous travels it probably comes as no surprise that when deciding on our honeymoon destination, we were looking for something a bit different.
Living in Paris is a dream for a foodie like me. I’ve been here for 2 years now, so have plenty of great restaurants and bars to recommend that I go to on a regular basis. They are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike, and fit in well with sightseeing as I often go to these places when I have friends in town. Enjoy! Continue reading “Dine like a local in Paris: Best restaurants for the real Parisien experience”
After a week in Portugal I was totally in love and already wondering when I could come back, or even if I could feasibly move here! The ancient culture, fresh flavoursome food, gorgeous architecture and laid back culture are just a few reasons why it’s easy to fall in love with this country.
Most people visit either Porto or Lisbon on weekend city breaks, with both cities well suited to such a trip. We on the other hand decided to do a 8 day long holiday visiting both cities for three days each and 2 days in Sintra. Both have different activities to offer and different cultural identities, read on to find out my top tips for both. Continue reading “Weekend City Breaks: Porto or Lisbon?”
Whether you’re visiting Argentinian or Chilean Patagonia, this area is sure to be a highlight of your trip to South America. The scenery is mesmerising, with rolling hills, jagged peaks and best of all, gigantic glaciers. They are an outstandingly beautiful natural wonder and this is the most accessible place in the world to view such big ones. My tips are for Argentinan Patagonia as this is where I travelled to last Christmas (and after extensive research the side that looked like it would be the most rewarding), it was an incredible trip and I can’t wait to go back and visit the Chilean side! Continue reading “Where To Get The Most Out Of Patagonia”