10 of the best cat cafes in the world

10 of the best cat cafes in the world

I have a confession to make. I have a full blown cat addiction, and, I’m not even sorry. Those soft little ears, twitching tails and indifferent faces cast a spell that have us dashing around the globe and visiting enough cat cafes to have a shortlist of 10 of the best cat cafes in the world. All the while a sleepy little tabby cat snoozes at home in London… Once we’ve booked flights and perused… View Post

The best US road trip EVER – Texas and …

The best US road trip EVER – Texas and Louisiana

Where do you even start with a road trip through Texas and Louisiana like ours?   15 days, 2 US states, 3 cities, 800 miles of driving + 1 internal flight, a serious amount of Texan Bar-B-Que, a swamp tour on a Louisiana bayou with gators and raccoons, music pouring from doorways, a small red car christened Bonnie (just because we could), 7 hotels (definitely a record for us, we usually like to make a single… View Post

Becoming a Cowboy at the Beaumont Ranch, Northern …

Becoming a Cowboy at the Beaumont Ranch, Northern Texas

Do you ever find yourself having a literal ‘pinch me’ moment? At the end of our fortnight we hit the tarmac, rolling out of the gleaming Dallas city centre – on our way back to Austin to sadly fly home – we headed for one last adventure to round out our Southern America roadtrip. We cruised along the long, smooth highways tucked in behind a semi-truck or two (how I preferred to drive whilst in… View Post

US Roadtrip Diary: A serving of Dallas glamour …

US Roadtrip Diary: A serving of Dallas glamour and cowboys

It really is true. Everything is bigger in Texas, from people’s hair to their pickup trucks. If we’re being totally honest we made our way across the northern section of the Louisiana/Texas border intent on uncovering a slice of JR Ewing’s family home city – for you younguns, Dallas was an 80’s TV show that even I was too young to watch, charting the wheelings and dirty dealings of a mega rich oil family in… View Post

US Roadtrip Diary: Our Louisiana Plantation Stay

US Roadtrip Diary: Our Louisiana Plantation Stay

Leaving behind the zooming traffic of the motorway, we turned from the busy I-110 to a gently curving US Highway 61 shouldered by dark trees and the occasional Mom and Pop business. The late afternoon sun broke over the horizon and our SatNav announced that were almost at our destination, the Butler and Greenwood Plantation. Having followed the Mississippi River upstate from New Orleans slightly past the historic town of St. Francisville, we steered Bonnie… View Post