I’m sure we all have ideas in the back of our minds about bucket list holidays that we want to take. Often, there is something holding us back though. Is it the potential cost? Or maybe the fact that because the trip has to be just perfect, it needs a lot of careful planning? …

Ticking off the bucket list in Saariselkä, Lapland When you’re planning a bucket list holiday, you want to take away a bunch of great memories that you will never forget. Treat the trip as a once in a lifetime experience and do as many exciting things as you can at your destination. Lapland is …

Throughout my adult years I had wanted to visit the South Cornwall coast. Being a fan of spending time near the sea, it has always made sense to visit. With sandy beaches, beautiful coastal walks and pretty harbour towns, it seemed like an idyllic part of the UK. However, being a five hour drive …

Eurostar Grand Terrace St. Pancras Station

Train Travel I love a good train journey. Whizzing through the countryside while you sit back, relax and take in the views beats driving, hands down. No risk of traffic along the way. No need to concentrate hard on what the other drivers are doing around you. Heck, you can even have a beer. …

We all love a good road trip don’t we? It’s a great way to travel,  to see a number of different places in one trip, building your own itinerary and taking everything at your own pace. A country as vast and varied as the USA is made for road trips, and no more so …

I’m guessing that Barcelona is on most people’s lists of city-breaks in Europe? It has everything going for it. It’s cultural. It’s cosmopolitan. It has beaches. It has wonderful history and architecture. It has great food. It has all of these things in abundance. Oh and being in Spain, it has sunshine. I knew …

Bruges’ architecture is stunning, no doubt about it. You could spend all day wandering around taking it all in, and you still wouldn’t tire of it. Check out my earlier post here for a little stroll around the city taking in the sights. We visited Bruges for two days. 48 hours to take in …

“I left my heart in San Francisco.” Tony Bennett It’s a bit of a cliche, I know, but I think I did leave my heart in San Francisco. This is a city I fell in love with and returned to more than once, each time having a different experience, exploring more of the city …

I did it again. Trawling through Instagram, I came across a fantastic photograph of a landscape that looked other worldly, like a scene from Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. ‘Where is this magical place?‘ I thought, before looking at the location tag of the photo and figuring out that it was in …

Umbria is a region of central Italy landlocked between Tuscany to the west, Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. It’s fair to say it doesn’t sit as prominently on the tourist map as some other parts of the country. The draw of neighbouring Tuscany with it’s beautiful landscape of rolling hills, cypress …