Masseria Cervarolo,Ostuni,Puglia

This was the last night of our trip and we had booked a special place for it. Masseria Cervarolo, just 6km away from the center of Ostuni, was a place for rest and relaxation. After a week driving through Puglia, (click here for more blogs on Puglia) wandering on foot for hours every day exploring…

Lecce for lovers – well not quite!

Sold as the Florence of Puglia, I was very much looking forward to an eclectic mix of things to do here. We had booked a Hilton Garden Inn. We needed to save some money after our meal in the Grotto in Polignano a Mare – read here for that adventure – so we used our…

A Whirlwind Week In Puglia

It’s quite a regular occurrence for us to do a quick recce of an area for a week and try to fit in as much as we can. That way, if and when we want to return, we know exactly where to head for so we don’t waste any time. Puglia is somewhere we’ve wanted…

Polignano a Mare, Puglia

We waited a long time for this trip, originally organised for 2019, for one reason and also COVID, we finally got there in September 2021. We wanted, as we often do, to do a quick tour of the region, in order to familiarise ourselves with the area, so that when we return, which we most…

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

I’ve been coming and going to and from Tuscany for a few years now, since we found our cute little bolt hole in a 16th century village on top of a hill. We’ve tested a few ‘experiences’, from cooking pasta and pizza classes to wine tasting and today we experienced something a bit different. Truffle…

Seville, Sangria and Winter Sun

Before we left for this trip packing was quite an important part of it. Two destinations, 4 flights, one hand luggage only trip and the other the full monty hold luggage.  We were off to Seville for pleasure and Valencia for football . Some may think football is a pleasure and usually it is but when…

December in Dublin

Winter in Dublin: This year was a tricky one to organise for our biannual family trip with my 3 adult children when looking for another Winter destination. We’ve done Iceland, Newcastle, Tenerife, New York and Vegas, so where could we go that would suit us all and that none of us had really ‘done’. I…

Frivolity in Florence

Travel in Florence. Learn about some hidden treasures and more on a weekend in Florence.