Europe, Travel

A visit to Conwy Castle

20th June, 2017

The last stop on our tour of Wales was Conwy Castle. Like our previous stop, Caernarfon Castle, it was built by King Edward I and is one of the best preserved castles in North Wales. The castle was constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy. An estimated £15,000 […]

Europe, Travel

Caernarfon Castle – A Medieval Fortress in North Wales

10th June, 2017

Thankfully the weather had improved the day after our visit to Penrhyn Castle so we made our way to the town of Caernarfon to visit the famed castle. Caernarfon Castle was one of a series of castles built by King Edward I after his invasion of North Wales in 1282. After defeating the Welsh princes […]

Europe, Travel

Visiting Caerphilly Castle from Cardiff

7th May, 2017

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you probably know that I love a good castle! During my recent trip to Wales I was determined to visit as many castles as possible – they have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world! The first on my list was Caerphilly […]

Europe, Travel

Our 6 day Cornwall itinerary

22nd October, 2016

To round up my series of Cornwall posts I’d thought I’d share our full 6 day itinerary. What I had planned originally was a bit different to what we ended up doing, there were a few other places that I had wanted to visit but missed out on due to weather or time constraints. I’d […]

London, Travel

Day trips from London: Waddesdon Manor

15th October, 2016

While driving back to London from Cornwall we decided to stop by Waddesdon Manor. It wasn’t exactly on our route but I’d wanted to visit for a long time so I figured it was worth taking a little detour. Waddesdon Manor is located in the village of Waddesdon, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, so it can […]

Europe, Travel

My first Airbnb experience

10th October, 2016

I guess I’m a little late to the game with Airbnb. I’ve known about it for years and have heard great things but I never got around to trying it until my trip to Cornwall a few months ago. In case you aren’t familiar with Airbnb, it is an online marketplace which lets people rent […]

Europe, Travel

Four beautiful coastal spots you should visit in Cornwall

13th August, 2016

I was blown away by Cornwall’s unique and magical coastline. With over 400 miles of coastline to explore, we were never going to be able to see everything in the limited time we had, but I wanted to share four of my favourite spots that we were able to visit during our trip. Lizard Point […]

Europe, Travel

Cornwall Road Trip: Land’s End and Minack Theatre

6th August, 2016

For the first two nights of our Cornwall trip we decided to base ourselves in Penzance so we could explore the most southerly points of Cornwall with ease. Our first stop on the trip was Land’s End, the most westerly point of England, which was only a 15 minute drive from our Airbnb accommodation. Entry […]

Europe, Travel

Delightful Dorset

26th August, 2014

Whenever a bank holiday weekend rolls around I always make sure I take a trip somewhere new. With the uncertainty of my visa situation I wasn’t able to plan this weekend very far in advance. By the time I was back in the UK, flight prices over the bank holiday weekend were ridiculously high so […]

Europe, Travel

Northern Ireland – Photo Diary

28th March, 2014

For my birthday I planned a long-weekend trip to Northern Ireland, a destination that has been on my bucket list for a long time. Unfortunately the timing wasn’t great as there had been storms across the UK leading up to the weekend, which meant our flight out of London was delayed by a couple of […]