• Montenegro for adventure-lovers: A weekend in Durmitor National Park

    Montenegro may be famous for its charming old towns and romantic bays of the south, but up in the mountainous north a whole world of adventure and epic scenery awaits. Durmitor National Park is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with towering peaks and dramatic canyons, not to mention… View Post

    Sintra: A fairytale day trip from Lisbon

    If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into a real-life fairytale, then you need to add Sintra to your bucket list immediately. This magical hilltop town and UNESCO world heritage site in Portugal is shrouded by enchanting forests and dotted with colourful palaces that look like they’ve been plucked straight out… View Post

    The best beaches on the Gower Peninsula

    2020 is the year for discovering local adventures and, luckily for us, the U.K. has an abundance of stunning coastline to explore. When it comes to beautiful beaches, the Gower Peninsula in South Wales gives even the most exotic, far-flung destinations a run for their money. Picture-perfect sandy bays,… View Post

    Hiking the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Porlock

    When you think of epic hikes, it’s easy to conjure up images of America’s great Appalachian Trail or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But just 60 miles west of Bristol, you’ll find the starting point for one of the most spectacular and adventurous long-distance hiking routes in the… View Post

    The best things to do in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

    When it comes to Peru’s archaeological wonders, Machu Picchu has a tendency to hog the limelight. And fair play – she’s a beauty. But Machu Picchu is just one must-see attraction within Peru’s spectacular Sacred Valley; a magical pick ‘n’ mix of ancient Incan ruins and traditional Andean villages,… View Post

    River walks and Roman ruins: A day trip over the bridge to Wales

    My love affair with Wales began several years back, when I hopped in a car from Bristol and was transported to the magical waterfalls and mountains of the Brecon Beacons for the very first time. Since then, each unique corner of Wales has blown me away, from the towering… View Post

    Perast: A picture-perfect day trip from Kotor

    The Bay of Kotor is sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages but Perast might just steal the prize for “best in show”. This picture-perfect old town, just a 15 minute drive from Kotor, combines mountains, sea, and historic charm, making this a must-stop destination on any visit to Montenegro.… View Post

    How to travel the world from your sofa during lockdown

    The term “writer’s block” has taken on a whole new meaning for me this last fortnight. Let’s face it, there are no words to sum up what is going on in the world right now. It’s scary, relentless, and heartbreaking, and the strangeness of this world we suddenly find… View Post