The Traveller’s Table – Shop, Eat and Drink Like a Local

The Traveller’s Table – Shop, Eat and Drink Like a Local

The Traveller’s Table is a wonderful collection of recipes from some of my favourite Mediterranean cuisines – Mallorca, Corsica and Greece – each of which I have waxed lyrical about here on my blog in recent years, plus another that I would very much like to get better acquainted with, Turkey.

10 unmissable reasons to visit Lakes Bled and Bohinj

10 unmissable reasons to visit Lakes Bled and Bohinj

Before visiting Slovenia earlier this year I had no idea just how lovely a country it is. It may be small but its compactness makes it a superb place to explore with no end of stunning mountain scenery and beautiful lakes, raging rivers and pretty towns and villages...
Top 15 Things to See, Do and Eat on Santorini

Top 15 Things to See, Do and Eat on Santorini

For many years I had dreamed of going to Santorini, from what I had seen it seemed like the most photogenic island in the world. I too wanted to capture iconic ‘picture postcard’ images of Santorini, the kind that would look at home in a travel...
A memorable night glamping by Lake Bled

A memorable night glamping by Lake Bled

Glamping by Lake Bled at the foot of the Julian Alps, in cosy wooden huts, each with their own hot tub. The perfect setting for a romantic break for two and my favourite place to stay in Slovenia.

The Day I got Stuck on a Zip Line in Slovenia

The Day I got Stuck on a Zip Line in Slovenia

When an invite came to visit Slovenia, to glamp by the stunningly picturesque Lake Bled, visit castles, stay in a spa retreat, discover Slovenia’s natural beauty and its cuisine, I was over the moon, as you can imagine.

But, and it was a big but, how would I cope with the hiking, canyoning and white water rafting that was also on the itinerary. Was I fit enough? The answer to that was a resounding “No”. While I was eager to try the rafting, long hikes up mountains and throwing myself off waterfalls was really not my style. And yet how could I say no?

The Lakes, Mountains and Forests of Slovenia

The Lakes, Mountains and Forests of Slovenia

A land enshrouded in mist and legend, dragons, imps and witches. Lakes that appear in a matter of days only to disappear once again as the seasons change, dragging thwarted lovers deep into the dank bowls of the earth. Majestic mountains climbing high above the clouds. Serene lakes and fairytale castles. Rivers that hurl themselves…

Rimini Sunrise

Rimini Sunrise

Enjoying the moment – As a blogger whenever I experience something new I can sometimes get a little carried away. It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in getting that stunning photo, not just on my camera but on my phone too for Instagram and Snapchat.

A taste of Sicily

A taste of Sicily

From the sun dried tomatoes of Ispica to the chilli chocolate of Modica, I recently spent a fabulous week discovering new flavours and meeting the wonderful people behind a delicious assortment of food in Sicily.

Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca

Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca

Earlier this year I spent a wonderful weekend in Mallorca, an island that I love. My visit this time may have only been brief but it was a real treat staying at what I now consider to be the best spa hotel in Mallorca, if not the whole of Spain, Hotel BonSol. A gem of...
The romance of Rome by twilight

The romance of Rome by twilight

Walking through the streets of Rome as the sky displays an ever changing colour palette of pastel blues and pinks makes the city seem even more romantic. Having visited on my own, a couple of years ago, I’m so delighted that this time I am sharing this trip to the eternal city with Neill.

Where and What to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

Where and What to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

From the pastries in every pastelaria window to the roasted chestnuts being sold on every other street corner, I discovered a plethora of tasty treats to tempt me in my few short days in Lisbon. Here are my favourite finds, some hidden away in unexpected places, some a little more obvious. To help you find them they are all marked on this map, starting in the north of the Alfama district and the Doce Mila Pastelaria.

Going solo in Lisbon

Going solo in Lisbon

As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing a guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of blues, pinks, golds and yellows, I sat there smiling to myself, feeling a sense of freedom and excitement. I’d arrived in Lisbon that afternoon and was wondering what adventures I would have over the next few days. There is something so exhilarating about visiting a new city alone.

Book Review: The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley

Book Review: The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley

Anyone who visits the Mediterranean island of Sardinia is almost certain to fall head-over-heels for her charms, just as I did. From the stunning mountain scenery and beautiful beaches to the welcoming people and delicious cuisine, I loved it all. And...
A hike to the hidden cave village of Akrilia

A hike to the hidden cave village of Akrilia

With the bright sunshine dazzling our eyes, at first it is hard to make out the caves in the shadows of the gorge. Unless you are virtually right on top of it , the village of Akrilia is well hidden from view. Our guide, of course, knew exactly which track to follow...
Volcanoes, cave houses and the lost city of Atlantis

Volcanoes, cave houses and the lost city of Atlantis

Exploring the island of Thirassia, the little sister of Thira, better known as Santorini, is like stepping back in time. And what better way to discover the real Santorini than on foot, with a hike across the island from Manolas to the hidden village of Akrilia.

Eating, dancing and chatting with Mama Irini

Eating, dancing and chatting with Mama Irini

Walking along the seafront at Kamari on the east coast of Santorini, I hear someone singing, an older voice, soft and sweet. Dressed all in black, as is the tradition for widows, her face shaded from the sunshine by a wide-brimmed straw hat, the singer, Irini, returns...
Images of Oia, iconic Santorini

Images of Oia, iconic Santorini

Oia! No, not a shout for attention but a stunningly beautiful, white-washed village in Santorini (pronounced something like ‘here’ but without the h). It’s a place that you will have seen photographed a thousand times and it is the reason I have...
Instagramming Santorini

Instagramming Santorini

Early this morning I arrived back from a really magical week in Greece. I’ve had a superb time with my sister exploring the beautiful island of Santorini and neighbouring Therasia. Flying above the clouds to Santorini. I’ve wanted to visit for a very, very...
Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

The university town of San Cristobal de La Laguna is the cultural centre of Tenerife with many historic buildings, cobbled street and charming courtyards waiting to be discovered.

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