Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

We arrive at Limone by ferry, disembarking at the little harbour in the heart of the old town. We stroll through the narrow lanes lined with tourist shops that wind along the shore and up the slopes behind. We descend to the wide waterfront promenade where there are cafe terraces to eat and drink while…

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, England was the home of William Morris, founder of the Morris Motor Company and at one time Britain’s richest self-made man. The National Trust property has been perfectly preserved as a 1930s “time capsule” since the industrialist’s death in 1963. Despite his great wealth, Lord Nuffield remained personally frugal and in…

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

The National Trust’s Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, is an Elizabethan country house created by Bess of Hardwick in the 1500s. The manson was built to impress, with some enormous rooms. They contain rich tapestries, fine furniture, imposing portraits and evidence that Bess was someone with money and power. Watch the video: The following stills are from…

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

This excursion take us to breathtaking scenery above the clouds. At the Teide National Park visitor’s centre we see information about the volcanos and local wildlife. Then we go on to explore the volcanic landscape. If the Mount Teide volcano is measured from the ocean floor, it is at 7,500 meters (24,600 ft) the highest…