Hiking in Ilulissat, the blue and yellow hikes

What is the best hike in Ilulissat? My favourites are the Blue and Yellow hikes that start just a short walk out of town. For me, Greenland is about getting outdoors, and the three published hikes, the blue, yellow and red hikes, are a great way to explore the UNESCO Kangia Icefjord area in Ilulissat….

A Sunset in Oia, Santorini

Claimed to be one of the best sunsets in the world, I couldn’t not visit the picturesque village in the west of Santorini on a cloudless summers evening. My first stop was to visit some of the classic Oia view points, near the famous blue church, offering views over the caldera, and over the blue…

A Winters Weekend in Hallstatt

One of the prettiest villages in Europe, Hallstatt is pleasantly situated on the edge of Hallstätter See surrounded by the Austrian alps. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend weather wise at the end of winter. Clear blue sky, warm in the sunshine and snow on the ground. On a day such as this, I had…

A Sarangkot Sunrise

Where is the best place to view the sunrise in Pokhara?

Sarangkot, a hilltop village at an altitude of about 1600m above sea level has sweeping views of the Himalayas as well as views of Pokhara town and Phewa lake. Sunrise sees hundreds of tourists travel the 45 minutes from Pokhara to see the sun rise over the mountains.

Hiking from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur

A popular hike in the Kathmandu Valley is the hike from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur via the Changu Narayan temple. Although it can be done in either direction, it is definitely easier to start from Nagarkot as it is mostly downhill. Nagarkot has defined itself as the place in Kathmandu Valley to watch the sunrise over the…

A stroll around Lake Buttermere

Autumn in the Lake District is a magical time. The colours of the trees, some golden, some red, some orange is a beautiful sight. But in late October, with Storm Brian passing through, the weather is a touch grey, a bit wild but not enough to stop me taking a stroll around Lake Buttermere. The…

Lakes, Forests and a Tree House in Sweden

Imagine staying in a tree house in Sweden. Not a regular tree house, an architect designed, one of a kind, eco Tree Hotel, in the middle of a forest, close to the Swedish arctic circle. While I never had a tree house as a kid, it was definitely an experience I couldn’t turn down. A…

Flying high in Cappadocia

Ever since I first saw photos of the other worldly landscape of Cappadocia, it became one of those places I had to visit for myself.  Little wonder it was an inspiration for some of the scenes in Star Wars. So what is there to do in Cappadocia. Up the top of my list was a…

Autumn in the Lake District

What a stunning place, especially in the Autumn, and even under the flat grey sky that you see in the UK so often. I’m spending a long weekend in the Lakes District in late October. It’s always hard to tell when the autumn colours are going to be at their peak, but they weren’t bad…

Puffin watching at Skomer Island

Where do you go in the UK if you want to see puffins? There are three well-known puffin colonies in the UK. Lunga, one of the Treshnish Isles, just off the Isle of Mull in Scotland, on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland, and on Skomer Island off the coast of Wales. And when…