The very next morning in the Scottish Highlands, after a brilliant night’s sleep at Bydand, we hurriedly scrambled for breakfast and a chance to hit the Scottish roads bright and early. At breakfast, I made what turned out to be a rookie mistake. I assumed the selection of yoghurts, cereals, fresh fruits and other snacks … Continue Reading

Cape Town is such a fun city! Understandably, on a night out in any city, no one wants to be saddled with a DSLR camera so on this night in Cape Town, following the advice of our hosts at the hotel, I left my camera at home and went out armed with just my iPhone. … Continue Reading

Honestly, I’d never been more grateful to have the heated seats in our rental car, especially as it was an early morning start to visit Crathes Castle in Scotland.  The temperatures had plummeted overnight and, hopping back into the car, I can’t tell you how nice it was to not be sitting in freezing leather seats … Continue Reading

Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands (which, despite being just off the coast of Africa are actually Spanish) is definitely one place that surprised me on our recent travels. The landscape here is diverse, absolutely stunning (as you might have seen from this post here, this one in the mountains and this one with that clear … Continue Reading

This is not a sponsored post! 🙂 This was my first trip to Budapest and I had no idea what to expect (I was flying by the seat of my pants a bit on this holiday) – so it was a very nice welcome to have a nice black Mercedes  ready to whisk me off … Continue Reading

Following a fairly short-ish ride (circa 3 hours) filled with a warning about impending hurricanes, we finally arrived at New Orleans to explore Preservation Hall, Gorge at mothers and take in all the jazz. You see, New Orleans was definitely one of the most anticipated stops on our USA road trip. However, we arrived truly … 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

Ibiza is a funny little cookie. It’s a hedonistic getaway on one end of the spectrum and a holistic holiday at the other. It attracts a crowd so diverse that it’s hard to pin-point one specific ‘type of traveller’ the island is suited to. In fact, its probably safe to say Ibiza’s best visitors are … Continue Reading

One of the many joys of a trip to Iceland is learning to (or at least trying to) pronounce Icelandic names and perhaps, one of the more fun ones to try to pronounce is the Eyjafjallajökull volcano… …but more on that later. The first time I saw the Northern Lights was by no means unplanned. The … Continue Reading

Another day, another safari. You would think the planned nature of the safari drives would mean that the whole experiences lend itself to a certain amount of predictability but au contraire. The very nature of the subjects in question – wild animals, means that no one safari day is ever the same as another. There’s … Continue Reading

After our day in Lake Como, we left our hotel in Milan in search of what would be our new home for the next week – our very own Tuscan farmhouse! Our farmhouse was located pretty much on its own (with no neighbours so to speak) about halfway between San Miniato and San Gimignano and … 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 love going to see stuff that most people don’t do. When in Singapore, most people head off to see the obvious shiny stuff – the Marina Bay Sands, shopping on Orchard Road, Day trips to Universal Studios and while there absolutely nowt wrong with those things, one experience I definitely recommend when in Singapore … Continue Reading

In retrospect, I probably should have planned our visit to Lynchburg and 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 tours … Continue Reading