I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

Archive for July 2019

Cycling to Sirmione

“Let’s cycle to Sirmione!” they said. “It’ll be fun!” they said, browsing through the Lake Garda travel guide. The Longest Ride What we didn’t really know was that it would prove to be a somewhat arduous 20 mile-round-trip, in 30 degree heat! Plus we’d already walked 8,000 steps from the camp-site into Peschiera, along a meandering lakeside path, to find the ‘Bike ‘n’ Foot’ cycle hire shop. It cost 25 […]

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Eurocamp, Lake Garda

Happy Campers! This week, with two of our kids away camping , the other four of us thought we’d do the same! I must be honest here: there are a few differences to bear in mind… Samuel and Grace, obviously much braver than us, are sleeping under canvass, beneath the fresh, open skies of the Norfolk Showground in the UK. They are sleeping on lilos, zipped up like little caterpillars […]

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Lunch in London!

My Travel Agent husband works a short walk away from London Bridge Railway Station. Today I thought it would be nice to pack a picnic, jump on a train and gate-crash his lunch break. Our eldest daughter, Lydia, having broken up for the summer, was able to come along too. When you live close to a major city, it can be easy to take it for granted. But London is […]

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Sissinghurst – Visit to An English Country Garden

I’ve been really excited about writing this post. Up until now, my posts have featured far-flung and exciting holiday destinations. I suppose, to some of you, England might sound like a far-flung and exciting holiday destination. To me, it’s the beautiful country I call home. So come with me on a journey, through green fields and rolling meadows, to an English Country Garden… Nestled in the heart of the beautiful […]

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Crystal Cove – Then & Now

Crystal Cove is a very special place to me. In 2003, Nathan and I stayed at Crystal Cove along with my parents, when our firstborn twins (now almost 17) were just bonny, bouncing babies. If you had told me back then, that one day we would return to Crystal Cove with two more daughters in tow, I would have been tickled pink! A few years after that initial visit, in […]

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Carlisle Bay & Oistins Fish Fry!

Carlisle Bay Now, I thought I lived on a small island, but it turns out Barbados is approximately 567 times smaller than the UK! For all my British friends, it’s roughly the same size as the Isle of Wight. Part of a group of Caribbean Islands known as the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is an ‘itty bitty country’, with heaps of beauty and charm. When you ask for directions in Barbados, […]

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