Saturday, 29 November 2014

Hampton Court Palace: tips when planning your visit

Head out of London for a day trip to Hampton Court Palace and you will not be disappointed.

There are year round events including the famous flower show, a funfair, festival and an ice skating rink. Check out the events page here for current details.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Food for thought: 5 mouthwatering Maltese delicacies

Malta offers so much in the way of things to do and see, it left me in awe when I visited last month (read my post Malta left me in awe) .

The best advice I can give you is to book a flight and just go there, but of course I will share more from my recent trip and recommendations in another post.

For this post, I wanted to share my thoughts on the foods to try when visiting Malta. Simply because, any visitor there needs to know what to look out for on the menu and ensure they don't miss out.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A guest post from hidden Portugal

I spent a month travelling through Portugal in 2013 and was particularly taken with Porto, and of course its famous tipple. What I didn’t realise at the time is that as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is often referred to as Oporto; as my dad shared with me following a recent visit. 

There's plenty more that I missed during my few weeks travelling through Portugal. So, today I have a guest post, from my dad, to share with you some of hidden Portugal and their rather unique shaped foodstuffs. It seems there is quite a bit of Portugal to add to my list for a return visit.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Don't hibernate because... winter is coming

Winter time in the UK, for me and many other British people, can be depressing. As the SAD time of year sets in, and the wet, grey weather becomes cold and dark, it's easy to stay indoors and hide yourself away.

Yes, winter is coming. But, what better time to get away from it and take a trip somewhere. Or, if your pocket doesn't quite stretch to that, at the very least, don't let the cold weather keep you indoors.

I'm often found outside geocaching at the weekends during the winter months, it seems more so than in the summertime. As long as you wrap up warm and are prepared to get wet it's a great way to stay active and explore.

Geocaching whatever the weather, Grand Canyon

If you plan to get away and need ideas for destinations at this time of year, here are 5 of my recommendations:

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Exploring Greenwich, where time began

Greenwich is a district of South East London, situated on the River Thames and listed as a World Heritage site.

In my opinion, Greenwich is underrated and often shadowed by other areas of London. This is surprising given the fact that this is the centre of where time began, or so to speak. Or that it is one of the most featured film locations in the World - see more here.

Visitors to Greenwich will often be found taking the hike up to the observatory and the Prime Meridian line to stand astride this brass rail set in concrete. Whether or not its significance is immediately evident to the crowds of tourists, this is a monumental point in our history. This line is where from which the World measures time and position.