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Things to do in Lisbon: A Handpicked City Guide

Set on seven hills overlooking the River Tejo, Lisbon is sometimes called the San Francisco of Europe, but I think that takes away from its own distinctive charm. The hills are certainly similar, and it shares a golden light, but much of the wonder of Lisbon comes from its history. Most of the city was … Read more

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Things to do in Porto: A Handpicked City Guide

The view from the the Dom Luis I bridge sums up the allure of Porto; port wineries on one side, a colourful hodge-podge of buildings and bell towers cascading down the other, and the peaceful Douro river filing down the centre, lined with buzzing restaurants and people ambling by. The azulejo tiles, baroque and beaux … Read more

Things to do in Santa Barbara: Lotus Land

31+ best things to do in Santa Barbara, California

Our guide to all the best things to do in Santa Barbara, California, one of the most beautoful beach destinations in the USA… 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 … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach

14 fun 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

This three-day San Diego itinerary covers all the top sites, from Balboa Park to La Jolla, making it perfect for first-timers. Plus lots of food, hotel, and tour recommendations to make sure you get the best out of your three days in San Diego. San Diego is a famously laid back city in Southern California, … Read more

36 fun things to do in Santa Cruz, California

Our lowdown on the best things to do in Santa Cruz, California. This will suit you if you’re keen to discover the creative side of the city, and all the best cafes, sweet treats, bookshops, beauty spots and Santa Cruz must-sees. Updated for 2023. Santa Cruz is the land of surf, mountains, hippy culture, redwood-covered … Read more

What to do in Sonoma County

19 unmissable 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

Ciutadella Park - Babymoon in Barcelona

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