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 […]Read more
Over the past 2 decades I have spent a huge amount of time exploring Europe so have ventured into the world of being a travel blogger. This has taken me to some beautiful places including Santorini and Zakynthos in Greece, Umbria and Tuscany in Italy, Paris, Brittany and the Dordogne in France, Prague in the Czech Republic and more Spanish and Portuguese beach locations than I can even remember! I love travelling and have no end of travel stories and recommendations to share. You’ll find a new travel post on the blog every 2-4 days.
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 […]Read more
I recently holidayed in Tuscany staying in a small village called Montanare located about 2 miles outside of Cortona. Being so local, Cortona became the main stop most evenings for dinner and was one of the most buzzing towns I’ve been to in recent years.Read more
I recently visited Italy for my summer holiday and this year Sarah and I decided to hire a car and explore towns and cities within both Umbria and Tuscany. On our travels through Umbria there were loads of places to visit having used Trip Advisor to identify key areas to look at and one place that stood out as a […]Read more
I’ve just returned from a 10 day holiday to Italy and without a doubt it must be the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. Having received a 3 day wedding invite from one of Sarah’s uni mates to the ceremony in Umbria, we felt that if we were going all that way we might as well extend the 3 days […]Read more
At the end of March I turned the ripe old age of 30 – how I got so old without noticing I’ll never know! I hadn’t made any plans for my birthday other than Sarah telling me that I had to book a number of days off work… mysterious indeed. I packed a suitcase and was told to drive towards […]Read more