308, 2015

Things to Do in Rome That You Shouldn’t Miss

By |August 3rd, 2015|Italy, Travel Tales|2 Comments

I’ve been lucky enough to have visited the so-called Eternal City of Rome more than a handful of times and every time I visit I enjoy it even more.

There are some things you just really shouldn’t miss out on seeing and doing during a visit to Rome. Sure, a lot of the things might be incredibly ‘touristy’ but they’re that […]

1707, 2015

Why Summer 2016 Will Be Amazing

By |July 17th, 2015|Italy, Travel Tales|2 Comments

I know it’s only summer 2015 but I’m already planning ahead to summer 2016, and for good reason. My parents, brother, his girlfriend, Thomas and I are planning a fabulous Italian getaway and I’ve been busy organising things for weeks.

We’re flying first to Venice, a city I love and am always excited to return to. My brother Iain and his girlfriend […]

910, 2014

A Perfect Few Days in Venice

By |October 9th, 2014|Italy, Travel Tales|4 Comments

Venice is a place that I absolutely adore, no matter how filled with tourists it is, and I’ve written here before about my unwavering love for the city. So, when my partner, Thomas, and I booked a cruise that departed from Venice we knew we needed to fly out a few days early and spend some time in this magical place. […]

2508, 2014

Top 6 Places to Visit in Italy

By |August 25th, 2014|Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Italy is one of my absolute favourite countries in the world. Whenever I think of Italy I think of the delicious food, beautiful scenery, incredible history, stylish Italian people, laid-back lifestyle and of course all the fantastic places that I’ve been lucky enough to explore around the fabulous boot-shaped country.

Here’s my absolute favourites so far…

2701, 2014

Doors Around The World

By |January 27th, 2014|India, Ireland, Italy, Travel Tales|5 Comments

Doors. They’re everywhere. They’re functioning, useful and there’s definitely more doors than people in every single place you visit. That doesn’t mean that they have to be drab and utilitarian though!

I love nothing more than a bright colour pop door, a rustic wooden door with the paint peeling and the wood crumbling slightly and don’t even get me started on big heavy door knockers. Love them!

I’ve discovered some truly beautiful doors around the world on my travels so lets take a look at some of my favourites…


2212, 2013

My 2013 Travel Adventures

By |December 22nd, 2013|China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Scotland, Singapore, Travel Tales, Vietnam|10 Comments

2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!
I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!

1107, 2013

Visiting Positano and the Amalfi Coast

By |July 11th, 2013|Cruising, Italy|6 Comments

I’d always wanted to visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and particularly the town of Positano which I’d heard was one of the most picture perfect towns along what is a devastatingly beautiful stretch of coast. So when I found myself in nearby Naples whilst sailing on board Celebrity Silhouette, I jumped at the opportunity to finally set foot in Positano.

I arrived in Positano by hydrofoil from Sorrento, a popular seaside town just 10 miles away. Stepping off the hydrofoil and onto dry land I looked up at the town before me. It rose dramatically up out of the sparkling turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and there were hundreds of colourful buildings clinging to the hillside. It was beautiful.

1006, 2013

Three Countries in Six Days in Pictures

By |June 10th, 2013|Croatia, Destinations, Italy|12 Comments

So last week was an incredibly travel intensive one for me as I visited three beautiful countries – Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. It was exhausting, exhilarating, liberating and amazing all at the same time. Since it’s been such a whirlwind and I’m still recovering and getting my head around it all, here’s a little introduction to my week in pictures…


1803, 2013

Pretty Portofino

By |March 18th, 2013|Italy, Ports & Destinations|0 Comments

Portofino is one of my favourite places on the Italian Riviera. It’s only a few miles, or a short boat trip, from stunning Santa Margherita, where many cruise ships anchor.

Portofino is one of the most picturesque little towns I’ve ever seen. The pretty pastel coloured buildings that line the harbour, and the small boats bobbing in the shallow waters are […]

2502, 2013

Views of Venice

By |February 25th, 2013|Italy|10 Comments

As I’ve written about before, Venice is the type of place you either love or hate and I’m definitely in the love camp so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pictures taken in the city. Venice can be crowded with tourists, especially in the summer, but look beyond the clusters of people and admire the beauty of this charming city. It is definitely the less well known spots in the city that are the places I like the most.