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 […]

5 Hours in Monaco

View of Port Hercules, Monaco

Having visited Monaco three times previously, I felt qualified to act as an unofficial tour guide to my friend Pip, who was making her first visit. The Principality of Monaco is where you’ll find fast cars, magnificent yachts, designer boutiques and Circuit de Monaco, as well as many amazing architecture and cultural sights. With only […]

Exploring Florence on Foot

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

We were so excited to start our holiday with a day exploring Florence on foot. My friend Pip had wanted to visit for sometime, and although I hadn’t researched what to expect, I knew being in Italy that it would be full of grace and charm. We’d booked a full day tour to immerse ourselves […]

Elegant Cruising with Cunard Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, Cunard

I’m going to make a statement I never thought I’d make. I love cruising. Thanks to Cunard I’ve found my sea legs and discovered the joys of cruising. I’m still bathing in the afterglow of a glorious two weeks cruising around the Mediterranean on the Cunard Queen Victoria. My cruise holiday was not a planned […]

Postcards from Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

I recently made a return visit to the Emerald Isle visiting the capital Dublin.  After two trips to the Irish countryside I was really looking forward to seeing what Dublin had to offer.  With only three days and nights in the city I wanted to make sure I did as much as I could to get […]

Life on the Ocean Wave

Le Harve, France

I recently enjoyed a short break with my family.  We took a mini cruise from Southampton aboard Independence of the Seas.  This was my second mini cruise, as well as my second time cruising, you can read about my first cruise experience . We had a pleasant and trouble free journey to Southampton and arrived to […]

A Boutique Hotel in Paris

After reminiscing about Paris, again recently, I remembered I haven’t told you about the most delightful boutique hotel that we stayed in.  Our criteria for our stay, in Paris, was a central hotel that was either modern or had Parisian chic.  After a little online searching I came across the perfect independent boutique Parisian hotel, […]