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

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

Photography, Travel

Exploring Umbria (and beyond)

Umbria is a region of central Italy landlocked between Tuscany to the west, Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. It's fair to say it doesn't sit as prominently on the tourist map as some other parts of the country. The draw of neighbouring Tuscany with it's beautiful landscape of rolling hills, cypress lined… Continue reading Exploring Umbria (and beyond)

Hotels, Photography, Travel

The green heart of Italy

A retreat in the hills of Umbria Do you like Italian food? How about Italian wine? Fancy a relaxing few days tucked away in the beautiful Italian countryside? These were all the things I considered when looking for a holiday to Italy. After much research (as always) I stumbled across some striking images of the… Continue reading The green heart of Italy

Photography, Travel

Gentle hikes and mirrored lakes

The hills are alive with the sound of ... cow bells. I am often asked how I choose my holiday destinations. More often than not they are well known places that I have read about or places friends have already visited. But recently, a new trend seems to have formed thanks to the power of… Continue reading Gentle hikes and mirrored lakes

Cities, Photography, Travel

New York City – Part Two

Okay, so we already covered the south of Manhattan in Part One. Let's take a look at the rest. One of the differences on this particular trip from previous ones is that most of our travelling within Manhattan was done by foot (apart from the occasional taxi ride). The good thing (for the most part)… Continue reading New York City – Part Two