Tags: Travel for history lovers

Medieval hill town of Montepulciano, Tuscany

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and commune in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. There are pretty towns dotted all around the rolling hills but the hill town of Montepulciano is less crowded than many of it’s rivals despite the filming of the vampire saga Twilight sequel New Moon here…

Chelsea Market and the High Line, New York

Exploring districts of New York is great fun. Chelsea market and the High Line are in the Chelsea/Meatpacking district. Both are hugely popular tourist destinations and rank high in the top things to do in New York. Chelsea Market is a famous food hall with historical connections to food production. The High Line is a…

Must see parks and gardens of Madrid

As much as we adore the bustling charm of a city, we are also pulled towards the peace and air of the city green spaces. Especially in countries like Spain where they provide cool shade, whilst still being very much still part of the local culture. So, for your sustenance here are our must see…

A stop off in Martinborough, New Zealand

We’ve been traveling from the top to the tip of North Island and therefore needed to find somewhere to stay nearish Wellington for our flight the next day. The boys wanted to fit in a wine experience. Not exactly a wine tasting, rather a bit of wine culture. Martinborough produces some of New Zealand’s best…

Escaping the crowds in the parks of Sydney

In the heat of the day, when the city is getting crowded, there’s nothing better than hitting the parks of Sydney for some calm (ish – you’ll see!) escapism. We started off at the rather smart Hyde Park, with the campest statue we’ve ever seen (and we’ve seen a few), then the wonderful Royal Botanic…

A day in Georgetown, Washington DC

I loved the idea of visiting a proper old American town. Having been lucky enough to visit their cities with skyscrapers for trees, the chance to see a quaint, historic American town was a first for me. In fact Georgetown was founded in 1751 (that’s 40 years before Washington) and has been nationally-designated as a…