USA: New Orleans

The first thing I noticed in New Orleans was music.  It was everywhere, whether it was the lone saxophonist playing his melancholy lament on the Riverwalk, the 5 piece belting out a...

USA: Florida Roadside Attractions

I’ve long had a fascination with “Roadside Attractions” in the USA. I caught glimpses of some of these places while on a coast to coast rail trip a couple of years ago....

Scotland: Isle of Jura

It’s not often my jaw hits the floor when I see a destination for the first time. However, as we flew in on the early flight from Glasgow to Islay, over the...

Germany: Romantic Rhine

Whilst some people might think I am slightly mad, I really enjoy going to tourist areas out of season.Yes, some businesses might be closed and the locals might wonder why they kept...

Poland – 4 cities roadtrip

Regular readers will know that if there is an easy way of travelling somewhere, I will more than likely do the exact opposite.Most people intending to visit Krakow find they can fly...

USA: Santa Barbara

I guessed I was heading somewhere slightly different when I was joined in the train queue at LA’s Union Station by people bringing bicycles, skateboards and full size surfboards.

France: Paris

What is your experience of Paris? Crowded streets, Long Queues, that feeling of getting nowhere fast? Would you believe me if I told you that on a recent weekend break, my better...

Malta & Gozo

If you are looking for somewhere to forget the hustle and bustle of your daily life, I may have found just the place. However, this is between you and me – don’t...

Bristol & Bath

When I suggested to my two younger sons that I might take them away as a joint birthday present, one said, Spain would be nice, the other said a cruise would be...

Isle of Man

Driving down the seaward side of the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland, I often find myself looking out at the views towards the Isle of Man. Having last visited 10 years ago,...

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