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

Bonaventure Cemetery

Handpicked City Guide: 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

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The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip: North Island Itinerary

This is the second part of our back-to-nature New Zealand road trip itinerary. The first part focussed on the South Island, and this part details our New Zealand North Island itinerary. In the first post, I also explained all the logistics of our road trip in New Zealand: how much we spent, the kinds of places … 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

Cape Peninsula road trip

“I never get tired of this view. I must live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” The Capetonian woman beside me was returning home after a few months visiting family in Canada. And as I looked down at the crop of mountains giving way to the deep blue ocean beneath the plane, I agreed. … Read more

Best road trips in France - Verdon Gorge

The Best Road Trips in France

Driving through charming villages, seeing sunsets over the hills and picking up cheese for picnics along the way is what French road trips are made of. We’ve teamed up with other travel bloggers to create an ultimate guide to France’s best road trips. Please note that as this is a collaborative post, the accommodation recommendations … Read more

Things to do in Bristol - Colourful houses in Clifton, Bristol

The 89 Best Things To Do In Bristol: A Handpicked City Guide

Bristol is well-known as one of the UK’s most creative and exciting cities. It often tops the charts of the best places to live in England and, after moving here in 2016, I have to agree. Londoners like me flock to Bristol, tired of the pace of the capital but still keen to have all … Read more

Best UK Road Trips - Cornwall

The Best UK Road Trips: 15 Epic UK Road Trip Itineraries

From magical castles to dramatic coasts and charming villages, there are UK road trips to tickle every taste. Discover the lakes and hills of the north, the beaches of the south and all the magnificent landscapes, history and folklore in between. In this post, we’ve teamed up with other bloggers to bring you the best … 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

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