With the onset of ‘real’ winter over the last few days, and forecasts of snow coming soon, I’ve been feeling a little desk bound.  My travel wish list is more of a dream-list at the moment, so my imagination is wandering between ideal wintery landscapes and gorgeous sunny getaways.  I also seem to have been reading about (or armchair travelling to) some wonderful places…

White Pod



This eco camp high in the Swiss Alps looks and sounds amazing.  A private ski area, wood burning stoves in each pod, sauna, massage and the promise of a complete escape.  Who could resist!
White Pod

Gillam’s Tea Room


This vegetarian tea room in the Lake District (UK) is run by the great great grandson of J J Gillam who opened a grocers on Market Street, Ulverston in 1892.  This new café and deli promises a real log fire. mainly organic and local food and choices for vegans and gluten free diets.  It all sounds perfect after a day walking in some bright winter sunshine.

Restuarant Kastro Oia



Apparently, this is not only the perfect spot to watch a famous sunset on the Greek island of Santorini, but also a wonderful spot to dine on pomegranate and feta salad and walnut cake.  It seems you have to book well in advance to combine the two, but, you know, I am allowed to dream…
Restaurant Kastro