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...

Northern Ireland: Blessingbourne Estate

I would not be described as a keen cyclist. Indeed my own bicycle has been helping hold up my garden fence for the best part of three years.So it was with some...

Iceland: Reykjavik

Iceland is a country that has intrigued me for many years. It was always, however, slightly out of reach. My interest piqued again recently when I watched the Walter Mitty film which...

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...

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...

Northern Irish Roadtrip

When someone mentions Roadtrip, where springs to mind? Route 66 in the USA perhaps or Route 1 in Portugal. However, you might be surprised to learn one of the world’s most scenic drives is,...

Germany: Cologne

Mention the word Cologne, what do you think of first? A good aftershave or a German city? Given I might have looked a bit odd spending two days in the Men's Toiletries...

Northern Ireland adventures

If you are a parent of teenagers, you have probably thought long and hard about how to prise them away from their games console or TV over the summer months.  Long gone, of course,...

USA: Meeting of the Great Rivers

For someone like me, who loves roadside attractions and Americana, it’s a bit of a playground

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