Days Out, Photography, Travel, UK

National Trust – Powis Castle & Garden

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust's portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince's descendants sold the castle to… Continue reading National Trust – Powis Castle & Garden

All-Inclusive, Beach, Hotels

The whitest sand I ever saw

You know those times when you flick through holiday brochures looking at photos of stunning tropical beaches drenched in sunshine and palm trees seemingly swaying in the breeze, how often have you then compared them with photos from Trip Advisor to see how heavily photo-shopped they are? Never? Maybe it's just me then. Well, searching… Continue reading The whitest sand I ever saw

Outdoors, Photography, Travel

Surrounded by Giants

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir  When you think about California, what springs to mind? Sunshine. Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Pacific Coast Highway, deserts and Yosemite National Park are a few places that I'm sure that some of you think of. They are all superb and wonderful… Continue reading Surrounded by Giants

Photography, UK

More than just a journey…

Something a little bit different here. Many of us travel all the time. Day in, day out along the same monotonous roads on our way to work. We do it so often that we are usually on autopilot, focusing on the road ahead rather than what is around us. That's obviously good for road safety,… Continue reading More than just a journey…

Cities, Hotels, Travel

Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Bruges

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Bruges, then look no further. I would whole-heartedly recommend the Grand Hotel Casselbergh. This four star luxury hotel is located in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bruges, a mere 150 metres from the Grote Markt and the Burg Square. Situated in a… Continue reading Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Bruges