Piazza XX Settembre, Fano, Italy

Our Easter Holiday in Fano, Italy

Over this past Easter holiday, we spent 10 days visiting my husband’s side of the family in Fano, Italy, a charming seaside town on the Adriatic coast in the Marche region of central Italy. Marche – located between Emilia-Romagna to the north and Abruzzo to the south – is renown for its picturesque, hilly countryside and…

View of Granada from the Alhambra

Our City Break in Granada, Spain

Last May, we visited Granada, a wonderful place for a city break located in the vibrant region of Andalusia in southern Spain. The region was under Moorish rule from the 8th to 15th centuries, and Granada is known for its well-preserved examples of architecture dating back to that period – in particular its UNESCO World…

Autumn at National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Day Out at Winkworth Arboretum

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to enjoy the autumn foliage while it lasts and National Trust sites have been my go-to for exploring the countryside near London. Last week we visited Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey (just under an hour’s drive from west London), a wooded valley…

Buildings in Old Town Square Prague

Snapshots from Prague

In early March, we traveled to Prague for a long weekend staying at the Four Seasons within a short walk of many of the city’s attractions. Prague is a stunning city to explore by foot and admire the architecture spanning over eight centuries of history. Since the city didn’t suffer large-scale destruction during World War II,…