France: French House Party

It has to be said that when it comes to being creative in the kitchen, I get a lot of assistance from Aunt Bessie and Uncle Ben.So when the opportunity arose to...

Switzerland: Geneva

As we sat outside a café in the old town of Geneva enjoying some mulled wine, I found myself pondering the paradox the city creates.It is a city in Switzerland, but the...

France: Strasbourg

My recent visit to Strasbourg was full of surprises, from the best airport to use (and it isn't even in France) to the food on offer, I spent four days in the...

USA: Florida Keys

Key Largo, Islamorada, Key West The Beach Boys famous hit tells us "Off the Florida keys, there's a place called Kokomo……" Some people would...

USA: Chicago

As a way of getting your bearings, standing 103 floors above a city in a glass-bottomed pod attached to one of the world’s tallest buildings is certainly an eye-opener.The sensible part of...

USA: Los Angeles

As my fiancée will testify, I am not a big movie buff. Invariably, she will say “have you seen…” and name a famous big-name film. My answer is invariably “no”.However, I must...

USA: St Louis MO

It’s not often one can say a particular trip was nearly 40 years in the planning. However, as I stood underneath the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri recently, my...

Northern Ireland Spa Breaks

In the busy world we now live in, like me, you maybe find it difficult to switch off and relax. I’ve often been told about the benefits of spa breaks and...

USA: Rhode Island

As the smallest of the US states, you might think that Rhode Island is a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of place. However, if you keep your eyes open, you...

Switzerland: Top of Europe

I’m sure most of you have read, or at least heard of, the famous Sherlock Holmes story where the famous detective takes on his nemesis, Moriarty, in a fight to the death...

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