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A review So, here we are, at the end of another year. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back and review where we went, what we did and what we learnt. 2018 was my first full year of being a travel blogger. I started the blog mid 2017 …

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 …

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust’s portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince’s descendants sold the castle …

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 …

Welford Park You may not be familiar with the name Welford Park, a privately owned country house and estate in Berkshire. Situated about five miles outside of Newbury, the current house dates back to approximately 1650 and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland and woodland. The setting may be familiar if you are one of …

Towards the back end of last year we were discussing holidays for 2018. Where would we go? What would we do? We have a couple of bucket list holidays in the planning stages for 2019 (which are not going to come cheap), so we thought we should be a little bit more creative this …

If you are jumping straight in this ‘Part Two’ post – to recap, Part One covered some of the reasons why I fell in love with San Francisco. We also took a virtual tour on the Big Bus San Francisco, sharing some photos of the destinations along the way. Check it out here. The …

“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 …

Well folks, we made it to the end of 2017. It was a funny old year, and not a particularly great one for me personally. I sadly lost both of my parents at the start of the year, a month apart. It was a difficult time and has continued to be so during the …