Snapshots of Siena – A Tuscan Treat for Connoisseurs

There is definitely something special about Siena, and if you are heading to Tuscany any time soon, we can highly recommend you to incorporate this UNESCO World Heritage Site into your travel itinerary. Often overlooked by those heading to Tuscany on a short trip, Siena seems to fall in the shadows of its big sister…

The Sweet Smell of Tuscany

As a Brit, I probably shouldn’t be writing about Italy today (we won’t mention the World Cup!), but having just returned from a glorious week in Tuscany, I cannot wait share our experiences and a few photos of our amazing trip to the land of fine wines, gourmet cuisine, architectural masterpieces and breathtaking scenery. One…

The Best Thing About Travel Is… Trying New Foods

I absolutely love trying new foods, and while I definitely wouldn’t eat anything that was still alive (grubs) or something I believe to be cruel (shark fin soup), I will pretty much try anything on the menu when I visit a  foreign land – after all, isn’t that part of the fun! On my travels…

100 Holiday Ideas for Summer, Autumn and Winter 2013

July has arrived, most schools have closed, many of us are about to go on annual leave, and if you are one of the millions who have yet to plan your 2013 holiday – well, it’s time to get a move on! There are loads of last-minute summer holiday bargains available for those who want…

There’s Something about Sicily Too!

2012 seems to be our year for uncovering Italy, and after a brief visit to Sardinia last month, we decided we had to return as soon as possible, and have just arrived home from a wonderful break in Sicily. The largest island in the Mediterranean and one that is steeped in history, architecture, language, and…

There’s Something About Sardinia!

We have just returned from a flying visit to Sardinia and the three-night experience has left me exhausted, at least a kilo heavier, and madly in love with this wonderful Italian island! A mere 1 hour and 20 minute flight from our base in Austria, the island of Sardinia is perfect for a weekend getaway,…