Australia Discovery – my itinerary

For anyone planning a trip to Australia I thought you may be interested in hearing about our 2016 trip. We definitely covered a lot with plenty of variety, cities, wildlife, scenery and beaches. Sydney Like…

The Lake District – a favourite destination, closer to home (Part 2)

The Lake District is fairly compact so wherever you base yourself providing you have a car you can easily get to most places very easily. On our recent visit we stayed near Coniston but also…

Sightseeing in LA: Santa Monica and Venice

On my day off in LA I was determined to go to the beach. Malibu was a bit too far without a car, so I opted for Venice Beach and Santa Monica which were both…

Viareggio – Tuscany by the sea!

Tuscany is┬ásynonymous with beautiful old towns, hilltop villages, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. It’s not somewhere that you usually associate with a seaside break! Where is Viareggio? When friends suggested a short break in Viareggio,…

A day in Budapest – what to see and do in 24 hours

Here’s a question for you. Can you do Budapest justice in just over one day? 29 hours to be precise. We were about to find out! We’d booked a flight from Dubai back to the…