Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

We visited The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Elements of the attraction have recently been revamped and we were really impressed. Fun, informative and friendly. Have a look at our video review: Further Information We experienced the Gold Tour, which included membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society and a tasting … More Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat

If you’ve been to Venice, or seen pictures of it, you’ll know it’s a city of little islands in a lagoon within the Adriatic Sea. Most people get around by boat, along a network of waterways leading off from the magnificent Grand Canal. While many are privately owned, sharing their routes with freight-carrying craft, the … More Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat

Corte Realdi Suites Venezia, Venice, Italy

Introduction: Time of year: March, 2017 Purpose of trip: We visited Venice as the second half of a two-city Italian spring break. Why we chose this place: We had stayed at the luxurious and historic Corte Realdi development in Verona and were given the opportunity to try out one of their self-catering apartments in Venice. How long … More Corte Realdi Suites Venezia, Venice, Italy

What is romance?

Don’t worry. This is still a travel post. It’s just that you find us in Verona. And it’s been mentioned more than once that this is a romantic city. So it got me thinking about what makes a place romantic and, more broadly, what is this romance thing anyway? I freely admit to being a contrary … More What is romance?