A Treasure Trail around Wells

I have been wanting to visit Wells in Somerset for ages, but never quite made it……..until now. Wells is the smallest city in England, nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, and famed for its medieval architecture and for being the stage for the brilliant film Hot Fuzz. The one thing that worried me about wanting to explore a town, was that the kids would be bored and spoil it, but we went armed with a Treasure Trails challenge which kept them occupied as we explored and enjoyed everything the city had to offer. The treasure trails challenge is an imaginative way… Continue Reading “A Treasure Trail around Wells”

Top 10 things to do in Messina

Messina

We have just returned from a fantastic cruise aboard the Carnival Vista and much as the ship was amazing and there was plenty to do onboard, we were also keen to explore the destinations that we reached. Our first port of call was Messina, Sicily, which perhaps the prettiest port we visited on our entire cruise with the spectacular golden statue of Madonnina del Porto statue that greeted us when we opened the curtains in our cabin. It is a short walk of just five minutes from the port to the main attraction of the Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo. The Norman cathedral forms… Continue Reading “Top 10 things to do in Messina”