Kynance Cove in the Lizard Peninsula
Before our trip to England, a bunch of friends told me to enjoy the rain because there wouldn’t be much sunshine. I said to myself you know rain is actually better than snow. You see, this year in Canada winter decided to stick around until the latter part of April. With months of cold temperatures and snowy days, I was beginning to think of England as a tropical destination and while it might not have tropical temperatures it might be nicer than Canada was at the time. I was correct and extremely happy about it. From the time we touched down we were in short sleeves and enjoying the sunshine in the region of Cornwall.
If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this is a must see castle (featured in the first film). If you are a fan of history, this is a must see castle. If you are a fan of castles, this is definitely a must see castle. I mean really, need I say more… let me introduce you to the beautiful Alnwick Castle.
If there is one thing you will notice while visiting the United Kingdom….. Castles, Castles, and more Castles!
I was reading an article last week that said there were over 700 castles in Whales alone. I was baffled by this, since I’ve only seen a small fraction of them.
I can now say that The Isle of Skye is one of the most scenic regions of the world that I’ve been to. If you love the outdoors… the Isle of Skye is a must. Mountains, greenery and rock formations galore make this region unlike any other. The one tip I’d give anyone visiting is make sure you allocate a good amount of time because there are so many hiking trails and things to do on this Island. The weather doesn’t always cooperate, so you end up doing things when you can and not when you plan to. Lesson Learned.
On Wednesday we are embarking on a Spring adventure to the United Kingdom. We are really excited about it. We have been to London and the Cotswolds once before. But we are going to visit some of the other places that we didn’t get a chance to see the first time. As you can see by the map below…. we are starting in Cornwall, making our way up to Scotland to see Edinburgh, Fort Williams, Isle of Skye then coming back down and spending some time in the Lake District and finally hanging out in London for a bit. Continue reading
Not far from where we were staying in Ucluelet, British Columbia is a lovely trail called the Wild Pacific Trail. Not to be confused with the longer and more popular West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
Sometimes you just need a break from city life! I’m sure many of you can agree.
Our escape from the city is Taboo Resort in Muskoka. It’s about one and a half hours north of Toronto, near Bracebridge. Taboo Resort is a beautiful resort in the winter (also in the summer).
Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery is in northeastern Catalonia. It is one of the more scenic places I’ve been to before. I found out about this location from the travel bloggers I follow on twitter. If you happen to be in this region you have to make a stop at this Monastery. It is in the region of Cap de Creus National Park, providing lots of opportunities for other day trips as well.Below are a few pictures that illustrate the beauty of the monastery and the area. Continue reading
St Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle is the Castle located on the hill. It is close to the city centre and a must visit if you are staying in Prague. The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and built sometime in the 800’s. It is OLD to put it bluntly. I love all things medieval, maybe it is an appreciation for the buildings and craftsmanship of that time. Have a look at this door we found within the castle, could we find something so unique in this day and age?!?! Continue reading
Our winter fun cross-country skiing was at Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains, Ontario. Nature is beautiful. The snow softly covers the dense forest and creates this wonderful picturesque scenery.