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

Best Europe Road Trips: Transfăgărășan Highway

The Best European Road Trips – 21 Epic European Road Trips

There’s nothing like a road trip in Europe to make you appreciate the diversity of the continent – buy croissants and go for a walk on a French beach in the morning then sip a spritz beside an Italian lake by sunset. From mountains to coast to cute medieval villages – there’s something to suit … 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

Road Trip Portugal - Porto-Santa Cruz-Lisbon

Road Trip Portugal: Three Epic Portugal Road Trips

The wild Atlantic coast, sounds of fado and elegant tiled architecture are just a few of the ways that Portugal enchants and beckons travellers. It’s a place you can appreciate by just being there, soaking in its rich and varied history, from the Celts to the Visigoths, the Christians and the explorers, which means if … Read more

Rua de Bica funicular

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

Road Trip Portugal - Igreja dos Carmelitos

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

View from Alcover resort, Vaggator, Goa

The best way to spend a month in Kerala and Goa

Our trip to Kerala and Goa was a dream – the first time in years that we could truly switch off our computers and simply explore. As such, I put a lot of effort into crafting the perfect Kerala and Goa itinerary. As readers of this site know, we always prioritise finding special things to … Read more

Best views in London - Thames Cruise

Handpicked City Guide: 3 Days in London

There’s a lot more to London than all the major tourist sights, and you’ll find that many Londoners have never even been to many of the “must sees”. When something’s on your doorstep, it’s easy to leave it for “another day”. But we are spoilt in this city for history, galleries and culture, and if … Read more