Sunset to Sunrise over Makasutu Forest

As I lie in bed I can feel a gentle movement in the decking beneath me or is it my imagination. I listen to the creeks and groans of the Continue Reading →

The magic of Brussels at Christmas, Part 1

Decadent Wittamer hot chocolate and the beauty of Brussels’ Grand Place… I’ve recently returned from a wonderful weekend exploring Brussels in all her Christmas finery. For many years now I’ve Continue Reading →

Spain – The stylish Hotel Illa d’Or on Mallorca, the island of gold

Golden olive oils, stone cottages in honey hues, mellow yellow wines from autumn vineyards bathed in a golden light – Mallorca well suits its name of ‘La Isla de Oro’, Continue Reading →

Italy – The exquisite Ravenna mosaics

While I had heard of the Ravenna mosaics, I had no idea just what an amazing experience visiting them would be. They are among the most beautiful things I have Continue Reading →

Italy – The deliciously stinky cheeses of Rimini

Rimini, on the coast of Emilia Romagna in Italy, is best known for its beaches and nightlife but it is all too often overlooked that the region is an area Continue Reading →

France – Roubaix and the art of reinvention

If ever a town has mastered the art of reinvention it has to Roubaix on the outskirts of Lille in northern France. Where else can you dine at a garage Continue Reading →

The Canary Islands – Stunning scenery and the best weather in the world

If you could visit one of the seven islands that make up the Canaries which would you choose? It’s an important question as the islands’ tourist board are currently running Continue Reading →

The first ever bloggers’ press trip to The Gambia #BlogGambia

In less than two weeks I’ll be returning to The Gambia in West Africa. I’m very excited about this particular visit as this time, I’m taking 6 fantastic travel bloggers Continue Reading →

Rue Montorgueil, Paris – a food lover’s delight!

On a chilly Sunday morning in Paris a couple of weeks ago, Neill and I met up with the charming ‘Chef du Cuisine’, Habiybah from Avenue Story, for a complimentary Continue Reading →