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

The next morning in Kyushu, we woke up bright and early (nothing quite like jet lag to help you get an early start on your day) to breakfast at our Ryokan in Beppu. Breakfast if a full-on affair with options to go for a full Japanese breakfast affair or the more Western option (egg, bacon…etc). … Continue Reading

Leaving El Nido, we decided to go for a “different experience” in the Philippines. Well, not so much a “different experience“, as much as a different island. In our prosecco-induced booking haze, we kinda already knew Bohol was a great place to visit in the Philippines (as well as Siargao – which is a lot … Continue Reading

The Japanese island of Kyushu is one I’d never really thought of visiting before. I just didn’t know enough about it to even consider it to begin with. This all changed after we visited Tokyo for the first time last year. Over wine, our group of friends decided to head over to Seoul (there was … Continue Reading

After our day as beekeepers in Devon (still fascinated by those little critters), we headed out the very next morning (post-breakfast) to explore even more of Devon. The whole idea of the Microgap, after all, is more than just trying out your hands on a new hobby (albeit in small bite-size travel chunks – like … Continue Reading

I can’t remember what I expected from the Philippines. To be honest, I can’t even remember exactly even why we wanted to visit El Nido in Palawan. I think it’s one of those things that just sneaks up on you and before you know it, it’s become a full-fledged travel goal. I do remember sending … Continue Reading

After our morning spent hiking up to Arco castle, the only thing I had on my mind once we hopped back into the car was food! I wanted lunch… and lots of it too! We drove over to Drena for a taste of traditional Italian food that’s pretty typical to this part of Northern Italy. … Continue Reading

After sailing from Seattle, we finally arrived at the very first stop in Alaska – Ketchikan! My excitement of finally being in Alaska knew no bounds and breakfast disappeared in a flurry as I hurried to hop into appropriate clothes and head out to explore Ketchikan. The plan for the day was pretty simple, hop … Continue Reading

Devon is one of those quintessential places in England that is a constant reminder of why it’s important to venture out of London (or other equally popular English cities) and venture out to see more. The trains are pretty good across the UK as a whole – yes, I know services can be delayed from … Continue Reading

Trentino is a part of Italy, we’ve long been fond of! It’s a part of Italy that looks and feels like nowhere else in Italy! It’s just such a special place and one we had such a great time exploring the first time we visited. Then there’s Lake Garda – home to some rather amazing … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a trip where I’ve been looking forward to it for so long, I can barely sleep! Like I really look forward to all the trips we take (travel is a bit commitment and I don’t see the point in going on trips you’re dreading or even just … Continue Reading

I’m not even going to start by explaining how obsessed with castles and palaces I am, especially Windsor Castle. Considering the last few posts on here, I kinda feel like this is a given now. Visiting a palace or castle that once upon a time had royalty living in it is one thing but getting … Continue Reading