Travelling in style on the Orient Express

Winning an Instagram competition is never an expectation upon entering, but to win a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is almost beyond belief. (Thank you, Aspinal of London.) A once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip, travelling from Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the stuff dreams are made of, and… View Post

Venice in 24 hours

What we did We walked – a lot. With only 24 hours in the city we knew walking would be the best way to experience the city, which is so visually pleasing. (It’s worth noting that Venice feels very safe, even in the smaller streets at night, in the dark,… View Post

What I loved about Cyprus

Cyprus has never been on my bucket-list, but when you’re desperate for a serious dose of Vitamin D and some relaxation without travelling too far, you’re kind of limited in your destination hit list. So Paphos it was. Mr Daydreamer has visited Cyprus a few times, twice on holiday, years… View Post

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

Yesterday, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee announced its opening date and exhibition – Saturday 15 September and Ocean Liners: Speed & Style. Given Dundee’s maritime history (along with whaling and ship building, the city is famous for Robert Falcon Scott’s antarctic exploration aboard the RRS Discovery, which is now… View Post

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

Imagine the arrival: you drive down a private road, it twists and turns ever so slightly to reveal a grand old mansion house set directly on the banks of a beautiful Scottish loch. It’s September, and the sun is fairly low even in the middle of the day, hitting the water… View Post