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

South Africa is a nation that’s defined by sheer natural beauty and so it probably comes as no surprise that some of the best way to full take in all of that is by setting out on foot! Indeed, some of the best hikes in South Africa are guaranteed to take you to some of … Continue Reading

I’d always been mildly intrigued about doing a Via Ferrata in Italy. I’d seen incredible photos and videos on the internet of people doing them and lazily wondered what it would be like to do one. Thet mild intrigue soon turned into trepidation once we booked ourselves onto an actual Via Ferrata in Garda Trentino … Continue Reading

Leaving Ketchikan, I remember (rather eagerly) looking forward to our very next port stop on our Celebrity Cruise through Alaska. The next stop was in Juneau after all and hopefully, this would finally be the chance for us to get to see some whales. At this point, I didn’t even care what sort of whale … Continue Reading

When you find yourself in Lake Garda, more specifically, in the Trentino region of Lake Garda, a hike to Ponale is one thing you have to do! Or at least, so we were told. 😀 As someone who would rather spend my time in Italy eating pasta than hiking, I grudgingly decided to go on … Continue Reading

Fancy having a look around the ICEHOTEL? Chance are if you’re already on here, you do so let me show you around! 😉😁 On our second day at the ICEHOTEL (after our epic dinner at the Chef’s table the night before), we finally got to check out the rooms at the ICEHOTEL. At this point, … Continue Reading

As it turns out, spending the morning exploring the gorgeous Ludwigsburg Palace works up quite the appetite (which totally took me by surprise as one minute, I was perfectly fine and the next, those hunger pangs hit with a surprising ferociousness). With that, we headed over to the gallery in the Schlossplatz (*though clearly, not … Continue Reading

A German Christmas market is something of a festive staple with us and suffice to say, it was only a matter of time before we headed over to the city of Stuttgart (in Germany, for the uninitiated) for some much-needed gluhwein, as much bratwurst as we could handle and many-a-caramelised erdnuss. I’ve been trying to … Continue Reading

If there’s one place you have to visit, not just at Christmas time but in winter, full stop (and as it turns out – now all year round), it’s Lapland! It’s the home of Santa, polar nights and more snow that we would ever know what to do with in London. Lloyd and I had … Continue Reading

Walking through the Valley of the rocks really does help you work up quite the appetite and so with that, we headed over to the pretty little village of Dunster for dinner at Reeves. The original plan had been just to find a place to park and hot-foot it to the restaurant but once we … Continue Reading

There’s absolutely no shortage of stunning places to visit in Ireland – a fact which has seen these beautiful Emerald Isle climb increasingly atop many a traveller’s list! Yes, it might rain a lot in Ireland but it’s no coincidence then that some of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland are also some … Continue Reading