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 Noto

Wondering whether to visit Noto? Take a tour! Noto is an ideal base from which to explore the southeast of Sicily. History In January 1693, a huge earthquake struck southern Italy destroying around 45 cities and killing over 60 000 people. The response to the reconstruction of some of these cities was to redesign them … Continue reading Photo Tour of Noto

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