What to do in New York at Christmas

This month, Flea and I felt in need of a New Adventure and so – on the spur of the moment – I booked a trip to New York City. New York is one of our favourite places to visit, and we’ve not been back since Flea was eight. Flights… View Post

Suddenlife Gaming in Thuringia, Germany

“Ha ha, you fools! Now you will never know the secret of Martin Luther,” cried the woman, a hundred feet below us in the courtyard. It was cold at the top of the South Tower of Castle Wartburg, a UN World Heritage Site in the ancient German city of Eisenach. The freezing… View Post

Review: Martinhal Quinta, Portugal

Quinta do Lago is one of the most exclusive corners of the Algarve. It is also home to the latest resort from the Martinhal brand. Martinhal Quinta is a complex of  2 to 5-bedroom villas, each with private garden and pool. We were invited to stay this October half-term in a… View Post

Review: Darwin Forest Country Park, Derbyshire

It’s been a hectic few weeks in our household, so our trip to Darwin Forest Country Park this weekend came at the perfect time. Darwin Forest Country Park is a small holiday park near to the picture-postcard villages of Matlock and Bakewell, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. The park… View Post

Road Trip Part 5: Vancouver Island

Oh, but Vancouver Island is beautiful. The sort of beautiful that stops you in your tracks, and makes you sigh, and think Louis was right, it really is A Wonderful World. We took the ferry from Departure Bay in Vancouver to Nanaimo in Vancouver Island. You can make a reservation… View Post