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 […]

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 […]

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 […]