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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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: Meeting of the Great Rivers

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

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...

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...

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...

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