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How many times in your life have you ever felt totally free? Free from worrying about your mortgage, your job, your relationship, the next bill to come in, all those thoughts that consume your sub conscious every waking hour. As I stood on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Southern Argentina, staring out at the snow capped Patagonian mountains, canvassed with fir trees, rising up from aqua marine lakes fed by rivers of ice it suddenly dawned upon me – I wasn’t thinking about anything else but this moment, I was truly present and at peace with myself – that’s the power this place has over you – an instant meditational affect and the kind of destination that makes you remember why you love to travel. Things to do El Calafate You can book your Perito Moreno Glacier tour from a multitude of agencies situated along the main street in El…

It had been nine years since my last visit to the Amalfi Coast and somehow I had managed to forget just how breathtakingly beautiful it was…We were married a couple of hours down the road at The Santavenere Hotel in Maratea in the Basilicata region of Italy so this part of the world will always hold a special place in our hearts. For our 10th wedding anniversary we wanted to take a walk down memory lane and spend a couple of days in Positano, as we had done all those years ago, before heading further south to The Santavenere. The 1.5 hour drive from Naples to Positano, first past the imposing and ominous Mount Vesuvius, then along the achingly beautiful, if not slightly heart stopping, high and winding coastal road to Sorento and then onto Positano soon reminded me why I fell in love with this place all those years…