Leaving the Royal tombs, we headed off in the direction of the sunshine – or at least, the sunlit parts of Petra thus far, a path that was due to take us to the Monastery, another iconic part of Petrea set high up in the mountains. For some reason, I get performance anxiety whenever I … Continue Reading

We had such grand plans for lunch in Calgary. We had recommendations from Instagram, we had locals recommend stuff to us and even did some research in advance. Leaving lunch as late as we did, however, threw all of those plans out of the window as we hot-footed it to what was one of the … Continue Reading

Our trip to Jordan was booked on something of a whim. One day we sat down over wines and talked about places we’d like to visit soon. Our friend Georgia made a short list and Jordan was one of the places on said list. The following week, we just couldn’t shake the thought of Jordan … Continue Reading

I’m such a huge fan of embracing the seasons. In summer-time, I want to spend every possible moment soaking up the sunshine outdoors. In autumn, I want to marvel at the dramatic change in nature as the leaves turn from what is almost ‘uniform green’ to all the many beautiful hues from reds to oranges. … Continue Reading

I’ll just start by answering that question with a huge spoiler alert – a roadtrip from the UK to Austria is soooooooo much fun!  It isn’t necessarily the most obvious road trip route we would have thought of (in large part because we in the UK live on an island physically disconnect from mainland Europe) … Continue Reading

On our final morning in York, I got up bright and early – super eager to check out a couple of places I knew I just couldn’t leave the city without visiting! But not before a long and leisurely (not to mention, delicious) breakfast at Gray’s Court! The first spot I wanted to visit was … Continue Reading

After that amazing lunch, well-fed and tummies bulging to show for it, we traipsed through town toward York Minster – the utterly beautiful cathedral which we had made a mission to climb this very afternoon! In retrospect, it would probably have made sense to climb it the day before as the sun was shining but … Continue Reading

The next day in York was perhaps the fastest I’ve ever gotten ready (or at least pretty close). For starters, the breakfast at the Gray’s Court hotel is something worth arriving early and leaving enough time to enjoy (didn’t take any photos today but promise to take my camera with me tomorrow so I can … Continue Reading

Several months ago, after wanting to for years, we finally got to visit Yorkshire in the North of England and boy, was it worth the wait! It was just everything I’d hoped it would be and more. My only ‘regret’ (I use that word very VERY loosely – Yorkshire was just so amazing) was that … Continue Reading

The next morning, at the Hotel Kinparo in Shin-Yatsushiro, we woke up to yet another breakfast feast… …before heading down to the onsen to make the most of it that morning. Soon enough though it was time to hit the road and we had one spot, in particular, we wanted to visit before heading over … Continue Reading

The following morning in Kyushu, we got up bright and early, greeted by the sight of the Japanese countryside as we meandered through on the Seven Stars. Even as we got ready for breakfast, we knew we’d miss this train once we eventually got off it in Fukuoka. It was just everything we’d hoped it … Continue Reading

I’ll just come out and say it – it’s not very often I write a review post. Thing is, I find them incredibly dull to read and even more so to write. There are a few exceptions to this rule and that typically is when the ‘subject’ in question defies expectations. Like biting into a … Continue Reading

I genuinely enjoy winter – there’s something so lovely about staying in and wrapping up warm when it’s so bitterly cold outside. There’s also how beautiful everything gets when it snows. Well, that is until Christmas time is over and done with and, after a few weeks of rather grey weather in London (with no … Continue Reading

The Seven Stars in Kyushu train is one of the most amazing train journeys you can have in Japan and hands-down one that we were looking forward to the most when we visited Kyushu. See, the Seven Stars is an uber-luxurious sleeper train (easily one of the best, not just in Japan but in the … Continue Reading