Secret Britain: 7 home-grown destinations Brits love!

Secret Britain: 7 home-grown destinations Brits love!

The UK is a deservedly popular spot on the tourist trail. Well, I would say that - I'm biased, as I have lived here all my life. But so many overseas visitors head for the same old places: London, Oxford and the Lake District, to name a few. But where do the British like to go when we are vacationing in our own country? Check out these 7 great destinations Brits love, as my fellow bloggers and I spill our secrets on the best way to get an authentic British experience on your visit to this diverse Read more [...]
Little Moreton Hall: A Tudor timewalk

Little Moreton Hall: A Tudor timewalk

Few periods of European history have quite the splendour and mystique of Tudor England. The age of Henry VIII and his six wives, of Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I, the period is known for its violent history and religious upheaval, set against a backdrop of elaborate fashions where doublets, hose and ruffs were the order of the day. But the period is also known for its distinctive architecture, and Little Moreton Hall in South Cheshire is a spectacular example. A traditional half-timbered manor Read more [...]
Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to watch many international dance genres on my journeys across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most authentic form. Here are my 12 favourite experiences of traditional dance around the world - what are yours?  1. Kathakali dancers, Kerala, India The folk dances of India are as varied as the country Read more [...]
Explore historic Ely, Cambridgeshire

Explore historic Ely, Cambridgeshire

The historic city of Ely lies just north of Cambridge, and within easy reach of London and the Norfolk coast. It makes for a great day out, but why should you visit? Ely Cathedral Dating from 1083, the crown jewel of the city is the beautiful Anglican cathedral which stands proudly above the town. According to legend, Ely means “Isle of Eels” (from the eel-catchers of the surrounding fens), and the cathedral stands on the only area of high ground in this part of the flat Cambridgeshire Read more [...]