We’re more than half way through one of the wettest summers on record, with August the soggiest since records began in 1910! And although it may already feel like summer is over, there’s just time to take off for a relaxing week or two somewhere warm, exciting and – above all – different.
Perhaps you’re contemplating a trip to one of the cultural capitals of the world, say Paris, Madrid, New York or Milan. (We’re almost always contemplating one, even if getting round to actually doing it is just that bit harder!)
If you’re anything like us, at least part of your planned itinerary will involve visiting some world famous art galleries and museums. Because there is nothing quite like standing in front of a piece of art you have heard about, read about and seen images of and finally being able to say ‘I have seen that’! It’s a wonderful feeling. Especially when the original exceeds all your expectations and the experience is something that remains with you, rich and deep and lasting after the mementoes have long been lost or broken or forgotten.