Destinations, Hotels, Photography, UK

Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Weekends away are nice. Weekends away in the country are nicer. Weekends away in the country less than an hour from home are the best. So, that's what we did one weekend. We fancied getting away, but without having to deal with that horrible Sunday morning motorway traffic. Luckily for us we managed to get… Continue reading Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Destinations, Photography, Travel

Yosemite National Park, California

'In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks.' John Muir California has long been Number 1 on my list of ‘return to’ destinations since my first visit in 2003. Embarking on a long road trip covering cities, theme parks, the coast, deserts and mountains there is such a wide variety of… Continue reading Yosemite National Park, California

Days Out, Photography, UK

National Trust – Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Winkworth Arboretum is the only Arboretum in the National Trust's portfolio, and has been maintained by them for the past 60 years. Created in the early 20th century by Dr. Wilfrid Fox, it is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and shrubs, many of those rare. Located in the Surrey… Continue reading National Trust – Winkworth Arboretum

Cities, Destinations, Photography

A photo tour of Perugia

Perugia is the capital, and largest hilltop town in the Italian region of Umbria. A university town dating back to the Etruscan period, the collection of piazzas, archways, cobbled streets and steep stairways in the historical centre create a level of charm that is typically Italian. It's a vibrant town that hosts a variety of… Continue reading A photo tour of Perugia

Destinations, Photography, Travel

Six days in the Dolomites

I did it again. Trawling through Instagram, I came across a fantastic photograph of a landscape that looked other worldly, like a scene from Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. 'Where is this magical place?' I thought, before looking at the location tag of the photo and figuring out that it was in the… Continue reading Six days in the Dolomites

Days Out, Photography, UK

National Trust – Basildon Park

Overview The National Trust is a conservation organisation which works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in the UK. The trust owns 350 heritage properties including historic houses, gardens and monuments which can be visited for a fee, as well as many sites of natural beauty which are open to the public free… Continue reading National Trust – Basildon Park