Honfleur, located in the lower Normandy region of France, has finally been discovered. One of the few remaining old-style ports in Normandy, this tiny fishing village for so long remained in the shadows, but gradually the tourists hordes are becoming aware of its picturesque charm. Indeed, despite a plethora of restaurants, cafes, shops, making it… Continue reading Honfleur in bloom
How to plan the most memorable New Zealand camping & hiking trip ever! New Zealand…a place where heaven seems to be tangibly present on earth, a place where the vast wilderness is best explored one tiny step at a time! This is no secret here friends: Kiwi country is probably best explored by foot, and… Continue reading Epic Adventures in New Zealand: Camping & Hiking
If you are already fed up with the winter weather, you may be looking to get away from it all by going on holiday somewhere a long way from the cold, dark days offered in the UK. Well Jamaica could be just the place to lighten the spirits and kick back for a relaxing break.… Continue reading The magic of Jamaica
Most people, after visiting the Alpine town of Annecy in France, come away saying that Annecy is the most beautiful town in France. I visited Annecy for the first time last summer and I can see why tourists make that statement about this town that sits at the end of the lake that bears the… Continue reading Annecy – The most beautiful town in France?
Paris in summer is an amazing place to be. The city of romance is also the city of dance! Parisians love dancing and in August when the city opens the Paris Plage, it’s a city of colour and happiness. For the last 3 summers I have visited Paris for a few days and it has… Continue reading Dancing on the Paris Plage in summer
The Langdale Valley in The Lake District National Park offers some of the finest mountain scenery that Cumbria has to offer. You can reach The Langdale Valley by driving from Ambleside on the A593 towards Skelwith Bridge. Take the B5343 at the junction of the Skelwith Bridge Hotel and follow the road past beautiful Elter… Continue reading Explore the Langdale Valley – The Lake District Cumbria
One of the best things I love about living in Leeds is that the city is very close to beautiful countryside, natural beauty and wildlife. Within 20 minutes drive of Leeds you can be in the countryside and walking footpaths and trails through woodland and up hills and peaks. I have been to Thruscross Resevoir… Continue reading Thruscross Resevoir – Such natural beauty so close to Leeds!
Shopping in Milan has got to be the ultimate female shopping experience and perhaps male experience too! I’m just back from two days in Milan, one of the shopping capitals of the world. If you are looking for high-end designer purchases this is the place to be. Quadrilatero della Moda is the place to head… Continue reading Shopping heaven in Milan
Otley Chevin Forest Park is about 10 miles north-west of Leeds City Centre. Otley Chevin is a cliff that rises steeply from the Yorkshire market town of Otley in West Yorkshire. The River Wharfe can be seen in the valley and on a clear day you can see for miles. The highest point of Otley… Continue reading Otley Chevin Forest Park
The French Alps cable car that broke down this week offers amazing panoramic views of the Mont Blanc mountain range and I was there only two weeks ago. The cable cars that broke down, stranding people overnight in sub zero conditions, connect the Aiguille du Midi peak in France, at 3,842m (12,605ft), to Pointe Helbronner… Continue reading French Alps Cable Car breaks down