Caribbean, Cities, Photography

Havana Highlights

Planning a Caribbean trip, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For the majority, I would guess that it's beautiful white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, cocktails and palm trees. Is that you? Well, it's definitely me, I can promise you that. So once upon a time, my other half suggested that we go to… Continue reading Havana Highlights

Cities, Photography, UK

The streets of Manchester’s Northern Quarter

I don't really know Manchester very well. Having visited only a handful of times in my adult life to catch up with friends, for work visits or for gigs, I never had the opportunity to get to know the city. What I have seen in that handful of visits over, hmm ... about 22 years,… Continue reading The streets of Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Days Out, Photography, UK

A Day in the Cotswolds

Earlier this year while scrolling through Instagram (yes, another one of those stories), I saw some beautiful photos from Provence, of some lavender fields in full bloom. Immediately it was another one of those 'Yep, I need to go there' moments. I toyed with the idea for a little while, I mean, you could easily… Continue reading A Day in the Cotswolds

Hotels, Photography, Travel

A Modern Mountain Spa – NIDUM Casual Luxury Hotel

Do you remember that time when I went to the Dolomites for six days? No? Well, here is a link to the article which covered that awesome part of the world. Anyway, you may be thinking six days is a bit of a strange number isn't it - why not just make it a week?… Continue reading A Modern Mountain Spa – NIDUM Casual Luxury Hotel

Hotels, Outdoors, Photography, UK

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

If you are looking for that picture perfect scenic lakeside break, where is the first place you think of? How about Lake Garda in Italy? That looks lovely doesn't it. Or, what about Lake Louise in Western Canada? Perfection. Well, I have been in search of that idyllic lakeside location for a little while now.… Continue reading Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

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

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