Rough Point,Rhode Island Newport

We had planned to visit just one of the great Mansions of Newport (Breakers) but our hotel Gilded let us know that the day we were in Newport which was October 24th coincided with the Restoration Foundation Golden Birthday and entrance to Doris Dukes former home Rough Point was free. So we walked the famous Cliff Walk, popped into Breakers […]

Mohawk Trail State Reserve Massachusetts

Driving from Rockport, MA to Great Barrington along Highway 2 we had great views of the leaves changing colour. Needing a stop off to stretch our legs we pulled into Mohawk Reserve. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the toilets and the grill areas and enjoyed scuffing through the leaves by the Deerfield River. By the time we […]

Osborne House:Isle of Wight in the winter

I like to visit the Isle of Wight all year round so the colder months of winter do not put me off making the journey ‘abroad’ with Wightlink ferries. One of the attractions which I recently visited was Osborne House. At the time I visited the upstairs was closed to the public as was the Swiss Cottage but it still meant […]

Jewel of a Gin: Ruby Tiger Gin

My travels take me places far and wide but Christmas is home for me and time to taste a new gin. For me  Ruby Tiger Gin is a jewel of a gin;  fresh from the Tiger Gin stable and ready for a red Christmas is the luscious Ruby Tiger Gin! I could definitely taste a hint of strawberry […]