I am one of those people that never learned to ski growing up. In fact, I didn’t really start skiing until around six years ago. That being said, skiing is now one of my favourite winter trips to go on… and, surprisingly (or perhaps not), not just because of the skiing itself. As they say, … 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 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

Waking up in our cosy safari lodge, at The Gathering, was just lovely. There’s something so exciting about staying somewhere totally unique and completely different from normal day-to-day life. Especially after a long day exploring the Peak District. After all, that’s what makes a microgap so much fun…trying out totally new and exciting experiences. Now, … Continue Reading

I slept like a log after our amazing day, yesterday, exploring the Peak District (which, you can read here). As my alarm went off, I caught the faintest smell of breakfast being prepared in the dining room downstairs. Within a matter of minutes, I plonked myself right at the table awaiting my food. I’m not … 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

Ever since I was little, I’d always loved heading to the properly beautiful rural spots that are dotted around England. It’s always been such an adventure to me. Over the years, as I’ve grown ‘longer in the tooth’, I’ve been able to visit so many more of these stunning spots in England… but one was … 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