Sadly one of Malta and Gozo’s most cherished natural wonders, the Azure Window, collapsed early yesterday morning due to overpowering weather conditions. After giving so many travellers such joy for so many years, it is sad to see it lost to Mother Nature.
Nevertheless, this delightful part of the world offers so many other great experiences for all to enjoy!
I had seen lovely greeting cards portraying what I assumed to be a ‘typical’ Tuscan landscape - rolling fields and horizons lined with Poplar trees - it looked incredible and a visit to see if anywhere could truly be that stunning had long been on my ‘wish list’.
When Activities Abroad first set up a trip to Tuscany I was sent to see if the pictures were accurate and indeed if it was going to work as a destination for our Activities Abroad clients.
I was smitten and we have been selling this little gem in the Tuscan countryside for six years now!
Our host Simone goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and puts all his effort into ensuring you have the most fantastic time whilst in his care. He is such a lovely man and here at Activities Abroad we can’t help but feel we have been very lucky to be able to partner up with him and his excellent team.
The Lake District is one of my absolute favourite places in the world (and not just because I’m a Cumbrian born and bred!).
With stunning lakes and mountains there is always something different to explore and it really is as picturesque as anywhere else I’ve travelled.
A walk around Derwentwater to take in the spectacular views of the fells and the lake is a must. Derwentwater is just a stone’s throw away from the town of Keswick, which has a wide selection of cafes and boutiques to enjoy; a visit to Luchinis ice cream parlour is certainly worthwhile I speak from Lakeland experience!!
There are many different activities to experience in the Lakes from kayaking to climbing but I’ve always found ghyll scrambling most enjoyable.
I am a very lucky girl and I get to visit a lot of wonderful places as part of my job.
Normally the reaction I get from friends and families is of general jealousy and gentle teasing about how hard it is to work in tourism but when I said I was going to Croatia it brought on a wave of blatant begging and pleading to see if they could accompany me and sneak into my suitcase!
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