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 …

Having visited Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park in California a couple of times, I have become a little obsessed with the Giant Sequoia tree. The Sequoiadendron gigantium also commonly known as the Giant Redwood can reach up to 280 feet in height and are among the oldest living things on earth, the oldest known …

A retreat in the hills of Umbria Do you like Italian food? How about Italian wine? Fancy a relaxing few days tucked away in the beautiful Italian countryside? These were all the things I considered when looking for a holiday to Italy. After much research (as always) I stumbled across some striking images of …

The south of England has some of the most beautiful coastline to be seen on our tiny island. From the white cliffs of Dover in the east to the beautiful white sand beaches of Cornwall in the west, there are so many good reasons why we should be spending our time visiting these shores. …

“Too beautiful and too romantic to survive.” Sir John Betjeman. The story I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the years. Whether it’s heading in for an evening, or a weekend stay with friends it’s nice to have the convenience of living nearby (25 mins on the train to London Paddington) without …

I’m starting to find my way around WordPress now and am quite conscious that people don’t want to see review post after review post. I’m also starting to get involved in the community element and discovered there is a weekly photo challenge that goes on, as seen in the link here. So here is my …

The hills are alive with the sound of … cow bells. I am often asked how I choose my holiday destinations. More often than not they are well known places that I have read about or places friends have already visited. But recently, a new trend seems to have formed thanks to the power …

Okay, so we already covered the south of Manhattan in Part One. Let’s take a look at the rest. One of the differences on this particular trip from previous ones is that most of our travelling within Manhattan was done by foot (apart from the occasional taxi ride). The good thing (for the most …

I have visited New York City four times now. In fact, NYC was my first ever trip abroad as a teenage university student, with £199 burning a hole in my pocket ready to spend on a return flight with Kuwait Airways. There were definitely some interesting moments on that trip (I could write a …

It’s not so grim up North, you know. My choice of using mostly black and white photos isn’t the best way to convince you of that but take my word for it. Saltburn-by-the-Sea is small coastal town in North Yorkshire, situated on the North East coast of England.  It is, for one thing, a beautiful …