2-city break: Budapest & Bratislava

It’s my fiancée’s fault really. In conversation, she unwittingly set me a challenge of seeing two (new to us) cities over a long weekend. So, in true adventurer style, I got out...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

France: Brittany

There's something about the French way of life that I really like. I can't really put my finger on it as it really has that "je ne sais quoi". I found it...

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