Uzès - a medieval market town in the sunny South of France with something to offer travellers in every season. I was fortunate to own a holiday home here for over 22 years - read on for insider tips on visiting Uzès - la belle ville - all through the year.
Browse for “Tips for Future Travellers” for honest advice from someone who has actually been there. Practical tips to help you plan the perfect trip.
If you ever dreamed of discovering buried treasure, then head over to the small harbour town of Seaham - on the Durham Heritage Coast and surprise yourself with it's riches.
The little alpine village of Zermatt can only be reached by train. The only vehicles you see here are the little electric vans - like the Ginabelle Hotel shuttle that met us at the station.
I spent a day in Geneva today. It was long overdue - Switzerland is a country I have never visited and has been on my bucket list for a while now. A day in Geneva was enough to convince me that everything I had always imagined Switzerland to be was a reality - in a very good way.
You could be easily forgiven for never having heard of Zadar. This seaside city is often overlooked for the more popular cities of Split and Dubrovnik. Let me give you 10 very good reasons to go there and discover it for yourself ...
Silversea is one of the few cruise lines to offer a butler service. This is an honest view of what the Butler service is all about - The Inside Story.
Having convinced myself that - so long as the luxury level is as top notch as the marketing material suggests - Silversea DOES have the potential to provide good value for money, it was time to check it out for myself. So, I am New to Silversea and about to find out Is it for Me?
I love travelling - particularly in luxury. I love the independence of designing my own trips too, so a cruise is definitely out of my comfort zone. So, I am intrigued to discover: Silversea - is it value for money - or just over priced?
Lanzarote on Foot - There is so much more to discover on this island than tourist hot spots Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen. Discover the quieter side of Lanzarote - best explored on foot.
A stay at the Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi Sweden is a truly unforgettable experience. Discover what it is REALLY like to stay there and what made our trip great.
A trip to the Ice Hotel Sweden is a definite bucket list must do. But what is it REALLY like to stay there? Read on for practical tips and all you need to know before you go...
Lake Maggiore - so close to little Lake Orta, but so different. 5 times larger and stretching right across the border into Switzerland. Gusto e Passione await you - come and explore a little further …
Lake Orta - Tiny in comparison to the rest of the Italian Lakes, but all the more attractive as a result. A hidden gem of a lake that can be easily explored in the shortest of short breaks. Piccolo e perfetto!
We’re Walking the Catalan Coast - Y Viva Espanã. Join me for a week long hike along 80 kilometres of the stunning coastline of Catalonia.
Join me for 4 Days in Anglesey. Beautiful beaches, fabulous food with some history and heritage thrown in. Surely all you need for a copper bottomed great beach break?
Liverpool Day 2 of 3. Beatles Mania. Take a Magical Mystery Tour and relive the Beatles Story.
Trace your Ancestor's back in time. 3 Days in Wiltshire Itinerary - Days 2 and 3: Stourhead, Salisbury Magna Carta and a grand finale in Stonehenge.
Visit enigmatic Wiltshire. Travel 6000 years in 3 days visiting prehistoric World Heritage sites including Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet, Stonehenge and Salisbury.
Explore Roman remains in the pretty fishing town of Ravenglass - the Lake District's only coastal town where the sea meets the mountains.
Itinerary for 2 Days Hiking the Spectacular North Pembrokeshire Coast. Day 1 - St. David's, Porthclais, St. Justinians, Whitesands Beach
Croseo Cynnes Cymreig - A Warm Welsh Welcome to St. David's Peninsula. An itinerary for 2 days walking the beautiful North Pembrokeshire coast.
Explore the best of the Suffolk coast. Visit picturesque Southwold, take a walk to Walberwswick and have a blast with the Coastal Voyager on your way home. Finish your trip watching the playful seals at Horsey Gap Beach.
4 days walking the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. 2 bases, 4 walks - lots to explore and enjoy ...
3 days in South West Cornwall based in Mullion Cove. Visit Lizard Point, Kynance Cove, Minack Theatre, St. Michael's Mount, Land's End, Polurrian, Poldhu and St. Ives.
We set off at 10.30 from Bajos del Toro on a cool, wet morning and arrived at San José Domestic Departures terminal a couple of hours later, all set for a short flight to Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula.
When you have had a shower outside in the rain and an open air bath on your balcony (safely concealed by the jungle!), it seems fairly pointless to wear an uncomfortable rain coat to go on a hike. Skin is waterproof after all? So today, I carried nothing except my camera and didn't let the rain bother me at all. I was feeling rather in harmony with Mother Nature (en Armenia con la Madre Naturaleza) and excited to explore Arenal Volcano National Park.
Final reflections on a great road trip to WA. The questions I asked myself at the beginning of the trip have now all been answered ...
Mount Lesueur National Park is one of the world bio diversity hotspots as a result of of its severely impoverished soil and the unforgivingly low rates of phosphorous. 900 flora species grow here - 10% of WA's flora. These are the species that are known too - it is highly likely that others exist in the dense bush that no-one has yet found. It has seven species of Declared Rare Flora. In late Winter to Spring, it erupts into a rainbow of colour and you can see rare orchids and several varieties of kangaroo paw as well as many other beautiful plants.
It is 443 kms from Carnarvon to Kalbarri - 4 and a half hours. We get off early and broke the journey at the Billabong Roadhouse - familiar ground from earlier in the trip, but this time, I stopped to take a quick photo of the funny flier for kangaroo burgers and a joke you can get hard copies of for free on request - you just have to love the great Aussie sense of humour. The temperature had dropped a bit today and the wind had picked up, but they told us it often reaches 49 degrees on Christmas Day here and tops out at around 53 degrees in January - definitely a place to avoid in our winter then.
Exmouth to Carnarvon Coral Reef, Wallabies and The Dish Our last day at Sal Salis started early as we had a 4 hour 38 minute drive from Exmouth to Carnarvon…