After a couple of nights in Maui, we decided to hop over to the Big Island of Hawai’i (which is confusingly also called the island of Hawai’i 😄). We’d decided in advance of actually arriving to do this and so we had our tickets booked weeks in advance (probably best to do it this way … Continue Reading

We arrived into Hawaii in the middle of the night. It’s been a fairly long journey too – starting in London, stopping over in Vancouver (one of my favourite Canadian cities) and carrying on to the island of Maui and so you’d think all I wanted to do was go to bed once we arrived … Continue Reading

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m absolutely obsessed with palaces and castles. There’s just something about the grandeur and the history of these places that just seems to always capture my imagination. Palaces and castles across the world have been home to notable people in history and have no shortage of amazing (and … Continue Reading

In retrospect, I probably should have planned our visit to Lynchburg and the Jack Daniel’s distillery a lot better! Apparently, you can buy tickets for tours online (something I didn’t think to do), there are specific times the tours leave (I didn’t think to check this in advance) and if you want to do certain … Continue Reading

Hunker down! This is one long post and definitely one that’s probably best grabbing yourself a cup of tea and biscuits (or a cheeky glass of wine) before jumping in. Ready? Okay – let’s go explore Knoxville together. Knoxville was the smallest of the 3 cities we planned on visiting in Tennessee and to be … Continue Reading

For all of Memphis’s musical wealth and over the top pomp (where the musicians are concerned – just check out Elvis’s house and Isaac Hayes Cadillac in this post here), Memphis was also a very key part of America’s civil right movement. Memphis was the final place Martin Luther King visited and where he got … Continue Reading

I had no idea at the time but this very day in Memphis would revolve in a lot of ways around Elvis Presley. We started off with brunch at his wife Priscilla Presley’s former hair salon (like not one that she owned but one she went to get her hair done) – quite aptly called … Continue Reading

The Basque Country is an autonomous region located in the North of Spain and Southern France and is culturally and historically different from both France and Spain. This is partly why some of the most interesting places to visit in the Basque Country are truly unlike anywhere else in Europe. Even the Basque language predates … Continue Reading

When we decided to go to Tennessee, I knew pretty much straight away that we would have to make a road trip of it. With that, rather than stick to one city the entire time – it was decided that the trip would be a 3 city break would be just the thing (which is … Continue Reading

The next morning in Nashville, we decided to skip breakfast at the hotel and head off somewhere lots of people had recommended for real Southern food. Said place was – Loveless Café and boy was I excited for it. (I’m kinda always excited for anything food related so no surprises here really). We arrived at … Continue Reading

A few months ago, we found out that British Airways was launching a new direct route from London to Nashville in Tennessee. This new information, compounded by the fact that we’d had such an amazing time on our 3 weeks road trip across America (Florida to California) with friends meant that in mere minutes of … Continue Reading

Back in Toronto after a few fantastic and very relaxed days in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we checked into the Delta Hotel, which it turns out has one of the best views in Toronto. The Delta is right next to the CN Tower and if you get the change, it’s totally worth bagging yourself access to the Executive … Continue Reading

The next morning in Niagara-on-the-Lake began with a bit of a misstep. After a long and lazy breakfast by the fire, I decided that I wanted to check out a maple syrup place just outside of town (remember how I said about my sweet tooth in this post the day before?). “Just outside of town” … Continue Reading

On our final day in Amberley, after yet another lazy breakfast, I was perfectly happy with just returning straight to London until Lloyd mentioned a place I just knew I’d have to visit. That place was Petworth House, which we’d passed on the way over to Arundel and Amberley from London and so it was … Continue Reading