Days Out, Destinations, Theme Parks

Universal Orlando Resort – Part Two

So here we are, back at Universal Orlando Resort. Part One covered the resort hotels and CityWalk but the chances are if you are in Florida and visiting Universal, you are there for the rides? Is that right? Yep, thought so. In that case, lets have a look at those parks in a little bit… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Part Two

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

Activities, Days Out, UK

Ride The Slide

The AcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a structure that turns heads and certainly divides opinion. Standing as the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m, the Orbit was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. The twisted red metal structure stands next to the Olympic… Continue reading Ride The Slide

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

Activities, UK

Ride a perfect wave in the Welsh mountains

It always rains in Wales, or at least that's what you are told. This is not factually correct, but if you are heading up to the Conwy Valley on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park you will be sure to want to spend a lot of your time outdoors to take in the stunning… Continue reading Ride a perfect wave in the Welsh mountains

Photography, Travel

Exploring Umbria (and beyond)

Umbria is a regionĀ 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