Europe, Travel

Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Zadar

14th October, 2018

I spent a few days in Zadar during the summer. While I was there I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tick off a bucket list item – a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is possible to get to Plitvice Lakes from Zadar via public transport, but to save myself the trouble of figuring […]

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Hiking to Ojstrica for the best views of Lake Bled

22nd July, 2018

Our Airbnb hosts in Bled gave us some great recommendations on things to do during our stay, but a sunrise hike to Ojstrica was firmly my favourite. I’m not normally one to be out of bed before the sun but the 4am wake up call was worthwhile for a few reasons. Obviously the view in […]

Europe, Travel

A visit to Dover Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels

17th June, 2018

We had some unseasonably warm weather over the early May bank holiday weekend so we booked a last minute trip to Kent to visit Dover Castle. It had been on my English Heritage wishlist and I was keen to finally visit after a previous attempt had been thwarted by bad weather. We stayed overnight in […]

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Exploring Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

12th May, 2018

Our first stop on the Isle of Wight was Carisbrooke Castle, located near the island’s capital, Newport. This castle has a rich history, having been an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king’s prison and a royal summer residence. Upon arrival, the first thing we did was walk around the castle on the battlements. From here you […]

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Osborne House – the family home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

28th April, 2018

After binge-watching ITV’s Victoria series over the Christmas break, I was captivated by the story of Queen Victoria and Price Albert. Through being an English Heritage member I’d heard of their family home on the Isle of Wight, Osborne House, but after learning more about the royal couple I was even more eager to visit. […]

Europe, London, Travel

Visiting Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill

7th April, 2018

After recently watching the film Darkest Hour, and being enthralled by Netflix’s The Crown, I was inspired to pay a visit to Chartwell. This country house near Westerham in Kent was the home of Winston Churchill for over forty years. Winston and his wife Clementine had wanted a country house for years but they struggled […]

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Review: Art Boutique Hotel Monopol, St. Moritz

19th March, 2018

When choosing our accommodation in St Moritz we had a firm idea of what we were looking for. We wanted to be within short walking distance of the ski lifts, somewhere with excellent amenities but not prohibitively expensive. Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ticked all those boxes for us. Check in Upon arrival at St Moritz […]

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A guide to skiing in St Moritz, Switzerland

10th March, 2018

I’ve recently returned from a week long ski holiday in St Moritz, Switzerland. It was my second time staying at this resort, although my first visit was pre-blog so I never wrote a post about it. I’ve got to know St Moritz fairly well now so here’s my guide to skiing at this resort… About […]

Europe, London, Travel

Highlights from the Capital Ring Walk: Sections 13-15

28th January, 2018

One of my goals for 2018 is to complete the Capital Ring Walk, a 78 mile circular walking route around London. The walk is broken up into 15 sections, each being between 4-8 miles long. You can start at any point along the route, I started with the last sections first since I live in […]