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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.

Historic Genoa, a living museum

Mar 25th, 2015 | By

Genoa, Natasha finds, captivates you with its architecture some of which is still as it was originally built in the 1300s.

Dakhla: An Oasis in the Desert

Mar 19th, 2015 | By

Natasha finds that Dakhla in the South West of Morocco is an area of the country that is still virtually unscathed by tourism.

Discovering Brescia

Mar 11th, 2015 | By

Natasha explores Lake Como – considered the most romantic of the Italian lakes – and Lombardy in Italy.

Pet passport changes

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

As the Easter holidays approach when people might be taking their pets away, Natasha reminds us of the updated pet passport changes.

Milan – More than a Fashionista City

Feb 9th, 2015 | By

Architecture and fashion go hand-in-hand in Milan, Natasha finds.

The heritage of Jerusalem

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
Jerusalem's Wailing Wall

Natasha explores the heritage of Jerusalem, a city that has deep historical ties to Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Healthy Israel

Jan 12th, 2015 | By
Mitzpe Hayamim

Natasha Blair discovers some of the lesser-known attractions of the area of Lake Kinneret known as the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest fresh water reservoir.

Capturing the renaissance in Florence

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Ponte Vecchio

Whether you wander down a little narrow side street or stay on the main thoroughfares in Florence, there is always something new to discover and marvel at says Natasha Blair.

Mullerthal and Moselle

Dec 21st, 2014 | By
moselle region vineyards

Natasha visits the Mullerthal region of Luxembourg which is also known as Little Switzerland to continue her wine education!


Dec 11th, 2014 | By
bari's Pillar of Shame

The film, Walking on Sunshine, highlights Puglia, a largely undiscovered part of Italy. Natasha Blair goes for a flying visit to discover some of its highlights.

Discovering the Art of Wine in the Rhône Valley

Dec 7th, 2014 | By
cycling in the vineyards

Natasha explores the wine growing areas of the Rhône Valley and not just for the wine!

Alternative Istanbul

Oct 26th, 2014 | By
Bridge over the Bosphorus

Istanbul is one of those cities that has always been on my wish list of places to visit. I imagined it to be exotic. It wasn’t at all what I expected.

Discovering historical Antalya

Sep 24th, 2014 | By
Antalya's Hadrian's Gate

Natasha visits Antalya better known as a Turkish beach resort rather than the archaeological paradise that it also is.

Discovering the heart of Germany

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
Goslar market place clock

The Harz Region in the centre of Germany straddles the border between what was East and West Germany. Formally a mining area with a small range of mountains, it has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Natasha Blair discovers what the area has to offer.

Dog-Friendly Suffolk

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
Poppy making friends?

Suffolk is thought of as Constable country with visitors flocking to Dedham Vale to see where the artist painted some of his most famous works. Natasha Blair and her dog Poppy investigate dog-friendly Suffolk.

The Dordogne Valley – the ideal place to relax

Jul 20th, 2014 | By

The Dordogne Valley of France promotes a slow, relaxing way of life. Natasha Blair investigates.

Estonia, There’s more than just Tallinn

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Natasha Blair explores the Estonia outside the capital city, Tallinn. Much of Estonia wasn’t open to visitors until the 1980’s. Even today, many just stay in Tallinn.

Planning to take your dog on holiday?

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Natasha Blair takes her beloved pooch on holiday with her whenever she can. She tells us why and what you need to know if you are thinking of doing the same.

Erfurt – just waiting to be discovered

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Natasha explores a new direct link destination from the UK – Erfurt – and finds an ideal short-break destination.

It’s Summer Exhibition time

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

Natasha attends the opening of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition to give us a background to what is on.

Chelsea Flower Show -a day out to remember

May 19th, 2014 | By

The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, which is already a sell-out, opens tomorrow Tuesday May 20 and runs until Saturday.

Estonia – Somewhere different

May 9th, 2014 | By

Estonia is one of those countries that you may have heard of, but few have visited. With Prince Harry’s pending visit on May 16, Natasha was interested in seeing what the country had to offer.