Mini Break: York

I adore York. It was a city that I had been desperate to see for a very long time. It was also the first place that I booked a trip to completely on my own. I had travelled solo with tour groups for many years, having the cushion of people around to eat meals with … Continue reading Mini Break: York

Mini Break: Cambridge

Cambridge is a city for all seasons. With plenty of activities to fill both a rainy and a sunny day, it is a perfect city break destination. Easy to get to from London by train and compact enough to explore by foot. How has it taken me this long to visit? A Brief History Cambridge … Continue reading Mini Break: Cambridge

Photo Tour of Ortygia

First glimpse of Ortygia as you cross to the island from the mainland of Syracuse.

Cant decide whether to visit Ortygia? Here's what you will be missing. If you are going to visit Syracuse in the south east corner of Sicily, you will definitely want to spend most of your time on the beautiful island of Ortygia which is joined to the mainland by three bridges. History Syracuse was first … Continue reading Photo Tour of Ortygia

Four Seasons in One Day: Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Torrential rain, hail, thunder and lightning, blizzards – welcome to Sicily! This was the weather on day one! I had spent lots of time prior to leaving, trying to work out what to pack for a trip in April and most sites had mentioned warm sunshine and maybe some showers. Be warned that you will … Continue reading Four Seasons in One Day: Mount Etna

Visiting Sicily in April

View of Mount Etna from Taormina

Personally I enjoyed visiting Sicily in April, but you do need to go prepared. It is early in the season and the weather can be unpredictable! You will see some beautiful sunny days, but you are also likely to get caught in some rain and possibly even snow if you are in the mountains, so … Continue reading Visiting Sicily in April