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

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

10 day road trip in Slovenia - Soca Valley

Slovenia Road Trip: A Perfect 10-Day Slovenia Itinerary

Slovenia was a surprise to us. We went there for a festival and ending up falling in love with this deeply underrated country. It’s a small place that packs in a lot of delights – from a lively, picture-perfect capital city to fairytale castles and magnificent nature at every turn. Add to that mountains, lakes, … Read more

Eguisheim, France – Real-life fairytale village

The most colourful road trip in Europe: France, Switzerland and Italy

The most colourful (and Instagram friendly!) road trip in Europe, taking in Colmar, Lucerne, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Portofino, St Paul de Vence and the French Riviera. In April, Steve and I treated ourselves to a dream road trip in Europe. Tired of trying, at the time unsuccessfully, for a baby, we decided that a … 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

Road trip in Italy itinerary

An Italian road trip: from Florence to the Amalfi coast

How to spend a perfect 2-3 weeks in Italy, road tripping from Florence to the Amalfi Coast via Tuscany, Rome and Naples. From the food to the country’s expertise in living la dolce vita, Italy is one of my favourite places to visit. Steve and I go back time and time again, and it was … Read more

A weekend in Isle of Mull and Oban and Ardlui

A weekend in West Scotland: Oban, Isle of Mull and Ardlui

Why is it that we so often dream of lands afar, but fail to see what is so close to us? That’s the case with me and much of Britain. Ever since I was about 13, I’ve been travelling alone abroad and planning my next adventure, but it took a long time for me to … 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