Phew. I may have to stop travelling so much! (Although that’s unlikely). I can barely blog and vlog all the things I want to from one trip before another one appears on the horizon.
I know, I know, your hearts are bleeding for me. I admit, it’s a nice problem to have – especially as my next trip is to the Sunshine State, Florida. If it helps, the forecast is for thunder as well as sun. Plus I’ll be working.
I’m not going to back to Miami, which I love, nor am I heading to the mouse kingdom and Orlando. Instead, I’m travelling to Florida’s Gulf Coast and the islands of Bradenton. Continue reading →
Firstly, the atmosphere. It’s so relaxed, welcoming, a really magical place which seems to operate slightly outside the world. I had to keep reminding myself it’s part of the UK.
Secondly, it’s beautiful. So beautiful. The beaches are the kind of pale white sand you see in the Caribbean, or golden stretches that seem to glow in the sun. The sea is palest clear turquoise, deep indigo blue and every shade in between.
I could pull out every adjective in my arsenal, every superlative I know. But really, you need to see. So here’s a taste of why Scilly is so stunning. I defy you not to look and want to book… Continue reading →
One of the biggest joys of the Isles of Scilly is relaxing. This is the kind of place where you slow down naturally, and enjoy the simple pleasures – walking, building a sandcastle, eating and drinking by the sea.
So when you’re planning a holiday, don’t even think about trying to pack every day full of activities. But at the same time, don’t miss out on the chance to explore. There are five inhabited islands, each with their own personality, and boats running between them.
Where you make the balance is up to you – but for some inspiration, here are 16 things to do in the Scilly Isles with kids. Continue reading →
In those travel Q&As, I’ve never understood the question about whether the journey or the destination is better. After all, who really goes, ah, those six hours stuck on the motorway were fabulous compared to the week at the beach at the end of it.
But occasionally I do get to do a journey which is such a part of the travel experience that the holiday really does begin when I board.
And that’s exactly what happened with our recent trip with Isles of Scilly Travel, clambering into a tiny prop plane to speed over the Cornish coast and to St Mary’s.