Brooklyn Bridge

Visiting the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic locations in New York City and is in fact one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Constructed in 1869 the suspension bridge is nearly 150 years old and took 14 years to build, connecting Brooklyn with Manhatten. Being a focal point of so many films over the years it’s […]

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Pier 39 shops San Francisco

Visiting Pier 39 in San Francisco

Last year I headed to San Francisco for a couple of days whilst on my honeymoon around North America and visited Pier 39. Situated along the coastline, Pier 39 is surrounded by active moorings with ships coming and going on a regular basis for both trade and tourism – a few piers down for example you can jump on a […]

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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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Visiting Tavira in the Algarve

When on holiday I find it gets a little boring to just spend a week sun worshipping. To get the most out of a holiday I like to get out and about a little, explore the local area and the try to absorb some of the culture. Staying in Vale do Guerro in the Algarve, there’s plenty to do and […]

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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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West Village New York

Visiting the West Village in New York City

The West Village in Manhattan is like no other place in New York City. Forget the high rise sky scrapers and forget the hustle and bustle of one of the World’s largest cities, the West Village is a far more charming place that has held onto its traditions and heritage. As a neighborhood which is primarily residential, things here are […]

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