Category Archives: Destinations

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 […]

The Original Tour London – Our review of the hop on, hop off sightseeing bus

I’ve been travelling to London a lot these past couple of months and you’d think that I could manage to fit in all the sites with the amounts of times I’ve been there.  Not so!  London is really spread out so getting to all the tourist sites that might be on your list can be […]

Is the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass worth it? Our review

We visit Scotland all the time and it’s one of our most favourite places to go.  I love exploring the country and even through I grew up there there is so much still to see!   Over the years we’ve visited many castles and historic properties in Scotland and this past visit we decided to […]

Visiting Scotland in Winter – places to visit & tips

visiting scotland in winter

Depending on the type of travel you like, visiting Scotland in winter could sound like an absolute dream or a bit of a nightmare!  It’s actually our preferred time to visit though and it’s overwhelmingly our most common time to go.  Here are some tips for your winter vacation in Scotland and some ideas on […]

Best WW2 sites in London to visit

ww2 sites in London

History lovers looking for WW2 sites in London will find a wealth of museums at their disposal.  It’s probably not the sole reason people will visit London, but if you enjoy learning about WW2 you’ll find plenty there to keep you occupied.  Having a son who loves learning about World War 2 we’ve almost always […]

Things to do in Greenwich, London.

things to do in greenwich london

If you don’t want to stay in the hustle and bustle of central London but still want a great place to spend a few days in the city then I really recommend staying in Greenwich.  It’s one of my favourite places outside of the centre and as well as being pretty, safe and accessible there’s […]

A guide to ALL the UNESCO sites in the UK

There are some utterly amazing places to see in the UK but sometimes it can be so hard to decide where to go.  If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed then this list of the UNESCO sites in the UK should help to give you some ideas and inspiration especially if your interests include heritage, history […]