The fact that we were going on a trip wasn’t a surprise at all. We’d had it booked and locked in with srprs.me. The real surprise was where we would be going on the trip. Now after a series of wintry trips, I was in the mood for some sunshine. I also wanted somewhere with … Continue Reading

New Year, new rickshaw adventures! 😁 This video is some serious farm-to-table video. We’ve literally done, filmed and edited everything in this video within the last 24 hours. Who knows, I may yet master the art of this whole daily vlogging thing. As you probably already guessed from the title, we have indeed returned to … Continue Reading

Italy is such a beautiful country to explore, from its gorgeous lakes in the north historic towns and cities and spots like Cinque Terre. Honestly, you’ll be spoilt for choice when exploring all the beautiful places in Italy to visit.  For me, Italy really is one of Europe’s most amazing countries to explore. It’s somewhere that … Continue Reading

Italy is one incredible country to visit and I’m not going to tell any porky pies by saying otherwise. Italy is one of Europe’s most diverse countries, with completely different landscapes, culture and weather. No trip to Italy is complete without devouring your whole weight in delicious grub; especially when it’s so tasty. I swear, … Continue Reading

Rome is an incredible city to visit and with so many amazing things to do, you’ll be spoilt for choice once you arrive. That being said, if you’re wanting to save a few pennies, there’s a ton of the best free things to do in Rome across the whole city.  Whether you’re intending to look … Continue Reading

Well, this one has been a long time coming… 🙂 We’ve finally gotten round to editing the full video from our Italian road trip. (I’d already done one here with a quick rundown of the places we’ve visited) but never the full video. Well, if you’re into Italy or just fancy a little jaunt across the … Continue Reading

After spending a beautiful albeit cloudy day in Florence, the sun decided to finally pop its head out! With this in mind, I decided it make perfect sense to head over to one of the most colourful places in Italy; Cinque Terre. We parked the car off and hopped on the train to what was … Continue Reading

A stay in Tuscany would be incomplete without a visit to my favourite Italian city – Florence and so, despite the grey clouds and rain earlier in the day, we jumped into the car, leaving our Tuscan farmhouse behind and made our way slowly to Florence. I’ve been to Florence so many times in the … Continue Reading

Rome is just one of those cities that’s bound to impress you. It’s the kinda city you visit and don’t really realise how much there is to see and do in Rome before you arrive. There are literally hundreds of the top places to visit in Rome that you’ll almost be spoilt for choice.  Honestly, … Continue Reading

Florence is one of the most beautiful Italian cities to visit and one amazing place to spend a long weekend away. That being said, the cost of a trip to Florence (as with any city) can mount up. Thankfully, there’s a huge amount of the best free places to visit in Florence during your trip. … Continue Reading

On the way back home from Pisa, we decided to stop at the nearby hilltop town of San Miniato, a beautiful place recommended by our friend Gabriele (he’s from Sicily in Italy) when we went around Italy last year. Last time we visited, we spent a very short amount of time here but this time, … Continue Reading

All that walking around San Gimignano works up an appetitite that even the finest of wines is unable to satisfy. As a result, we pretty much spent the entire drive back from San Gimignano looking out for a decent Italian restaurant. If there’s anything I learnt from our Italian rickshaw adventure, it was definitely the … Continue Reading

Last time we were in Italy on a road trip (in a rickshaw), one place I’d really wanted to visit was San Gimignano. I had lots of people recommend it on Instagram and Facebook yet for some reason or the other, we never quite made it to San Gimignano. Well this time, we had lots … 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