7 historical sites in Paris you must see

No visit to Paris is complete without checking off at least a couple of historical sites.  Some you might not think too much about since it’s just quintessentially Parisian but hopefully this blog post will help you make the most of your time and perhaps even impress your fellow travellers with a nugget or two […]

Visiting Bury St Edmunds Abbey – 1000 years of history

If a trip to Bury St Edmunds is on your radar then you’ll want to be visiting the Abbey as well.  The ruins have an immense history and they celebrate 1000 years from the founding of the abbey which is quite incredible.  Read on to find out more, why it’s so important and what you […]

Things to do in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Nestled in Suffolk, England, Bury St Edmunds could just be another small English town.  It’s fairly small and you can wander around easily on foot and there’s actually loads to do there too!  In this post I’m going to be looking at things to do in Bury St Edmunds and hopefully convince you to take […]

Guide to visiting Culloden Moor and Battlefield near Inverness, Scotland

Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term Jacobites – it was mentioned a lot!  But I didn’t really know a lot about the history there and on our travels around Scotland decided that I really needed to learn a little bit more […]

Visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris – what you need to know

Rising above the Paris landscape, the Eiffel Tower is a landmark that makes you feel like you really arrived.  Is there anything that just screams Parisian more than this giant iron structure?  If you’re visiting France’s capital city it’s more than likely on your list of things to see so let’s look at what you […]

Useful guide to visiting the Kinderdijk Windmills in the Netherlands

It was my third trip to the Netherlands and I was so determined to see windmills this time.  It was beginning to feel like perhaps windmills were just there for tourists in the touristy areas and maybe not part of real life for the Dutch.  As it happened, I saw many windmills on my 3rd […]

D-Day beaches self drive tour: a 3 day itinerary in Normandy, France

If you’re looking to explore the Normandy world war 2 sites then a D-Day beaches self drive tour is a perfect way to see the area.  It’s a fairly compact area with plenty to see and do whether you’re a complete history addict or just want to pay respects to the troops who lost their […]