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…

Iceland in Winter – One of My First Blogs

A very special place to take my 3 adult kids. 4 nights, 3 days. Just enough time to see most things of interest. We stayed at the Hilton Nordica. It’s about a 15 minute walk into the Centre, taxis were a fortune, around £15 for an 8 minute trip. There’s a Hop on Hop off…

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.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay – Rest & Relaxation

Arriving after a 4 hour car journey in to Punta Del Este, known as the Ibiza of South America, it was evident just how different Uruguay is from Argentina, This was our middle week of the trip and a time to re group and re charge our batteries for our final week at Rio Carnival. …

Short Stay In Colonia – Uruguay

I wasn’t going to write a review on our one night stopover en route to the southern beaches of Uruguay but as we drove down the cobbled streets and across a draw bridge I knew I couldn’t miss it out. It can be done in a day or even an overnight stay but I’d definitely…

Mendoza Mazes and Madness!

For our last 3 days in Argentina we decided to go off to Mendoza for a little bit of R&R, the City of Gauchos, vineyards and scenery (my definition). We arrived after a very comfortable 2 hour flight on a plane with more leg room than premium economy seats on Virgin, we flew with Argentina’s…