The Relaxing Side to New York

New York is hectic, exciting and sophisticated but it can also be relaxing and rejuvenating if you find the right places to chill out. Here are four walks that can be easily done in between exploring the fabulous museums, monuments, restaurants, theatres and jazz clubs. Lose yourself in Central Park Right in the middle of Manhattan and close to the Museum Mile you can wander about … Continue reading The Relaxing Side to New York

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Four: River Torrens Walk

Starting Point for this walk could be at any point from the city where you can see the river. Popular with  tourists, locals, walkers, cyclists and joggers, the full length of the River Torrens Linear Path extends all the way  from Henley Beach up to the Adelaide Hills. The great thing about this walk is that you feel close to nature and you can make … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Four: River Torrens Walk

How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Madrid is a laid back city which is not overly dominated by tourists and is compact enough to be able to walk to all major attractions. A really neat thing about Madrid is that there are many things to do which are either free or cost very little. Enjoy the Glorious Gardens in El Retiro and Walk Along Paseo del Prado – El Retiro is huge … Continue reading How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Ponte de Lima and Braga – two Portuguese towns not to be missed

Ponte de Lima This small town is perhaps the most delightful we have seen so far. It may not be as big and popular as the lovely cities of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra but Ponte de Lima has a special charm. The oldest village in Portugal, it dates back to Roman times and also has excellent examples of medieval architecture such as the famous bridge … Continue reading Ponte de Lima and Braga – two Portuguese towns not to be missed

Picturesque Porto Hot Destination 2017

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN PORTO Porto has been voted top European travel destination for the third time in five years. Situated on the River Douro, colourful historic buildings and homes hug the steep slopes either side of the river. Walk just about anywhere in Porto and you have magnificent views in any direction. Be prepared for lots of steps and steep climbs and … Continue reading Picturesque Porto Hot Destination 2017

Colourful Cordoba in Spring

Thirty hours after leaving Adelaide we have arrived in colourful Córdoba in Southern Spain. Lucky us to commence our trip in this small, serene city where the weather is warm and long, balmy evenings soothe the soul.We are only here for two days-a chance to catch our Spanish breath and discover a new city for the first time. Highlights of our 48 hours in Cordoba … Continue reading Colourful Cordoba in Spring

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide

  Walking Lower North Adelaide and beyond  is about discovering  new cafes and unique architecture mixed in with art galleries, more parklands and yes, horses.  Major streets include Melbourne St and O’Connell St for cafes, shops and pubs, Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace for magnificent mansions overlooking parklands and Tynte St and Archer St for heritage housing with a difference. Starting Point   From the corner of … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide