The magic of Madeira

Situated in an archipelago off the coast of Portugal, the volcanic island of Madeira showcases beautiful coastlines, rugged mountains and quaint towns among its many assets. Popular as both a cruise and holiday destination, over 90% of visitors will return to Madeira after their first journey here, such is its appeal. Life is laid back and... Continue Reading →

Surprises learnt on a Cycling trip

If you follow The Faraway Bug, you will have seen our previous pieces about a crazy cycling tour we were gifted with to Slovenia. In spite of not having ridden a bike for a decade or so, we decided to embrace the challenge and headed out for an adventure in the stunning Slovenian mountains with... Continue Reading →

Venice – The Doge’s Palace

Proudly situated in St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace enjoys prime place, both in location and in popularity as a Venice attraction. A majestic piece of Gothic architecture, the Palace is comprised of 14th & 15th century structures and showcases some of Venice’s finest sculptural facades.  The inside of the Palace is just as impressive... Continue Reading →

The land of snow and ice has long held a fascination for millions around the globe. Well known for its stunning landscapes and natural wonders, Iceland also remains the most popular country to travel to for a view of the phenomenal Aurora Borealis. What else can you expect to find here? The Faraway Bug talks... Continue Reading →

Brecon Beacons – Friend or Foe?

Our trip to Wales started as any other trip, with excitement and anticipation. Little did we know the challenges that we would face. My motivation for this post is two-fold in its duplicity. I have seen comments from fellow bloggers on media posts regarding the glossing over and less honest approach to make a location more... Continue Reading →

USA’s National Parks – Part 1

It has been 5 years since my tour through the USA but it is still so fresh in my mind. One of the greatest things about the trip was seeing the changes to the surroundings in each location we arrived at. We were lucky enough to visit six of the stunning National parks on our... Continue Reading →

Chawton – Jane’s World

For years I have loved Jane Austen’s novels. I remember seeing BBC’s Pride and Prejudice for the first time and willing with my whole heart that Elizabeth and Darcy should love each other by the end. This began a love affair of my own with Jane Austen’s work that has lasted decades. The romance found... Continue Reading →

Visiting Piazzale Michelangelo

Why visiting Piazzale Michelangelo should be on your Florence hitlist Florence is a city full of captivating sights. It is impossible not to be swept away to times of Italy past here, where the very veins of history run through the tall, narrow streets as a enticing trail leading visitors from breathtaking scene to breathtaking... Continue Reading →

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre or the "Five Lands" sits along the western coast of Italian Tuscany. Built into the jagged cliff side, these interconnected towns are part of a UNESCO heritage site. Each with their own secluded bay and pretty scenery, it is easy to see why visitors flock here each year. But there is a local... Continue Reading →

Tales of Terror from New Orleans

New Orleans reminds me of a cat with nine lives. It has survived so many disasters and the city rises today upon layers and layers of its historical past. The residents of New Orleans love their unique city and revel in its supernatural atmosphere. Ghost tours are a popular pastime and guides relay tales and... Continue Reading →

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