Swinging into Spring: 2 Days in the Lake District

Sometimes we're so busy planning trips abroad that we forget just how great seeing our own country can be and how one night away can be just what you need to switch off for a little while. I always seem to forget just how beautiful England can be until I spend a couple of days … Continue reading Swinging into Spring: 2 Days in the Lake District

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Dodging Those Bikes: 3 Days in Amsterdam

DAY 1: Get Your Bearings Start your day with a relaxed stroll around De 9 Straatjes (the 9 Streets), a picturesque area, which really shows you what Amsterdam is all about. While you wander up and down the canals you will come across Westerkerk and Anne Frank's House as well as many trendy shops, cafes and … Continue reading Dodging Those Bikes: 3 Days in Amsterdam

The Art of Hull: Six Exhibitions to see Right Now

Hull is the place to go right now if you're looking to see a wide variety of art, from the world-renowned Turner Prize to a lesser-known exhibition featuring the works of alumni and former staff of the School of Art and Design. Together these six exhibitions not only showcase the city's ability to be an … Continue reading The Art of Hull: Six Exhibitions to see Right Now

Escape the Crowds: A Day on the Island of Capri

If you're spending a day on the island of Capri I have two key tips: 1. Make sure you take a boat tour around the island to see the stunning landscape. Part of the charm of Capri is its rugged coastline and seeing it by boat is one of the best ways to experience the … Continue reading Escape the Crowds: A Day on the Island of Capri

Venturing down the Amalfi Coast: Positano and Amalfi

If you want to witness Italian driving in all its glory then this is the journey to do. Near-misses become part of the experience on this twisty stretch of narrow coastal road, but once you're on it you just have to embrace it! By the end of your trip you wonder how so many come … Continue reading Venturing down the Amalfi Coast: Positano and Amalfi

A Journey Back in Time: Experiencing Pompeii

Visiting Pompeii is probably one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had in my life. Although a lot of the city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius back in 79 AD, what survived was buried under volcanic ash and as a result has been well preserved. You can walk the streets of … Continue reading A Journey Back in Time: Experiencing Pompeii

Lemons, More Lemons and the Occasional Orange: Exploring Sorrento, Italy

*Spot the lemons.This was my first trip to Italy and it didn't disappoint, what a beauty it is. I spent a week just south of Naples in Sorrento, which serves as a fantastic base for exploring the great deal of attractions nearby. Sorrento itself is a lovely place to stay and offers a relaxed atmosphere, great … Continue reading Lemons, More Lemons and the Occasional Orange: Exploring Sorrento, Italy