Category: Travel and Places

“Four Nights in Florence (with a slice of Pisa)” Part One

“Four Nights in Florence (with a slice of Pisa)” Part One 12 minute read   It all began with a cannibalistic serial killer. And yes, I really am that odd. Because for most people when they think of Florence, Italy; the first image that may come to mind is the vibrant roof of the Duomo…


Zipworld Velocity at Bethesda, Wales

“Zipworld Velocity at Bethesda, Wales” 15 minute read   As much as I love to travel alone and have solo adventures, sometimes I wish for nothing more than to share these experiences with my friends. And every so often that’s exactly what I do. Earlier this summer I was perusing through my Facebook news feed…


Lumsdale Falls, Nr Tansley, Matlock, England

Lumsdale Falls, Nr Tansley, Matlock, England 17 minute read   I like waterfalls. Actually, scratch that statement. I LOVE waterfalls! And so when the name of Lumsdale Falls was first brought to my attention, I’ll admit that I got just a wee bit excited. This place isn’t found on all maps, there are no road…


Croyde Bay, North Devon, England

Croyde Bay, North Devon, England 5 minute read   Amusement arcades and slot machines, kiss-me-quick hats and donkey rides, sticks of rock and candy floss. These are the immediate images that come to mind whenever I think of a typical English seaside town, and as a result, I really despise typical English seaside towns. There’s…


Castleton and Mam Tor, Peak District, England

“Castleton and Mam Tor, Peak District, England” 10 minute read   One Sunday morning, just a couple of weeks ago, I woke up with the overwhelming desire to climb up a big hill. And so that’s exactly what I did. I’m still not quite sure where that sudden need came from; maybe it was a…