Category Archives: Destinations

Driving from UK to Italy – tips for an epic road trip!

mini driving to italy from uk

If you’ve ever wanted to drive to Italy from the UK and wondered what the trip was like and whether it was worth the long journey then this blog post is for you. We did the journey a couple of years ago now in a really small car. Yes we could have probably flown and […]

Tips for driving the North Coast 500 in a campervan or motorhome

There’s a new and popular driving route in Scotland called the NC500, North Coast 500, which some even say is like Scotland’s Route 66.  It’s proven to be a really great destination and it’s perfect for touring with motorhomes and campers. What Scotland’s north coast does have in abundance is beautiful scenery, quiet countryside and […]

Your guide to visiting Avebury Stone Circle and village in Wiltshire

visiting avebury stone circle and village

Avebury Stone Circle is one of the most impressive bits of ancient history in England, but did you know that it’s actually the largest megalithic stone circle in the world?   Many people rate the standing stones even higher than Stonehenge, and it’s not surprising since you can get up close and personal with the […]

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

If you’re visiting Scotland and you’re looking for castles to visit nearby to Edinburgh then you’re in luck because not only are there 3 that are in the city itself there are another 3 to choose from that I have highlighted here in this guide. There are actually many more around Scotland that you could […]

5 gorgeous hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle

I recently visited Edinburgh on an anniversary celebratory trip and to make it a more first class experience I really wanted a room with a view of Edinburgh castle.  Honestly, it was the best thing we did and our room really made our Edinburgh break amazing.  If you’re also looking for hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle […]

9 amazing day trips from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland

Inverness is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland and as such is a great place to base yourself if you’re looking to explore this amazing area of the country. Here’s some of the best day trips from Inverness that you can take when you’re here – some are simple enough to get to, […]

How you can visit Robin Hood’s Tree hideout in Sherwood Forest – the Major Oak Tree

Major oak in sherwood forest where Robin Hood lived

I think we’ve all heard of Robin Hood haven’t we?  For me it was the 90s classic film that ignited a love of the tale.  I’d never considered looking for Robin Hood’s tree before though – surely it wasn’t real?  Well, in fact there is a legend that says that the huge tree that is […]