Category Archives: Destinations

The 10 best castles in Germany to visit: history and beauty

German castles are something else and are often just like something out of a fairytale, not surprising since many fairytales originated in these areas.  They are picturesque but more than that they are full of amazing history.  Some look older than others but are actually quite new and some are really old yet are famous […]

A helpful guide to visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

palace of holyroodhouse edinburgh

If you’re at all a fan of the British Royal family, royal history in the UK, Mary, Queen of Scots, or all 3 of them, then a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a must. The palace is one of the official residences of the Queen when she’s visiting Scotland and is often called […]

5 romantic Northumberland castles to visit

One of my favourite areas to visit in the UK is the Northumberland coast.  There are many reasons for this, it’s a beautiful area, it’s relatively quiet even in the peak holiday season but most of all I just love the history of the area.  There are so many places to visit but these Northumberland […]

Budget accommodation in UK – cheap options for your England or Scotland vacation

bed in a budget hotel in UK

If you’re coming to the UK on vacation or planning to tour around the country you might be curious as to what the best options are for your budget.  There are so many different accommodation options in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and each one will be of benefit to different kinds of travellers. […]

10 must see historical places in Istanbul, Turkey

galata tower istanbul medieval

Istanbul is an amazing city and just as you’d expect it blends its history with the cultures and religions that met at this crossroads of civilisation.  If you’re visiting the city and have a heart for the historic sites and don’t want to miss any then here are our favourite must-see historical places in Istanbul […]

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

I recently wrote about some of the best castles near London and got some great feedback on that post.  So when we recently visited Scotland I figured it would be a great time to do a similar post but with castles near Edinburgh to visit!  Some of these we’ve visited many times over the years […]

The Scottish Borders Abbeys – all you need to know to visit

jedburgh abbey

Scotland’s Borders Abbeys are some of the most picturesque ruins I’ve been to and if you’re looking for something to do and see while travelling in Southern Scotland then I highly recommend a trip!  They provided perfect days out for us since we were travelling for the first time with our new dog, Annie, 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 structure. […]

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 […]