Memurubu, Jotunheimen & Not-so-wild Camping

With our legs seemingly made of jelly, we arrived at Memurubu Turisthytte after our hike tired, thirsty and ready to rest. We could’ve got the ferry back to our car that evening, but I had my heart set on staying in one of Norway’s DNT mountain huts, available to all weary travellers who pass by….

Hiking the Besseggen Ridge: Jotunheimen, Norway

One of the most highly-anticipated parts of our Norway trip was hiking the Besseggen ridge in Jotunheimen National Park. The Besseggen Ridge is one of the most popular hiking routes in all of Norway, but – by all accounts – it didn’t sound like an easy day out. Being somewhat of a control-freak, I had…

Aurlandsvangen and Norway’s National Tourist Routes

Our first day in Norway was somewhat of a fail. After arriving at Bergen airport early in the afternoon and driving nearly two hours towards our accommodation in Aurlandsvangen, we suddenly realised we’d left a bag at the airport. After returning, collecting it, and making our way back towards Aurlandsvangen for our first night, we then…

Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily

Tuesday was a lazy day spent swimming, relaxing and reading our books by the pool. We popped out at lunchtime and finally tracked down some fresh mussels so I could cook my mum my favourite meal to make when I’m in Italy. By late afternoon, we were content and looking forward to spending our final…

Agriturismo Tarantola, Sicily

One of the things I was looking forward to while I was in Sicily was eating at an agriturismo. An agriturismo is essentially a farm with accommodation and often a restaurant onsite, where they serve their produce. I love the idea of eating food that has been grown right onsite. Not only does it mean…

Exploring Erice, Sicily

After spending much of the previous day admiring the view from our terrace, the next morning we decided we should probably experience it close-up. With my mum waking up very early with her jet lag, and me finding it hard to sleep in with the heat (listen to me, I’ve turned into a true Brit!),…

Arriving in Scopello, Sicily

With my mum’s (semi-)annual pilgrimage to the UK approaching, we had put on our thinking caps to come up with somewhere new to visit and spend a week or so relaxing, eating and drinking. I had looked into holidaying in Corsica (I am desperate to go) but the journey turned out to be a little…

Stories from Suffolk: Dunwich & Blythburgh

Our second day began in our host’s sunny garden, with tea, toast and fruit. Once we’d had our fill of food and Vitamin D, we said our goodbyes and drove to the nearby town of Dunwich, to check out the pebbly beach. First walking along the breezy shore, we took a path that went uphill…

Stories from Suffolk: Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh & Captain’s Wood

April and May have been packed-full of bank holidays here in the UK, which has made for ample opportunities to take a mini-vacay. On the second May bank holiday, Ross and I picked up a hire car from London and drove north east, to the beautiful rural county of Suffolk. After a boozy session in…

Lunch in Lucerne, Switzerland

After a few nights to relax on Hinderfeld Farm, where the only sounds that broke the silence were birds and animals (and us laughing after too much wine), we were ready to head into Lucerne (Luzern), a small city that sits amid snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. The city was only a 15-minute bus ride from…

A Farm in Lucerne’s Hinterland, Switzerland

Ah, spring! It’s become one of my favourite times of year since living in the UK. You’ve shivered and thermal-layered your way through the winter months, your body is seriously ready for some vitamin D and you’ve had more than enough of the jeans, jumper and boots combo. As the temperature slowly slides over the…

Herbier, Healthier Kedgeree

I know, I know – this is supposed to be a travel blog, and here I am uploading recipes. The truth is, I probably love food even more than I love travelling, and so I’m trying out writing a couple of simple recipes . Kedgeree is one of those dishes that I’d never tried before I…