A weekend in Lille What do you look for in a hotel for a weekend city break? For me, I am at the point in my life where a cheap and basic hotel doesn’t quite cut the mustard any more. If I need a base to explore a city for a couple of days …

A collection of pastel coloured buildings ta Portmeirion Village

Earlier this year we took a little road trip around some of the finer parts of North Wales. If you are a regular reader, you may be aware that I originate from that part of the world and am always looking for a reason to share some of the local delights with you. This …

Do you remember that time when I went to the Dolomites for six days? No? Well, here is a link to the article which covered that awesome part of the world. Anyway, you may be thinking six days is a bit of a strange number isn’t it – why not just make it a …

Living in the UK, if you are thinking about visiting a European theme park, then I am guessing the first place that springs to mind is Disneyland Paris? Or maybe Port Aventura located just outside the popular Spanish resort of Salou? Both great destinations and theme parks, but have you ever seen any advertising …

If you are looking for that picture perfect scenic lakeside break, where is the first place you think of? How about Lake Garda in Italy? That looks lovely doesn’t it. Or, what about Lake Louise in Western Canada? Perfection. Well, I have been in search of that idyllic lakeside location for a little while …

You know those times when you flick through holiday brochures looking at photos of stunning tropical beaches drenched in sunshine and palm trees seemingly swaying in the breeze, how often have you then compared them with photos from Trip Advisor to see how heavily photo-shopped they are? Never? Maybe it’s just me then. Well, …

We won a stay at a Castle! How many of you have been on Facebook and entered a competition? We have all seen the adverts from companies on social media platforms. Like and Share this post for a chance to win blah blah blah. How many of us actually do it though? My other …

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Bruges, then look no further. I would whole-heartedly recommend the Grand Hotel Casselbergh. This four star luxury hotel is located in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bruges, a mere 150 metres from the Grote Markt and the Burg Square. Situated in …

Weekends away are nice. Weekends away in the country are nicer. Weekends away in the country less than an hour from home are the best. So, that’s what we did one weekend. We fancied getting away, but without having to deal with that horrible Sunday morning motorway traffic. Luckily for us we managed to …

I have a confession to make. I am a theme park geek. There was a time I would visit theme parks a couple of times a month, sometimes more. I would happily take a flight to ride the newest roller coaster. I would plan US road trips around visiting different theme parks. I could …