3 of the best short hikes in the Gower Peninsula

2020 is Year of the Outdoors in Wales and few places can rival the outstanding natural beauty of the Gower Peninsula. This 19-mile stretch of coastline, just a short drive from Swansea, is home to some of the most spectacular, unspoilt beaches and coastal hikes in the U.K. I… View Post

Spring in Tyntesfield: A must-do day trip from Bristol

Tyntesfield has been on my Bristol bucket list for as long as I can remember, so with Spring in full bloom, it seemed like the perfect time to finally make a visit to this beautiful National Trust site in North Somerset. Located just 7 miles outside of Bristol, Tyntesfield… View Post

Bibury: the prettiest village in the Cotswolds

We’re in the midst of a rare phenomenon in England right now… it’s summer – and it’s sunny. I know, I know, it’s July – it’s meant to be hot. But trust me, having lived through 30 summers on this little island, I can confirm that a British heatwave… View Post

Cycling The Camel Trail in Cornwall

In case you didn’t get the memo, there’s a “staycation boom” going on in the UK right now. That’s right, apparently more people than ever are holidaying in good old Blighty… and there’s a lot to be said for ditching the airport crowds and getting out to explore your… View Post

5 reasons to visit Oxford this summer

As a self-proclaimed part-time traveller, I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to venture far to discover new and exciting places. So I’m rather ashamed to tell you that, despite growing up within 50 miles of one of England’s most historic and frequently visited cities, it took me until last… View Post