Santa Monica After fighting through the traffic in Santa Monica for over an hour, we finally made it to the beach! I couldn’t believe the size of the LA beaches; they stretch for miles and are so wide! We came late afternoon, so the beach itself was quiet quite, but the promenade was another matter!
Seeing the Hollywood sights: My top 5 things to do!
Hollywood walk of Fame Yes, LA turned me into a proper tourist, but this is surely a must-see when holidaying in Hollywood! Jet lag meant we were up ridiculously early, so we headed straight for the Boulevard at 7AM. The good thing about our early start was that the street was so quiet; we got
Beautiful Dorset: Exploring West Lulworth!
Being born and bred in Dorset, I am naturally biased in thinking it is the best county in the UK! However I really don’t think anyone can contest the absolutely stunning scenery found all along the jurassic coast! One of my favourite places to visit on the jurassic coast is West Lulworth. In particular the beautiful
When a casual trip to the Brecon Beacons results in climbing a mountain…
The countryside in the Brecon Beacons is absolutely stunning and being less than a 2hr drive from Bristol, we should really go more often! Our last trip was around a year ago to the waterfalls and at the first sight of Spring, I couldn’t contain Rob’s excitement to go exploring again! There are a lots of
Chew valley lake nature trails
Chew valley lake is a beautiful spot in North Somerset. It’s only a half an hour drive from Bristol down country roads with spectacular views. Close to Chew Magna, this spot is becoming more and more popular with families and the recent addition of “Salt and Malt” fish and chips has definitely caused an influx
Campuhan Ridge walk, Ubud
Before heading to Ubud, we had a look on tripadvisor to see if there were any activities that we may have missed out on two years ago. We didn’t want to do any long excursions or anything too expensive, so were pleased when we read about the Campuhan ridge walk. Finding and walking the Campuhan
Komodo dragon trekking
Being one of the only known places left on the planet with Komodo dragons, we couldn’t leave Komodo National park without visiting Rinca island to see these prehistoric predators for ourselves. After an hour boat trip from our location in Walocka Bay we reached Rinca island. There are also dragons to be found on Komodo island itself, but as
Sightseeing in Paris: 2 day itinerary
Our trip to Paris in May half term was organised around going to the Roland Garros (French Open) tennis, which can be read about here: My guide to the French Open. However, we made sure we also had a couple of days to explore the city. In order to make the most of our two sightseeing days
Getting a good view of Barcelona!
Today we visited three places that all had great views of the city; Tibidabo mountain, Park Guell and Montjuic castle. We used the metro to get as close as possible to each location but some stops didn’t get us very close, so lots of walking too! Our first stop was Tibidabo mountain. We went to
Walking around Barcelona: La Rambla and la boqueria
We flew to Barcelona in October half term from London Stansted and spent the first day exploring part of the city by foot. Barcelona has so much to offer and we were really glad we had planned out a bit of an itinerary before we arrived as this made sure we did most of the