After spending a beautiful albeit cloudy day in Florence, the sun decided to finally pop its head out! With this in mind, I decided it make perfect sense to head over to one of the most colourful places in Italy – Cinque Terre! We parked the car off and hopped about the train to what … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

A first time trip to Italy is an incredible experience, it’s a country steeped in history, culture and mountains of delicious pasta and gelato on every street corner… and trust me on the latter, if you’re not rolling back to your hotel in a pasta-induced haze, you’re not doing Italy right! 😉 If you’re anything … Continue Reading

As we mentioned briefly in this post here, we’re in Italy! Italy is such a favourite of mine and a big dream I’ve harboured for the longest time was to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse in the middle of the countryside and soak in some of that Italian ‘La Dolce Vita‘ (The Sweet Life). The original … Continue Reading

Cinque Terre is many a traveller’s dream location (especially in Italy) and with summer just around the corner, promising with it oddles of sunshine, thoughts of holiday makers start to wander towards picture perfect colourful locations like this Italian gem in the Ligurian sea. I honestly can’t recommend Cinque Terre enough, it’s one of those … Continue Reading

  Rip off your duffle coat, unzip that onesie and lose the mittens – summer is almost here and that can only mean one thing… summer holidays! Those long evenings, basked in glorious sunshine are definitely made even better by the knowledge that you can (and probably should) be enjoying it somewhere new! With so many … Continue Reading

From the canals and waterways of Venice, the dramatic coastal towns of Cinque Terre and the rolling hills of Tuscany –  Italy is one of the most diverse European countries to visit. One of the best ways I’ve found to experience Italy is by road with the country being well connected by roads through a vast majority of diverse cities, … Continue Reading

Arriving at the very first stop on our Italian road trip ended up being much later than we’d anticipated. Between the stops everywhere for photos and general tomfoolery, we ended up arriving around 9.30pm. At this point, all I could think was “I hope Italian restaurants are open till quite late” (I kinda thought they … Continue Reading

Woohooo!!! I have finally gotten round to editing the video from our time in Cinque Terre! Looking through the clips today while editing the video reminded me of how amazing Cinque Terre is… I wanna go back as soon as possible and stay for much longer! 🙂 Without further ado, here’s our video diary from … Continue Reading