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Hampstead: a village in London

Aug 12th, 2017 | By

Natasha visits Hampstead, a nerve centre for artists and the affluent with pretty streets, alleys, and 790 acres of uncultivated parkland known as Hampstead Heath.



Royal gifts at Buckingham Palace

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
Russian samovar

Natasha visits the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace to see this year’s exhibition.



Exploring north west London

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By

Natasha finds that, without going too far afield from central London, you can easily discover some of the city’s lesser-known places.



Discovering the area along Somerset’s Coast Path

Jul 7th, 2017 | By
Ladies from pontins await the passengers on the West Somerset Railway

Natasha Blair and her dog Poppy explore some of these less well-known parts of Somerset and find some hidden treasures.



Plymouth – Britain’s ocean city

Jun 15th, 2017 | By

Natasha Blair and her dog Poppy visited to see what Plymouth has to offer and found that the majority, but not all, the activities happen around its harbour known as the Plymouth Sound.



Bucharest – a happening city

Jun 3rd, 2017 | By

Natasha visits Bucharest one of the fastest growing destination for city breaks. And finds time to go in search of Dracula’s castle.



More to Champagne than the drink

Mar 6th, 2017 | By

Natasha Blair discovers the region of France that encompasses the vineyards that produce the grapes for champagne.



Unknown Sardinia

Dec 14th, 2016 | By
three menhirs

Natasha Blair takes a road trip from Sardinia’s capital Cagliari in the south, to Olbia in the North, visiting some of the villages along the way.



A weekend discovering the Jurassic Coast

Nov 2nd, 2016 | By
the bathouse of George III sill awaits on the front in Weymouth

Natasha explores Weymouth and Portland in Dorset – part of the Jurassic coastline.



More Porto than Port

Oct 27th, 2016 | By
The Castelo de Guimaraes

Natasha Blair visits Northern Portugal, known primarily for its production of port, to discover what else the area has to offer.



Heathrow or Gatwick?

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

With demand for air travel ever increasing, the decision on whether the third runway should be at Heathrow or Gatwick is finally being made this October. Natasha Blair takes a visit behind the scenes at Heathrow.



Umbria – authentic Italy

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

Umbria is one of the lesser-known regions of Italy. For anyone wanting to immerse themselves into the Italian way of life, its culture, and food then this is an ideal area to visit. Natasha Blair makes a welcome return visit to discover more about the area.



Fashioning a Reign at Buckingham Palace

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen’s Wardrobe is the theme, this year, for the opening to the public of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.



Discovering untouched Podkarpackie

Jul 11th, 2016 | By

Natasha Blair takes a visit to the largely undiscovered Subcarpathian region of Poland to see what the area has to offer.



Royal Greenwich – a great day out in London

Jun 19th, 2016 | By

Natasha visits Greenwich, just thirty minutes from the centre of London and, much of which, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Bodrum for an amazing value holiday in the sun

Jun 4th, 2016 | By

Most people holiday in Bodrum for the beaches and the sun but Natasha Blair turns her back on that and looks at what else the area has to offer.



Winchester – where history is all about you

May 14th, 2016 | By

Steeped in history Winchester certainly is. You only realise just how important it was in our past when you tour the city.



Tenerife, a year round holiday destination

Feb 14th, 2016 | By

With temperatures in the twenties in the winter and during Spring half-term, Natasha confirms that Tenerife is a year round destination.



Exploring the national parks of the Northern Cape

Jan 9th, 2016 | By

The Northern Cape is a virtually undiscovered area of South Africa, and an ideal destination for anyone looking to get away from it all, and happy with a self-drive holiday.



Affordable and exotic Vietnam

Jan 3rd, 2016 | By

Natasha says that Vietnam offers great value to British people looking for somewhere exotic, comparatively safe and out of the ordinary.



Kazakhstan – the ninth largest country in the world

Oct 10th, 2015 | By

In the wake of the Winter Olympics 2022 bid in Almaty, and Expo 2017 taking place in Astana, Natasha Blair visited Kazakhstan, in Central Asia.



Medieval Ghent for a long weekend

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha visits Ghent and finds that its historical centre survived the war almost intact.



Liège, an undiscovered corner of Belgium

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha finds that Liège and its surrounding area make for an interesting weekend away.



Bruges for a Cultural Short Break

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By

Natasha finds that Bruges is a great city for a short break as it is so compact, there are lots of places to visit and everything within walking distance.



Foodie Cornwall

Jun 20th, 2015 | By

Being a foodie, Natasha had to spend some time in Padstow and the Camel Valley exploring the food and wine.



The Heart of Italy

May 29th, 2015 | By

Natasha Blair went in search of gems of historical significance that are waiting to be discovered in Umbria.



A Day … Brighton

May 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha opts for a day at the seaside and heads to that perennial British favourite – Brighton



With Poppy on the Fal River

Apr 24th, 2015 | By

The Fal River Festival runs for ten days from 22 May to 31, 2015. Natasha Blair and her beloved dog Poppy went to explore what this area of Cornwall has to offer.