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Pruhonice Park Prague

Pruhonice Park Prague

Pruhonice Park Prague For once, a question to begin, and no Googling for 30 seconds. Which of the Prague parks and gardens ins a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It’s a fairly safe bet that relatively few of you came up with the answer, which is Pruhonice Park Prague. If...

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Kampa Island Prague Area Guide

Kampa Island Prague Area Guide

Kampa Island Prague Guide Most people walk above Kampa Island Prague without setting foot on it or realizing it.  The Charles Bridge passes over it just before it reaches its end in Mala Strana, the wondrous Prague Lesser Town. It’s one of the quieter areas in...

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Wallenstein Gardens Prague

Wallenstein Gardens Prague

Wallenstein Gardens Prague The Wallenstein Gardens are possibly the most magnificent of all Prague gardens. I couldn’t wait to revisit them in spring 2020 after a wait of almost 30 years, and saw them within days of their delayed reopening. The eventual reward was...

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Prague Gardens

Prague Gardens

PRAGUE GARDENS If you visit the city in spring or summer, whatever you do, make time to see some Prague gardens. The formal gardens in Prague are among the best things to see in Prague, from 17th century Baroque gardens to beautiful gardens set within one of the...

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Wales In Winter

Wales In Winter

WALES IN WINTER If you plan to visit Wales in winter, there’s a good chance you’ll see it at its most magical. The days are short, the evenings long, the temperature drops but I’ve found over many visits that winter in Wales might be cold but it warms the soul rather...

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Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

THINGS TO DO IN BLAENAU FFESTINIOG It’s one of the most unusual landscapes in Wales, set in an imposing amphitheatre of mountains, with an imposing amphitheatre of slate spoil and waste between the houses and the mountains. I...

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Best Towers in Prague to Visit

Best Towers in Prague to Visit

It might not be the greatest surprise to learn that there are many towers in Prague to visit in the famous City of a Hundred Spires.  They are among the most prominent landmarks of Prague, and essential stops if you want to seek out the best views of the city....

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Vrtba Garden Prague Guide

Vrtba Garden Prague Guide

VRTBA GARDEN PRAGUE GUIDE We had to wait several months to visit the Vrtba Garden, Prague.  It’s one of the most beautiful of the many Prague gardens, and like the nearby Wallenstein Gardens, only opens during the spring months.  It turned out to be well worth the...

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Cubist Museum Prague Guide

Cubist Museum Prague Guide

CUBIST MUSEUM PRAGUE The amazing array of Prague architecture is one of the main reasons visitors flock to the Czech capital. Old Town Prague is best-known for its skyline of Gothic spires and Baroque domes, but it hides one of the most fascinating – and beautiful –...

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The Best Landscapes in Wales

The Best Landscapes in Wales

LANDSCAPES IN WALES It’s the landscapes in Wales that leave the strongest impression with visitors. We’ve travelled to every corner of the country, in some cases countless times over, and our guide to the many landscapes of Wales is a great introduction to the many...

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Best Beaches in North Wales

Best Beaches in North Wales

BEACHES IN NORTH WALES  We love exploring the many beaches in North Wales.  They have everything you could want from a beach, whether it’s wild Welsh scenery, miles of sand for the kids to run along, somewhere to surf or kayak or just chill out in...

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Hotel Pod Vezi Prague Review

Hotel Pod Vezi Prague Review

HOTEL POD VEZI PRAGUE REVIEW So you’re wondering where to stay in Prague. Somewhere near the main Prague sights, perhaps? Somewhere you can eat in, at one of the best Prague restaurants. A place where you can relax in luxury.  Maybe even one of the Prague hotels...

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Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages In North Wales It’s probably best known for its castles, mountains and beaches, but there are also some amazingly beautiful villages in North Wales to explore.  We’ve covered virtually every main road and back road in the region over the years,...

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Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

RHOSSILI BAY Rhossili Bay is one of the best beaches in Wales and the UK. Don’t just ask me – it has been given these accolades by popular votes many times, and it’s also recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the best beaches in the...

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Vyšehrad Prague

Vyšehrad Prague

VYSEHRAD PRAGUE Vysehrad Prague is a beautiful fortress and park just south of Prague city center. It’s a little off the beaten path in Prague terms, as many short-term visitors don’t have time to see it, but we’ve come to love the place, and rate it one of the most...

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The Best Castles in North Wales

We’ve compiled a collection of castles in Northern Wales to whet your appetite. We have visited them all, some several times over. We’ve included the most obvious castles North Wales has – the four great castles of Edward I, that comprise Wales’ first UNESCO World...

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Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture The varied architecture of Prague is one of the most compelling reasons to visit the Czech capital. Prague architecture reflects almost a thousand years of history, from the Romanesque of St Peter’s Basilica to the vivacious Dancing House, built a...

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The Best Day Trips From Chania

The Best Day Trips From Chania

DAY TRIPS FROM CHANIA The city of Chania is one of the best places to visit in Crete, and in our view, it’s the best city in Crete. Chania Old Town is a beguiling place, full of atmospheric crumbling back streets, a concoction of pre-Minoan, Venetian and Turkish...

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Emporio Santorini Village Guide

Emporio Santorini Village Guide

Emporio Santorini is one of the most beautiful traditional villages in Greece.  Along with nearby Pyrgos, it’s one of the most fascinating villages in Santorini, a medieval village almost untouched by tourism. The contrast with the Santorini caldera villages of...

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Pyrgos Santorini Village Guide

Pyrgos Santorini Village Guide

PYRGOS SANTORINI VILLAGE GUIDE Pyrgos Santorini is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. And when we say that, we include the caldera villages in Santorini – island capital Fira and Oia included. Pyrgos village is only around 3 km (2 miles) from the rim of...

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The Best Churches in Santorini

The Best Churches in Santorini

BEST CHURCHES IN SANTORINI The blue domes of the churches in Santorini. The Parthenon in Athens. Whitewashed villages on stunning islands. What image comes into your mind when you think of Greece? We recently visited Santorini for a week, and were blown away by the...

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Things To Do in Connemara, Ireland

Things To Do in Connemara, Ireland

THINGS TO DO IN CONNEMARA IRELAND If you want an introduction to off the beaten path Ireland, the Connemara peninsula in County Galway is a wonderful place to begin. It’s a fairly remote area, and we found there are enough things to do in Connemara to stay for a few...

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