A Week in Vale do Garrao, Portugal

It’s the end of June, a rare summer heatwave has swept the UK and despite this it was time for my annual villa holiday to somewhere hot in Europe to over indulge in dinners, ice creams, sunshine and cheap local beer. This year I headed to Vale do Garrao on the southern coast of Portugal, a few minutes drive from […]

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York Minster

A Weekend Break in York

This weekend was Sarah’s birthday and so I surprised her with a weekend break to York. I’d been to York previously when I was very young and so had some faint memories of the city whereas Sarah had never been so it was shaped up to be something fun for the both of us to enjoy. Friday I spent a […]

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New York City View

4 Days Visiting New York

So 16 days after setting off from Heathrow we finally landed at JFK to start the final leg of our honeymoon with 4 days in New York. As we had arrived in the city early evening we jumped in a taxi and made our way to where we were staying, The Viceroy hotel, 1 block from Central Park. On arrival, the staff had […]

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Welcome to Las Vegas sign

3 Days Visiting Las Vegas

If you’ve been following my blog recently you’ll know that I just came back from an incredible 21 day honeymoon in North America. So far this had taken me to Washington DC, Santa Monica, the Pacific Coast Highway, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park! And we weren’t done yet! The 7th leg of the adventure took […]

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Welcome to Death Valley National Park

1 Day Visiting Death Valley

Following 2 days in Yosemite National Park, the 6th destination of my honeymoon in America took Sarah and I to America’s lowest, hottest, and driest national park, Death Valley. This was planned as a 1 night stop off en-route to Las Vegas! So, in our very sensible and very air conditioned(!) Nissan Altima, we left Yosemite early to make the […]

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Yosemite National Park

2 Days Visiting Yosemite National Park

Following a fun 2 days in San Francisco, the 5th leg of my honeymoon in America took us to the beautiful and picturesque Yosemite National Park. Day 1 – Iron Door Saloon, Tunnel View & Bridalveil Falls Driving into Yosemite from San Francisco was really easy with plenty of signposts and obvious scenery changes to let us know we were […]

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Cycling the Golden Gate Bridge

2 Days Visiting San Francisco

The third destination of my American honeymoon led me to San Francisco, following a 400 mile drive of the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica. Arriving late afternoon into San Francisco, we dropped off the car at the airport and navigated our way through the underground into the city. Dragging our cases up the relentlessly steep roads we found Hotel Vertigo […]

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Santa Monica beach

3 Days Visiting Santa Monica

Santa Monica was the 2nd destination of my 21 day honeymoon in America and the first of several along the California coast. Following our 2 days in Washington the 6 hour internal flight touched down at LAX and we made our way across the city to the 5* Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. We arrived into Santa Monica quite early evening and […]

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