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Minack Theatre, Cornwall – your guide to visiting

Guide to visiting Minack Theatre

Cornwall is full of amazing, intriguing and unique places to visit.  Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start!  The Minack Theatre in Cornwall has long been on my bucket list of things to do and we happened upon a perfect day to visit.  An open air theatre like this one requires a nice day […]

10 quirky towns on Route 66 you shouldn’t miss!

shamrock on route 66

The Mother Road has everything: national parks, big cities and even ghost towns.  But what I love most about travelling the road is the quirky towns on Route 66 that might only have one motel and diner but have so much charm!  I’ve gathered up 10 towns that you definitely shouldn’t miss when driving Route […]

The 5 best castles near London to visit

bodiam castle england

Anyone visiting the UK can be easily blown away and even overwhelmed by the enormous amount of history on offer whether that’s ancient stones, Roman ruins, medieval castles or Victorian architecture.  Yes, we do have a lot!  For anyone who is based near London and wants to visit a nice traditional English castle – where […]

Visiting the beaches of Normandy: D-Day landings and WW2 sites – your ultimate guide

normandy utah beach tank

Visiting the beaches of Normandy, with its wealth of D-Day and world war 2 sites, was on our bucket list of things to do while in France and it’s one of those places that are well worth the visit.  They can be accessed easily from either the UK or other parts of France (and as […]

Visiting Colditz Castle – your complete guide

Visiting colditz castle, Saxony Germany

The town of Colditz lies in East Germany and as such it’s not really on the tourist trail and definitely counts as an off the beaten track destination.  There is something quite interesting about the castle here though so if you’re planning on visiting Colditz Castle, which dominates the view over the town, then read […]

Ultimate Route 66 planner – all your road trip questions answered!

route 66 planner - guide to planning the best route 66 road trip

I’m a bit of a planning freak I’ll admit it – I love the planning of our road trips almost as much as doing them!  When we were looking to do the trip a few years back I really struggled to find a good Route 66 planner with all the information that I needed in […]

Visiting Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood’s hideout – the Major Oak Tree

Major oak in sherwood forest where Robin Hood lived

I’ve been on a mission lately to get out and rediscover some of our more local sites.  It always surprises me that Sherwood Forest is so close by to us because we hardly ever visit.  However, armed with our new dog Annie, we decided it was a perfect dog friendly location to visit!  Here’s our […]