travel & adventures

Bistrot Pierre, Weston-super-Mare

Bistrot Pierre, Weston-super-Mare

I find it hard to love Weston. There's has been millions of pounds of investment in the sea front, but you only have to move back a few streets and it is still very run-down and tired. However, if you persevere, there are still some pockets of loveliness that can be...

Backwell House, Bristol

Backwell House, Bristol

I went to school in Backwell. Which means that for 5 years I rode the bus past Backwell House twice a day - and I never knew it was there. It still seems to be a secret, hidden gem in North Somerset which is a shame as the house, the grounds and the service are...

Taormina, Sicily

Taormina, Sicily

Sicily is a fabulous place to visit if you are interested in history, beautiful landscapes and great food and wine.  Accompanied by warm weather even in October (when the crowds are much, much smaller!) and some beautiful beaches and architecture, it is a delight...

Bristol – world culinary capital

Bristol – world culinary capital

I love to hunt out great food when I am travelling but it’s good to know that when I am at home I can find a fabulous meal too.  Bristol has already been recognised as the Vegan Capital of the World by the Chef’s Pencil website (which analysed Google search data to...

Tips for successful solo travel

Tips for successful solo travel

I love to travel with friends but when there is something in particular I want to see or I have a few days free, I may just go it alone. Here’s some of my tips for enjoying yourself solo Don’t have breakfast in the hotel. It’s usually expensive and the choice is very...

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable Travel

One thing I do struggle with is air travel.  How can you balance the environmental impact with a love of seeing different cultures and broadening your understanding of the world? There isn’t really a good solution, all you can do is try to minimise the impact. The...

Paris

Paris

I have recently returned from a trip to Paris. I hadn’t been for years (following a particularly disastrous trip that I blamed Paris for) and now I have been twice in a year and fallen in love with the city again - sorry Paris, it wasn’t your fault after all. Vegan...

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