The Joy of Solo Travel

GitC at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

This year I took a late summer holiday, and by the time it came round I was more than ready for it. But this year was a little different. My solo travel took me across the Atlantic to the west coast of America, spending a week in Seattle and Portland. It’s been a few years since I […]

An Overnight Stay to Recharge

The Highfield Townhouse, Edgbaston, Birmingham exterior

Sometimes all you need is an overnight stay to recharge. That’s exactly what I did a few weekends ago. Staying at the boutique High Field Town House in leafy Edgbaston, Birmingham I could have been a world away, rather than close to home. It’s definitely a plus, in my book, if the place you stay […]

Wondering through the Cotswolds Lavender Fields

Cotswolds Lavender Fields

I can’t believe it’s been four years since I last visited the Cotswolds Lavender Fields in Snowshill. A lot has happened since then, including having taken photography lessons, so I was keen to see how I’d improved. With such stunning scenery as my subject I surely couldn’t go far wrong. So this last weekend we took […]

A Classic Car Escape in the Cotswolds

Driving through the Cotswolds in a classic car from Great Escapes Car

What could be better than driving through the Cotswolds in vintage cars? That’s exactly what I did a couple of weekends ago. Five cars over 100 miles  though the rolling countryside. It was one of the best days. It was an early morning start to get to the meeting point for Classic Car Escapes. I […]

The Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the coast of Wales. And it certainly lives up to its name. As part of the Traverse 16 conference we were given the opportunity to pick a Sunday experience. As soon as I saw The Gower Peninsula listed I hit reply and I was […]

Visit Wales – Cardiff Castle

Exterior of Cardiff Castle

A few weekends ago I attended the Traverse 16 conference which provided an opportunity to Visit Wales and explore what this part of the British Isles has to offer. My base was Cardiff. When I told people I was going I was inundated with ideas of what I should do. But with only an afternoon free […]

Postcards from Corfu Town

Coast of Corfu with Corfu Town

When I think of Corfu I immediately think of sun loungers and beaches, but like most islands if you look a little further than the holiday resorts, you’ll find the hidden gems. I wasn’t expecting to see narrow streets filled with ornate balconies with wonderful wooden shutters. And the more we explored the more I […]

Two Days to Explore Barcelona

View from the cable car in Barcelona

As part of my Cunard Mediterranean cruise we had two days in which to explore Barcelona. I’d heard a lot of great things about Barcelona and with it being my first time I wanted to soak up as much of the atmosphere as possible. Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and the capital of Catalonia. It is […]