1209, 2016

4 Day Trips to Take from Glasgow

By |September 12th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I often get comments and emails from readers who are coming to Scotland and staying in Glasgow but want to get out of the city for at least a day to see some more of what the country has to offer. Although Glasgow is great and will always be one of my favourite cities in the world, I couldn’t agree […]

809, 2016

Things to do Near Sorrento, Italy

By |September 8th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

This summer I was lucky enough to spend a week in a gorgeous villa in Sorrento (read more about the villa and how amazing it was here!) and have visited a number of times previously too. No matter how many times I visit here I always find so many new and exciting things to do and see. Italy is a […]

509, 2016

Hotel or Villa?

By |September 5th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I’m incredibly lucky that I have plenty of experience in staying in gorgeous hotels AND beautiful villas around the world.

I’ve stayed in a sprawling villa in Sorrento (one of the best ever!), a quirky, contemporary villa in Costa Brava and have already booked a gorgeous-looking villa for next year in Portugal.

I’ve also rested my head in a 5-star resort in […]

2208, 2016

Ciccheti – A True Taste of Venice

By |August 22nd, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|4 Comments

One of the things many people – myself included – want when they travel is to eat in places where local people are eating. These are usually the best places to dine out and it’s always exciting to try local flavours, traditional dishes and mingle among the people who call that place home.

Venice is one of the busiest tourist cities […]

1508, 2016

The Who of Travel: Who to Travel With

By |August 15th, 2016|Life, Travel Tips|4 Comments

Travel can be complicated sometimes. There’s so much planning to do – where to go, how to get there, how much to spend, where to stay, do I need a visa, what shall I pack, and a thousand more questions punctuate every single trip that gets planned. Or at least I know they do for me.

Sometimes something that isn’t one […]

808, 2016

Tips for Travelling By Train in France

By |August 8th, 2016|Cruise Tips, Destinations, France, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I feel very lucky to have travelled extensively through France and have done so many times by train. Train travel is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get around in France. Plus it’s a good way to see some of the gorgeous countryside and dramatic coastlines that it’s blessed with.

I’ve only ever had positive experiences with train travel […]

1407, 2016

Great Destinations for Solo Travel

By |July 14th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|2 Comments

Deciding to travel solo can be a pretty big deal, especially if you’ve never done it before. You might feel like you’re stepping way outside of your comfort zone, or it might feel perfectly natural if you’re used to doing it. However solo travel makes you feel it’s always worth searching for destinations that are easy and fun to travel […]

1107, 2016

How to Get the Best Out of Any Destination in Two Days

By |July 11th, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

If you only have a couple of days to travel you might be forgiven for thinking something along the lines of ‘there’s not much point I won’t be able to see lots of things’ or ‘I’ll hardly have any time to explore/relax/sightsee’,  and you might be (partially) right.

Of course it’s always preferable to travel somewhere for a longer period of […]

2006, 2016

How to Ace Solo Travel (and still have fun!)

By |June 20th, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Solo travel is one of those subjects that completely divides people. There are many who would never dream of travelling alone for fear of being labelled a loner, or because they don’t have the confidence to get out there themselves. Other people live for solo travel and think nothing of hopping on a plane for a solo adventure.

I’m somewhere in […]

1606, 2016

How to Survive if You’re Not Travelling Anywhere This Summer

By |June 16th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

fWhen you think of summer I’m pretty sure that one of the top things that comes to mind is a fabulous summer holiday, but what if you’re not travelling anywhere this summer? You might be used to summer holidays every year but for whatever reason (saving, other commitments, work etc) you might not have one planned for this year. Boo!

Browsing […]