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Innsbruck: 5 great places to eat


I think we’ll all agree one of the best things about travelling is experiencing different places and cultures. For me this is closely followed by the food! I couldn’t wait to see what the capital city of Tyrol would offer.

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Austria with kids: 5 things to do in Innsbruck


Innsbruck located in the Tyrol region of Austria is known as the ‘Capital of the Alps’. Back in the nineties I visited this spectacular city on a school ski trip. This time around I was one of the responsible adults with two kids in tow. View Post

Fenchurch – The sky’s the limit

Sky Garden

London is now full of high-end dining with sky-high spectacular views – The Shard, Heron Tower, The Gherkin to name a few. Tonight was all about 20 Fenchurch Street or rather the Walkie Talkie as it’s affectionately known. So off we trotted through the airport like security and whizzed up to the heady heights of the 35th floor Sky Garden.

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10 reasons to swap the beach for a family adventure in the Italian Dolomites

The Dolomites

This summer we didn’t want the same old family beach holiday – Tanning on a sun lounger, dozing off to the sound of lapping waves, kids frolicking in the sand. All very nice and believe me exactly what my body craves sometimes, but not this year. Instead I was after some action and adventure. So off we headed to South Tyrol. The land of lush green mountain valleys, bubbling streams, dense forests, isolated villages and snow-tipped mountains all surrounded by the magnificent pink-grey walls of the Dolomites. View Post

Summer in the Dolomites with children

Summer in the Dolomites with children

Many people thought I was mad booking a walking holiday with two young kids. Honestly, as the holiday approached I too started to have my reservations. Especially whenever my four year old stretches out her arms and cries ‘Pick! Pick!’ on her regular walk to school.

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The Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina – San Cassiano, Italian Dolomites

The Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina - San Cassiano

For our first summer in the mountains there was only ever one hotel on the list – The Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. Located not far from the Austrian border in a small mountain village of San Cassiano in the Dolomites of Northern Italy. A super fan of the Sound of Music, I couldn’t wait to create my own version of the Von Pixies! View Post

La Stüa de Michil at La Perla – Corvara, Italy

La Stüa de Michil at La Perla

On my visit to the Dolomites Mr S and I were lucky enough to dine at La Stüa de Michil in the luxurious hotel La Perla located in Corvara. This gourmet restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002 for its sumptuous cuisine.

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Restaurant St. Hubertus – Two Michelin star dining in the mountains

Restaurant St. Hubertus - San Cassiano

Did you know the Dolomites have the highest density of Michelin-starred chefs in Italy? Being an unrepentant foodie, sampling the delights was always on the cards. We had the pleasure of enjoying a five course tasting menu by executive chef Norbert Niederkofler at his two Michelin star Restaurant St. Hubertus.

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