Europe

Ten scenes of Drôme Provençale

October 22, 2018 Jack 2

Drôme Provençale, although exhibiting many of the classic Provence ingredients, had a slightly different personality; one which was typically soft and beautiful in that dreamy Provence way, yet with a slightly wilder, more carefree edge. […]

Europe

Scenes of a stroll around 5 districts of Venice

July 23, 2018 Jack 4

Venice is one of those destinations which sat loftily on a grand cerebral column. But reports of it being an overcrowded tourist destination (regularly lumped in with Barcelona and Dubrovnik) had made us wary that it might be just another dreamy bubble waiting to be burst. […]

Beach Holidays

Beaches are best out of season

March 7, 2018 Jack 0

Back in the days when we were suited nine to fivers we always booked holidays for late May/early June and then again around September/October. Colleagues with children, understandably, had first choice at the summer months, […]

Chile

Birds along the Carretera Austral in Chile

October 3, 2017 Jack 0

Our current top trip for seeing flamboyant feathered friends involved driving (aka bumping across potholes) along Chile’s Carretera Austral; an exotic thrill as far as bird-spotting was concerned. […]

Alentejo

The magical lure of tree-lined avenues

July 25, 2017 Jack 2

In an enchanted forest there are pixie doors in tree trunks; sorcerer’s incantations can be heard in the breeze rustling through leaves, and spindly branches reach out to tap you mischievously on the back as you pass by. […]