What to do and where to stay in Florence

I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to Florence for work, but at the same time I was unlucky to not see everything this incredible city has to offer.  As my visit was work orientated I had no time to explore the delights of Florence and so I must return one day as a tourist.

I was fortunate enough to be able to walk from my hotel to my place of work each day so I did manage to get a feel for the streets of Florence and witness some of the incredible architecture this city has to offer.

Today I have a guest post for you to share some ideas of what to do and where to stay if you are considering a visit to Florence yourself.  I’ll be taking on board all the advice for when I revisit Florence in the future. Continue reading “What to do and where to stay in Florence”

Cheltenham Wychwood Festival review 2019

Last weekend we spent three days at Wychwood festival which is a family friendly event at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, our home county!

You may remember me mentioning it in my 2019 travel plans blog post as we actually bought early bird tickets last year, so we had this event planned for a long time.

In this blog post I will share my honest thoughts and Wychwood festival review. Continue reading “Cheltenham Wychwood Festival review 2019”

The life-changing power of a trip to California

California is one of the most popular states in the USA, as well as the world. It’s not uncommon to see people wearing Californian merchandise in foreign countries such as t-shirts that mention major cities in California such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco!  According to the LA Times, Los Angeles alone saw a record number of 50 million tourists in 2018!

California is somewhere I have spent seven weeks in total across two trips.  This was before meeting my husband and having a family, so I’d like to return as a family one day to experience all it has to offer once more.  There is also so much to see and do that I’ve barely even scratched the surface.  Ben has never been to America, so we definitely have to go one day and tick it off our family bucket list.

The landscapes are quite incredible in Cali and that is what attracts a lot of people to this southern state.  It can also be a great place to visit if you are looking to improve your health.  If you’re wondering why you should add California to your own bucket list, here are a few reasons: Continue reading “The life-changing power of a trip to California”

Exploring May Hill with kids in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

I’ve really enjoyed visiting our local and nearby bluebell filled woods and forests recently. I’ve been to Buckholt Woods in Cranham, Coopers Hill Nature Reserve and May Hill in the Forest of Dean. The Gloucestershire woodlands are so pretty at this time of year covered in a sea of purple. In this blog post I’ll share some photos and my experience so far of May Hill. Continue reading “Exploring May Hill with kids in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire”