Santorini

    If you’re sick and tired of blustery wind, grey skies, and rain coming down in biblical proportions, you’re probably living in the wrong country. Only kidding. But seriously, you are probably ready for a holiday or a break in the sun. If you’re looking for a holiday destination but aren’t sure where to ...
Plagne, France

    Ah, France, the country of lurve. France is, without question, one of the most beautiful, romantic, welcoming, and exciting countries in the world. Not only are the surroundings diverse and the cuisine exquisite, but France also happens to be one of the most Instagrammable places on the planet. Come on, admit it, whenever ...
skiing in Livigno

  When we think of Italy, we think of lemon groves bathing in hot sunshine, warm sandy beaches, clear blue skies, azure seas, and some of the world’s most Instagrammed monuments. What we don’t tend to think of however, is snow and skiing. Shocking as it may be to some of you, though, Italy is ...
Chill Factore

  Here in the UK it’s cold. It’s cold during the autumn and winter, the spring is often chilly, and even our summers can get slightly nippy. To make matters even more frustrating, as cold as it gets, it’s rare that we get any real persistent snow during the winters. Sure, we get the occasional ...
Barcelona sunset

  If you’re itching to get away on holiday this year, Spain will no doubt be on many of your radars. Spain is a hugely popular holiday destination for holidaymakers from all over Europe, and indeed, the world. Whereas the country is commonly associated with holidays in the sun, you may be interested to hear ...
Madrid in winter

Snow in Madrid     Have you got the New Year blues yet? Of course you have! It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s grey, everybody’s poor and is complaining about their weight and their bank balances, and summer seems like a lifetime away. Apologies, we aren’t trying to put you in an even worse mood, we’re ...
Skiing in France

France is a country famous for many things. It is a country of romance and culture, and it is a country which features some of the finest cuisine in existence. From the metropolitan city of Paris, to the vineyards of Bordeaux, France seemingly has it all. One thing that people often overlook when it comes ...
Skiing in Spain

  If you’re looking for a winter holiday idea, skiing is certainly up there with some of the most popular possibilities. Skiing is an extremely enjoyable activity enjoyed during the winter, once the cold weather has set in. In order to ski, you need snow. When you think of snow and skiing, resorts located in ...
27 the gang

“How much longer?” I asked, dreading the answer. “Five more kilometres”, came the discouraging reply. Suppressing a groan, I shifted my position on the bike for the umpteenth time and tried in vain to push harder on the pedals. Five kilometres when you are pedalling on a flat surface is, even for an amateur cyclist …

St Michel from below

  The black and white snapshot above is perhaps the best way to represent the timeless and unique island of Mont Saint-Michel. Few places stunned me as this one: Carcassonne, The Great Wall and the terraced rice paddies of China. And that is not said lightly. If you ever find yourself in this part of ...