Discover tropical Madeira in just 3 days

Experience levada walking, extreme scenic drives, sea-view clifftop dining, a glass spacewalk above the highest sea cliff in Europe, swimming in natural rock pools and visit the capital, Funchal, all in just three action-packed days.

24 hours in Sofia

Morning – Spend the morning in the hilly outskirts of Sofia, visiting the ancient Boyana Church with its 11th century frescoes, walk through the atmospheric Vitosha Forest to Boyana Lake and onwards to the secluded Dragalevtsi Monastery (1hr 45mins walking on steep rocky paths, description below). Lunch – Recover from the walk with a lateContinue reading “24 hours in Sofia”

Six things to know before getting on board the Caledonian Sleeper

I can’t recommend this service enough. There is something distinctly romantic and antiquated about waking up with a cup of tea in bed to watch the mountains, lochs and desolate moorland meander past your train window. And it saves me taking out two extra holiday days from work to travel to and from Scotland. I’veContinue reading “Six things to know before getting on board the Caledonian Sleeper”