While growing up in Manchester, Cornwall was always a family favourite for summer holidays, and I spent many a weekend camping in the Lake District as a Girl Guide, so it’s fair to say that I’ve seen my fair share of the southern coast and green hills. Continue reading


Munich and Prague

From Tyrol, it was a day’s drive to get to Munich, the capital of the proud region of Bavaria in Germany. Continue reading

Tyrol, Austria

The stunning Alpine region of Tyrol is a picturesque wonderland in summer, with miles of unspoiled nature in every direction. I have such fond memories of my time here; I almost felt like a kid again, as if I was playing out in the garden during the summer holidays.

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After three wonderful days in Croatia, it was time for a long drive through Slovenia to get to Italy. We did, however, get the opportunity to stop for a guided tour at Postojna Cave – the best-known cave in the world. This web of passages was a refreshing escape from the tiresome road, and the cave train was a lot of fun too! Continue reading