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Postcard from Norway

An exploration of the Njords of Norway, Svalbard and Spitsbergen.

I recently returned from exploring the Fjords of Norway, and a small ship expedition of Svalbard and Spitsbergen with Quark Expeditions. 

Highlights included a full circumnavigation of Spitsbergen, sightings of 13 polar bears, plentiful walrus encounters, braving the artic waters during the polar plunge and viewing pristine glaciers that stretched as far as the eye could see...

Postcard from Uniworld River Cruise

Uniworld River Cruise. 

A fantastic opportunity to cruise from Amsterdam to Basle on their beautiful flagship SS Antoinette on their most popular night itinerary - Castles on the Rhine. Fabulous food, sightseeing and company. This was one of the best cruises I have been fortunate enough to experience...

Postcard from Italy & Croatia

There's something wonderful about having a Eurail pass over a European summer and I took the opportunity for a personal three week holiday to explore places I had only dreamed about, Portofino, Venice and Croatia. I travelled solo and had an Italian rail pass, booking key reservations as it was the peak of summer and flew into Milan and out of Zurich...

Postcard from Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania

Two weeks exploring the Masai Mara and Serengeti would have to be one of the most incredible trips i have ever been on. We did a variety of ''fly in' and road safaris and stayed at a variety of permanent tented camps in beautiful accommodation with &Beyond and Sanctuary Retreats as well as Nimali Lodge in Tarangire...

Postcard from Italy


In 2017, I spent two weeks travelling through Italy. Being my second trip to this beautiful country it was fantastic to get the opportunity to visit some different area's that I hadn't yet had the chance to see. 

We spent a fantastic few days in Rome and DEFINITELY recommend the skip the line passes for the Vatican and Colosseum. The Sistine Chapel was absolutely incredible and absolutely blew me away!

Postcard from the Greek Islands

In my 20's I spent some time island hopping round the Greek Islands which was so fantastic, my husband, daughter and I are heading back...