GERMAN CASTLES

To visit a German castle, is to step into a fairy tale setting, where castles sit atop high mountain peaks, their towers and turrets reaching to the sky. Germany is famous for its castles, with their pasts filled with knights, dukes and territorial defences. The castles, which boast a rich history, have been restored to […]

A TASTE OF CROATIA – SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia to the west, Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south; the country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.Croatia has an unusual shape (similar to a croissant!) that is unlike any other […]

A TASTE OF BRUGES-BELGIUM

With beautiful squares surrounded by gingerbread houses and cobbled alleys running alongside pretty canals, Bruges is a city adored by lovebirds. They flock to the Belgian town for its picturesque parks, old world hotels and sentimental legends. The Minnemeer (Lake of Love), for instance, was named for the romance between Mina and her warrior sweetheart, […]

A TASTE OF THE LOIRE VALLEY – FRANCE

If it’s French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations, no matter how great. Poised on the crucial frontier between northern and southern France, and just a short train or autoroute ride from Paris, the region was once of immense strategic importance. Kings, queens, dukes and nobles came here […]

A TASTE OF DUBLIN, IRELAND

Welcome to Dublin, a city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as an Irish pub. Framed by mountains, centred on a river and edged by a beautiful bay, the city’s streets and alleys are filled with vibrant art and historic buildings, hip cafés and traditional “old man” pubs, as Dubliners call them. […]

A TASTE OF ABERYSTWYTH, Wales

This week’s travel post takes us to the lovely and idyllic town of Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is an unusual town in many ways. It was created as a garrison town by an English king to control the native population, but was little more than a small market and fishing village, until English visitors began to come […]

A TASTE OF DORSET, DORCHESTER

This week’s travel post takes us to the lovely and idyllic Dorset. The county of Dorset is found in Southern England bordering the four counties of Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Hampshire. It’s known for the Jurassic Coast, a long stretch on the English Channel where the cliffs contain many fossils, and rock formations show millions […]

A TASTE OF CORNWALL

Cornwall is a peninsular to the extreme southwest of England. The county has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and it is one of the sunniest areas in the UK. With picturesque villages, Celtic ruins, light blue waters, gardens and parks with unique architecture, it certainly is among the most scenic areas of […]

A TASTE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT, CUMBRIA

This week’s travel journey takes us to the stunning National Park of the Lake District. The Lake District is located in the North West of England in the county of Cumbria. At 2,292 square kilometres the Lake District National Park is one of the largest of 12 National Parks located in the UK. It is […]

A TASTE OF YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE

This week’s travel journey takes us to the lovely the city of York. Like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts of The Shambles makes it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets. A place of extraordinary cultural wealth, visit York and you’ll discover a beautifully preserved […]