Floral heaven

Madeira is known as a floral heaven due to its unique mild climate and you can’t move for a riotous bounty of colour and fragrance. The national flower of Madeira is the exotic and gorgeous ‘Bird of Paradise’, also called the Crane Flower and Strelitzia. The island is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream andContinue reading “Floral heaven”

Lost gardens of Heligan

As a keen gardener I have wanted to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan for several years now and back in 2021 we finally made it! The gardens have a long and distinguished history with a manor house first being built on the site in the 1200s and acres of formal gardens being laid outContinue reading “Lost gardens of Heligan”

Mouthfuls and endless sands

It’s not often that a place name is in itself a tourist attraction, but this one is an exception to the rule! The tongue twisting town of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch is a regular photo stop for people in Anglesey! The long form of the name, with 58 characters split into 18 syllables, is the longest place nameContinue reading “Mouthfuls and endless sands”

Melissani Cave

One of our favourite things when in sunnier climes is to enjoy the stunning array of different coloured water! Whether it’s turquoise blue, crystal clear or emerald green. Kefalonia is no exception with an abundance of amazing natural caves, coastlines and water courses to explore. One of the most stunning is the Melissani Cave –Continue reading “Melissani Cave”

Central Park

When you think of New York, one of the most well known places is Central Park. Appearing in countless films, TV shows and music videos, it’s the quintessential icon of New Yorker’s leisure time. Central Park is the fifth-largest park in New York City, covering 843 acres and was established in 1857. It has nearly 50Continue reading “Central Park”

Captivating Capriccioli

We’re heading to the last of the stunning Costa S’meralda beaches now – the lovely Capriccioli. It’s a small beach with a length of 200 meters is surrounded by an abundance of lush Mediterranean brush, with olive and pine trees. The beach is divided into two parts by enormous granite rocks and is a gorgeous stretchContinue reading “Captivating Capriccioli”

Spiaggia del Principe

Next on our coastal trip around the Costa S’meralda is the gorgeous little sandy spot of Spiaggia del Principe. Spiaggia del Principe, also known as Portu Li Coggi, is one of the best beaches of Costa Smeralda. The Prince’s Beach is aptly named as it was the favourite beach of Karim Aga Khan IV, theContinue reading “Spiaggia del Principe”