Fun things to do in Santa Cruz

Five special trips to take in 2019

Have you got any adventures planned for 2019? We have our eyes on New England for a road trip, a return to New York, and some English travels to Cornwall. And I also have some ideas for you, based on the best trips we’ve taken in the past few years. From afternoon teas in London … Read more

Best brunch in Bristol - Ceres

Handpicked Guide: The Best Brunch in Bristol

Going for brunch is up there with my favourite things and in Bristol we’re spoiled for choice. There’s even a cafe inspired by the king of brunch, Melbourne, and it’s as good as the ones you find there. From cosy little farm-style kitchens to more polished affairs, there’s plenty of styles on offer, and I’ve … Read more

A weekend in Isle of Mull and Oban and Ardlui: Tobermory

37 photos to inspire your trip to Oban and Tobermory

I’ve already shared all the details of our trip to west Scotland where we visited Oban, Tobermory and Ardlui. It was a beautiful introduction to a part of the UK we’d never visited before, filled with misty mountainous backdrops, charming seaside towns and sweeping views across the isles. The last post has all the info … 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

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Top tips for visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe is one of my favourite times of the year. The city is always special to visit, but during the fringe, there’s a special dose of magic, as artists, comedians, actors, writers and their audiences gather to celebrate the world’s biggest festival of arts. It runs for 25 days every August, featuring more … 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

Best hotels in Liverpool

The Best Hip Boutique Hotels in Liverpool

We recently spent five nights in Liverpool, making a little film that I’ll share soon. It was my first time in the city and despite having heard great things about it, Liverpool exceeded my expectations. From fabulous architecture to wonderfully friendly people and exciting nightlife, the city has a lot to offer and we were … Read more

Gir Lion Lodge - London Zoo

Would you stay overnight at a zoo?

When I told people I was going to stay at London Zoo for the night in its new lodge next to the lions, the most common reaction was “Oh my, aren’t you scared?”. And while fear hadn’t crossed my mind, I did have another doubt. I have mixed feelings about zoos. A huge part of … Read more