Music Hall, Portsmouth New Hampshire

Things to do in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was a name that came up again and again when we talked to locals about their favourite place in New England. The small city feels frozen in time to the scene of a Norman Rockwell painting.  Cobbled streets lined with a timeline of American architecture, from the red-brick buildings of downtown to … Read more

Huntington Beach giant surf board

17 unmissable things to do in Huntington Beach, California

On our most recent trip to California, I was hell bent on finding the perfect California beach town – a place that epitomised my idealised dream of laidback vibes, long sunny days and the roll of Pacific waves. In my mind’s eye it’s a perfect pastiche of all the California TV programmes and films I’ve … Read more

Puerto Pollensa

19 things to do in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

We’ve just returned from a gorgeous holiday in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca (or Majorca). We went as part of a Jet2 package holiday, but added our own personal touch by getting out and about and exploring the local area. As you know, it’s in my nature to research, research, research, so here’s a round-up of our … Read more

Mendocino coastline

18 reasons to love Mendocino, California

Mendocino is a place I had a feeling about before I got there. I knew next to nothing about it, but somehow the name and the vague mutterings I’d gathered from TV shows had conjured something magical in my mind: a place I longed to go. No doubt I’d heard the words ‘bohemian Californian beach … Read more

Tower Bridge, Sacramento

30 fun things to do in Sacramento with kids

A guide to the best things to do in Sacramento with kids. Sacramento often gets overshadowed by its more famous sisters, LA and San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. The capital of California offers a much more laidback, non-touristy experience of California city life. And it’s the perfect place to include … Read more

Sagrada Familia - Things to do with Kids

31 things to do in Barcelona with kids: Barcelona family travel guide

Barcelona is a supremely family-friendly destination. The locals love kids, and families are made to feel welcome everywhere, from galleries to tiny tapas bars. There are lots of specific Barcelona attractions for kids, but it’s also a place where many of the classic tourist attractions will appeal to children too – from the fantastical architecture … Read more

London with toddlers itinerary

How to spend seven days in London with toddlers

I’ve known the joys of London since I moved there at 19, but going there with Otis and Arlo woke me up to a whole different side of the city. It turns out London for toddlers is a wonderland. From seeing the sights though a child’s eyes to discovering some of London’s best playgrounds and … Read more

Things to Do in Salcombe

We’ve been going to Salcombe several times a year since we first got together many moons ago, even living there for a few months at one point. Steve’s parents have a holiday home in the area, so we try to spend as much time there as possible, escaping down to the coast. I realised it’s … Read more

Bonaventure Cemetery

35 fun things to do in Savannah, Georgia

Giant oaks trees hanging with moss, elegant public squares and picturesque streets, plus oodles of Southern charm combine to make Savannah one of the South’s most charming cities. It’s also has a thriving arts community and is renowned for its hospitality, earning it two monikers: the ‘Creative Coast’ and ‘Hostess City’. All these delights make … Read more