Stratford Upon Avon, located in the heart of England's beautiful countryside would normally just be like any other small town aside from one person who changed the way this town is perceived - William Shakespeare. Probably the most infamous writer, playwright and poet, Shakespeare was born in England in the middle of the 16th Century. The town is a popular...
Southport England
Whenever I return home to England with Heather, one of the great aspects of our travels is that we are able to visit many of my favorite childhood spots. Many of the locations that we visit in North-West England are 'hidden gems' in the global tourism scene, mainly because they don't have the media hype like London or Liverpool. During...
Throughout our trip around England in June 2010, we were fortunate enough to visit a number of villages and towns that provided beautiful scenery, plenty of attractions and idyllic calmness. One town in particular which combines all of these aspects is St Ives located in the heart of the Cornish coastline in South-West England. Situated in near proximity to the...
48 Hours in London
London is an epic city with so much to explore and experience, so contemplating spending only 48 hours in London will likely be a daunting prospect. When you are trying to visit a city like London in only 48 hours, you have to be prepared, otherwise time will literally fly by and you will have experienced very little. Make...
Winter in England usually consists of wet, murky days with very little daylight hours. In other words, not conducive to visitors wanting to wander around the English countryside especially if they are not prepared with appropriate clothing and hiking gear. However, I have a little something just for you that will hopefully reinvigorate your desires to head to the...
Bolton Abbey
Are you a history enthusiast or perhaps interested in the deep heritage associated with the British Isles? Whether it's the traditions associated with the Royal Family or perhaps the grandeur affiliated with the historic buildings sporadically located across every county, you can be sure of finding a real gem pretty much around any corner you turn. The historic ruins at...
Whether you are on holiday in Cornwall or just enjoying a day out with family or friends, your Cornish experience will not be complete without a visit to Lands End. With its magnificent natural setting, great cuisine options and shopping plus exciting pay-as-you-go family attractions – it’s one of the West Country’s great places to visit. Lands End is...
trendy hotels in london
If you are visiting London or have visited recently, you will know that you are literally spoiled for choice with hotels. With such a plethora of accommodations to choose from, it is often difficult to know where to start. We love staying in modern establishments so immediately started looking for trendy hotels in London. Questions such as style, budget, location...
I have been fortunate enough to visit the wonderfully named Cornish village of Mevagissey on numerous occasions throughout my childhood years. However, taking Heather here for the first time was such a memorable experience given her delight at seeing such a quaint little fishing village in the heart of Cornwall's coastline. For anyone unaware of Mevagissey, this really is a...
De Vere Village Bury
On our recent trip to England, we stayed in the De Vere Village Bury Hotel on two separate occasions. Located in the town of Bury, Greater Manchester just off the M66 motorway. Of course, Bury is 4 miles from my home town of Ramsbottom so I am familiar with this part of the country. We pre-booked our first stay at...

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