The next morning at the Hix Townhouse, I woke to the sound of faint knocking at the door – breakfast had arrived! Breakfast came in a picnic box with freshly baked muffins, cheese pastries, fresh juice, yoghurts (one of which was salted caramel and I’m down for anything and everything salted caramel) and muesli. After … Continue Reading

The Jurassic Coast of England is a part of the country I’d wanted to visit for the longest time. In large part, this is due to amazing natural sights like Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to find myself some dinosaur bone while I there! … Continue Reading

Look, it’s probably pretty obvious by now that I gorge on anything sweet! Drip, dip or roll it in sugar and I swear it’ll be gone without you even batting an eyelid! 🤣 I like to say it’s because I just want to ‘taste the world’ or something fluffy like that the harsh reality is that … Continue Reading

New York State is pretty special, with so much diversity, gorgeous landscapes and amazing hikes that are so much fun to explore. There’s a whole heap of the best things to do in New York State but it’s sometimes so easy to forget when you’ve got the bright lights of New York City. Now, let … Continue Reading

Remember how I said there’d been a mistake in our hotel booking in Odemira? Well, this eventually got sorted out and we swapped to the rooms booked in our original booking. The 2 bed apartment we had at the Enigma – Nature and Water Hotel was pretty sweet as it was but these new rooms … Continue Reading

Breakfast the next morning in Odemira consisted of many-a-sweet treat eaten lazily while watching the weather decide what it wanted to do. The forecast that week has been for rain (which is not a bad thing judging from how beautiful this sets off the coast line here) but by the time we were done with … Continue Reading

California is one heck of a diverse state and a place you can go to and have totally different experiences at any time of the year. Now, one of the things that always comes to mind when I think of visiting California is its natural beauty. Yes, you’ve got some incredible cities like San Francisco … Continue Reading

The next morning, not so bright and early, we hopped into our car (after another decadent breakfast at the Four Seasons), said farewell to Lisbon and headed off in search of more of more of what Portugal had to offer. Our base for the next few days was one I’d honestly never really thought about … Continue Reading

France is one of those amazing countries that’s so diverse and vast that you could literally spend months exploring and still not even touch the surface of stunning places to visit in France. And that’s not even starting with all the vino, brie (Yum 😋) and the stunning chateaux that are dotted across the country. Now, … Continue Reading

A return to Lisbon was something that was always on the cards. It’s just one of those cities that is so easy to fall in love with, fall in step with and quite frankly, feel at home in. (I long since added it to the list of cities I’d happily move to). And so, with … Continue Reading

Nepal is a beautiful country and one that’s just so incredible. I’m going to try not to waffle too much, or to sound too cheesy but Nepal is one of those countries that really is awe-inspiring and totally diverse. I mean, before my visit, I only thought the best places to visit in Nepal would … Continue Reading

Yes, we all know about the gorgeous cities in France! There’s a whole heap of cities such as; Paris (with all its secret spots), Bordeaux (with its historic centre) and Nimes (With its southern French charm) that always catch my eye – but France is so much more than just its cities. The whole landscape is … Continue Reading

* Okay, fine – we were actually in Bordeaux for more than 24 hours but this is over the last 24 hours we had in Bordeaux before heading for the airport so that title still counts. 😁😄 After that delicious lunch, we decided to spend the rest of the evening exploring the pretty streets of … Continue Reading

Perched in the south-east of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a city that’s amazing to explore and one spot you shouldn’t miss whilst in the state. It’s a city that in so many ways feels much less undiscovered than places like Miami… but one place that you definitely shouldn’t ignore. I mean, there are so many … Continue Reading