What Are The Benefits Of Travelling?

“Not all those who wander are lost”. – JRR Tolkien For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to travel. To pack up and head off, leaving behind everyone and everything I’ve ever known…

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Hiking Sentiero degli Dei: Italy {Part VII}

As we approached the tunnel we were met with multiple cars doing U-turns: damn, it was closed. This confirmed what we kind of already knew – our Italian sucked. Even though we’d made an effort…

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A Day Out At Arley Hall And Gardens

Showing gratitude for the area I live in doesn’t come easy. When we first moved into our house, the plan was to stay for a couple of years and then move on; unfortunately, 10 years…

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Find Out The Cost Of My Trip To Italy: Facts & Figures {Part VI}

With picture perfect views, alfresco dining beneath twinkling stars and whitewashed buildings wedged into the mountainside, it’s no wonder we chose to celebrate Ian’s 40th birthday on the Amalfi Coast. Hiking through woodland and drinking…

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24 Hours In Anacapri: Italy {Part V}

As we hurried through the streets of Sorrento, dragging what felt like my own bodyweight behind me, I was determined we were going to make the ferry. If we missed it, we’d have to wait…

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Pompeii, Thunderstorms & Big Hair: Italy {Part IV}

As we walked away from the car towards the entrance, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I realised we’d just gone against everything we’d read. Twenty minutes previously, after casually…

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Walking Valle Delle Ferriere & Drinking Organic Lemonade: Italy {Part III}

High in the hills of Amalfi, above the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area, lies the peaceful nature reserve Valle Delle Ferriere. A hiking trail that winds through luscious green foliage and past…

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Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone: Italy {Part II}

Friday 25th September 2015: After getting ready we still didn’t have a plan. We bickered. Ian was tired but wouldn’t fully admit it. He fell asleep in the chair and I did angry Zentangle. This…

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Gelato, Evening Walks & Pink Sky: Italy {Part I}

As I stood under the clear blue sky watching the hazy sunshine making its way above the mountains, I felt my shoulders drop by about an inch. It was the peace and quiet I’d been…

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