February 19, 2018

10-Day Amalfi Coast, Capri, & Sicily Travel Itinerary

Our itinerary In A Nutshell Thanks to an affordable, reliable, and frequent rail service, along with several budget airlines, travelling through Italy couldn’t be any easier. Follow this simple 10-day itinerary for a taste of Italy’s Southern Coastal highlights! Adam and I were invited to a friend’s wedding in Sicily, so made the most of the trip by tagging on another week beforehand. This enabled us to spend a week before the big day exploring the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Out of all my holidays over the past few years, this was probably one of my favourites! Read on to see […]
February 1, 2018

Why You Should Visit Anacapri

I’ve always had this romantic vision of Capri. Beautiful people. Beautiful food. And a beautiful island. Boy was I right. Yes, Capri naturally comes with one of Italy’s heftiest tourist tags, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid the island at all costs. First things first – avoid Capri and head straight up to the hills of Anacapri, where you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find. I’m probably a little bit biased seeing as Italy is my favourite country within Europe, plus the fact that Capri has been on my hit list for nearly 20 years, but I LOVED […]
February 1, 2018

First Timer’s Guide To Visiting Capri

Despite what I’d read and heard about Capri, I knew one day I would make my way there, and when we visited last summer, I was not disappointed! I would absolutely visit again within a heartbeat. In fact, I think I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my favourite places I’ve visited in Italy. My heart bursts a little when I think back to our time spent in Capri. Lounging around the grounds of our boutique hotel set in a pretty lemon grove, all the glorious foods we ate, hiking along the clifftops, and milling around the local […]
December 22, 2017

2017, Another Great Year Of Travel

With Christmas been and gone, and 2017 all wrapped up – this means one thing for me. It’s time to reinstate my favourite New Year’s resolution. Once stolen from a friend, this New Year’s resolution is to try and visit at least three new countries per year.  And in 2017 I’ve done exactly that by visiting Vietnam, Wales, and Budapest. Hurrah. A full three out of three achieved for 2017! I think this is a great New Year’s resolution for anyone, and more people should take it up. Time and money are probably no doubt the biggest factors that hold […]
November 4, 2017

Photo Journal: Villa Rufolo

The Amalfi Coast, Italy, is dotted with historic villas and beautiful gardens, many open to the public to visit. Ravello is home to two popular villas, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, but with limited time on our hands, we chose to just visit Villa Rufolo. Located just off the central Piazza Duomo, Villa Rufolo stands proud on the cliff side, high within the mountains, with a spectacular view overlooking the coast and the villages below. To think this was once someone’s home is unreal. Talk about kerb appeal 🙂 Dating back to the 13th century, the villa was built for […]
August 3, 2017

Path Of The Gods, Amalfi Coast

Italy has some stunning scenery, none more famous than the coastal roads that run along the Amalfi Coast. One of the best tips I was given when visiting, was to head up into the hills above Positano and hike along the Path of The Gods, a ragged cliff top hike, that’ll give you incredible views of the Amalfi Coast and Capri below. We started the hike in the reverse direction that most people would walk due to not having enough time in our schedule, which means we began in the small square by a pastel pink coloured church. There were […]
July 18, 2017

Pompeii Photo Journal

In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the city of Pompeii in an unimaginable layer of ash and pumice. Due to the sheer force of the eruption, the debris shot 16 miles vertically into the air, and as it fell it covered ground at astonishing rate of 8 inches per hour, killing up to 20,000 people. Pompeii remained undiscovered until the 16th century, and excavations began in the 17th century. The city spans over 66 hectares of land, with only 49 hectares of which have already been excavated. Whilst Adam and I were staying in Sorrento last month, we […]
June 24, 2017

The Five Villages Of Cinque Terre

Located on the north western coast of Italy’s beautiful Tuscan Riviera, Cinque Terre is a group of five old fishing villages that are connected along a stunning coastal path. Cinque Terre translates to ‘Five Lands’ which refers to the five villages which are centuries old – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Walking through this little piece of Italian wonderland, it’s no surprise that it was turned into a Unesco World Heritage Site back in 1997. Exploring the villages can feel like you are stepping back in time with the lack of vehicle access, no high end hotels, and no […]