Drizzley Derbyshire

Much as we enjoy travelling to exotic,warm and far flung destinations, we don’t have the time or money to always be heading abroad. But lucky for us we have the delights of Derbyshire and the Peak District on our doorstep. So last weekend we headed out to explore some of the sights within a stonesContinue reading “Drizzley Derbyshire”

Another slide show for your delight!

In celebration of going back to Italy this year I’ve just added another Tripwow slide show covering the three Italian trips I’ve taken over the past five years. There’s Rome, Venice and last year’s multi city extravaganza! TripWow is pretty cool, it’s really easy to use, you just select photos off your Facebook albums, add yourContinue reading “Another slide show for your delight!”

Packing lightly – getting one over on airlines

“Ryanair: Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage.” While Ryanair’s baggage restrictions raises several questions, not least of whichContinue reading “Packing lightly – getting one over on airlines”

A small rant against travel snobbery

On a random tangent I recently read another travel blog that listed the heinous crimes of the “tourons” (AKA travel morons as the blogger rather dismissively termed them) This listed such horrors as 1) consulting a guide book and not deviating from it, 2) not eating the local / authentic food and 3) Having a “hitContinue reading “A small rant against travel snobbery”

On a non travel related post . . . hello readers!

As  I ramble on about this and that, I do stop to wonder who, if anyone, actually reads this thing. As it is mainly a trawl through my own holidays it is probably a bit of a self centred, egocentric thing to do, but I do seem to have a few people across the globe whoContinue reading “On a non travel related post . . . hello readers!”

Floods devastate Cinque Terre

Just two months after we visited the region terrible flash flooding has hit the Cinque Terre in Northern Italy. Vernazza and Monterosso were two of the worst hit villages with flood water decimating the tiny villages. “Everything is missing here — supplies, water, electricity,” said Angelo Betta, mayor of the town of Monterosso in the scenicContinue reading “Floods devastate Cinque Terre”

Heading down South for our anniversary

So in recent years our anniversary has been held in various venues ranging from Blackpool (1 year), Northern Ireland (2 year) Monaco (3 year) and Barcelona (4 year). This year we decided to venture to the South Coast, Newquay to be precise. Off we headed on Friday, straight into diversions and roadworks around Birmingham, finallyContinue reading “Heading down South for our anniversary”