Things to do in Santa Barbara: Lotus Land

The Best Things to Do in Santa Barbara: A Handpicked City Guide

Santa Barbara is nicknamed the American Riviera, and oh my is it gorgeous. Apparently Oprah has a house there, and also Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, and the list goes on. To be honest, this made me a little wary of it – I thought it might be a little too polished … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Handpicked City Guide: 14 things to do in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is famed for its beautiful beaches and world-class art, making it the ideal place for a beach vacation with a spot of culture too. Spend the days relaxing on some of the California coast’s most beautiful beaches and then wander the town’s myriad galleries and public art. There are plenty of things to … Read more

New York with a baby - DUMBO

How to Plan the Perfect Family Trip to New York with a Baby

New York might not be the first place you think of when deciding where to travel with a baby, but, for us, it was one of the best trips we took in Otis’ first year. By the time we went there, when Otis was 10 months old, we had already travelled with him to Barcelona, … Read more

San Diego Itinerary - La Jolla

San Diego Itinerary: How to Get the Best Out of 3 Days in San Diego

San Diego is a famously laid back city in Southern California, known for its surfing, golden beaches, perfect weather and easy going vibes. It’s the USA’s eight largest city, but feels more like a series of towns, all with their own unique character. It often makes the cut for lists of the USA’s most desirable … Read more

19 Fun Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz is the land of surf, mountains, hippy culture, redwood-covered mountains and a laid-back vibe that means you can’t help but relax there. It’s the home of the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and has everything you dream of when picturing a classic California beach town. Here’s our pick of the best things to … 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

Ciutadella Park - Babymoon in Barcelona

Handpicked City Guide: The Best of What to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world and place I can’t stop returning to. It’s like a second home to me: the place where I mended a broken heart, re-found my independence and fell for a city like no other before. Later, it’s where Steve and I got together, and in the … Read more

The Shambles, Yorkshire

Handpicked City Guide: The Best Things to Do in York

York is the most charming city I’ve visited in England. It’s like stepping back into medieval times, with its winding cobbled streets, magnificent cathedral, classic shop fronts, and dramatic stone walls surrounding the city. It’s a delight to simply walk around, and is also packed with things to do, making it an ideal place for … Read more

Best things to do in Liverpool - Mersey Ferry

10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool: A Handpicked City Guide

For years people have been telling me how great Liverpool is, and when we finally made it there, I could see what they were all talking about. In fact, it’s now one of my favourite cities in England. Every taxi driver we met in the city was keen to tell us the city is booming, … Read more