Visiting Cefalù: The Gem Of Sicily

Sicily, Italy’s stunning southern island is a paradise for all types of traveller. Whether you are looking for white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, adventure and active volcanoes, historical landmarks, beautiful nature or bustling cities and local street markets – Sicily has it all. You might have heard of the […]

Santa Monica Pier

What To Do At Santa Monica Pier

Located in California, Santa Monica really is the stuff that dreams are made of. The incredible weather, the incredible beaches, the laid back lifestyle, it’s hard to find something not to like. Amongst all of this is the iconic Santa Monica pier which sits proudly on the Pacific Coastline offering […]

Central Park Autumn

5 Places To Visit In New York City This Autumn

New York, the city that never sleeps. Still a firm favourite with world travellers this incredible city isn’t going out of fashion anytime soon, retaining its popularity crown for the foreseeable future. It certainly remains at the top of many people’s lists of travel destinations. If you are planning to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

White House

2 Days Visiting Washington DC

The first leg of my honeymoon in America was visiting Washington DC. We chose this for 2 reasons – firstly it’s the capital city of the USA so it felt like a good cultural thing to do and secondly it broke up what would have otherwise been an extremely long […]

Washington Monument

My Amazing Honeymoon in North America

So having gained the confidence to propose in Italy last summer, we finally got married at the start of September! With the timing of the wedding we were fairly limited with the different locations that we could venture to where it wasn’t hurricane season. We considered going on a “mini-moon” […]

Cortona, Italy

Visiting Cortona in Tuscany, Italy

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. Cortona is a typical hilltop […]