A trip to New Zealand would not be complete without a visit to some of the landscapes and sets of The Lord Of The Rings.
Forget travel delays and suitcases, this holiday is all about home comforts and making the most of a very strange year.
I’m afraid this is a slightly misleading blog post title. I’m not heading back to Patagonia any time soon, though of course I would love to. It’s been almost a year and a half since I headed out into the wilderness on my honeymoon, and quite a lot has changed since then. More importantly, my... Continue Reading →
Is it possible to fall in love with a place you’ve never been? Ask any traveller, and they’ll probably say yes. I don’t know if its simply a quiet time of year, in a country where autumn never really happens, or if it’s a greater feeling of apathy and restlessness, but I find myself at... Continue Reading →
“When I raise my eyes to the sky, I see earthly things as well.” - Tycho Brahe, 1588 When a city is visited by 16 million people a year, it can be difficult to enjoy your own little slice of it, uninterrupted from tour groups, bicycles and street sellers. However difficult it may seem, Florence... Continue Reading →
I'm not afraid of flying. It's not one of the experiences I enjoy the most, but it's far from pleasant. I love the hustle and bustle, and the anticipation of airport departures. I love people-watching and wondering where they're going, where they've come from and all the stories in between.But when I'm flying, I don't... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, inspiration is obvious. Other times, you have to go looking for it. In Seville during perhaps the hottest week of the year, I went looking for it. The city of Seville in Spain is one of history and contrast. The streets are filled with glorious buildings that range from gigantic, spiralling Gothic cathedrals to... Continue Reading →
“The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the hills, and in the valleys there was rain, accompanied by sleet. From the damp and boisterous state of the atmosphere, not cheered by a gleam of sunshine, one fancied the climate even worse than it really was.”... Continue Reading →
Different creative types travel differently. A photographer might need to stop at very bridge and cathedral, a performer might need to visit the opera or the theatre. If you’re a foodie blogger, then of course you need eateries. This week’s post is a little different, as this is a joint blog post written by myself... Continue Reading →