Spend a night in the coolest place to sleep in western Scotland, a stationary train carriage! Check out our Glenfinnan Sleeping Car review.
When we were invited to visit friends in South Yorkshire, we decided to make the most of our time and add in a little staycation. We wanted something that was most of the way up, surrounded by interesting sights and somewhere we could relax for a day. After researching around Nottinghamshire, we found the perfect… Continue reading A Bed in Nottinghamshire – Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Review
When we booked a stay at Ye Olde Bell Hotel, we knew they had a spa. However, we were not prepared for just what a wonder their spa was. Come with us for a relaxing staycation in our Spa at Ye Olde Bell review. We were hosted by the Spa at Ye Olde Bell but… Continue reading Relaxation Staycation – The Spa at Ye Olde Bell Review
Booking your first safari is so exciting! Anticipation runs high as you start to imagine the animal encounters that await you, but then you have to consider the practicalities. What should you pack for a safari in South Africa? Do you really need a £1000 lens to capture the photos? Why does all that safari… Continue reading What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa
Travelling around Myanmar can be a bit of a chore. To get from A to B can be bumpy, cold (or both as in the case of the night train from Yangon to Bagan). However, an amazing exception to this is the Mandalay Bagan boat. The Irrawaddy Cruise boats have a much smoother time of… Continue reading How to Travel Bagan to Mandalay by Boat on an Irrawaddy Cruise
2020 was the year of the staycation and we wanted in on the action. After a few failed attempts to organise a weekend in Bath, we finally got to take a break there in December, staying at Julian’s Place, a StayBC property.
Getting into the spirit of the festive season was a little harder in 2020 than previous years for us. Tough times and restrictions galore meant we were struggling to find enjoyment in the twinkly lights or shopping for gifts. However, our trip to Bath in Somerset really pulled us out of the doldrums and into… Continue reading A Very Festive Afternoon Tea at The Pump Room – Bath, UK
Kaş is a little jewel on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. The town is split into two areas. Downtown Kaş is a little tourist enclave full of restaurants, bars and diving shops. At night, the atmosphere is genial and buzzy. It is great fun, but for those after a little relaxation, the best accommodation options are on… Continue reading A Bed in Kaş – Kas Peninsula Gardens Hotel Review
An hour northeast of Antalya, Turkey, is an area of outstanding beauty called the Köprülü Canyon National Park. A gorge slices the landscape and at the bottom flows a river of the most beautiful blue, the Köprüçay River. You could visit, watching the river below from the ancient Roman bridge…which is all very nice, but… Continue reading Kayaking the Köprüçay River – A Novaraft Review
Hot air ballooning is big business in Cappadocia. Since the first balloons ascended in 1989, the sunrise has always been greeted by these seriously picturesque additions. We were utterly determined to take our turn in the sky, as it is undoubtedly the most extraordinary way to see Cappadocia, and we booked to fly with Turquaz… Continue reading The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review
Castel Gandolfo is probably most famous for being the location of the Pope’s summer palace. He may not live there anymore but it still attracts crowds of tourists from afar, as well as plenty of Roman’s looking for a place to escape the city heat. Whether you are coming to look around the palace, or… Continue reading A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review
Sometimes, as a tourist, it is hard to interact with the destinations that you visit in a meaningful way. In Italy, however, you can really go back to Italy’s roots and take some real time to relax at an Agriturismo (a farm stay). From exploring the kitchen gardens, like we did, or rounding up goats… Continue reading A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova