Universal Studios City Walk

A Complete Guide to Universal Studios for Toddlers and Babies

Are you wondering if it’s possible to visit Universal Studios with a baby or toddler, and for the whole family to still have an amazing time? Before we went to LA, I thought the answer would be no, but after spending a brilliant day at Universal Studios Hollywood with our then 10-month-old baby, I can … Read more

What to do in Sonoma County

19 Things to Do in Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County is the gloriously laid-back sister of glamorous Napa Valley, known for its down-to-earth rustic vibes and celebrated farm-to-table cuisine. It’s a place to slow down, connect to the land and unwind with a glass of wine in hand and the redwoods as a backdrop. We fell head over heels for the place, and … Read more

Things to do in Portland in three days: the white stag sign

Handpicked City Guide: The Best of What to Do in Portland, Oregon

From the food trucks to the forests to the creative, quirky vibes, Portland is filled with the ingredients that make up my ideal city. We spent a week there, soaking it all in slowly, and this post is a round-up of our Portland itinerary highlights, which would work well for a weekend or three days … Read more

Best vegetarian restaurants in Portland - Voodoo Doughnuts

The Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Portland has become a well known foodie destination, best known for its high-end food carts, serving dishes from around the world. Some give rise to restaurants while others stick to their humble roots. And there’s an incredible restaurant scene too. From gourmet donuts to some of the best examples of international cuisine you’ll find outside … Read more

Fun things to do in Santa Cruz

Five special trips to take in 2019

Have you got any adventures planned for 2019? We have our eyes on New England for a road trip, a return to New York, and some English travels to Cornwall. And I also have some ideas for you, based on the best trips we’ve taken in the past few years. From afternoon teas in London … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach - Treasure Island Beach

The Ultimate California Road Trip Itinerary

Driving down California’s Pacific Coast Highway is one of the world’s most iconic road trips and one that Steve and I had our sights set on for years. We had both done the trip when younger – in fact this was my third time on Highway 1 – but we wanted to do it together … Read more

Monument Valley

What’s your dream USA trip?

What’s my dream US trip? Steve and I have been dreaming of our California road trip for years. It started with San Francisco and then stretched all the way down the coast to San Diego, even adding trips to Portland and New York on either end. So when Brand USA asked me to write about … Read more

California trip with Otis

California, here we come!

Eeeep, every day I get a little more excited about our trip to California, and now it’s just a mere two weeks’ away! We’re off for two months, driving down the California coast with two side trips to Portland and New York. It’s taken a mammoth amount of planning, which hasn’t been easy while looking … Read more

Empire State Building in the clouds

Instagramming New York

New York, New York. It was my first time in the city and I spent my time running around, delighting in the fictional familiarity. I was there for the theatrical premiere of Steve’s film Planetary and we travelled with a bunch of friends. It was an exceedingly joyous trip, filled with laughter and fun. Here’s a … Read more

New York Times Square

Living fiction: impressions of New York

Sex and the City, Mad Men, Girls, Friends – New York is home to so many fictional scenes that I spent my time in the city suspended in a semi-dream state between fiction and reality. Visiting any iconic destination comes with it a sort of “picture book come to life” aspect, but things are rarely … Read more